Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales
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Ratings: 3,236 | Reviews: 1,323 | Display Reviews Only:
4.05/5 rDev -0.5%
A - It poured out a brown color with a creamy/tan, two-finger head. It left a little lacing.
S - It smelled very nutty and malty. The hazelnut smell comes through, as well.
T - It is very nutty (hazelnut) and a very tasty roasted malt.
M - It was soft and medium-bodied.
D - Another great Rogue product. And a great brown ale.
09-26-2006 03:07:23 | More by zeff80
4.1/5 rDev +0.7%
Poured a clear but dark brown with a full, long-lasting head out of a Rogue growler, bottled right at the Newport pub.
The hazelnut comes through strongly in the taste and smell, especially in a fresh batch like this. Roasted malt, caramel undertones, subdued hoppiness. Very dry stuff, especially in the finish. It's on the lighter side of medium-bodied, with pretty light carbonation; very smooth and refreshing. This stuff is infinitely drinkable.
11-17-2006 22:16:50 | More by largadeer
4.1/5 rDev +0.7%
650ml bottle. I very much like hazelnuts, especially when paired with chocolate, which seems to be the promise here.
This beer pours a clear, dark reddish amber hue, with two fingers of foamy, creamy pale beige head, which leaves a thin, low-lying wall of lace around the glass as it kind of hastily recedes.
It smells of lightly toasted hazelnut, bready caramel malt, milk chocolate, mild cafe au lait, and earthy, leafy hops. The taste is more semi-sweet, slightly oily roasted hazelnut, caramel cream, dry coffee, mildly bitter cocoa, and an indeterminate, but likely hop-borne dryness.
The carbonation is fairly soft, and generally innocuous, the body just a bit south of medium weight, and dime-store smooth. It finishes off-dry, the nutty character persisting well, and integrating more or less fully with the lingering malt and bittersweet chocolate notes.
Nutella, this ain't, however, the hazelnut extract offers a nice uptick to the decent base brown ale, in proportions that make it actually quite drinkable, as evidenced by my rapidly emptying glass. Oh, and good thing that I prefaced this all with that disclaimer: I do indeed freaking love hazelnuts, so it's a tad unfortunate that this offering is pushing 10 bucks a bottle 'round these parts.
10-31-2009 04:17:07 | More by biboergosum
4.4/5 rDev +8.1%
This appears simply to be a specially bottled "Hazelnut Brown Nectar". All of the ingredients and specifications match from bottle to bottle with the exception of the color. The Hazelnut Brown Nectar is listed at 36 degrees Lovibond, but the Morimoto is darker at 44.
It's a dark reddish brown with a foamy light tan. Hazelnut is noteable in the aroma along with some cocoa-ish notes from a softly sweet malt. It's medium bodied and the gentle, natural carbonation caresses the tongue. It's sweetly cocoa-ish and lightly fruity upfront, followed by a distinct hazelnut note in the finish along with a light, mildly roasted note in the aftertaste. It's well-balanced with a median bitterness that leaves the sweetness of the malt up front, but drys out the finish. Quite enjoyable and very drinkable.
05-16-2003 16:53:43 | More by NeroFiddled
4.33/5 rDev +6.4%
Yet again, Rogue delivers. The hazelnut comes with a dark brown/red color with a one finger head. Nose is light hazelnuts. The taste at first is lighter on the nut, but I found as time went on that the flavor was more pronounced as it stayed with you. This wont be my all-time favorite by Rogue, but it still is very, very good.
12-30-2007 04:12:40 | More by RblWthACoz
3.85/5 rDev -5.4%
Poured from a 22oz. bottle into an imperial pint glass.
A: The beer is a deep brown color, with a large yellowish head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.
S: The aroma is of roasted malts, nuts, maple, caramel and some hops.
T: The taste is very sweet up front with flavors of hazelnut, coffee, caramel and maple. The malt character is very hearty and there's a mild hops presence that comes in to provide some balance. The after-taste is sweet.
M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.
D: Tasty if you're ok with the sweetness, goes down easy, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a nice beer to drink if you want a brown ale with some extra flavor than most have.
09-03-2008 15:55:38 | More by TheManiacalOne
4.22/5 rDev +3.7%
Appearance: Dark brown chestnut with some mahogany highlights with a dark tan head forms nicely dwindles at a good pace, much obliged to imbibe on this brew. Aroma: Chocolate roasts syrupy hazelnut goodness partially baked cookie dough what a freakin beer. Taste: Haszelnut sweetness standsout once again what can I say a true classic creation touch of herbal hops pac man yeast is evident definitely more toward a dessert beer. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied slightly stickey at times even carbonation no complaints from this compadre. Drinkability: Damn near excellent in my opinion just so worth the price five bucks for a bomber I'm loving it.
11-24-2004 09:59:57 | More by WVbeergeek
4.18/5 rDev +2.7%
Presentation: 22 oz bomber with no freshness date, full list of ingredients and specs on the bottle.
Appearance: Very creamy looking light tan lace, very dark mahogany with reddish hues. Quite a treat to look at.
Smell: So damn malty in the nose with obvious nutty and hazelnut aromas. Toasted and roasted malts in the nose with a light and ripe dark fruitiness.
Taste: Soft mix of toasted and roasted malts up front with a big handful of sweetness. Flexed medium body with a rolling smooth carbonation. Quick flash of spicy hop throws in its bitterness to keep the brew in balance. Roasted malts seem to prevail over the toasted, but not by much. Hints of chocolate and charred wood follow. Suggestions of black currants and prune fruitiness. Mild nuttiness from the hazelnut extract as well as the malts.
Notes: A full flavoured brown ale with the nice addition of hazelnut extract. This is my kind of dessert beer, give me a square of tiramisu or molten chocolate cake and I’d be in beer heaven.
08-15-2002 18:48:12 | More by Jason
4.22/5 rDev +3.7%
Deeply, darkly, tawny brown color, with a smallish head, cocoa-tan hued...aroma: sweet, roasty, very malty, lush and chocolatey, nuts aplenty.
Taste: goodness! Ever-so sweet! Yum! No hops, huge, caramely malt, but full-on sweetness, thickly textured...wow, the high-concept is thrown in high-relief here, as I can think of no other expression so sure of this particular style, their aim is true, and they hit the mark perfectly. Hazelnut, yes, so rich, and thick, and an excellent dessert brew, something to adequately fill in for Frangelico, if the need arises.
They bring it on full-bore on this one, wow, it's a choice brew, indeed!
Hey, do a specially-flavored brew, do it all the way, that's what I say, and that's what Rogue does here!
04-06-2004 09:10:03 | More by feloniousmonk
3.35/5 rDev -17.7%
Poured into a tulip glass. Beer is brown and mostly clear. Forms a decent sized head of small off white bubbles that leaves very little lacing on the glass. Looks OK.
Aroma is simple and has this roastiness to it.
Beer is medium to light in body and has an almost ash like backward flavor it. Carbonation in the mouth is minimal but the beer is quite drinkable. No aftertaste. All and all its an average uninteresting beer.
08-03-2010 11:10:14 | More by drabmuh
4.2/5 rDev +3.2%
I tasted this blind May 2009, served chilled in a double walled tumbler by tenderbranson69.
A - A slightly darker than medium brown w/ a moderate light tan head w/ pin sized bead. Almost crimson when held to the light -dark copper w/ good clarity and moderately fast rising bubbles indicating effervescence.
S - Roasty-über roasted w/barley aroma, coffee and ultra nutty w/ a rich hazelnut and light biscuit element
M - Malt and nut elements combine w/ a fruity yeast and cereal malt sweetness that has a slight creamy texture from medium carbonation
T - Hazelnut's sweetness and roasted flavor's blend w/ a nice sweet caramel malt and light chocolate malt flavor. Mild hopping allows the 'nectar' to stand out w/ a light tropical hint and wood w/ a lasting roast flavor in the finish like an alcoholic version of hazelnut coffee w/ smooth creamy tastes. A taste that really owes more to hazelnut, but the base beer is a mighty decent tasting brown
D - Just great even as I remembered having it in the bottle before, the nut flavor of the hazelnut makes this one of the best flavored browns.Rogue deserves praise for this -a top notch brown ale, highly recommended.
05-12-2009 16:51:06 | More by Slatetank
4.03/5 rDev -1%
this beer is all over the place. pours a see through light brown M&M color, with a lacey off white head and an absolute ton of carbonation rising in the glass, looks like soda. smell is amazing, nutty and sweet, notes of vanilla, roasty english malt, and an earthy sort of hop vibe. flavor is a touch on the sweet side for my liking, its sugary in the mouthfeel too. the hazelnut flavor is great though, and it adds a great element to the beer. feel could be improved, a little less carbonation and a little more body and this would be world class, because its got everything else. overall one of my favorite brown ales, but stil room for improvement. excellent with gourmet pizza.
05-17-2012 22:09:51 | More by StonedTrippin
4.5/5 rDev +10.6%
The beer pours a deep dark brown color with a thick frothy light tan head that slowly fades. The aroma is exceptional. It has a nice malty core littered with dark cystal and chocolate malts as well as a wonderful hazelnut aroma. The taste is good. It has a smooth brown ale flavor with a darker malt feel. It has a creamy nut finish that is quite tastey. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a damn fine brown ale. It has tremendous flavor and aroma; a good sessions brew.
05-24-2004 00:36:14 | More by WesWes
2.78/5 rDev -31.7%
First had: on tap at Gullifty's, Wayne, PA
This was ok, but it was really lacking in flavor, which was disappointing considering the promise of hazelnut. I mean I wasn't expecting a Nutella beer, but...hmm... hmmm...
Poured a dark tea brown with a small off-white head that settled to a thin ring of bubbles. Toasty malts in the aroma, and not much else; slightly nutty. Taste: it's a brown ale. Malts and...malts, some caramel, a bit of nuttiness, brown sugar, and some coffee bitterness. Not really hazelnut though. Medium body, somewhat drinkable, but pretty bland I thought.
06-06-2011 17:50:13 | More by Rifugium
3.9/5 rDev -4.2%
Poured from the bottle into my Chimay goblet.
Appearance: The beer pours a murky reddish brown with a light tan head that goes away completely.
Smell: Definitely picking up the nuts. Malty but not particularly sweet. I'm getting the hazelnuts and some vanilla notes.
Taste: The hazelnuts are quite pronounced here too. A very mild malt sweetness, the sweet taste is mild, not the malt. The finish is slightly bitter and nutty.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a slightly slick finish.
Overall: I'm a big fan of this beer. The hazelnuts are a very welcome addition to the mix. I'd have another.
05-19-2012 01:15:37 | More by oline73
4.22/5 rDev +3.7%
Pours a clear brown color with a tan head. The aroma is toffee and hazelnuts. The flavor is caramel with hazelnuts. There is also some chocolate in the flavor as well as some light hop bitterness at the very end. The aftertaste is nutty. Medium, semi-creamy mouthfeel and low-medium carbonation.
02-20-2010 04:41:57 | More by Mora2000
3.9/5 rDev -4.2%
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into my Evolution pint glass.
a - Pours a deep mahogany brown color with two inches of off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Head only lasts for a few seconds and leaves no lacing on the glass.
s - Smells of caramel malts, roasted malts, toasted malts, hazelnuts, light vanilla, and bready malts. Very malty but pretty nice.
t - Taste follows the nose pretty closely. Tastes of roasted malts, caramel malts, vanilla, bready malts, toasted and burnt malts, and light nuts/hazelnut. More vanilla or cream than the nose which I like; a step up.
m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Smooth, and pretty easy to drink.
o - Overall a pretty good brown ale. I liked the taste a little more than the nose, due to more vanilla/cream. Was pretty easy to drink a whole bomber, would have it again.
12-07-2011 23:42:10 | More by mdfb79
4.33/5 rDev +6.4%
Pours dark brown with rubyish highlights. Tall creamy head descends to a one-finger head, then to a thin cover.
The smell is nutty, earthy, slightly grainy - Dark malt abounds.
The taste is of hazlenut from start to finish. Malty sweetness is kept from being cloying by a subtle earthy hop bitterness. Chocolate and honey notes peek through to give it more complexity. Finishes with an exceptionally smooth, malty sweetness.
The feel is creamy in a medium to full, but not thick, body. Malty and rich. The hazelnut flavor hangs on for a long time in the aftertaste.
Nicely done. It's like a soft hazlenut liqueur. Delicious. Very good for a malty, "something different" brew.
04-13-2007 20:51:17 | More by jwc215
4/5 rDev -1.7%
Brown beer, very clear. Thin Tan head that does not last long. Not over the top Hazelnut flavor, but it does kick in in the finish, a nice subtle note. A bit of the Hazelnut note in the nose as well. I like that the sweetness in this beer is very subtle, I hate when these beers are over-sweetened. The front taste is malty, and I can't pull out any taste of the hops, which I was not really expecting to.
11-08-2003 00:11:11 | More by Gueuzedude
3.33/5 rDev -18.2%
Pours a light brown; To produce the head, I had to pour vigorously. no longevity to the suds, no lace on the glass.
Slight band-aid smell, behind that there are sweet malt notes of chocolate and crystal. Some buttery-ness, very low hop.
Very nice hazelnut flavor. Very sweet. Thick cream-like body with a below average carbonation (which accentuates the candy flavors). The hop used is strictly for spice, not balance. The aftertaste starts as honey sweetness that fades into a subtle hop flavor.
In my humble opinion, when compared to other Rogue beers, this one is a miss, although I love the creativity. Hazelnut flavors and aromas make this beer palatable. It's just that it could be so much better.
11-20-2005 17:29:13 | More by smcolw
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
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