Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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Ratings: 3,518
Reviews: 1,345
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 197
Gots: 366 | FT: 3
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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 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.

Photo of allergictomacros
3.2/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - clear copper with a thick and dense foam.

S - Nutty with hazelnuts, bready and some fruit. Light toastedness.

T - Some hazelnut, but not as intense as expected. Bitterness is fairly hight and some fruitiness shows through. Strongly malty. Hints of coffee.

M - On the lighter side with a sharp carbonation.

D - Odd tasting combination. It's ok, but not something I would recommend.

Photo of kylephillips
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bottle into pint glass

Pours dark reddish brown, kind of a caramel like color. Thick creamy head is tan in color. Head does not last long. Lacing on the glass is minimal.

The aroma is extremely malty and nutty. I can't really smell any hops over the breadiness of this one. It really makes me think of a can of nuts, which is not a bad thing.

Body is light and carbonation is medium. Initial taste is sweet, followed by breadiness. Aftertaste is a very nice malty flavor, which doesn't last long. Not much bitterness to this beer.

Drinkability is excellent! It goes down very easy, does not taste very alcoholic at all. The flavor is just complex enough to keep you interested, but easy enough to slam a pint at the same time. This is the third or fourth time I've had this beer, and it is quickly becoming one of my staples.

Photo of riored4v
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed on 4/27/08

Poured into a pint glass. Thin head that dissapates int almost nothing. No real lacing to be seen. Body is clear brown w/ hints of ruby.

Smell of hazlenut, sweet malt and a very light hop presence. I love the smell on this stuff from hazlenut.

Hints of coffee, roasted malt and a mild hazlenut flavor come through on taste. Very mild hop aftertaste to help balance out the sweetness. Mildly sweet along w/ a slight nutty flavor along with a hint of chocolate.

Surprisingly pretty light in body. Medium carbonation.

Very good drinkability. Doesn't seem to get to be sweet and the hazlenut is a nice change of pace. My girl absolutely loves this beer.

Photo of MBABJJ
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A - Dark and nutty. Red and brown with a big yellow rimmed head that sits for a bit.

S - Most nutty amazing smell thick aromas including some coffee and caramel

T - Clean and clear and then the nut follows. Expected it to be thicker and tastes a little watered down. With that said, I would drink this over a Newcastle anyday. Rogue is the go-to place right now for craft done mass.

M - Beer. Nothing more nothing less really.

D - All night and all day

Photo of generallee
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 22oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Its body has a deep dark reddish brown color with lighter reddish highlights. The head is big and foamy and has a nice light tan color. It also has very good retention and makes cool splotchy lace that is slick and slowly sides down the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aroma is malty sweet, buttery and has an assertive nutty character.

Taste/Mouth feel: It has a wonderful roasted and buttery smooth nutty character. It is mildly sweet and creamy with little to no hop influence. The finish is mildly sweet and creamy as well and it has a solid medium body. On the tongue it has a slick and silky smooth texture with soft carbonation.

Notes: This is a heavenly Brown Ale.

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

A nice dark brown colour with a thick tan head that hits the road quick.

Smells very nutty, malty and sweet.

I thought it tasted alright, nothing amazing, almost too sweet for my liking, lots of hazelnut and bready malts, with a subtle hint of hops.

Thin mouthfeel, an easy drinking beer, I don't know what all the fuss is with this beer, I thought it was an OK brown ale, that's it.

Photo of Gambrinus1184
4.65/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22-ounce bomber into a Ten Penny Ale pint glass.

A: Poured a rich tan color with ruby highlights and a two-finger head of light brown foam.

S: Smells quite sweet, with big doses of sticky, sweet caramel malt, a hint of cocoa and raisins, and a smack of sugary hazelnut.

T: Taste is sweet, liquid heaven. A delightful blend of roasted, nutty malts with a great big hazelnut flavor. This is complimented and balanced with a nice stride of spicy hop bitterness near the middle before finishing with a sweet, premium flavored coffee taste.

M: Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied and an excellent sipper.

D: The dessert beers of dessert beer. Great on it's own, and fantastic with the chocolate chip cookie I had with it. Very drinkable and quite a nice, lighter after-dinner beer.

With its liquor-like sweetness and great melding of hazelnut extract with a balanced blend of sweet-roasted malts and s bit of spicy bitterness, this is one world class brown ale. Very nice.

Photo of bheilman
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It is extremely cool to get a pronounced chocolate taste from a lighter beer like this. Extremely good, best on the menu in Philly. Matches very well with the middle and end of the meal, just enough flavors to be complex, but not enough totally dominate the palate.

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.55/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark ruby color with a frothy everlasting head. The glass is almost entirely covered with patches of lace. Hazelnut, crystal malt and milk chocolate and black licorice fill the nose. The taste is complex and malty. Chocolate and hazelnut, reminiscent of Nutella spread, mixes with coffee and pacific NW hops. The finish is nutty and moderately bitter. The mouthfeel is creamy and very full bodied. Its like velvet on my tongue.

This is a fantastic beer. Sweet but not cloying at all, like a deliciously indulgent chocolate desert. Its packed with flavor.

Photo of unclejimbay
4.8/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar
10/9/08, 1 pt 6oz bottle to a tapered bottom mug.
Reviewed as an "American Brown Ale - Dark Ale"
ABV=6.2%
A 4.0
Good Malty brown toasty color, mediocre 1 finger head, short head retention, mediocre lacing
S 4.5
Super nutty toasted malt smells, makes me feel like I am in a good bakery, hops are backseat but present
T 5.0
Roasted nutty/malt flavors, excellent smooth flavors but still complex, nutty sweetness well balanced with minor hop notes
MF 4.5 Medium+ on the body, semi slickness, malty on palate with nutty aftertaste
D 5.0
I tasted this with a buddy during a brew session and we both agreed on this as a 5.0. It's widely available always good and very unique. You have to try this one! A job well done by the folks @ Rogue! And thanks to CurtDoggYo! for the tasting sponsorship!

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.88/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Holy god damn crap of the pope, who knew nuts could taste so good in a beer?

A- Semi-transparent dark brown with a bit of red and a 3-finger frothy Rogue head that leaves plenty of lacing.

S- Smells like toasty sweet malts and HAZLENUTS EVAPORAITNG ALL IN YOUR NOSE.

T- Taste is delightful in every aspect. Delivers everything I could have expected. Sweet, toasted sugary malts and hazlenut upfront and enough hops to tell you you're drinking a beer.

M- Medium-heavy mouthfeel that doesn't feel overly slick or sticky. Just chewy goodness and silky carbonation

D- Nectar, this is. And it drinks like a nectar. Quite refreshing

Photo of hegelec
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 650 mL bomber into a nonic pint glass. Beautiful deep ruby/brown with a nice thick, offwhite head that isn't going anywhere. Great lacing. Gorgeous.

Aroma is deep and malty. Beautiful graininess, with obvious nutty accents from the "hazelnut nectar". Caramels and crusty bread. Subdued floral hops. Metallic notes. This promises to taste fantastic.

Beautiful balance between the bitter and the malty is obvious from beginning to end. Superlative. This beer is so nutty and roasty; hops are there but more for balance than for flavour. This is all about the grain and the nuts. Fairly sweet, but not cloying. Some alcohol spice is present, and the effect is pleasantly warming. The malt and hazelnut dominate the bittersweet finish. Awesome.

Medium bodied brew, with mild carbonation. This has a luxurious mouthfeel that is just sooo smooth. Drinkability is through the roof.

Great new take on the English brown ale style. Not the most complex brew, but really tasty. Try some now.

Photo of clayrock81
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A leather brown body with hints of ruby tints when held up to light. Good carbonation leads to a two-finger head that dies ever so slowly and leaves some sticky lace. Great malt smell, mostly sweet, with hints of toasted malts in the back. Medium-bodied and ever so creamy, this is one damn smooth and sweet tasting beer. It slides over the tongue and gives off all kinds of sweet malt flavors like hazle, chocolate, maybe something like caramel or honey, and it has a nice, dry roasted malt backbite that is subtle. Hops not really noticeable but it doesn't matter. This is a great beer.

Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
91 out of 100 based on 3,518 ratings.