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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,114 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,114
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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Rudgers73

New York

4.72/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber

A- Dark brown caramel color with a finger's worth of tan fizzy head that settles quickly to a ring.

S- Bold, smooth, nutty and sticky sweet. MMMmmm.

T- A-mazing. This is so great tasting. Full, rich, caramel, chocolate, hazelnut, malts. Starts out thick and sweet and ends malty. Well-balanced.

M- Thick, creamy, and great.

D- Awesome. Drink it as much as you can.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2006 22:14:33 | More by Rudgers73
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jonathaniler

Florida

3/5  rDev -26.3%

03-08-2012 01:33:05 | More by jonathaniler
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ReeseMax3

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-14-2012 04:58:28 | More by ReeseMax3
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Pillowburn

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-03-2012 03:32:20 | More by Pillowburn
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Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

03-17-2012 03:36:37 | More by Profchaos20
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hreb

Washington

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

The other day I picked up a 22oz bottle of Rogue's "Morimoto signature ale" series Hazelnut. As a long time fan of Rogue's Hazelnut Nut Brown Ale, I had to check it out. I didn't know if this was the same beer or simply a repackaging (BeerAdvocate indicates the latter -- this is simply an "alias" of the original Hazelnut Brown).

Cold beer is poured into UK size pint glass. Beer is very dark, nearly opaque brown, and appears rather stark in the glass, cloudless, with just a thin dark tan head on top.

Beer has a sweet, malty aroma. The label proudly proclaims 13 ingredients (this has no pretentious of being a "4 ingredient" real ale kind of ordeal). 9 of them are malts. Only one is an additive (hazelnut extract). 2 kinds of hops provide a really nice and needed balance from the sweetness of the beer. The fizziness is just right.

I'm not detecting any differences from the Hazelnut Nectar that I've come to love. This is a really great beer, and in my opinion, probably Rogue's best. The only thing detracting from its perfection is that it IS a little bit sweet. Not so much that it's annoying, but it might be a little bit much for a session beer.

I will also mention that it is a perfect accompaniment to my Sunday afternoon Italian sausage with peppers, onions, and lots of mustard.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2008 17:02:31 | More by hreb
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jlindsey

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-17-2012 16:55:54 | More by jlindsey
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Popp24

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-09-2011 23:22:59 | More by Popp24
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I poured this one into my DFH pint glass. I was a little over eager and almost lost some. Got two full fingers of almost tan head. Body color is somewhere in the mahogany realm. Head is nice and frothy, not light and watery. It sticks around for a bit too.

Roasted hazelnut and caramel comes first to the nose. The caramel really ramps up but there is a whiff of alcohol as well, also light coffee-like notes.

The flavor is very light and malty on the beginning of the sip. Hazelnut comes in as a backbone, and the caramelized malts take over. Ends up mildly bitter.

This beer is medium bodied. Seems to lightly coat the back half of the tongue, and makes you salivate waiting for the next sip.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 20:35:53 | More by CFHMagnet
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scratch69

Missouri

4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Clear brown color with a fingers worth of light tan head. Fair amount of lacing.

Smell- Lightly roasted malt and hazelnut aromas with a hint of cocoa.

Taste- Hazelnut and toasted bread flavor with hints of cocoa and brown sugar.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with an above average amount of carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

Overall- A good beer that I thoroughly enjoyed from the first swallow.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 22:43:37 | More by scratch69
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wingman14

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown maple color with a tan head. Smells sweet with syrup and hazelnut, not too much else except sweet notes. Taste is similar, a light body, good carbonation. A very sweet nut brown with some malty aftertaste. The mouthfeel has a good balance of taste, carbonation, and smell. A well rounded beer that is very easy to drink. I would recommend this to all, especiall nut brown lovers, this is a good beer. Enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2006 02:02:20 | More by wingman14
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ludachris

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just finished my first round of midterms, so I decided to reward myself with this bad boy.

Pours a slightly hazy deep amber with really nice ruby red highlights. Just over a finger of light khaki head top this beer, leaving minimal lace.

I think I drooled a little when I first took a whiff of this beer. Smoooth, creamy hazelnut, caramel, toasted bready malts and a sweet hint of dark fruits.

Smooth, chewy hazelnut and bready malts up front followed by some roasted malts, dry chocolate hint and a subtle, crisp hoppy finish.

Perfectly balanced but a tad bit watery. An easy quaffer.

Overall, an excellent brew from Rogue. They never seem to let me down. Salivating inducing smell coupled with great taste and excellent balance. Despite its higher price, I would definitely buy this one again.. and again.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2009 02:48:58 | More by ludachris
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gr8zehaman

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-11-2013 16:02:56 | More by gr8zehaman
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes

Glass - Sam Adams perfect pint

A - pours a very nice clear deep brown with some ruby tints. Fairly long lasting off white head.

S - toasty caramel malts. A light nuttyness. Some mild spicy hop presance.

T - toasty malts are at the forefront of this brew. Followed by a mild hazelnut flavor. Some light hop bitterness, a mild acidity, and some alcohol warming round it out to a nice dry finish.

M - very smooth. Medium bodied. Medium high carbonation.

D - easy drinking ale. Complex and flavorful but not over powering in the least. Solid brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2010 20:36:41 | More by Teleweizen2
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Samp01

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear brown with medium lasting tan head. Aroma and Taste of sweet hazelnut, nocciolo, yeast some caramel malt, and nice chocolaty under tones with mild bitterness. Palate is a nice balance of sweetness with a bit of creamy and smooth mouth feel, with moderate carbonation. Finish is a nice sweet hazelnut, nocciolo flavor with a bit of chocolate malt and light bitterness. Overall a nicely balanced flavorful and enjoyable brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2012 18:48:54 | More by Samp01
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-NESTO-

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

09-11-2013 12:26:18 | More by -NESTO-
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TaborTime

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-15-2013 02:25:22 | More by TaborTime
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -26.3%

11-19-2011 20:05:14 | More by VikeMan
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-24-2014 16:39:56 | More by rogerdandy
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Schmoog

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-29-2013 13:38:53 | More by Schmoog
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fivetime

Idaho

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-22-2013 04:32:53 | More by fivetime
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letsgopens

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This bomber pours a deep brown amber with a tan head that recedes to a decent lace.

Malty and sweet to the nose, with some roasty chocolate.

The flavor is initially pleasant with a nutty roastiness. I suppose hazelnut. Besides that it is ridiculously sweet. Now I'm a sucker for a decadent, dessert-like brew; but this is not so much decadent sweet but rather sickeningly Hershey's syrup sweet. Don't get me wrong, it's got a decent taste but far too syrupy sweet.

The texture it much the same. Very syrupy and thick (especially when let to sit and warm up a bit). Worth a try, but certainly not Rogue’s best effort.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2007 00:17:57 | More by letsgopens
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King_KongDCO93

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -75.4%

12-19-2012 19:09:18 | More by King_KongDCO93
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TonyY

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-01-2013 11:51:36 | More by TonyY
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WTKeene

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-06-2014 05:57:26 | More by WTKeene
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
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