Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales
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Ratings: 3,227 | Reviews: 1,323 | Display Reviews Only:
3.6/5 rDev -11.5%
Poured out a chocolate brown, failry clear, with a thick creamy tan head. The nose was sweet, full of hazelnut, creamy, with some mild spicing. The taste was a little watered down for me, nice hazelnut flavor, kind of sweet, but not enough body or malt backing this guy up. Instead of being a nuance, the hazelnut was the main attraction here. A decent effort, but this needs to be bigger. The hazelnut is a bit too cloying for me.
01-21-2007 23:22:19 | More by dherling
4.5/5 rDev +10.6%
Taste: Salted Nuts! That's the first thing that came to mind when downing this delicious creation. I'm not a huge fan of nut browns but I have to say this stuff is fantastic. The nut taste strikes first with some butter mixed in, then very light chocolate and toffee and a little hops perfectly balanced.
Appearance: Crystal clear and as red as it gets.
Body: I'd say medium-light body. This would make a good session beer.
Aroma: Nutty, buttery, salt, and toffee, just like the taste!
Head: Creamy off-white. Dissipates quickly but kept a light layer all the way down.
Lacing: Very little to no lacing.
Carbonation: Medium carbonation
Have Another?: Definitely! The best nut brown ale I've tasted hands down.
01-21-2007 03:47:22 | More by shlap
4.5/5 rDev +10.6%
If you love hazelnut coffee, you will love this. Actually, if you love good beer, you will love this Brown Ale. A nice dark color to it, which is blood red when you hold it up to light. Smell is of hazelnut and malt. Still can't believe how good this was. I don't want to say too much, you just need to go out and try it. My ratings say it all.
01-20-2007 02:40:09 | More by Gatch
4.55/5 rDev +11.8%
Pours thick and very dark brown. Not a lot of head but interesting at the same time. Smells of caramel and malt but could have more in the nose.
Taste is awesome! It's like drinking a great beer and eating a candy bar at the same time. I don't give "5's" often for taste, but this one is truly exceptional and different than anything I've had.
It starts with a touch of honey on the front of the tongue, hints of chocolate in the middle, and a big, bold caramel finish on the back. All the while the alcohol prickles on the tongue and blend well with very tasty malt characters. The best part is about a second or two after swallowing this fine nectar, sweet caramel and white chocolate notes resonate throughout the mouth and sinuses.
Excellent brew. Great drinkability. My only regret is I bought only one of these. I will be stocking up!
01-18-2007 05:24:49 | More by dungaree
3.85/5 rDev -5.4%
Appearance: Poured from a bomber dark brown with small head with little retention.
Nose: Sweet with hazelnut extract aroma right up front.
Taste: The flavors take a while to kick in but are very well balanced. Not overly malty but just the right amount of sweetness, blends perfectly with the hazelnut. Flavor hops are just noticeable. Mouthfeel is silky, low/moderate carbonation.
Like many of Rogue's offerings, this beer is unique and enjoyable. A very drinkable brew that I return to regularly.
01-11-2007 03:11:30 | More by bhitt
3.73/5 rDev -8.4%
Poured into a nonick from the 22oz. bomber. Pours beautifully creating a brown, slightly hazy orange, with a significant head. Nutty aroma. Minimal to no hops. The taste was creamy, with a nutty finish and no hops. Mouthfeel is almost ideal.
01-10-2007 01:03:53 | More by balconybrew
3.95/5 rDev -2.9%
I got this brew at Tank's Taproom in Tampa, Fl. It poured a deep brown with two fingers of a light brown head. The retention was medium to fast and produced little if any lacing. The smell was a very sweet hoppy smell. The taste was pretty malty, almost giving the drinker a woody sense (as in trees not the other thing). This brew went down very smooth, and was a good purchase. Don't drink and review.
01-06-2007 02:13:33 | More by treehugger02010
4.72/5 rDev +16%
Well, I have reviewed this beer as received on-tap... so here goes my bottle review.
My lovely wife purchased me a 22 oz bottle for a Birthday Gift. Yes, I know... she's a keeper!
I poured about 16 oz into a pint glass and produced a nice frothy 1.5" head... only a half inch too much... but I was excited! The head settled down to about 1" within 30 seconds as I svored the nutty aroma of this fine brew!
I was very anxious to taste it because it had been a while since my last one. ABSOLUTELY HEAVENLY! I love this beer. The nutty extracts are clearly present but not overpowering. JUST RIGHT. A perfect amount of sweetness with very little hoppiness.
The mouthfeel on this one is spectacular. Not too carbonated... not too flat.... again just right. It left a nice lingering nutty aftertaste.
Drinkability? Right on.... a very drinkable beer. I finished off the rest of the 22 oz immediately. Left me wanting another.
01-05-2007 23:04:05 | More by TheBierBand
3.75/5 rDev -7.9%
I had this beer last night at Redbones. I've always wanted to try it, so to see it on tap was rather nice. Since it was dark in the room, it was hard to judge the color, but the heading was pretty nice looking. In the smell was plenty of chocolate, honey and sweet sugar. Taste...woah! this one was really sweet to the point of being a bit too sweet. Having said that the nectar side of the beer gave it a nice presence. Mouthfeel was about medium I would say. One was more then enough for me for no other reason but that it was just too sweet for my palate. Maybe i'll pick up a bomber of it to see if there are any significant differences. Cheers
01-04-2007 22:34:07 | More by jamie2dope
3.88/5 rDev -4.7%
Pours a dark brown with a reddish tint. Head is thin and dissipates quickly and doesn't leave much lacing. Roasted malt and hazelnut is present in the scent, a hint of chocolate, and a bready smell from the malt. Taste is bready and roasted. Full bodied and not very carbonated. Easy to drink.
12-26-2006 21:01:19 | More by strangefate
4.58/5 rDev +12.5%
Found this beer in a convience store in Morgantown, WV. I had been wanting to try this and I was very excited.
Presentation - poured from a 22 oz. bottle, very dark brown color, thin head that disapates quickly.
Smell - medium malt smell, strong caramel aroma, with a hint of chocolate
Taste - Excellent. malty taste at first, followed by a caramel and chocolate taste and has a good nutty finish. Not at all bitter and is somewhat sweet.
Mouthfeel - low carbonation, full bodied
Drinkability - Definately, though this is not something I would want to drink all night as it is fairly heavy, but I could definately sit down and easily finish a six pack.
12-18-2006 03:25:29 | More by cetae
4.75/5 rDev +16.7%
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle. Leaves a one finger head that quickly disappears, with not much retention, and not much lacing. Body is a clear dark garnet.
Smell - rich, strong aroma of malt bread, and stong aromas of chocolate and caramel. Mouthwatering.
Taste - very hearty taste of malt bread, chocolate, caramel, and hazelnuts. This is malty, chocolatey, caramelly, and nutty, and very rich and hearty. The hazelnuts are wonderful on the finish.
Mouthfeel - full bodied, and rather dry.
Drinkability - this is rich, hearty, and excellent, and it's very sessionable.
12-17-2006 16:14:09 | More by ultralarry2006
3.68/5 rDev -9.6%
Presentation: On tap, served in a standard pint glass.
Appearance: Reddish brown, crystal clear. No head to speak of, just a ring of foam that fades to nothing.
Smell: Amazingly enough, very little smell at all, neutral.
Taste: Very creamy taste, almost milky. Nutty finish, no bitterness. A slight sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Low carbonation, as expected for a brown ale.
Drinkability: Yes, please, several more.
12-11-2006 03:03:03 | More by beveritt
4.18/5 rDev +2.7%
Pours a deep mahogany brown - dark ruby and nutty brown. Foamy, dense head sticks around for a while. Smell is very sweet and nutty, with some hop presence. Taste is very good - nutty & molasses-like sugary sweetness with enough bitter hop to counter if not balance. The addition of hazelnut nectar is well placed in this brew. Mouthfell is a little winey - maybe due to sugars added to maintain the sweetness?
12-09-2006 04:46:23 | More by benmiliron
3.9/5 rDev -4.2%
An appealing reddish-dark brown, like a rich sherry or molasses. Plenty of roasted malt, toasted almonds, and caramel in the nose. Tastes of chocolate and hazelnut flavored coffee, without cream. Medium finish. I'd like a touch more depth, but it's darn tasty stuff. A bit too bubbly at first, but a smooth finish. Very easy to drink.
11-30-2006 00:21:07 | More by MVassar
4.25/5 rDev +4.4%
a -- golden brown hue, has a thick quality to the appearance
s -- very nice, very sweet smell; hazelnut, caramel
t -- intriguing combination of hazelnut (lots of hazelnut), honey, caramel, some nutty flavors; roasted malts promote a balance with the sweet flavors, and there is a nice spicy finish of hops and some fruitiness (raisin, perhaps).
m -- creamy, thick mouthfeel; a bit heavy, but nice nonetheless
d -- the heavy mouthfeel and abundance of sweet flavors keep this from being a session beer (as many browns are), but that's not really a complaint. this is a very nice dessert-type beer, great to have occasionally.
11-29-2006 14:23:04 | More by schusterbauer
4/5 rDev -1.7%
Appearance: A deep ruby red with a fairly loose, small, creamy tan head . The head has no staying power, and leaves no lace. About average for a brown ale.
Smell: At first, it's mostly malt, but as it warms and the volatiles evaporate, you get a strong hazelnut nose.
Taste: Good roasted malts and hazelnut flavors and a toasty nuttiness. Has a mild hop bitterness at the back ofthe tounge. Very well balanced. I think I'm getting some caramel overtones to, but it's so subtle, it's hard to be sure. If you don't like my lackof certainty, go get your own damn beer and review it. ;)
Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel, average carbonation for a brown ale with just a bitof a bite at the end..
Drinkability: Tasty. Has a nice complexity but is still easy drinking.
Note: The quality control on this beer (Much like the Roque Red) leaves something to desired. Try it. If you don't like it, wait a few weeks and then get another bottle from a different store.
11-28-2006 08:13:00 | More by theopholis
3.43/5 rDev -15.7%
Morimoto Hazelnut Signature Ale
Served cellar temperature. Definately not one to chill.
Pours a coalish black(with that little gleam of red).
Off color foam fills about 3/4ths of a pint glass, but dissipates quicker then expected. The lacing is erratic, but spiderweb-like overall.
Very, very subdued coffee scent, butterscotch nips(damn me if it isn't), chocolate caramels, & obvious hazelnut. It just smells creamy.
A smokey, hazelnut(extract; ehh) taste, but there's a tad too much in the batch. A tiny twinge of spicy(not really bitter)hops at the beginning, but everything then desides to smooth out. The carbonation lingers even after it appears flat. I get brought back to drinking irish coffee with my pops when I have one of these. Very similar in feel. No abv on the bottle, but since the recipes are similar, 6% seems about right. The alcohol tingles every tip, but it runs parallel with everything else in the bottle. The bite is very evident at the very end of my glass.
A little syrupy & heavy, but still drinkable to a certain extent. Considerable amount of malt, but I don't know how much of that is just added sugar.
If they would of cut back on the extract, or maybe roasted some hazelnuts, maybe it would of came off with less of a candy taste. Extract aside, it's roaming somewhere around the rim of the top shelf. Not quite there, but a more then excellent addition to the dessert tray. All the women love it. It gets bonus points for that. Great for the price at just under $5 a bomber.
An over the top brown ale, but what do you expect. It's Morimoto dammit.
11-25-2006 01:03:38 | More by PEBKAC
4/5 rDev -1.7%
Bomber poured into a tall pilsner glass.
This one pours a nice light brown. I got 3 fingers of tan head that is nice and foamy. The head leaves a moderate lacing as it dissipates down to a finger's worth.
I get a nice sweet malty aroma with hints of caramel and nuts, and undertones of alcohol.
The taste is also sweet and malty, with a definite alcohol finish. There is really no hop flavor or bitterness that I can perceive. The lingering taste in my mouth after a sip is malts.
This beer has a smooth and creamy mouthfeel with minimal carbonation but it's definitely there.
This is an interesting take on the style, though the hazelnut is not very present in my opinion. Very drinkable nonetheless. I could see hitting another bomber after this if I had one.
Oh and the guy on the bottle looks just like my brother.
11-23-2006 23:36:29 | More by ZimZamZoom
4.25/5 rDev +4.4%
Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a cloudy brown with a small off-white head. It smells like nuts, roasted malt, and some caramel. It tastes mostly like chocolate and hazelnuts, and there's also some caramel and malt taste with a small bitter finish. The mouthfeel is light/medium, and a little bit creamy. This is pretty easy to drink too, I wouldn't have many problems drinking 2 or 3 bombers of this. This is a pretty good beer, but then I don't think I've ever had a bad beer from Rogue.
11-23-2006 02:41:20 | More by bluejacket74
4.97/5 rDev +22.1%
Appearance: A small creamy head which is actually quite good for a brown ale. When you look at it, you can see where they got brown nectar.
Smell: You get a big nose with this brew with a good chocolate blast. Also hazelnut, toast and roasted malts.
Taste: Good roasted malts with chocolate and hazelnut flavors. A toasty nuttiness with a nice hop balance that finishes nice. I seemed to taste more of a chocolate flavor than hazelnut, but that is fine with me.
Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel to slightly creamy with a sharp finish.
Drinkability: Very luxurious and tasty, yet complex and easy to drink. This may be my favorite Rogue brew yet.
11-18-2006 15:21:18 | More by Schwarzbart
4.1/5 rDev +0.7%
Poured a clear but dark brown with a full, long-lasting head out of a Rogue growler, bottled right at the Newport pub.
The hazelnut comes through strongly in the taste and smell, especially in a fresh batch like this. Roasted malt, caramel undertones, subdued hoppiness. Very dry stuff, especially in the finish. It's on the lighter side of medium-bodied, with pretty light carbonation; very smooth and refreshing. This stuff is infinitely drinkable.
11-17-2006 22:16:50 | More by largadeer
3.95/5 rDev -2.9%
Poured a deep brown color with moderate tannish head.
The smell is very distinct for hazelnuts, and other malty notes also present.
Taste is also dominated by hazelnut, but nicely blended with some syrup and caramel essences.
Finishes with the strong maltiness, but appropriately balanced with a nice bitterness.
A nice drinking, refreshing beer.
11-02-2006 00:29:11 | More by tgbljb
3.38/5 rDev -17%
A 750ml bottle purchased from a small packie. Was a little dusty so it age may be why it turned out to be a disappointment. Inital pour was impressive; nice clear caramel brown color, good head, and excellent aroma. Distinct hazelnut odor, along with caramel and sweet malt aromas. My expectations were dashed once I tasted it though. Initally sweet, the beer lacks any aftertaste as well as any hazelnut or any kind of nutty undertone. The head quickly dissipated and it ended up tasting very flat. Again, it may be caused by an old bottle. Worth trying again, but don't get your hopes up.
10-31-2006 20:55:46 | More by bjoyce12
3.93/5 rDev -3.4%
Another from the PDQ Market. Pours a attractive dark brown. Smells lightly like sweet malt. Tastes quite nicely of sweet malt, some nutty bitterness and some toasty malts, a bit like some porters I've had in the past. Overallit's different from other brown ales I've had and probably what a brown ale is supposed to be like. I like it and recommend it.
10-30-2006 00:43:32 | More by Manosbeeroffate
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
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