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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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Hazelnut Brown NectarHazelnut Brown Nectar

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,140 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,140
Reviews: 1,322
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 147
Gots: 198 | 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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Flounder57

Massachusetts

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

12 oz bottle was poured into a shaker glass at Parish Cafe on Boylston.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger whitish brown head that reduced to a thin layer. It is an amber brown color with some vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Toasted malts, roasted, hazelnut, a little chocolate, and some sweetness.

Taste: Hazelnut, toasted, chocolate, some sweetness, mild bitterness, and earthy notes..

Mouthfeel: Smooth, a little chewy, light to medium bodied, low to medium carbonation, and slight bitterness.

Overall: Awesome brown ale. Will be enjoying this one again in the near future.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 02:55:58 | More by Flounder57
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Mosul

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

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

Roasted nut brown with a significant infusion of crimson; the beer is especially ruddy when backlit. The ecru cap is dense, creamy and sticky--typical Rogue quality--and is impressively persistent. Small sheets of thick lace are nice to look at, but don't last as long as I'd like.

The aroma isn't as hazelnutty as I'd feared. I faulted the Morimoto version for being too one-dimensional, too focused on hazelnut. My hope is that this beer doesn't suffer a similar fate. Exiting the glass is a glorious combination chocolate malt, vanilla and buttered, roasted hazelnuts. Well done.

In comparison to Morimoto, this is easily the better beer, largely because its hazelnut flavor is more in harmony with the brown ale rather than completely dominating it. Outside of the obvious added flavor, the malt bill is a highlight (although it's hard to fathom why 7 different varieties of malt were necessary). Roasted barley is a larger part of the flavor profile than is chocolate, thereby allowing the hazelnut essence to shine. Tobacco is a subtle contributor as well.

Drinkability is enhanced by the fact that the beer falls marginally on the bitter side of the sweet-bitter continuum. The body firms up nicely with warming, even edging into creamy by the final third of the bottle. The finish is characterized by a piquant, nutty flavor that, once again, is evidence of an evenhanded addition of hazelnut nectar. Restraint was needed... and restraint was exercised.

This beer is a pleasant surprise. I'm a Rogue fan, but I wasn't expecting much after being disappointed by Morimoto Hazelnut. The secret, I believe, is that this beer is first and foremost a quality brown ale and the hazelnut flavor is complimentary in the best possible way. I should never have doubted. For my penance, I'll purchase a few more bombers as soon as possible.

Serving type: bottle

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Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
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