Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales
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Ratings: 3,230 | Reviews: 1,323 | Display Reviews Only:
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
3.58/5 rDev -12%
Wonder if I paid more to get this "Signature ale" anyway, this good looking bomber releases its contents smoothly into my tasting glass, seems prety highly carbonated with alot of bubles rising and sticking tot he side of the glass. Floats a LONG lasting medium tan, tiny bubble head, that eventually leaves a sh%t load of tiny bubble sticky sheeting. Nose of sweet malt, some slight soapyness and perhaps a metallic note..hmmmm, any way this one is smooth enough, notes of some caramel and nutyness in the finish, but I do pick up some funky off notes, more soap? Slightly off and a rip at $7.49...oh well, Rogue used to be one of my favs...
05-03-2007 02:10:32 | More by Billolick
4.1/5 rDev +0.7%
A: Pours a clear mahogany in color with some reddish highlights and light visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall creamy beige head that reduces by about 50% and leaves a half finger thick layer over the entire surface of the beer with a much thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant lacing is observed.
S: There is a nice backdrop of caramel malts with just a hint of sweetness that provides the platform for the wonderful hazelnut notes.
T: The flavors really follow the aromas for the beer... There is a very nice caramel malt body with wonderful buttery hazelnut flavors. The flavors of the hazelnut are not as strong as the aroma. Sweet upfront with some very light bitterness which does not linger.
M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.
O: Very easy to drink and very enjoyable. There is a nice complexity to the taste and smell of the beer, including the inclusion of the hazelnut. Definitely a beer I would get again.
05-10-2012 22:18:00 | More by dbrauneis
4.33/5 rDev +6.4%
(Served in an American pint glass)
A- This beer has a deep brown body that is crystal clear but doesn't let a good deal of light through. The light tan head is a thin film that quickly turns to a ring around the rim. The carbonation is a gentle one of tiny bubbles.
S- The smell of dark toasted malt has a chocolate note with a nice little nutty quality. There is a faint cream smell that give nice depth to the malt. There is a light note of coffee roasted malt in the background that give a bit of earthiness to the malt.
T- This beer has a smooth rich dry malt flavor of dark malt, but not black malt. The notes of milk chocolate, red rope licorice, cream and lightly toasted nuts come through very nicely.
M- This beer has a full mouthfeel with a fizz texture at the beginning and a creamy texture in the finish.
D- Most beers that try to have a nutty flavor just never pull it off. This is one of the few that does. It has a nice complex malty flavor that is still a full-bodied session beer. It is almost a desert with the slight sweetness, big creaminess and nice nuttiness all it is missing is a big alcohol taste and you have desert in a glass.
06-05-2006 01:52:32 | More by rhoadsrage
4.38/5 rDev +7.6%
Pours with a one-finger head that fades quickly to a ring leaving no lace. Deep, clear amber color. Low carbonation. Nose is a light malt. Light bodied which is surprising for a brown. Starts malty and then the hazelnut kicks in - very nice. The ABV is 8.8%. $4.60 for a 22oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.
06-12-2004 22:35:20 | More by jdhilt
3.65/5 rDev -10.3%
Not that impressive in the glass, just a clear brown ale with a reddish tinge and a skimpy brown head that mostly disappears.
Smells much better than it looks. Sweet smelling with a lot of chocolate and nutty scent. I can smell nuts but not ID the scent as hazelnut, just nut.
The taste begins very mildly sweet with lots of chocolate and nut flavor. This has a noticeable high tannin level to the taste that at first I though was a trace of metallic flavor. This very quickly tastes like Frangelico liqueur with no sugar in it. Rather a very dry brown ale that tastes simply of cocoa powder and tannic nuts.
Mouthfeel is light for the style.
Drinkability is only so so. I can only see drinking this again when I want a VERY dry beer with food. Probably the best beer in the world for eating with Nutella on bread.
04-01-2007 23:36:55 | More by Zorro
4.63/5 rDev +13.8%
On-tap at the Yard House in Costa Mesa, on to the beer:
From the tap, it's dark brown in color with some red hues mixed in that's crowned by a nice head. Lots of toffee and other sweet stuff in the smell, but that's just a sneak peak at the taste. Wow! Does this count as dessert? I first noticed some espresso-fumes and cream, then hazelnut, then butterscoth, then toffee. A splash of hops come in to keep this from being too sweet. A very well-made brown ale with plenty of flavors to choose from.
06-20-2007 19:49:16 | More by DoubleJ
4.38/5 rDev +7.6%
A - Pours a nice brown color, some carbonation, tiny head though, some lacing afterwards.
S - Scents of sweet/roasted malts, hicory/hazelnut, and toffee.
T - The taste is malty sweet with a roasted flavor, with an undertone of toffee. The finish is dry.
M - Medium body.
D - Very drinkable. This is an awesome brew from Rogue, highly recommended.
09-01-2006 23:38:28 | More by Wasatch
4/5 rDev -1.7%
22oz bottle purchased as a single at The Spirit Haus, Amherst, MA.
Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" tan head over the slightly cloudy dark reddish brown brew. Frothy head lasts well, and laces well. Aroma is creamy, malty, and a bit nutty. Taste is sweet, husky brown malts with a hazelnut finish. Mouthfeel and drinkability are both good. Enjoyable brew.
04-07-2005 16:34:11 | More by ppoitras
3.78/5 rDev -7.1%
22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy deep reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big caramel, hazelnut, chocolate, toffee, brown sugar, toast, brown bread, light floral, and toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of the malt notes with the big hazelnut presence. Taste of big caramel, toast, toffee, chocolate, brown sugar, hazelnut, brown bread, light floral, and toasted earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; and lingering notes of caramel, chocolate, toast, toffee, brown sugar, hazelnut, and brown bread on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance and complexity of malt flavors with only a moderate amount of hazelnut; not nearly as robust in flavor as I expected from the aromas; and no cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that was good. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good flavored brown ale. Good balance and complexity of flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering. May have been an old bottle, but there is no way to know for sure.
05-01-2013 04:49:05 | More by superspak
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
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