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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
91
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3,121 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,121
Reviews: 1,321
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 146
Gots: 186 | 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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dnichols

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was served from a 22 ounce capped bottle into a pint glass.

A: A moderately aggressive pour produced a clear mahogany body with a tan two finger head composed of medium dense and sticky bubbles. The head was slow to fall and left a lingering cover that supported a dense curtain of lace.

S: It had distinct aromas of brown sugar, caramel and yeasty dark bread.

T: It began with the flavor of sweet medium roasted malts that generated the taste of dark brown sugar, dark fruits (plums and figs), and caramel. There was a very recessed clean and unimposing hop bite that produced light white spices (e.g., pepper). I missed the hazelnut flavor but believe the brewer reached for it but just missed the mark.

M: It was light to medium bodied with a creamy presence and balanced carbonation. There was a subtle sweet aftertaste.

D: The low ABV did not appeal to me. A bit higher ABV could have left the palate cleaner after each swig and given this beer a bit more of a warm presence. As such it is a very fine brown ale. I will definitely be back to have more...and more...and more.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2007 16:47:15 | More by dnichols
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Mitchster

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, deep dark mahogany in color, forming a clumpy small beautifully tan head atop medium-sized bubbles. Carbonation is moderate. Aroma is of sweet chocolate malt and roasted dark nuts. I'm not normally a fan of nut brown ales, but this one smells nice. Retention is decent and lacing is great. Mouthfeel is soft with a smooth finish. Medium-dense body. Taste...wow....up front there are dirty, earthy hops which are followed by a subtle quick note of alcohol. The best part about this brew is right in the middle; a sweet, chewy dark graininess emerges and bathes the tongue, followed by a pleasant spicy hop bitterness. The finish is toasty and dark, earthy and dry, with notes of dark fruits and warm wood. The hazelnut is rather restrained, making this an enjoyable brew, and not sickingly artificial like many other "flavored" mistakes.

Ingredients: Great Western 2-row Pale, Munich, Hugh Baird Brown, Crystal 80, Crystal 135, Carastan, Beeston Pale Chocolate malts; hazelnut extract, Perle and Saaz hops.

Measurements: 14 degrees Plato, IBU 33, apparent attenuation 73.6, Lovibond 36.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2003 18:59:27 | More by Mitchster
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station815


4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-20-2012 00:56:51 | More by station815
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ThaBobfather

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a light brown color with a beige head.
Initial hazelnut in the nose with a light brewing spice throughout the aroma.
Starts off malty through the majority of the flavor with a spiced ending.
Solid hazel aftertaste, with malt, very short
Very easy drinker, maybe a little heavy for warm weather

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2010 00:46:17 | More by ThaBobfather
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Pillowburn

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-03-2012 03:32:20 | More by Pillowburn
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cj5y

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-08-2013 23:00:31 | More by cj5y
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JPronovost

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-01-2013 03:28:46 | More by JPronovost
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Huntbuc

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

11-02-2012 01:45:30 | More by Huntbuc
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WVUbrew

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

11-03-2013 02:52:26 | More by WVUbrew
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cackalacky

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

11-21-2012 04:48:01 | More by cackalacky
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beersarang

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Holy CRAP. This is beer?!?

Well, I popped down 6 dollars for a bomber of this stuff. I figured its always worth it to try a stone or rogue offering.

Pours a dark brown, chestnut, truly the definition of brown. Tan head dissapates into nothing for whatever reason. Little to no spotty lacing. This beer isn't much for retention, but the color is nice.

Nose is Hazelnut (well of course) smooth lightly toasted malts. Very brown ale esque.

Hits the palate at first with a very smooth malt presence. As it envelopes the mouth the hazelnut nuances come in, with hints of toffee. The beer would be cloyingly sweet if not for the assertive bitterness that rounds it out. Alcohol warms a bit on the way down. This is a balanced beer, which I'm beginning to think is a specialty of Rogue.

Smooth and creamy, medium to thick bodied, with fairly big carbonation. Goes down nicely, and rather drinkable. Sexy.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2005 08:30:08 | More by beersarang
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volta

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

02-21-2012 04:09:29 | More by volta
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lauries444

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-10-2013 00:01:02 | More by lauries444
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SUP3RDAV3

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-30-2013 20:41:40 | More by SUP3RDAV3
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-06-2012 05:36:11 | More by MarkyMOD
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tziggy

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-23-2012 04:43:48 | More by tziggy
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TaylorBrake

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-25-2014 16:48:10 | More by TaylorBrake
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ryanpj

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-06-2012 01:07:01 | More by ryanpj
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EndoRocks

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-16-2014 01:26:05 | More by EndoRocks
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Bigtiev

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-30-2013 20:30:03 | More by Bigtiev
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JMohl3

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

12-20-2013 18:16:35 | More by JMohl3
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cd34

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-20-2014 01:23:59 | More by cd34
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akajimmyd

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – Dark nut brown body. Brown head that is foamy and does not retain or lace well.

Smell – As usually my weakest department. Some sweet malts and roasted hazelnuts.

Taste – Awesome. Nutty to the extreme. Some sweet malts. Roasted flavors. Honey sweet finish.

Mouthfeel – Thick and full body. Low carbonation is dead on. Enough hops leave a fresh feeling.

Drinkability – Rogue made a simple style into a “big beer.” Great flavor, high drinkabilty.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2006 03:46:48 | More by akajimmyd
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ski271

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark reddish copper with a medium-small, pillowy, light tan, slowly diminishing head. Like the bottle says, there’s lots of nuts in the nose. Moderately sweet-smelling and malty, with aromas of chocolate, juicy hops, a little spice, and a bit of dark fruit. The taste is sweet and all about the hazelnut. Supporting cast of bready malts, light cherry and wood. It has a medium body, VERY smooth texture and soft carbonation. This is an impressive easy-drinker. And interesting little twist on the style. Certainly worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2006 21:15:39 | More by ski271
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stinkydaddy

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-04-2013 02:11:41 | More by stinkydaddy
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
91 out of 100 based on 3,121 ratings.