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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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3,291 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,291
Reviews: 1,330
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 173
Gots: 260 | 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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Photo of CU570M
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this on tap at the Yardhouse in San Diego, CA. Was served with a thin white head, that last about a minute. Cherry wood color in the body. Mild woody smells. i couldn't pick much else apart because i think i may have had a cold. Creamy frothy feeling going down with the post mouthfeel being dry. I would say the drinkability on this one is pretty high. They didn't go overboard with this one. Perfect for a brown!! Too many beer companies just go to the extreme just for the sake of being extreme. It was nice to have a regular great tasting beer for once. Was sweet till the last drop.

CU570M, Oct 02, 2007
Photo of ablaze
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown with ruby hue. Foamy off-white head with average lacing. You can just barely see through to the other side of the glass.

Clean nutty scent with a very faint floral undertone. Quite nice and appealing.

Nice carbonation and medium body. Juicy malts, earthy, nutty, slight chocolate and a hint of lively saaz hops.

This is a good brown ale with some nice character. Well rounded and not overpowering. Rather, soft and malty and very quaffable. I don't think I could get tired of this, it's a solid brew.

ablaze, Sep 28, 2007
Photo of andrewm190
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a great beer. Poured a rich head, about an inch, good retention. The beer is a dark amber or brown. Smells and tastes exactly as advertised. Hazel nut is clearly evident, and well done I will add. Sort of sweet, maybe a hint of caramel.

Its a pretty crisp mouth feel. Such a good beer, I would easily buy more of this if it were not so expensive. I have to say I have yet to be disappointed by a Rogue made beer.

This is well worth picking up.

andrewm190, Sep 21, 2007
Photo of UFGUY2122
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 22 oz. bottle from the store. It poured a nice rich brown with a creamy head that did not last long. The nutty smell hit me right away. This beer had rich nutty tasty that was also slightly creamy. I could easily drink a few more of these and am now wishing I bought atleast one more bottle.

I highly recommend this to those who haven't tried it. It's become one of my favorites.

UFGUY2122, Sep 19, 2007
Photo of soupyman10
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice deep, almost purple brown, a finger of smooth bubbles. Nose is crazy spicy, caramel malt. Taste is lots of toasted malt, bitter. Sweet, spicy malt, a touch of very light hops. Light dried fruit, prunes. Light sourness. A tasty beer, with toffee and roasted hints, with fruitiness as well. As you can see, this one's got tons of different tastes swimming around in there. Smooth body, full and creamy with fairly low carbonation. I really liked this one. One of my preferred beers from Rogue.

soupyman10, Sep 17, 2007
Photo of Brianmerrilyn
4.8/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this as my 2nd pint at the Issiquah Brewery outside of Seattle, Rogue bought out a few years back.

A - Dirt style brown with handsome head, courtesy of bartender "Beer Ninja" pouring it for me.

S - sublte armoa of hazelnut which i prefer rather than being over powered before I taste.

T - complexity at it's finest. While I'm a bigfan of New Castle, this showed me how great a Brown Ale can be with addtions.

M - Slippery and succulent.

D - As easy as breathing in air.

Brianmerrilyn, Sep 13, 2007
Photo of Floydster
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pint from Naja's Place in Redondo Beach

One of Rogue's best in my opinion

Nice nutty dark brown ale

Thick off white head on this one

Great beer for the winter time I am sure

Strong smell with nice long-lasting taste

I am gonna buy some bombers of this in December

Worth checking out, maybe wait another month or two

Floydster, Sep 10, 2007
Photo of porntipsguzzardo
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark, dark brown, with a tan head that quickly faded, leaving the beer looking rather dull and flat. But it smelled rich and nutty, and the taste is rich, creamy, almost like molasses. Very good. Too rich to have much in the summer, but probably great on winter nights.

porntipsguzzardo, Sep 10, 2007
Photo of Bloop
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Reddish Brown and kinda clear

S- Sweet roasted nuts with a little malty and hint of chocolate

T- Sweet hazelnut with a hint of nuttiness

M- Very smooth and little carbonation

D- I could drink a few of these. Very easy going down and very tasty

Bloop, Sep 09, 2007
Photo of meechum
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Good deep brown color with a nice light tan to off white head that left a good sticky lace around the glass

S - Smells of the faint roasted malts and a nutty smell that is inviting

T - Very balanced and refreshing with a good malty taste with a hint of the hazelnut taste

M - I found it to be a little under carbonated and watery but overall very good

D - This is certainly a beer that I could have more than one of and enjoyed each sip

meechum, Sep 09, 2007
Photo of genog
3.38/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium brown color that is transparent most of the way. A bubbly tan head forms at the top of the glass. Smell is a nutty presence but mostly seems a bit off with some grain and corn type aroma. Taste does remind me a little bit of peanut butter. Mouth feeling is strange since this one is kind of watery and little carbonation.

genog, Aug 30, 2007
Photo of ohoove
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- medium to dark brown color with a tan head and slight lacing S- nutty , nutty , nutty , definite peanutbrittle ( no, I didn't steal that from Durge ) , a little chocolate and toffee , toasted malts T- refer to smell M- watery yet a consistency that was smooth and oily but light? D- would love to try this with some Chocolate peanutbutter pie- very drinkable . Be sure to savor the smell , it is quite striking.

ohoove, Aug 29, 2007
Photo of Durge
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A dark copper brown color brew with a full tan head and thick lacing. The smell is unbeilevable. A deep sweet peanut brittle just billows out of the glass with buttery highlights and a touch of chocolate detected. A beautiful smell that is good enough to eat. There is a touch of malt hidden in there too but it doesn't present itself much like beer. It just smells good enough to skip the drinking part! The hazelnut influence seems more apparent in the flavor of this brew but there is still plenty of that peanut brittle phenomenon. Sweet butterscotch and malt come through and there is a slight charcoal finish. Although there is a slick feel to this stuff it kept bugging me that it was pretty watery. These kinds of flavors demand more creaminess and body, and more carbonation would have helped as well. You could drink this pretty easily because it is fairly thin stuff but it is probably too sweet to get carried away with. It is a unique and tastey beer but I almost feel like it was a shame to drink away that great aroma, sort of how I feel about pipes/cigars. Anyone who is tolerant of, or enjoys sweet brews should try this. I would like to have it again sometime for sure.

Durge, Aug 28, 2007
Photo of dragonglen
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I poured this into a pint glass.

A - Dark and slightly cloudy with a head about a finger thick. There was a lot of sediment in the bottle which I attempted to swirl out and pour into the glass. I got 2 small chunks of sediment which I removed, and there was still a decent amount of sediment stuck to the bottom of the bottle.

S - Malt was the immediate smell with some nutty aromas in the background.

T - Tasted as malty as it smelled. A nice, smooth nutty taste. The hops were present more in the aftertaste than while drinking.

M - Nothing too spectacular here, just nice and smooth mostly.

D - I could drink one or two. I really liked the taste but would prefer switching to another beer after a short while. I've had this from a keg before and 2 was my limit.

dragonglen, Aug 15, 2007
Photo of iceball585
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- A reddish brown color and clear w/ slight head

S- Kind of lacking in smell but hints of hazelnuts

T- Medium hazelnut taste throughout (starts and finishes the same)

M- Nice smooth consistency, medium weight

D- Fairly drinkable

Decently smooth beer. Not too strong w/ the hazelnut taste or smell but nice even hints of hazelnut throught the beer.

iceball585, Aug 15, 2007
Photo of ncvbc
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this many times but never got around to reviewing it. It used to be one of my favorites when I first got into the micro scene and the cap was popped in NC.

Pour produces a medium brown body and a big, fluffy head that was gone somewhat quickly, leaving some lacing.

Smell is of sweet caramel, toffee, light roasted malts. Also somewhat nutty.

Taste is very interesting. Again, sweet, sugary caramel and toffee are present. The hazelnut if very present as well as candy corn, which I've always picked up in this beer.

Mouthfeel is somewhat light. Smooth though interrupted at times but a little much carbonation.

Drinkability is good. A unique take on a brown ale. Not necessarily the best out there but Rogue did a good job with this one.

ncvbc, Aug 11, 2007
Photo of tempest
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Which Brew in Easton, PA.

Came with low carbonation, but that made for a super smooth experience. There was big hazelnut in the aroma. If I closed my eyes, I would have sworn the nuts were floating in my glass. The flavor was a little more mellow and didn't rank as rich as some of my favorite browns. This there was a nice, sweet cocoa, maple syrup and nutty mix to the taste. Worth trying on tap, typically a better deal than buying a bomber.

tempest, Aug 05, 2007
Photo of walshclimb
3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear reddish brown with thick head that dissipates quickly to 1/8" thick and eventually to a thin film. The smell is strong malt with a definite nutty overtone that comes across as an extract - so much so that I looked on the bottle ingredients and noted that they use almond extract. I feel that this is a little overwhelming both in smell and especially in flavor. The initial flavor is strong malt with notable hazelnut oil flavor. The malt is complex enough, but the nut flavor is a little over the top, in my opinion. The mouthfeel is medium to full-bodied with active carbonation. This is an interesting beer, but I prefer browns that are a little mellower and smoother. Rogue's is worth trying, but if I wanted a beer with this much flavor I would crack a different style altogether.

walshclimb, Aug 01, 2007
Photo of mikesgroove
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Finally got around to purchasing a bottle of this. Dont know why it took me so long, its like everywhere, I guess my priorities were on others..Anyway..

A - Poured a deep hazelnut brown with a small, maybe one inch tan head, Faded quickly and did not leave much behind. Some small residual glass lace, but nothing remarkable. Decent visible carbonation..

S - Roasted nuts and caramel, pretty straightforward but down very very nicely. A touch of roasted coffee as well. Maybe a hint of chocolate.

T - Very nice brown ale. Nice nuttiness and mix of caramel. Some light hop in the back. Good all around flavor, nothing really dominating. Some small coffee flavor again as I think about it.

M - A little slick, but nothing drastic. Decent feel though. Needed a bit more carbonation I think.

D - Totally sessionable in a big way. This was soo smooth you could drink it all night with no issues.

Overall this was a pretty damn fine brown ale. I have had better, but this is pretty damn good. Definatly worth checking out if you havent already.

mikesgroove, Jul 31, 2007
Photo of jayfarley3
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

from a 22oz bomber into a pint glass pours a dark brown color with a with a very small brown head. smells very nutty, malty and slightly sweet. upfront tastes of hazlenut and roasted malts then has a nice balance of spicy hop bitterness, a very tasty brew. mouthfeel is medium-bodied and very smooth. this is a very drinkable beer, definitley pick one of these up if you havent tried it yet.

jayfarley3, Jul 27, 2007
Photo of tigerdoc
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark brown with shades of amber, brilliantly clear with a thin head that lingers. The aroma is very nice malty, sweet, nutty with very little hop aroma coming out very characteristic of a nut brown ale. The aroma is complex but melds very well together no one element overpowers another. The flavor is very sweet up front, almost a little cloying which is why i docked it a little in the taste category. A lot of malty, bready, toasty notes in the flavor, also some roasty flavors come out in the back of the mouth. Medium bodied with some good carbonation to scrub the palate with the low level of bitterness. With all that said a very nice brown ale probably one of the best I've had, very complex only complaint is that it's a little sweet.

tigerdoc, Jul 25, 2007
Photo of chrhowe
3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Out of a 22 oz. bomb, I got a very dark, amber color with a tan head that recedes rather quickly but laces well. I'm picking up malts and some nutty earthy tones in the smell. It tastes of nuts, caramel, toasty malts and there is a small bitter hop flavor at the end. Mouthfeel is decent, it is quite thick, about what I expected for the brown ale. Rogue has some better ones out there, but this isn't one to write off either.

chrhowe, Jul 13, 2007
Photo of SirChugsAlot
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured this one right into my frozen mug as a dark brown amber with a caramel colored head that, despite what others say, stuck around for a bit then left a nice lacing. smell of a chocolate / hazelnut / coffee mix with a caramel hint. The taste of this was quite pleasing to me with a complex caramel / hazelnut flavoring and a sweet malt flavoring. Smooth and creamy and a nice crisp lightness to it lead me to almost want another had it not been so sweet. a decent brew for after dinner or dessert but not an everyday drink

SirChugsAlot, Jul 03, 2007
Photo of letsgopens
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This bomber pours a deep brown amber with a tan head that recedes to a decent lace.

Malty and sweet to the nose, with some roasty chocolate.

The flavor is initially pleasant with a nutty roastiness. I suppose hazelnut. Besides that it is ridiculously sweet. Now I'm a sucker for a decadent, dessert-like brew; but this is not so much decadent sweet but rather sickeningly Hershey's syrup sweet. Don't get me wrong, it's got a decent taste but far too syrupy sweet.

The texture it much the same. Very syrupy and thick (especially when let to sit and warm up a bit). Worth a try, but certainly not Rogue’s best effort.

letsgopens, Jun 28, 2007
Photo of atigerlife
3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured brown with a small brown head which dissipated rather quickly leaving a lingering collar.

Aroma of nuts, sweetness and malts.

Taste is quite sweet. Hazelnuts become quite prevalent. Malts and chocolate also present.

Mouthfeel is relatively light and smooth.

I found this to be OK, but too sweet. After one glass, I had enough. The sweetness was too much and the hazelnut became cloying. Not bad, but one was plenty.

atigerlife, Jun 24, 2007
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
91 out of 100 based on 3,291 ratings.