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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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3,074 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,074
Reviews: 1,320
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 145
Gots: 172 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
13 Ingredients:
Malts: Harrington, Klages, Munich, Hugh Baird Brown, Carastan 13-17, Crystal 70-80, Crystal 135-165 & Beeston Chocolate.
Hops: Perle and Sterling.
Specialty: Hazelnut Nectar.
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

14 Plato
33 IBU
73.6 AA
36 L

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-27-2001)
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Photo of Vengeance526


4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown color with a very small tan head that quickly fades away but leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell is very nutty and malty, lightly sweet with hints of caramel and sugar but also balanced nicely by some bready notes.

Taste is somewhat nutty along with a distinct caramel like sweetness enhanced by notes of candied sugars. A slight touch of honey is also felt in the finish.

Medium bodied with a somewhat creamy mouthfeel. This is a real treat on tap, very enjoyable and easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

07-29-2009 00:19:43 | More by Vengeance526
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-22-2012 22:00:11 | More by ThirdEyePA
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

03-18-2013 04:25:16 | More by cletusdog
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New Jersey

4.7/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I usually review on the spot and I did but my review was deleted. I'm going to go by memory this time around.

Look: Ruby Raspberry and a khaki head.

Smell: Hazelnut upfront and some oats.

Taste: Totally blew me away! Sweet hazelnut, honey, toffee and I'm thinking some oatmeal. They mentioned chocolate in the ingredients but more of a milk chocolate stout flavor. I did not expect this delicious taste from what I smelled. Hands down one of the best by Rogue and best tasting beer I've had in a while.

Mouth Feel: Medium in body. Not a whole lot of carbonation. Felt great in the mouth and going down. Left the mouth feeling a little dry at the end.

Drink Ability: I could drink this all night. Not filling. Delicious tasting. No booze taste at all. I wish I bought another one so I could drink some more now.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 04:47:37 | More by 9InchNails
Photo of Bubbalito


4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-30-2012 20:33:32 | More by Bubbalito
Photo of packetknife


3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a crystalline dark brown with a thick frothy head that held, laced well. The nose smells of caramel candy, perhaps sweet chocolate. The nose ~feels~ weird too as you can tell it's fizzing away. Tons of malts, perhaps a bit overly matled, a bit roasty, pleasantly smooth though. The carbonation was good and it already had a thick feel to it. Reminds me of some cold coffee concoction you might get a Big Bucks.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2005 18:43:57 | More by packetknife
Photo of Danno48

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

01-21-2012 02:01:19 | More by Danno48
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-19-2014 03:09:13 | More by tviz33
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New York

3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a nice chestnut brown color with a big foamy head that sticks to the glass as it recedes. Just a little bit of haze to the body of they with some red hues coming through. The aroma is unreal on this brown ale. Big time hazelnut aroma like fresh toasted hazelnuts. A bit of honey and brown sugar on the nose also. Pretty much the best smelling beer ever. The flavor drops off for me a bit as it's extremely dry and get a hint of astringent flavors. Really nutty and malty with very little hops. Also a bit thin for me. Nice lingering sweet flavors of roasted hazelnuts but the carbonation is a bit high for me and this really would be better if it was creamier or had nitro. Drinkability is good and this beer is delicious. Worth the 4.99 a bomber and would really open up with some roasted pork or a steak sandwich.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2010 02:01:17 | More by Augustiner719
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-08-2012 23:14:16 | More by Fitzmke
Photo of hyuga

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep, dark brown-amber with a creamy tan head that pours big but settles quickly to about 2 or 3 cm, then disappears after a while. Wonderful rich nutty aroma, hazelnut of course, along with creamy malt aromas, mostly with roasted character. Kind of a nutty coffee aroma. "Delicious" is a good one-word description of the taste, but is also an understatement! Excellent hazelnut and roasted malt flavor with a small but easily detectable spicy hop backbone. Chocolate maltiness also plays a big role (originating from the chocolate malts used, of course). Just a touch of wood flavor as well. Medium body, but with all of the flavors it doesn't matter. Creamy mouthfeel that makes your palate cheer joyfully, and a dry, nutty finish. So drinkable it's gone before you know it. 22 oz. is almost not enough! Excellent and truly worthy of the word "nectar", my only wish for this beer is for the head to stay all the way through.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2002 01:48:35 | More by hyuga
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

10-04-2013 00:15:24 | More by koes0024
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4.72/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Well, I have reviewed this beer as received on-tap... so here goes my bottle review.

My lovely wife purchased me a 22 oz bottle for a Birthday Gift. Yes, I know... she's a keeper!

I poured about 16 oz into a pint glass and produced a nice frothy 1.5" head... only a half inch too much... but I was excited! The head settled down to about 1" within 30 seconds as I svored the nutty aroma of this fine brew!

I was very anxious to taste it because it had been a while since my last one. ABSOLUTELY HEAVENLY! I love this beer. The nutty extracts are clearly present but not overpowering. JUST RIGHT. A perfect amount of sweetness with very little hoppiness.

The mouthfeel on this one is spectacular. Not too carbonated... not too flat.... again just right. It left a nice lingering nutty aftertaste.

Drinkability? Right on.... a very drinkable beer. I finished off the rest of the 22 oz immediately. Left me wanting another.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2007 23:04:05 | More by TheBierBand
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Alberta (Canada)

4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle poured into a 20oz nonic.

A - Pours a deep and hazy amber-brown color with a frothy tan head. The head thins out, but retains quite well, and stays as a thick cap throughout. Minimal lacing.

S - The nutty aroma here is incredible. Delicious hazelnut presence is dominant with traces or toasty caramel malt, cocoa powder, and sweet brown sugar. The nutty aroma here does not disappoint; really fantastic.

T - And it continues. Piles of nutty goodness, but the hazelnut is the most dominant. Really toasty caramel malt, maybe even slightly roasted. Cocoa presence is big as well, and gives it an excellent chocolatey feel. This is just a delicious malty treat filled with tons of sweet nutty flavors.

M - Medium bodied, but impossibly smooth. The carbonation is incredibly fine. This stuff just glides over the palate. Just a remarkably smooth feel overall.

D - My first Rogue beer, and this thing did NOT disappoint. It was just an assault of unrelenting malty goodness. I'll admit, brown ales are far from my preferred style, but this exceeded all expectations and then some. A truly great beer from Rogue, and one I'll be having many more times.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2012 02:01:50 | More by Converge
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-13-2014 17:31:01 | More by Iamjeff6
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Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear dark brown, red can be seen when held up to light. Agressive pours yields a small head which recedes almost instantly. Carbonation is quite noticable.

Smells of sweet alcohol, caramel/toffee candy, with a hint of nut. Might be some hops in there too, but not overly noticable. Pleasing.

Taste is noticable toffee to start, then some noble hop flavour. Hazelnut and dry chocolate show up in the finish. Hazelnut becomes much more distinct as it warms.

Mouthfeel is thick enough to provide a lingering sweetness which works with the style.

Drinkability is slightly above average. While this beer is not "overly" sweet, it is still balanced towards malt, but it is a simple malt.

A pleasing brown ale, but nothing exciting either. I guess I was expecting something a little different, and I thought the hazelnut extract would be more pronounced.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2007 22:24:23 | More by markaberrant
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Rhode Island

4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a brown-amber color with a 1 finger off-white head. The aroma is great. A strong hazelnut rush and a hint of coco. The beer follows the aroma. Rich hazelnut malt is the showcase in this beer. There are also secondary chocolate, caramel and vanilla malts present. Great rich and creamy malts throughout. Light hops show near the finish, but it finishes sweet as the malts take over again. Great creamy mouthfeel and a good drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2010 22:23:13 | More by uustal
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

03-16-2012 17:55:18 | More by YobroitsJoe
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-17-2012 02:15:13 | More by dubmax
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New York

4.68/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass.

A - Poured a deep, dark leathery brown with sligh riddish hues. The pour produced a thick head of tannish foam that quickly subsided into a thin bubbly foam.

S - Smelled sweet and malty. definite nutty aroma with hints of graham cracker and almond chocolate biscotti.

T - Malty and buttery upfront followed by a big helping of delicious hazlenut with slight hints of chocolate. Like drinking a glass of nutella.

MF&D - Smooth and creamy. Easy drinking for such a medium/full bodied ale. I admit, I'm a huge brown ale fan, and this one is top notch. Due to the sweetness of this ale, I'm not sure it would make a good session drink, but then again I only had 1 bottle and it went down with great ease. I definitly need to get some more, much more of this stuff.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2008 01:28:17 | More by nasty15108
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-28-2012 18:02:26 | More by DioS
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

01-29-2014 03:01:20 | More by kybeerdrinker
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-16-2012 13:30:27 | More by ninner00
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-11-2011 22:09:09 | More by 2neardead
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-18-2011 09:54:54 | More by Leftofthedial
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
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