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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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Hazelnut Brown NectarHazelnut Brown Nectar

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3,660 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,660
Reviews: 1,374
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 228
Gots: 486 | FT: 4
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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Ratings: 3,660 | Reviews: 1,374
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pretty close to clear. Slight chill haze. Deep brown. Hints of dark red and lighter browns. Quite pretty. Head is a very light tan, thin, and drops to a tiny cap and collar. Spotty at best.

Smell: Pretty mellow. Loaded with a muted sweetness. Hazelnuts smell creamy and fresh and a little sweet. Touches of dark bread dough and caramel candy. Some citrus dusting. Has that distinct Rogue house yeast aroma that I can't quite describe. Very bready. Spread some hazelnut on a dark crusty loaf and you get this. Mild touches of alcohol Very clean.

Taste: A far more muted approach than the nose...if that's possible. Hazelnuts are loaded but in no way aggressive. Definitely bready with a pull of caramel sweetness. Some cracker dryness. Nutty. I can't help but think of dark brown bread. Deft use of hazelnuts. Avoids becoming sweet. Some minor hopping and of course, you can taste that Pacman yeast. It's distinct.

Mouthfeel: A little thin. Carbonation is moderate. Creamy and smooth as can be without being nitro or oatmeal. Very clean.

Overall: I was dreading drinking this beer. It's not worth dreading. It's a Rogue product and that means what you want it to mean. It's tasty, but not memorable.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 650 ml bottle into the CBS snifter.

A) Deep brown with a full finger of khaki colored head, which settled quickly to a wispy dusting. Just a bit of lacing.

S) Darker malt and lot of malt sweetness. Plenty of nutty aroma, hazelnut as implied. There is caramel, vanilla, chocolate.

T) Fantastic hazelnut presence and a hint of milk chocolate, which got me craving a Ritter Sport milk chocolate bar with hazelnut cream. This has just a hint of hops, but really this is delightfully malty.

M) Medium body and moderate carbonation. This was just silky smooth, with an excellent nutty aftertaste.

O) This is certainly one of the best Brown Ales I've had the pleasure of drinking, right up there with Samuel Smith's Nut Brown. If you enjoy Brown Ales, this is a must try.

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A: Beautiful amber, with shards of orange light illuminating the extremities of the glass. Massive ivory head, lively. Reminds me of Iron Bru.

S: Crickey, genuine roasted hazelnut flavour and nothing subtle about it.

T: Not complex, just generic brown ale with a domineering fresh hazlenut flavour and some caramel.

O: Yuck!!!! I feel mollycoddled by the overbearing hazelnut but if you like warming Christmassy flavours this is for you. Very sickly.

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Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
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