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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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3,629 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,629
Reviews: 1,368
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 223
Gots: 462 | 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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4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Light brown. Golden hues.
S: Great smell. Hazlnut is present as well as some other lighter tree smells. Maybe some caramel and honey scents as well.
T: Hazlenut is present. It's very sweet and smooth with some oaky hints as well.
M: Sits pretty light with lingering nutty flavors. Some lingering bitterness but we'll get to that.

So this beer was on tap at a restaurant back in Ann Arbor and when I tasted it there it was amazing. The flavors were very pinpointed and the beer sat very smooth. When I was on spring break I picked up a bottle assuming it was going to be equally as amazing and I was wrong! The bottle version seemed old and warn down. Still good, but nothing like what I had had on tap. I looked for a freshness date but there was none to be found.

This review was from the bottle version but if I get it on tap again this will be redone and likely will increase.

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3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear, dark, ruby red with a big, quick, foamy head that leaves some beige lacing.

Hazelnut! That’s about all I get, hazelnut.

The flavor is sharp with fruitiness. It is overly sweet with some hazelnut oil that does not add to the experience. This one is woodsy with a brief, pungent, acrid finish and light tartness.

The body is light to medium with a hint of alcohol.

A fine occasional beer and one I am glad to have tried, though not what I seek in a brown ale.

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4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Medium brown with a thin white head that disappears quickly.

S- Sweet hazelnut and caramel malt.

T- Caramel malt comes through with a nutty finish that stays after each sip. Some sweetness, but not overpowering.

M- Good carbonation, very smooth, medium bodied.

O- Very good brown ale with a lot of flavor. Very drinkable and enjoyable.

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I asked a couple of times the age of the barrel and was assured maybe a week old.

Appearance: amber in color characteristic of a brown ale. No head and no lacing.

Smell: definitely hazelnut. From beginning to end.

Taste: Hazelnut throughout

Mouthfeel: Like nutella, it sticks to the roof of your mouth and does not want to leave, (which is a good thing).

Overall: You want hazelnut, this is your beer. Great tasting that finishes clear, but the aroma is with you throughout.

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650ml bottle poured into a 20oz nonic.

A - Pours a deep and hazy amber-brown color with a frothy tan head. The head thins out, but retains quite well, and stays as a thick cap throughout. Minimal lacing.

S - The nutty aroma here is incredible. Delicious hazelnut presence is dominant with traces or toasty caramel malt, cocoa powder, and sweet brown sugar. The nutty aroma here does not disappoint; really fantastic.

T - And it continues. Piles of nutty goodness, but the hazelnut is the most dominant. Really toasty caramel malt, maybe even slightly roasted. Cocoa presence is big as well, and gives it an excellent chocolatey feel. This is just a delicious malty treat filled with tons of sweet nutty flavors.

M - Medium bodied, but impossibly smooth. The carbonation is incredibly fine. This stuff just glides over the palate. Just a remarkably smooth feel overall.

D - My first Rogue beer, and this thing did NOT disappoint. It was just an assault of unrelenting malty goodness. I'll admit, brown ales are far from my preferred style, but this exceeded all expectations and then some. A truly great beer from Rogue, and one I'll be having many more times.

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Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
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