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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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3,288 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,288
Reviews: 1,331
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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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.

dnichols, Nov 18, 2007
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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.

Mitchster, May 07, 2003
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station815, Mar 20, 2012
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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

ThaBobfather, Aug 25, 2010
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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.

beersarang, Mar 12, 2005
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Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
91 out of 100 based on 3,288 ratings.