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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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3,310 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,310
Reviews: 1,331
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 175
Gots: 267 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-27-2001)
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

BrewtalAlement, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of vkv822
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into tulip snifter.

Pours a clear amber red with a fair amount of rising carbonation and a frothy tan head.

The aroma is of strong hazelnut upfront with some faint biscuit backing. The hazelnut character is really enjoyable.

The taste also consists mainly of hazelnut followed by light biscuit notes and a medium body, with enough carbonation to meet expectations without becoming a distraction.

A very well done brown ale. The hazelnut definitely came through as advertised, which I appreciated.

vkv822, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of denver10
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: A nice dark brown appearance. A thumbs width head first appeared that eventually dwindled down to small lacing on the surface.

S: Nutty, some toffee, some brown sugar.

T: A strong and bold hazelnut taste hits you upfront and stays with you throughout, but milds out as it goes along in a very positive way. The one complaint is that the flavor is definitely not organic, it comes from extract (think hazelnut drinks at Starbucks flavor), but until another beer produces a hazelnut brown ale with hazelnut beans I will always come back to this. The hazelnut definite dominates the flavor but hidden below is a brown sugary kind of undertone with just the slightest touch of some bitterness at the end.

M: A little too much carbonation, medium bodied.

O: One of my favorite beers and now that its offered in 6 packs make me a very happy person. It is a bit of a one dimensional beer, it's definitely hazelnut-centric, but that one focus is done well and is of a flavor that I love.

denver10, Dec 28, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Lantern, Dec 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

kmwilson76, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

verdict603, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

OBIrish24, Dec 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

ewestburg, Dec 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

AaronBurr, Dec 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

bigdaddyvoodoo, Dec 26, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

cdwil, Dec 25, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

ShemRahBoo, Dec 24, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

truthcontortion, Dec 23, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Telestic, Dec 23, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

NvMyBeer, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of leaddog
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- Dark brown, opaque. Pours with a creamy beige head.

Smell- Hazelnut, toffee, and vanilla aromas are present.

Taste- Hazelnut is predominant in taste with slight hint of toffee. Slightly bitter aftertaste but quite mild.

Mouthfeel- A smooth, creamy medium bodied brown ale that is quite pleasant.

Overall- A nice flavoured brown ale from Rogue. The flavours balance quite nicely and makes for an easy drinking brown ale.

leaddog, Dec 22, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

hogansct, Dec 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

pocwolf, Dec 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

egshaun, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of beerbiatchMD
4.63/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap into Rogue pint glass at Novare Res in Portland ME on 12/20/11.

A: Light brown with great clearity, small amount of off-white head with minimal retention, not a ton of lacing but it's there.

S: Nutty, malty, buttery, brown surgar. Not much hops in the nose. Exceptional nose overall though, very unique.

T: Lost of strong filberts up front in the taste, a bit of honey there as well as the nice sugary malts come through.

M: Very light bodied and smooth. A very soft beer, approachable, and pleasurable to drink.

O: A fantastic ale. Would highly recommend. Very glad I had the opportunity to have this on tap, will seek it out in bottles as well from now on.

beerbiatchMD, Dec 21, 2011
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3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pint 6 oz bottle into a mug.

This pours a nice dark copper color with a creamy brownish head. Nicely carbonated. A good looking beer. This has a sweet caramel smell, nothing that knocks me out, but nothing off putting either. The smell actually gets better as the head settles. In a word this tastes nutty. It's just a hair on the bitter side. I'm not a huge fan, but I've had worse. This is obviously a personal preference, so I'm not going to dock it too much. It has a nice feel to it, almost a little creamy. The texture and the ABV lead to a highly drinkable beer. I couldn't, again the style isn't just for me, but I think everyone should at least give this a shot.

billyzoom666, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

imperialking, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Leftofthedial, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

iSrALE, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

mhaugo, Dec 18, 2011
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
91 out of 100 based on 3,310 ratings.