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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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3,622 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,622
Reviews: 1,366
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 221
Gots: 457 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-27-2001

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
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Fordknox
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Kinsman
3.72/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes:

Dark brown body with coppery red highlights. Pillowly light tan head about 2 fingers thick but fades a bit too quickly.

Grainy/bready toasted malt aroma which seems to dominate. Not as nutty as I would have expected. I'm finding this aroma to be quite distinctive because I can't think of many malt forwards beers that have a unique malty aroma like this. The malts smell like fresh unmashed malts from the homebrew store, something I've noticed before in some beers but not as strong as this.

Similar toasted malt flavor with a stronger nut flavor than was in the aroma. Slightly sweeter caramel and chocolate malts mix in a bit of flavor too. Finishes with a light tough of grassy hops.

Lots of carbonation in this one, finding it to be a bit to fizzy but still retains a bit of a creamy texture. Overall not too bad but not quite as nutty as I would have liked it to be.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Originally sampled on 30 January 2002. I am writing this review from my notes. This pours nearly clear, root beer brown w/ a slight tan head. Slightly sweet, nutty (duh) taste on the palate. This is a very enjoyable brew, thx beerguy101 for getting it to me

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazelnut Brown Nectar pours a deep nutty brown with a reddish hue to it, and a very nicely sized light light brown lid.

The smell is very nice. Sweet chocolate malts with light maple syrup and darkish fruits, and some significant hazelnut.

The body is medium with a good amount of loosely soft carbonation. Nice flavor, but not quite as good as the nose. A moderate amount bitter and sweet chocolate maltiness with a light darkish fruit sweetness up front, and a larger amount of roasted malts coming in next. Very pleasant amount of hazel-nuttiness and earthy hops.

Really a nice brown ale from Rogue. A unique version of the style well done.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of fitzy84
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber. Really great amber-brown pour settles into a dark brown, slightly amber drink. Patchy lacing on the sides and overall creamy head. Aromas had a sharp, icy hints of chocolate, hazelnuts, cinnamon, toffee. Really rich and enjoyable to sniff. Taste is as good as it smells with a sharp aftertaste of the above ingredients. Good carbonation gives it a dry finish mixed in a creamy, milky-like texture. Overall, really, really good.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.1/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.47/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Morimoto Hazelnut Signature Ale

Served cellar temperature. Definately not one to chill.
Pours a coalish black(with that little gleam of red).
Off color foam fills about 3/4ths of a pint glass, but dissipates quicker then expected. The lacing is erratic, but spiderweb-like overall.

Very, very subdued coffee scent, butterscotch nips(damn me if it isn't), chocolate caramels, & obvious hazelnut. It just smells creamy.

A smokey, hazelnut(extract; ehh) taste, but there's a tad too much in the batch. A tiny twinge of spicy(not really bitter)hops at the beginning, but everything then desides to smooth out. The carbonation lingers even after it appears flat. I get brought back to drinking irish coffee with my pops when I have one of these. Very similar in feel. No abv on the bottle, but since the recipes are similar, 6% seems about right. The alcohol tingles every tip, but it runs parallel with everything else in the bottle. The bite is very evident at the very end of my glass.
A little syrupy & heavy, but still drinkable to a certain extent. Considerable amount of malt, but I don't know how much of that is just added sugar.

If they would of cut back on the extract, or maybe roasted some hazelnuts, maybe it would of came off with less of a candy taste. Extract aside, it's roaming somewhere around the rim of the top shelf. Not quite there, but a more then excellent addition to the dessert tray. All the women love it. It gets bonus points for that. Great for the price at just under $5 a bomber.

An over the top brown ale, but what do you expect. It's Morimoto dammit.

Ala cuisine!!!

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured with a large, creamy and frothy off-white head that lasted for a good amount of time during drinking. Body is a brown color with ruby coming through when held to the light; mostly clear with just a slight amount of haze.

S: Very nice aroma of sweet melt, some nuttiness, and slight hints of milk chocolate.

T: Even better than the aroma. Sweet from start to finish, with bits of chocolate and hazelnuts coming through. Not sickening, overpowering... just nicely balanced and really enjoyable. Awesome.

M: Medium-to-full bodied and really creamy, with soft carbonation. Perfect on the palate.

D: Hell, yes, this is drinkable. Probably the best American Brown I've had, and you can bet I will have this beer again.

Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
91 out of 100 based on 3,622 ratings.