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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,115 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,115
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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jnardone235

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-03-2012 03:05:25 | More by jnardone235
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ericmakara

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-15-2014 00:09:43 | More by ericmakara
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kushlash23

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-28-2013 13:01:15 | More by kushlash23
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-24-2012 17:15:58 | More by comfortablynirm
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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-09-2014 06:01:39 | More by Sir_Goatman
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-11-2013 01:05:00 | More by Arsenal0328
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Skater_Rich

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-23-2013 14:02:50 | More by Skater_Rich
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benjaminkhlaw

Hong Kong

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-19-2014 14:53:12 | More by benjaminkhlaw
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docwild

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-13-2014 00:15:06 | More by docwild
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garuda

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-11-2013 12:08:08 | More by garuda
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FROOTSMAN


4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-13-2014 14:04:13 | More by FROOTSMAN
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mpayne5

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-05-2013 21:31:59 | More by mpayne5
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laxer8811

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

02-20-2013 00:15:37 | More by laxer8811
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Andy_Luft

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-26-2013 21:14:12 | More by Andy_Luft
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RickS95

Indiana

4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a mild thinnish looking brown. Looks relatively clarified, but still very opaque. The head is and dirty offwhite with only moderate retention, leaving a creamy ring of foam as it dies.

It's a malt bomb like most brown ales, but there is a sweet, nuttiness to it that puts it above others of the same type.

Wow. I'm not a brown ale or nut brown ale fan, but this is making me rethink that. I still don't care for the high level of malt, but this has a mild nutty flavor, mixed in with some smokiness and even the faintest bit of chocolate. Hops are only present in the aftertaste.

It tries to be sweet, but that battle is lost in the initial creaminess as it gives way to somewhat loose, hoppy finish. It's medium-bodied at best, with an almost watered-down feel before an earthy, barely bitter swallow.

Very easy to drink, the alcohol is only moderate so you could easily sip this all night. Another standout from Rogue. A must try for anyone who favors malt bombs or doesn't care for brown ales like me.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2012 01:58:37 | More by RickS95
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bstave

Washington

4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into Dogfish Head tulip pint

A- Poured a nice two finger light tan head over a nice copper/red colored body. Head dissipated to a thin ring of bubbles leaving a bit of lacing.

S- Smell is sweet caramel malt with big hazelnut and I am actually getting some chocolate in this and Rogue's PacMan yeast.

T- Taste is pretty one dimensional towards sweet hazelnut, but this is the goal. So for what it is it is spot on. I am also getting the PacMan yeast. I really like this brown ale. Very smooth.

M- Nice carbonation resulting in a nice medium body.

O- This is a solid offering from Rogue. Though, I am not a big fan of this style, this is my favorite brown ales. For easy to drink with big hazelnut. Nice job.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 02:34:02 | More by bstave
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle served in a snifter.

pours a deep brown / mahogany tone while yielding a 1" frothy, beige head. moderate to below average retention; decent lacing. nose is very nutty (stands to reason)- one of the nuttier smelling beers in recent memory. secondary notes of caramel and maybe a hint of vanilla. very nice aroma.

flavor follows and even exceeds the aroma, delivering hazelnut, caramel, vanilla, and a touch of coffee. very nicely done. medium-bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall i like this beer a lot, great rendition of a brown ale - plus there's the fact that i'm partial to hazelnut. i'd stop short of saying world class, but a tasty, flavorful beer, and not too heavy.

(originally reviewed: 10-04-2011)

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 01:13:45 | More by BostonHops
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Damian

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drank on-tap at The Gaff, Waltham, MA
Served in a stemmed glass

The beer poured a near crystal clear mahogany color and was topped by a frothy, bubbly, one-plus finger tall crop of khaki colored foam. The head slowly dropped, leaving behind spotty drips of lacing.

The aroma was mild initially. Dry and powdery. Later, toasted malts came out. As the beer warmed, the nose really opened open. Sweet hazelnut notes were apparent. Lots of freshly brewed coffee as well. The coffee smell reminded me a lot of Dunkin' Donuts.

The same notes that appeared later in the aroma also dominated the flavor profile. Lots of sweet caramel and toasted malts on the front end. Hazelnut notes then took over. Good amount of sweetned and creamed coffee as well. Touch of cocoa. A hint of dry roastiness appeared on the finish.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied. Smooth, slick and creamy with a fine and moderate carbonation.

Rogue's Hazelnut Nectar Ale is immensely flavorful and highly drinkable. I forgot how good this beer is.

Serving type: on-tap

02-01-2013 23:27:42 | More by Damian
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dar482

New York

4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It comes in a medium brown flavor.

The aroma has hazelnut and a honey sweetness.

The taste definitely has a hazelnut kick to it. It's sweet and has a nutty pop. It reminds me of other brown ales like Samuel Smith's, but it has a wonderful hazelnut and hop flavor to it. There's a slight coffee bitterness.

It has a nice finish and great carbonation. One of my first Rogue beers and quite good for a brown ale. I wish more had this distinct character.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 02:50:58 | More by dar482
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Pexkool

Mexico

4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a light brown (capuccino) color head of about 2 fingers tall with a little lace that leaves faint traces in the glass. The beer is a pretty copper reddish brown color and quite opaque.

S - Nuts and some smokey scents. Roasted malts, perhaps.

T - Nuts, obviously, they're definitely there along with roasted malts, coffee and a hint of alcohol at the end.

M - Smooth, crisp, refreshing and low carbonation makes for a good mix of textures and flavors that leaves you wanting more.

Overall, I would gladly have it again. Reminds me of the Bohemia Chocolate Stout (but only because I had this one first) but better in every way. Leaves you with a pleasant aftertaste in the back of your mouth wanting another one, which is possible thanks to its ABV and flavor.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 07:27:41 | More by Pexkool
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this beer into a pint glass, it has a nice dark mahogany colored body with a very little tan head, that quickly dissapears to a thin lace. The smell is nutty and malty. The is of hazelunt up front with some roasted malt. A little bit of hop come through on the back of the tongue. This has a great mouth feel, well balanced. Overall this is a really good brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 21:17:30 | More by chefhatt
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Furlinator

California

4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours translucent reddish-brown with very little head and very little lacing.

Smell is hazlenut, molasses and biscuit breadiness. Very impressive.

Taste follows smell with hazlenut, molasses and brown sugar. Malty breadiness prevents it from being too sweet. Very faint citrus tart on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Smell is incredible. Like Honey Nut Cheerios on steroids. Tastes almost as good as the smell. An impressive brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 01:40:18 | More by Furlinator
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Mora2000

Texas

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

Pours a clear brown color with a tan head. The aroma is toffee and hazelnuts. The flavor is caramel with hazelnuts. There is also some chocolate in the flavor as well as some light hop bitterness at the very end. The aftertaste is nutty. Medium, semi-creamy mouthfeel and low-medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2010 04:41:57 | More by Mora2000
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

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

Smells of thick malts and brown sugar, with a hint of maple syrup.

On the tongue, however, the first noticeable flavor is that of hazelnuts, which comes across with a delicate strength that nicely fills the mouth. This subsumes slightly to give way to the malts, and with six different kinds of these blended in, there are a panoply of flavors to explore. Further nutty grain flavors are present here, reminiscent of Grape Nuts cereal and pecan oils, as well as light touches of chocolate. The brown sugars and maple syrups from the nose come back here, along with hints of caramel or toffee. Hops are set at medium, providing a nice background grapefruit-like bitterness to soften the blow of so many sugars.

Initially, I will admit that I was hesitant to try a brew with hazelnut flavors--I kept imagining the overly-syruped coffees at the local java joint--but I was pleasantly surprised to be dead wrong. Overall, I find this to be a wonderfully complex brew, with many layers and nuances to explore.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 20:39:42 | More by jondeelee
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

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

Appearance: Dark brown chestnut with some mahogany highlights with a dark tan head forms nicely dwindles at a good pace, much obliged to imbibe on this brew. Aroma: Chocolate roasts syrupy hazelnut goodness partially baked cookie dough what a freakin beer. Taste: Haszelnut sweetness standsout once again what can I say a true classic creation touch of herbal hops pac man yeast is evident definitely more toward a dessert beer. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied slightly stickey at times even carbonation no complaints from this compadre. Drinkability: Damn near excellent in my opinion just so worth the price five bucks for a bomber I'm loving it.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2004 09:59:57 | More by WVbeergeek
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
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