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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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Ratings: 3,572
Reviews: 1,356
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 214
Gots: 415 | 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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Photo of perrymarcus
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
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 JxExM
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of TheSleepyMonkey
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
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 Evarigan
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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 Elfastball7
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Lothore
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
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 marcpal
4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
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
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
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 BEERschlitz
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of phisig137
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
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 teddyarrowhead
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of paulys55
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of gr8zehaman
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of GreenWBush
3.61/5  rDev -11.3%
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 retry4z
3.2/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of jerefreakinmiah
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of SolipsismalCat
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
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 Hoagie1973
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear mahogany brown with a 1 finger butter colored head. Head reduces quickly with little to no lace to speak of.

Nuts and brown sugar/molasses nose.

Very toasted flavor with a prominent nuttiness from the hazelnut infused malt. Brown sugar sweetness and a crazy buttery/butterscotch thing going on. Nuttiness lingers in the finish. Lightly sweet overall, but maintains a fair balance.

Smooth, even mouthfeel.

Unique and enjoyable overall.

Photo of Vylo
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Jacobob10
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of Jameswoody
2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

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

Poured out a chocolate brown, failry clear, with a thick creamy tan head. The nose was sweet, full of hazelnut, creamy, with some mild spicing. The taste was a little watered down for me, nice hazelnut flavor, kind of sweet, but not enough body or malt backing this guy up. Instead of being a nuance, the hazelnut was the main attraction here. A decent effort, but this needs to be bigger. The hazelnut is a bit too cloying for me.

Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
91 out of 100 based on 3,572 ratings.