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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,140 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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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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UDbeernut

New York

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

on tap at the Tremont Tap house, poured into a oversized wine glass

a: translicent medium brown color, nice creamy off white head

s: roasted barrly gives off slight coffee aroma, also has a nice nut aroma

t: nice mixture of hazelnut, and roasted/ carmalized malt. hint of coholate and slight fruit. Big on sweetness.

m&d: light mouthfeel, just creamy to the palate. Excellent Beer!

Cheers!!!

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2009 12:25:50 | More by UDbeernut
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MSchae1017

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was tasted in a pint glass from the 650mL Bottle.

It pours a dark amber brownish color hue with a decent head that hold fairly well but does not lace very well. It smells wonderfully nutty and sweet. It almost smells like hazelnut coffee. It tastes a hint of peanutbutter but roasted hazelnut malts dominate the overall flavor. It holds decently in one's mouth but it could be a little more forceful. Overall It another great brew from Rogue.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2005 02:16:09 | More by MSchae1017
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yeaprolly

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-12-2014 23:42:10 | More by yeaprolly
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Bobhoya

Arizona

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-20-2012 15:52:47 | More by Bobhoya
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Dolfan907

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -14%

02-05-2014 02:53:03 | More by Dolfan907
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inebrius

Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Smooth, dark amber, full bodied brew. Malty roasted nose. Sweet malts, particularly chocolate, comprise the backbone. Nutty with a good dose of bittering hops. Riding a fine line between a brown ale and a porter Rogue does it again with a quality beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2002 18:22:17 | More by inebrius
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Hardcore

Hawaii

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-25-2012 01:28:55 | More by Hardcore
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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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Schmoog

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-29-2013 13:38:53 | More by Schmoog
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fisherman34

Manitoba (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark brown in colour with medium carbonation, but poor head retention. Strong malty aromas, along with the typical Rogue pacman yeasty touch and a bit of roasted malt. Initial flavors of munich malts and a bit of soft fruit give way to the more drying chocolate malt and nut flavors. I think it’s more sesame than hazelnut, but the nut element is definitely there. There’s a bit of a sour twang (not from infection) on the finish that I didn’t really like. A bit of a disappointment.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2006 17:06:40 | More by fisherman34
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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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-NESTO-

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

09-11-2013 12:26:18 | More by -NESTO-
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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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gr8zehaman

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-11-2013 16:02:56 | More by gr8zehaman
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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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Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-06-2014 05:57:26 | More by WTKeene
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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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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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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -26.3%

11-19-2011 20:05:14 | More by VikeMan
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
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