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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
91
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3,506 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,506
Reviews: 1,342
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 194
Gots: 353 | 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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Photo of happygnome
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a: pours a nice dark brown color with about an inch and a half worth of head that doesnt dissapear too fast and leaves a good amount of lacing around the edge of the glass and top of the beer
s: cocao and lightly toasted malts, very warm and inviting
t: cocao and lightly toasted malts some hop bitterness comes through towards the finish
m: medium to full bodied beer excellent amount of carbonation

overal, thnis is a truly great beer

Photo of bucklemyshoe
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. poured into an Arrogant Bastard pint. 33 IBUs. This brew pours a deep and definite brown with a small layer of head. The aroma is magnificent: dark malts, caramel, brown sugar, and roasted nuts. The taste is even better: loads of brown sugar, toffee, maltiness, caramel, and yes, delicious hazelnut. What a delicious dessert!

Photo of Stoutfan23DJ
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of perrymarcus
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle served in a snifter.

pours a deep brown / mahogany tone while yielding a 1" frothy, beige head. moderate to below average retention; decent lacing.

nose is very nutty - one of the nuttier smelling beers in recent memory. secondary notes of caramel and maybe a hint of vanilla. very nice aroma.

flavor delivers hazelnut, caramel, vanilla, and a touch of coffee. very nicely done. medium-bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall i like this beer a lot, great rendition of a brown ale. not my favorite, but tasty and not too filling.

Photo of jewellrunner
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of JxExM
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thin off-white head and dark ruby brown body that disappeared quickly.

Definite hazelnut and chocolate smell. Perhaps even some caramel.

Definite coffee taste. Tastes like a dark coffee with a very modest amount of creamer.

Mouthfeel is a bit too watery for the amount of hoppiness, I was hoping for a bit of creaminess.

Interesting beer with plenty of character, but not my preference.

Photo of TaborTime
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Evarigan
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of WuBByG999
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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

Poured into a nonic pint glass.

A: Dark translucent red with 2 fingers of creamy tan head. Very nice looking. Good lacing, and retains a couple millimeters of head.

S: Wow - very very nutty. Smells like hazelnuts and almonds with a little hint of malt sweetness.

T: Sweet, with a ton of nut flavors, similar to the nose. The nuts linger on the aftertaste.

M: Carbonated quite nicely. The sweetness is a little sticky, which works well.

D: Could probably drink a lot of this, though I could see getting a little overwhelmed with nuttiness if I had more than a couple in a row.

This is a very interesting beer - I've never had anything close to it in terms of nuttiness. It was very enjoyable, but a little too "nuts" for an everyday beer.

Photo of mweso2000
3/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of ToddThompson
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Lothore
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown with hints of caramel coloring. There is very little fizzy head that dissipates quickly. Smell is very sweet with a nutty and toffee edge. The taste is different than the smell lets on. Sweet, as was expected, but there is a strong nutty taste that hits from the second the brew touches your lips. It finishes very smooth and slightly bitter leaving hints of hazelnut taste on the pallet. It is carbonated fairly highly and I personally think this takes away from the mouthfeel. I would have enjoyed this style more with less carbonation but regardless, it was thick and smooth. This is a great beer to enjoy as a desert or to taste but I couldn't see myself drinking more than a glass or two in a sitting. Regardless it was a delicious brew that i thoroughly enjoyed.

Photo of Elfastball7
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of marcpal
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into an oversized dogfish wine glass.

A: Very dark thick crimson build with a thin tan head that held on a bit. Little to no lacing.

N: Peeled nutshells, I guess hazelnuts but Im not too familiar with the aroma of that nut. Much more malts than hops. Distinctive good flavor of honey teddy grahams.

T: Not all that much in terms of nuts but much more unique coffee that I dont recognize in other beers. It was as if others had taste of roasted black coffee where this was more of the taste of coffee with a ton of cream added.

Unlike any other.

M: Grainy from the malt fibers that left it smooth and thick in the mouth.

D: A fun and tasty beer to drink. Easily drank this bomber and looking forward to more. Nice flavors.

Photo of treyrab
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opened a 22oz. tonight into a pint glass.

A...Deep brown in color with reddish hue when held to light. Very clear and with barely no head and no lacing

S...Immense smell of roasted malt with minor caramel malts filtering in as well. I can tell this is doing to be a flavorful one.

T...Can you say coffee? Initial caramel malt taste followed by tons of roasted malts that linger into a large sweet coffee flavor.

M,D...Perfectly carbonated and rather light. Exceptional dessert beer.

RJR

Photo of phisig137
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a brownish ruby color, with a little head and no lacing.

Smells malty sweet, with a good amount of hazelnut extract No hops can be detected.

Tastes mostly of hazelnuts, with a nice malty backbone. Again, little hops. Decidedly sweet, but no cloying at all. The hazelnut extract used in this is considerably better quality than that used in other hazelnut browns. Mouthfeel is full and chewy. Drinkability good.

Another winner from Rogue

Photo of seedyone
4/5  rDev -1.7%

05/09/12 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Tried as black & tan w/Rogue Chocolate Stout. Called a "Snikers" it had plenty of hazelnut. Not bad. Now I need to taste it au natural

Photo of teddyarrowhead
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of paulys55
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of BEERschlitz
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of GreenWBush
3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Never one to believe the hype, I was more than ready to review this particular selection when I viewed with horror that there was only one sole HBN left. I sprung into action, and without a second thought I reached for the spot where the half-a-weisen was. Nowhere to be found. But in a simple twist of fate, the manager let me know that the Gumballhead was about to take its place. So one of those into the barrel as well.

One of the things that struck me about this beer and continues to do is its splendid appearance. It looked like something out of a beer-geek's cinematic dream. An ambient deep sepia with a black-and-tan effect in the glass. The yellow head was like whipped cream on a bed of cappucino. Upon pour and vigourous subsequent pour, I noticed the beer battling to stick to the glass as marbles down a slick slide. Nothing to cling to.

The nose is New England fudge and innocent waffs of alcohol amongst a sea of fluffy, emotive hop character.

Enough cannot be said for the delicate interplay between the so-close-to-adjuncty hazelnut flavoring, huge royal malt, and brilliantly intoxicating perle and saaz blend. I kept not being able to decide whether I hated the hazelnut essence or not; without it you've got a weirdly hopped unstriking brown ale. With it, the beer is sweet and walnutty. The yeast adds wisps of diacetyl but I never felt like I was drinking a liquid Werther's. The aftertaste is a bit on the diet-cola side. Any hop bitterness that surfaces is quickly subdued by the slightly swampy mouthfeel.

Wow. So much going on here ... i'll be back

Photo of SolipsismalCat
4.78/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Hazy medium-dark brown with nice bubbles. Two-finger off-white and creamy head that diminished slowly leaving very nice lacing.

S: Strong scent of toasted nuttiness. I can smell the hazelnut too. Very nice.

T: Just the right amount of sweetness and earthy hop bitterness to balance. No flaws that I can detect. An nice long finish that is very nutty and makes me want to drink more.

M: Light to medium body that is nice and creamy with soft carbonation. The body could be a bit fuller, but the feel is still very nice.

O: I really like this brown ale. The hazelnut is nice and subtle, not off-putting at all. It sets this one apart from other brown ales. One of my new favorites.

Photo of jerefreakinmiah
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
91 out of 100 based on 3,506 ratings.