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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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Hazelnut Brown NectarHazelnut Brown Nectar

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3,572 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,572
Reviews: 1,356
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 213
Gots: 416 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-27-2001

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
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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of TedSneakman
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of BlackBelt5112203
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass at cellar temperature.

L - Brown color with a 3-finger foamy cream-colored head. Pretty good retention and really nice lacing. Nice amount of carbonation bubbles.

S - Toasty and nutty malt with a strong hazelnut aroma. Maybe a tiny bit of floral hops.

T - Kind of watery with not much taste up front but the sweet, nutty, and toasty malts eventually shine through, again with a strong hazelnut presence. Slightly bitter floral and spicy hops appear at the finish.

F - Light-to-medium bodied with decent carbonation, sweet mouth-coating feel, and a slightly dry and bitter finish. Sweet and nutty flavors linger for a little bit.

O - This beer looked and smelled good but seemed a bit lacking in taste and mouthfeel. For a brown ale, it just didn’t seem like there was enough malt. The flavors didn’t shine through right away, and it just felt watery. Still a tasty beer, but I’ve had better brown ales.

Photo of gkjhawk
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of SlowWideTurns
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of Localdrinklax
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of LampertLand
4.67/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rogue Brewing "Hazelnut Brown Nectar" @ 6.2% (Originally tasted from a cask at GCBF/11)now from a 650 ml bottle served cold into a stein
A-poured a hazy mahogany with red hues , frothy khaki head , lots of creamy lacing
S-toasted malts , sweet aroma of hazelnuts and some fruit
T-roasted malt upfront with a whole lotta hazelnutty sweetness , quickly followed by a spicy hop moving the balance of the beer nicely onward
MF-smooth and creamy , medium to thick bodied , moderate carbonation
Ov-Oh yeah , damn fine beer , very tasty , hard to find , highly recomended for a brown ale !!

Cheers LampertLand

Photo of PGVG
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of BigPlay1824
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: pours a warm whiskey brown color that is completely transparent and has a solid amount of carbonation bubbles which lead way to a very fizzy light tan colored head which lingers nicely before dissipating and leaving almost no lacing
S: a very nice scent for a brown ale, nice roasted caramel and toffee malts characteristics and a nice slight sweetness at the end which reminds me of cane sugar
T: the hazelnut really hits up front clean and clear, then it is followed up by a nice malt note, the finish is very reminiscent of black coffee and its bitterness (not like hop bitterness), after the liquid leaves the palate a slight sweetness sneaks back onto the back of the tongue
M: slight carbonation tingle on the tip of the tongue up front, smooth and thin across the palate, leaves a slight bittering note on the palate
O: quite a delicious and wonderfully drinkable brown ale, hazelnut is a wonderful addition and is well balanced with the rest of the malt

Photo of Brushkanna
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Mulcahey
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of raynmoon
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It poured a very beautiful dark red, with a mocha head that disappeared pretty quickly. For a brown own I was expecting it to look more brown, but it still looks nice; Kind of looks like Coca-Cola.

It smells really nice. Sort of mild, but I get some coconut, and maybe some smokey malts. Maybe it's a little cold, but the aroma isn't coming off too strong, I'm sure it will come through as it warms though.

This tastes very nice. Right away I get a nice nutty, sweetness from the hazelnut, with a nice smokey malt presence. I do get a tiny bit of alcohol. The only downer is that the nutty presence seems to go away once it goes down. If anything it should be brown ale, nice carbonation, with a nice sweet. nuttiness on the end and lingering in your mouth. I also get a little bit of vanilla in there.

I just kept getting this strange taste as it went down. But I only have one 12 oz bottle, so I can't really further investigate with another, but it still very tasty, hard to rate from here .

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of dbrauneis
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of ncstateplaya
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of draheim
3.38/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz into a snifter. Pours a clear ruby amber w/ a minimal head that dissipates quickly to a thin film, then disappears almost completely. Moderate carb rises from the bottom of the glass.

Aroma has a light roasty nuttiness I can't quite ID, must be the hazelnut. Not getting much, and this beer is not cold.

Taste has the same roasty hazelnut character as the nose. Some sweet caramelly malt blends with the slightly bitter roast, a hint of cinnamon. Dry bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is a little thin, but balanced. Maybe a little prickly.

Overall, I'm not really sure what to make of this one. If you're crazy about hazelnut, maybe this is your desert island beer. For me though, there's just not much here to latch onto. I almost feel like I got a bad bottle because this is just disappointing and... meh. It's not bad, I was just hoping for more.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
91 out of 100 based on 3,572 ratings.