Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales
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District of Columbia
4.47/5 rDev +9.8%
Brown pour with a tan head, good retention.
Aroma is nutty, chocolatey, sweetish, and generally incredible
Okay, so this beer has the following profiles working for it, balancing out quite well: there is a chocolate profile, then some nutty flavors, and a roasted malt finish.
Mouthfeel is great. A bit "buttery", if you can apply that to a beer. Its not got a huge body, but its a certainly a rich bodied beer. And because of all these, its very drinkable.
01-28-2010 07:43:32 | More by kshankar
4.18/5 rDev +2.7%
Poured out a dirt brown color with some carbonation that is visible. Smell is very malty. Lots of roasted aroma is noted as well. Some caramel and plums can also be detected. Taste is where it's at. Malts come in the beginning along with some roasted flavors as well. Hops are in the middle, but quickly flare out and let's the sweetness take over. Chocolate undertones are there along with the sweetness. Not too thin and not too big. Perhaps one of the best Rogue brews out there.
05-16-2004 23:46:45 | More by necoadam
4.28/5 rDev +5.2%
Poured from the 22oz bottle into a beveled pint glass to accentuate aromas.
Appearance- Beer pours a reddish amber brown with a huge four finger high head of mocha froth on top that dies down fairly swiftly to a lovely murk across the top. Lacing is medium and lingers on the glass slightly.
Smell- This is the best smelling brown ale I have ever stuck my nose in. Hazelnuts, honey, and brown sugar leap at the nostrils firstly, then rich caramel malts, a slight hint of mango, there is a slight hint of noble hopping, but those hops are very hard to detect.
Taste- Creamy nutty sweetness with just enough hop biting bitterness to balance the beer beautifully. Good god this is a well made beer. Why the hell doesn't Rogue use this as their flagship beer and put this in six packs? It just doesn't make sense. That hazelnut, honey brown sugar taste is only amplified on the tongue and excellent noble hopping. Light diacetyl but it's definitely acceptable on this bottle.
Mouthfeel- Creamy, sweet, scrumptious, medium full bodied, highly carbonated.
Drinkability- This is excellent and drinkable and it is a pity that I never see this on tap anywhere with the amount of tap handles I find around here.
09-26-2008 00:10:13 | More by blakesell
3.98/5 rDev -2.2%
22 oz. Bottle
Appearance: This was a beautiful, deep red beer. The rough tan head took some coaxing to get it to rise to just one finger. It was gone in a flash, leaving only a thin ring around the edge of the glass. There was no lacing at all.
Smell: A thick hazelnut aroma dominated the smell of this beer. This was not something that I noticed in the Hazelnut Brown Nectar. Thrown in underneath this nuttiness was tart dark fruit, sweet butter toffee, and a hint of smoke. Overall, very nice, but not very beerlike.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and pretty darn smooth. It was faintly fuzzy on the tongue.
Taste: On the tip of the tongue, a fruity tartness kicked in immediately. Then, almost as quickly as it appeared, it was overwhelmed by flavors of chocolate, roasted malts, and nuts. These flavors continued to linger well into the aftertaste where they were joined by a toffee-like sweetness.
A good solid beer for when you want something "different" but don't want anything too crazy. More flavorful than I remember the Hazelnut Brown Nectar being.
11-11-2003 01:08:15 | More by Quaffer
3.8/5 rDev -6.6%
Pours a clear yet dark mahogany color with a very soda-like tan head that disappears rapidly. The smell reveals a slightly buttery rich roasted malt and light hops. The taste consists of chocolate, coffee, light buttery notes, hops, and a dry bitter chocolate finish. This is surprisingly a bit on the light side for the mouthfeel and despite the complexity the flavors are a bit light as well with exception of the chocolate taste.
Notes: It is a nice solid brew, but not what's expected from a brewery of this caiber. That said, it is quite drinkable. Cheers!
03-24-2004 02:28:36 | More by BeerAngel
4.22/5 rDev +3.7%
This beer pours a cloudy red-brown. The head is beige, thick. It smells strongly of hazelnut and there are obvious hints of caramel and malts. The taste is prominently nutty with an ample flavor of toasty hops; somewhat sweet with a slightly bitter aftertaste. The mouthfeel is thick, buttery, and smooth. This is a drinkable beer but is rather thick and rich. Overall, delicious.
06-19-2008 03:40:17 | More by theghost3
3.95/5 rDev -2.9%
Pours a dark brown color with a light tan head that disappates quickly. Not much lacing to speak of at all. Aroma is nice but subtle. Traces of nuts, coffee, and caramel sweetness hit the nose and then quickly vanish. The taste brings this beer to life a little bit. More coffee can be detected along with some roasted malts. Smooth mouthfeel with a touch of bitterness and carbonation at the end. Very drinkable, I polished the bomber off with no problem at all.
This was a pretty one-sided beer, not much going on with the hops at all. A nice offering from Rogue, although their bombers continue to be a bit overpriced.
06-21-2006 14:59:57 | More by Jacobob10
4.1/5 rDev +0.7%
This offering pours a deep reddish brown leaving a thick tan head. The aroma is nutty, chocolate, toffee, fresh earthy hop aroma with a sweet overlay of more chocolate, nuts, and toffee. Nice nose.
The taste is very balanced on the tongue. The mouthfeel is a bit creamy, elegant chocolate, sweet sugary nuts, with a crisp carbonation that leaves you wanting more. This is a great session beer solid and very balanced.
06-16-2008 17:37:56 | More by Franchise
4.08/5 rDev +0.2%
Pours a dark mocha brown with ruby streaks, the lightish tan head is a nice thickness at first then settles to average. Lacing is average as well. The smell is strong on chocolate covered nuts, the hazlenut is noticable but not overly offensive. The taste is very caramel/molasses, slight traces of nut but doesn't throw off the sweetness, a slight bitter hop blends the beer into a solid creation. Medium to almost full bodied, smooth and rich, very good dessert beer.
08-17-2004 06:51:05 | More by beertaster13
2.58/5 rDev -36.6%
Appearance is a little lacking, but it still holds a little lacing and a crisp brown color.
The smell is very sweet and reminds me of a coffee, an irish cream splashed with a little mocha cocoa.
The taste is sweet with slight bitter cocoa with traces of irish cream in the nose.
Mouthfeel is fine: not silky smooth, but not hard and watery.
Drinkability is, for me, not enough to go out and buy more, but enough to wait until I feel the need or craving again and the opportunity arrises.
05-01-2006 00:44:09 | More by Erdinger2003
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
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