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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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3,506 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,506
Reviews: 1,342
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 194
Gots: 353 | 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 bataround
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer has a very nice color it pours a medium to dark brown. It has a nice almond color head.

The smell of hazelnut is definitely present. Great smell.

The taste is somewhat sweet but not too bad. Its almost like having a dessert.

The draft version of this beer is better than the bottle. the bottle almost tasted a little watered down.

Overall a great beer. Drink on!

Photo of eagles22
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Chestnut color with a tannish white head that dimmishes quickly

Smell: exceptional ..wonderful nutty smells alot of hazelnut and also hits of toffee

Taste: wow just like a hazelnut coffee..awesome beer great flavor

Mouthfeel: is very moist and not thin at all...also easy to drink because the aftertaste is very smooth

Drinkability: is up there easy to drink for a brown

you have to seek this beer ..worth a try

Photo of boilers
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - reddish brown beer with an unusual yellow-tan colored head. Slightly cloudy.

Aroma - Wonderful hazelnut aroma with some malt.

Flavor - Same hazelnut flavor as aroma. Good malt backbone. Hops take a back seat. Medium carbonation and medium weight. This beer has good balance between the flavor components and is very drinkable.

Photo of corby112
4.85/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a nice chestnut brown with an almond colored head. Aroma is dominated by the hazelnut but also has a nice amount of maltiness and other nuts. This is one of the smoothest drinking beers that i've ever had. The sweetness of the hazelnut made me want to guzzle this beer down but I took my time as best as I could. There is a nice amount of maltiness and a slight hoppiness added to th wonderfull sweet hazelnut flavor. A slight watering down makes this beer not quite perfect. Otherwise, absoluelty delicious.

Photo of kosmoraios
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours medium reddish brown, clear with fine carbonation bubbles rising. Light brown/tan head rises to 1.5 of my fat fingers before dissipating quickly, leaving a cap and moderate amounts of lacing.

Aroma is nutty: subtly, invitingly so. Hint of sweetened coffee in the nose.

Taste is excellently balanced, with hazelnut and cashew, good bitter chocolate, warm dark bread. Maybe some fig. Not too sweet, as I find many brown ales. Hops are nicely done, and peek out as the ale warms.

Mouthfeel is slightly creamy. Substantial without being heavy. Well carbonated. A highly sessionable ale. Wish I had another bomber.

Photo of grub
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. sampled nov 26/08.

pours deep red, not quite brown, with a small tan head. the head drops fairly fast and leaves a few spots of lace.

aroma is nice. big nutty presence - hazelnut, bit of cashew, pecan, and even some almond. multi-grain bread and biscuit. bit of alcohol. nice mild dark chocolate character too.

taste is good. medium bitterness level. light bittersweet chocolate. the nutty character is definitely more focused on hazelnut here, but i can still pick out traces of almond and pecan. multi-grain bread. biscuit. hint of alcohol. nice light earthy character here too.

mouthfeel is good. medium carbonation level. medium body.

drinkability is good. nicely balanced, with the alcohol hidden very well. the nutty character compliments without overpowering. i've had this a few times over the years and just finally got around to reviewing it. good stuff that i've always enjoyed.

Photo of akokandy
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a deep brown with a 1-finger, tan head. It smelled like caramel, hazelnut, and a hint of caramel. The taste was all malt with hazelnut and chocolate notes. No bitterness here and hard to detect hops. Felt a little thin, but I'm used to thicker beers. Definitely a drinkable beer. Not so high in alcohol, and not filling. There's enough going on with this beer to keep your interest.

Photo of cratez
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a dark ruby/brown body with a very thin tan head and moderate lacing. Smell is yeast, hops, buttermilk pancakes, and pecans. A hazelnut aroma develops after a few sips. Taste is roasted nuts, crystal and chocolate malts, English-style hops, and brown sugar. Very clean and sweet aftertaste. Mouthfeel is crisp, refreshing, and mildly grainy with a smooth, dry finish. Well executed. This is one of my favourite ales. The complex flavours and smells keep you guessing while you're drinking the beer. Definitely better than the English and Canadian nut browns that I've had. I will be drinking this often over the winter.

Photo of nem2006
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a amber brown. A little hazy with a nice off-white head.

Smells of nuts. Real shocking. Good malts. A little bready. Not overpowering. Pretty balanced.

Smooth, nutty. Malt start, then the nuts followed by a short hop finish. A very well-rounded nut ale. Medium-bodied.

Photo of Guzzler78
4.63/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

One of My favorite Brown Ales. This was the first Rogue beer I had the pleasure of tasting. This beer has a fantastic aroma - hazelnut, caramel, chocolate. Very smooth nutty flavor and a clean malty finish. A very well balanced brew. If you are a fan of Brown Ales you must try this one.

Photo of icebergfat
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The only reason this review was so late coming was because I couldn't think of enough good things to say about this beer it is my all time favorite out of all the brews I have drank and the list is probably 350 plus beers (not bragging)just stating the truth I always return to this because it is so good what can I say out of 1-5 this is so over the top it s a 10, try it and you will seee, nuff said!

Photo of bobsy
4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured a deep ruby with decent off-white head which laced well. The aroma is dry, and somewhat spicy beneath the delectable layers of hazelnut.

Flavour has a nice nutty bite, with a pleasant alcoholic oakiness and a lashing of milk chocolate. Realistically, though, its all about the hazelnut. It dominates the roof of the mouth like a coating of nutella, and lingers pleasantly in the dry nutty finish. The mouthfeel is well-suited, staying reasonably light to avoid any nasty sweet stickiness, and holding off the carbonation to produce a lovely smooth feel.

Hazelnut has always been one of my favourite sweeter flavours, so there was never any doubt that this would be a winner for me. Rogue do carry it off with aplomb though. They have made sure that this is not simply a one-dimensional beer, and they have crafted a mouthfeel that is excellently suited to the flavours that they're serving up. This is perhaps an ideal follow-up to a savoury dinner, although it is good enough to stand on its own. Another winner.

Photo of beltyrion
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Dark brown with tan head. Excellent lacing

S: Hazelnut and vanilla and caramel notes.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, with some hoppy character.

Tasting Notes: Some light hop character, hazelnut tones, as well as some light hints of chocolate. Maybe a dash of maple. Came highly recommended by a colleague of mine. Extremely drinkable.

Photo of jpalarchio
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a deep brown, more opaque than I expected. Hazelnut smell is quite strong, not too overpowering for a beer that I'd only have one in a sitting.

Taste is pretty good, a little bit of a chocolate flavor that reminds me of the Toffifay candies that I had as a kid. Could very well be a "dessert beer" if there is such a thing.

One 22oz is enough for this one though, good flavor, glad I tasted it, not something I would drink on a regular basis.

Photo of Jayli
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a deep brown with a huge tan head, head retention is pretty decent. There is also heavy lacing throughout. The scent is semi sweet with a little nuttiness and some chocolatey notes. The taste was of light chocolate and a semi-bitter/hazelnut finish. A mostly light bodied beer with a smooth creaminess in the mouthfeel. This is a very good brown ale, and was perfect for a crisp autumn evening. I could sit down with this for session!

Photo of ruck304
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nectar might be the exact word I would use in describing this beer. A chocolatey, maple syrup, "nectar" that tastes very similar to a Porter. Head definitely follows the two-finger rule and shows a brownish-yellow color. Appearance in the glass in dark brown and lovely looking. The taste is great. Maple, chocolate, and hazelnut with a sweet coffee tasting finish and after taste. It is very smooth and easy to drink. My only problem would be drinking a lot of this beer. It is very rich and a little too sweet. However, I am drinking a 22 oz bottle and it is just what the doctor ordered! I couldn't choke down much of this beer because it is soooo thick. Very good beer though.

Photo of hustlesworth
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- deep rosewood/garnet with scarlet highlights up to a light, otherwise dark buckeye brown. the foam is nice and creamy with its short life, but it dumps enough thick lace behind to keep me happy.

S-- smells like a classic quality brown ale. a little chocolate, some nice toasty aromas but with the perfect smooth creaminess of a hazelnut liqueur like frangelico. it's soft and festive and buttery and i could sit here and smell it forever. underneath are soggy macerated fruits like fig and date, berries, and sweet dark cake and some of those fererro rocher chocolate candies. some caramel and a slight tartness too. no hops, no yeast, just varied levels of roasted malt and fragrant hazelnut oil.

T- a quick taste of hazelnut briefly intrigues me before a bomb of malt goodness provides a distraction. woodsy, cocoa, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, burnt caramel, burnt cake stuck to the bottom of the pan, sweet tobacco, dark sour berries, bitter wood, and a sharp hop bite followed by an earthy english hop flavor. sweet creamy aroma followed by bold intense flavor are like night and day sharing only the hazelnut in common. as the roasted toasted cocoa coffee flavors fade, the hazelnut creeps back in and without much sweetness, lingers on with a very natural flavor and a mild pleasant bitterness.

MF- full and smooth, with just under medium carbonation. feels too thin if its too cold. slightly powdery, a bit of alcohol dryness at the end makes the particulates more evident. could there be chunks of hazelnut in here? the palate is left relatively clean but for a light oily hazelnut feeling.

D- brown ales haven't always been my favorite, but combined with hazelnut and some good solid hops, this version really appeals to me and would kick some serious ass when paired with anything containing toasted nuts or seeds. or even chocolate for that matter.

Photo of davexisxrabid
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 22 oz. bottle into a pint glass and enjoyed... Head rentention wasn't all that great and there was minimal lacing on the glass.

Color was a nice nut brown color tinged with gold.

The scent was a bit dissapointing though, kind of thin. A slight aroma of caramel and malts came though but not as much as I expected. Maybe my sinuses are acting up...

This ale did deliver well on the flavor though. Good caramel malts and a slight zing of hops throughout. The smoothness of the ale covers up the alcohol.

All in all, this is a pretty good offering by the guys from Rogue brewing. I like this brew a lot better than the Dead Guy ale, although the little skeleton on the Dead Guy ale does look cool and remind me of Mictlantecuhtli...

Photo of stawn
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a deep ruby brown with minimal creamy head that dissipates quickly.
Smells lightly of sugar and faint nuttiness (yes that's a word) ;)
Might be just this bottle, but smell is almost non existent.
First taste is mild with some bitterness hitting the middle of the tongue. It's quickly surpassed by nuts and a hint of sweetness. Mouthfeel tastes thin, but it works well for this beer. The hops linger around a tad longer and then fade away, begging for another quaff to be taken.
The hazelnut is distinctive but is accompanied by its friends; honey and smokey. The hop oils dominate the experience, but each sip sneaks in another element to puzzle over.

Photo of mugglesandhops
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of my favorite offerings from the fine people at the rogue brewery

A- Med. Brown decent head, faded quick

S- Hazelnut, caramel, malty

T- Nutty, delicious.

M- Thinish

D- I could drink this for breakfast lunch and dinner. I love this beer

Photo of cindiwindi1025
3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a burnt orange/light brown body, small light-tan head with some retention and thin, clingy lacing

S: A caramelscotch hazelnut with faint sweetness

T: Very roasty tasting hazlenut flavor with roasted caramel secondly, roasted aftertaste with notes of roasted malts and chocolate aftertaste

M: Medium, bubbly carbonation, tingly on the tongue. Just a little too much.

D: This one is difficult for me...it's got so much carbonation and roasted, almost smoked or burnt nut taste, not a sweet taste, that lingers in the burps. Not a beer that I could drink more than one of in a sitting.

I really wanted this to taste fantastic and was disappointed, especially with the price factored in. I wouldn't buy this again.

Photo of itcomesnpints
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear brown amber pour with a lively head that quickly fades. No lacing. Looks flat very quickly.

Smell is sweet toasted grains with butterscotch and caramel.

Taste is caramel, candied hazelnuts and vanilla.

Mouthfeel is light to medium as it should be and has a perfect, lively fizz.

This is a fantastic brown ale. This will continue to frequent my fridge. Rogue is making it harder and harder to decide which bomber of theirs I will walk away with at the store.

Photo of webmanspidey
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light brown, with orange/tan head. Sweet smell. Maple syrup or molasses maybe. Taste is a bit of the same. Some sweetness and a little of the spices that I associate with fall (pumpkin pie, etc) Caramel as well. I bought this from a store whose stock I have found is usually a bit old. That might be the case here. It is still drinkable and smooth, but not exceptional.

Photo of funkengruven
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was surprised to find this at a local liquor store, it poured a deep brown, with a tan head that lingered for a while (I nursed this thing for about an hour and the head remained). Smell is malty, as is expected from a brown ale, with a definite hazelnut aroma present. This stuff tastes great, bold malty goodness with a hazelnut aroma, like a dessert in a glass. Goes down nice and smooth and certainly easy to drink, if not for the slightly higher than average ABV I would say this would be the perfect session beer.

A great beer, definitely a worthy addition in your beer fridge.

Photo of maddogruss
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Got a bottle of this from the local Bottle King.

A: pours a light amber/brown body with a small, tan head with some retention and ok lacing.

S: A caramel, hazelnut smell with slight, sweet, roasted hazelnut undertones.

T: A sweet, nutty taste with a nutty, caramel, roasted aftertaste with a subtle note of roasted malts and chocolate in the aftertaste.

M: A pretty good mouthfeel, but slightly overcarbonated. Still, a solid beer that is pretty nice.

D: A very drinkable beer. A great, smooth taste with a pretty complimenting mouthfeel. I would bet that this beer would be amazing on cask and hopefully I will get to experience it one day.

Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
91 out of 100 based on 3,506 ratings.