Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales
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3.83/5 rDev -5.9%
Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a TBBC pint glass.
A: Pours a somewhat dark brown with hints of red, with a thin white head and minimal visible carbonation.
S: Sweet, honey, some spices, some roasted malts, and an underlying dry fruity aroma that I can't quite place.
T: Brown malts, hints of cardboard, some nuttiness, and a general sweet character. Roasted honey flavors at the end.
M: Thin body but acceptable for style. Medium carbonation sensation, and a mild alcohol presence.
O: This is an OK beer, but nothing I'd seek out. I'm not a huge hazelnut fan in general though - I got this beer in a raffle - probably wouldn't have picked it out from a store.
11-23-2012 12:01:51 | More by macrosmatic
4.73/5 rDev +16.2%
Rogue hazelnut brown nectar is one of my favorite beers to date. I have tried this one twice, both times in bombers. Would love to see it on tap somewhere but haven't yet. I live in St. Louis, MO and have tried this beer both times as a store bought purchase.
I am a fan of dark beer, primarily stouts, but I love a good brown and this one is tasty and complex. The interesting thing is that the hazelnut flavor creeps up on you almost as an aftertaste, and lingers, becoming sweeter on the palate.
I taste a good deal of honey by the end. I assume this is where the word "nectar" makes its debut, as the beer finishes with a honeyed sweetness. It's not like mead, which is sharp and almost too sweet at times. The hazelnut tempers the nectar flavor, making it warm and cozy. It's a perfect beer for autumn or winter, at a nice old tavern with wood floors and a fire. If it were a color, it would be the color of teak beams lit up a sweet tan in the glinting rays of the setting sun.
It's a lovely experience, and one of which I think I would never tire.
11-18-2012 22:20:31 | More by darksilklips
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
91 out of 100 based on 3,208 ratings.