Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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3,516 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,516
Reviews: 1,345
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 196
Gots: 363 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Olek4374
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Rogue's beers are notoriously hard to get here in Alberta despite their reputation as being one of the better US craft breweries. This is one of, like, 3 kinds that my store offers. They're also expensive as fuck. This 650ml bottle cost me over 9 dollars! So it is my expectation that this is some very, very good beer. Let's see.

it pours very dark brown, basically the identical shade of brown that the bottle is (and not the picture, but rather the bottle itself. There is a very thick layer of beige head which takes a good long while to settle down. The name of the beer lives up in the smell - hazelnut is definitely the main smell I'm getting here - and that's about it. The taste is fantastic - you're getting a large hit of hazelnut flavour, but it's a lot deeper than that. it's more of a hazelnut latte flavour without the milk - just coffee and hazelnut. There's also a subtle cigar aftertaste going on here - and no, I'm not smoking while doing this review, nor have I smoked any time recently. it's a very complex flavour that just makes me keep coming back for another sip - it's hard for a heavy beer to accomplish this for me, but here we are.

The mouthfeel is very smooth with some subtle carbonation - not too shabby.

Overall, an excellent beer. Rich flavour, nice look, smell that lives up to its name. I may just have to buy another bottle despite the price. Well done Rogue, well done.

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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.31/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of socon67
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Brown pour with an unassuming thin head that settled fast. Slight carbonation and faint streaks of lacing are present.

S - Easily the highlight of this beer. Sweet smell of honey and hazelnuts combined with caramel malt. Sugary sweet notes to this give it a smell of candy.

T - On one hand it has a sweet flavor and a peasant malty taste that makes drinking this quite enjoyable. But I felt the hazelnut flavor was utterly lost in the taste and towards the end of the bottle the sugary flavor started to taste a little artificial. The overall experience was a good one but the depth of the complexity could have been better.

M - A good sessionable brown ale that went good with the BBQ I had. I could see a Newcastle drinker being easily swayed to try this.

O - A pretty solid offering from Rogue and a staple brown ale that is easily accessible and priced reasonably. This is a good beer for someone who has gotten past gateway craft and wants some of the typical examples of american styles.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
91 out of 100 based on 3,516 ratings.