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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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3,110 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,110
Reviews: 1,321
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 146
Gots: 185 | 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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5/5  rDev +22.9%

01-09-2012 04:08:58 | More by Jstark5150
Photo of cmq103

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Duvel Belgian Tulip glass.

Appearance: A semi-aggressive pour resulted in a nice 1/4" beige head that retired to a thin foamy ring. Decent lacing when I tilt my glass. A darker brown glow was present when held up to the light.

Smell: A relatively light aroma of roasted hazelnuts, a little bit of toffee, vanilla and hint of malt. I was expecting a lot more going on with the nose but I found it too light for my liking.

Taste: Malty vanilla sweetness, definitive hazelnut & toffee middle with an ever so slight bitterness on the finish. Wow, the taste was much better than the smell. I can see why this beer does so well in the ratings with taste.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy on the tongue with the perfect level of carbonation.

Overall: A very easy drinking brown ale with a lot of flavor. Rogue surely nailed the style with this beer. If I'm going to drink a Rogue beer over 6% ABV my preference would still be Dead Guy Ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2011 00:40:19 | More by cmq103
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4.63/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Very deep brown in color with dark red hues. Phenomenal rocky brown head. Excellent retention. Sticks around for a long time. Good amount of lacing as well. Not too much but a noticeable amount. Very aromatic nose. Extremely nutty and toasty. Sweet caramel and natural grains notes make an appearance. Brown sugar also comes to mind. Taste is caramel coffee like with some nutty undertones. There is a slight bitterness in the middle but sweetens up a bit with and almond like alcohol taste in the finish. Very good. Mouth feel medium bodied with a smooth velvet finish. Hell. This is one awesome brown ale. Drinkability is 10 out of 10. Very aromatic and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2011 00:48:56 | More by depechemode1983
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North Carolina

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

A: Crimson-mahogany in color with a decent sized light brown cap that sticks around a little while before fading to decent film over the top.

S: Buttery toasted hazelnut aromas are predominant with a lightly sweet chocolate aroma. Intense, yet balanced. I smelled this beer for a good 5 minutes before taking a sip.

T&M: Solid flavor. A sweet, yet lightly toasted nutty flavor is followed by bittering from some earthy hops. The finish is long, subtle, and pleasant with a faintly roasted chocolate flavor, some remaining toasted hazelnut, and just enough hop flavor to keep it balanced. The body is light to medium with a slightly silky feel to it.

D: Perhaps a tad sweet to go over a 4, but it's still pretty darn quaffable. The last few Rogue beers I've had have really knocked my socks off--I'm ready for some more!

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2008 02:09:32 | More by BamaBeerBuff
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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%

12-31-2011 17:00:05 | More by hawkmage
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2/5  rDev -50.9%

11-17-2011 19:13:55 | More by ATXRyan
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-30-2012 19:39:37 | More by jordanmckell
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North Carolina

3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Dark red/brownish color, with a thin off-white head.

S - Toasted malts and hazelnut dominate the odor.

T - initially, I started drinking this one too fast, and missed out on some of the flavor. Once I slowed down, and started exploring, I was very pleased with what I found. Nutty flavor up front, specifically hazelnut, followed by toasted malts and some grain. A little touch of hop bitterness toward the end helped to balance out the heavy sweetness throughout. Very tasty beer.

M - Moderate mouthfeel, not quite full, and certainly not watery thin, either. Enjoyable beer. The sweetness tends to stick to the mouth a bit, which makes me crave some more.

O - I was looking forward to this beer for a while, being a big fan of brown ales and malty beverages. This was delicious.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 21:46:34 | More by RWLawman
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4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a dark brown with a small head that quickly settles down to a mocha colored ring around my glass.

The aroma is a little lacking but I can pick up on some mild hazelnut.

The flavor is of chocolate malt with some caramel and nutty flavor in the finish. This is a great tasting beer.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

This is a very drinkable beer. Where this one lacks in nose it makes up for in flavor. I highly recommend this beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2005 21:07:14 | More by Brian700
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

02-21-2013 00:20:40 | More by chugamugofsud
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a light brown color with a beige head.
Initial hazelnut in the nose with a light brewing spice throughout the aroma.
Starts off malty through the majority of the flavor with a spiced ending.
Solid hazel aftertaste, with malt, very short
Very easy drinker, maybe a little heavy for warm weather

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2010 00:46:17 | More by ThaBobfather
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +22.9%

07-24-2013 03:32:28 | More by timjim1327
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4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Deep caramel color, little head, no lacing. This ultimatley hurts the beers overall "smell" rating.

S. See above.

T. This is where this beer scores major point. Chocolate, coffee, caramel, and vanilla. Taste like a dessert in a glass.

M,D,N Great taste beer. I often look at brown ales as sort of a novelty. Not sure why...this beer is a reminder of how good they can be. Review was a bit short becasue I lost the first review in transisition.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2005 03:09:07 | More by FLAbeergutinMASS
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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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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

06-06-2014 09:30:06 | More by SitkaSteve
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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
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-30-2012 20:33:32 | More by Bubbalito
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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
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West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

01-21-2012 02:01:19 | More by Danno48
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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
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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
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
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