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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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3,140 Ratings

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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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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-20-2012 06:16:41 | More by CarolinaKev
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4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The Specialty beer winner from this years Great American Beer Festival is my beer for the evening. Well I agree that it is special. One of those brown beers you just have to love. I'm not a big brown beer fan. This one though is from Rogue and it carries a signature goodness that some brewers can't pull off. Let's get to it.

Appearence - Beautiful brown beer. A half inch thick head that really let's you get to the core of the beer quickly.

Smell- Clean and crisp. Rogue really has mastered the smell of beers. They never smell "treated" or chemically. It never seems as though they added something to it bring out the smells. It's all ingrediants. Hazelnuts aren't a wonderful nut but they have a distinct smell. Good stuff.

Taste- Is a brown ale with a sweet finish. It doesn't try to do to much.

Mouthfeel - Crisp with a hint of Carbonation. It lingers a little bit at the end though which is ok, not awesome though.

Overall it's a good solid beer. If you like brown beers, this one you will enjoy a great deal.


Steve McShane
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@ayemcshane on twitter.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 04:25:10 | More by McShane
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-17-2012 18:20:13 | More by beerme1
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4.58/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

wow! very interesting smell!!!!
but let's start with the appearance- beautiful molasses color, minimum head.
now the smell- AWESOME!!! i love nuts and i am aware many brews dont 'project' what they call themselves. but i get the hazelnut aroma here and anxiously awaiting the first sip as i write this.
i wasnt expecting much (refer to the 'project' comment above) but this is a decent tasting brew. not sure i get the hazelnut flavor from the taste as much as i might the aroma (you realize 'flavored' coffee doesnt exist- it's an added AROMA they mix in with the beans to 'trick' your taste buds into believing it is tasting what it is smelling). but it's a decent tasting brew. i would take off major points if i found out they added the AROMA, but i think i can get the hazelnut flavor in there....
mouthfeel is always a difficult category for me, but it's a medium-bodied, minimally carbonated liquid.
overall, it's what i expected when i purchased it which is an accomplishment in that sense. it tastes good, has a decent abv, and can be had in more than one at a time. slight 'flavoring bitterness' in the end taste, but it is minimal.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2012 23:43:16 | More by pkalix
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3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a half inch of tan head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is really nutty with some caramel malts, hazelnut and hints of coffee. The flavor is earthy and nutty. Almost has a bit of a caramel popcorn taste to it. Hazelnut is more present at the end. Coffee finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Pretty nice twist on the style. Overall, one of the better Brown Ales out there.

Serving type: bottle

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Nova Scotia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +22.9%

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New York

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a straight-sided pint glass. No bottling info...hopefully it’s not too ancient.

A: Regrettably poured it straight down the middle and got huge head. Off-white, bubbles on the large side. Lots of lacing. Body is medium brown and slightly hazy.

S: Warm hazelnuts and butterscotch. The aroma REALLY intensifies if you swirl it around a bit. Some hops are there, but way in the background.

T: That’s pretty darn nice. Not a bold brown ale by any means. Nice levels of hazelnut, toasted malt, caramel and some grassy hops.

M: Light body, somewhat watery texture, lively carb. Slight acidic finish. Easy to drink.

O: Not the bold brown that I anticipated, but that’s just fine. This was unique, nicely executed and a pleasure to drink.

Serving type: bottle

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4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap in a pint glass.

Poured a slightly hazy reddish brown with barely any head. This I attribute to it being served in an extremely cold glass.

Nuts immediately on the nose along with some milk chocolate and toast. Honestly it smells almost exactly like Nutella.

Flavor carries over more of the milk chocolate and nuts along with some biscuit and toast. Maybe some caramel and toffee thrown in there too. Bitterness is moderate and the finish is clean. Really not too sweet at all.

Overall, an extremely enjoyable beer and one that would be great with dessert. It's great that it is not too sweet with the presence of the chocolate and hazelnut. One I need to have more often.

Serving type: on-tap

10-05-2012 01:40:38 | More by rangerred
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
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