Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales
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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
4.1/5 rDev +0.7%
22 oz. bomber,
A: Pours a dark brown, with a fizzy off-white head, poor retention, no lacing.
S: Very nutty, sugary malts.
T: Light toffee maltiness, runs the show, not a hard caramel as brown ales can often have. The sweet hazelnut is there as well, as a light complement to the malt. All and all, a tasty, sugary brown ale.
M: Light on the palate, crisp, and smooth.
D: One of the better bottled ales from Rogue, in my opinion, definitely one I'll have again at some point.
04-30-2008 15:26:31 | More by Halcyondays
4/5 rDev -1.7%
Brown in color with a 1" head. The aroma is full of hazelnuts and malt. The flavor has several components that were nicely balanced: malt, hazelnut, caramel, lite bitterness, and a hint of bitter chocolate. Medium bodied.
The mouthfeel was smooth. Dry finish and the nutty flavor lingers on the tongue. Nicely drinkable and quite enjoyable.
05-03-2004 20:26:34 | More by Gavage
4.22/5 rDev +3.7%
12/08/04- Purchased at Bevmo in San Mateo, CA
Presentation- 22 oz bottle, no freshness date or born on date to be found. Poured into my Wyder's Cider pint glass.
Appearance- A dark brown color with a small 1/4 foamy head and fair lacing.
Smell- Roasted malt, hazelnuts, burnt assorted nuts. Maybe a bit of coffee.
Taste- A tad bitter, but fits in nicely with this beer. Much more chocolaty (dark) than expected. Full of dark and sweet roasted nuts.
Mouthfeel- Full thicker taste because of the sweetness. Higher level of carbonation.
Drinkability- Better than average brown ale IMO. Would definitely try again. Almost like a stout/brown ale mixture.
12-09-2004 01:20:29 | More by GClarkage
4.85/5 rDev +19.2%
Pours a nice chestnut brown with an almond colored head. Aroma is dominated by the hazelnut but also has a nice amount of maltiness and other nuts. This is one of the smoothest drinking beers that i've ever had. The sweetness of the hazelnut made me want to guzzle this beer down but I took my time as best as I could. There is a nice amount of maltiness and a slight hoppiness added to th wonderfull sweet hazelnut flavor. A slight watering down makes this beer not quite perfect. Otherwise, absoluelty delicious.
12-01-2008 08:18:59 | More by corby112
4.7/5 rDev +15.5%
Pours a lovely reddish brown colour with a filmy but sticky head of off-white. Excellent lacing. Clarity is great - a great looking beer all up.
Wow, a phenomenal sweet and rich nose of butterscotch, toffee and roasted sugar coated almonds. Deeper notes of milk chocolate and rye bread. Really good. Not the nasty diacetyl butterscotch you get in pale ales sometimes. This is all intentional and all phenomenal. What a nose!
Buttery sweet and smooth, just phenomenally delicious and tasty. Creamy mouthfeel, light, but with a wonderful slickness. Starts with a light roasted grain note, which just starts layering with sweetness after sweetenss until you have a wonderful sweet anarchy of Wonkaesque proportions. Rambunctious and happy - delicious.
A truly excellent, delicious and uniquely fun beer. Drinkable as long as you can cope with the insane sweetness.
07-12-2009 05:01:56 | More by lacqueredmouse
3.75/5 rDev -7.9%
On-tap at Which Brew in Easton, PA.
Came with low carbonation, but that made for a super smooth experience. There was big hazelnut in the aroma. If I closed my eyes, I would have sworn the nuts were floating in my glass. The flavor was a little more mellow and didn't rank as rich as some of my favorite browns. This there was a nice, sweet cocoa, maple syrup and nutty mix to the taste. Worth trying on tap, typically a better deal than buying a bomber.
08-05-2007 02:22:29 | More by tempest
4.7/5 rDev +15.5%
I forgot how good this brew was on draft until today..
Poured a dark, rich brown with a very thin off white head. Nose is malty, nutty nose with hints of chocolate. Hazelnut upfront and then some maple notes. Mouthfeel was very thick. Excellent brew and so smooth. I love it.
06-18-2009 22:10:00 | More by barleywinefiend
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
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