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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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3,348 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,348
Reviews: 1,334
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 178
Gots: 284 | 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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4/5  rDev -1.7%

gr8zehaman, Oct 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

WoodburyMN, Nov 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of ultralarry2006
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle. Leaves a one finger head that quickly disappears, with not much retention, and not much lacing. Body is a clear dark garnet.

Smell - rich, strong aroma of malt bread, and stong aromas of chocolate and caramel. Mouthwatering.

Taste - very hearty taste of malt bread, chocolate, caramel, and hazelnuts. This is malty, chocolatey, caramelly, and nutty, and very rich and hearty. The hazelnuts are wonderful on the finish.

Mouthfeel - full bodied, and rather dry.

Drinkability - this is rich, hearty, and excellent, and it's very sessionable.

ultralarry2006, Dec 17, 2006
Photo of Jacobob10
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Jacobob10, Jun 21, 2006
Photo of demcorhip
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty good looking brown. The bomber was poured into my mug and had a nice two finger pale tan head, which had pretty good retention. It is mildly carbonated, and almost brown in colour, with deep reddish highlights.

Creamy hazelnuts and whole grain crusty bread greet the nose, along with a hint of pear and some woodsy and mildly floral hops.

Taste is much like the aroma, although its toasty and nutty edge also hints at walnuts. There is also a sweeter edge to this brew, somewhere between toffee and treacle.

A nice medium bodied brew with a creamy feel. Nice contrasts present, with the nutty malts, some sweetness yet some astringency, as well as the mildly woody hop bitterness.

This is pretty drinkable, and at 6.2% almost sessionable. Well worth a try for fans of brown ales. It would be fun to try this against Fat Squirrel from NG. Glad to have had a chance to try this, it is certainly something that i will look forward to revisiting.

demcorhip, Jan 16, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

switzer, Aug 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

DeadeyeOTDO, Today at 03:50 AM
Photo of cratez
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a dark ruby/brown body with a very thin tan head and moderate lacing. Smell is yeast, hops, buttermilk pancakes, and pecans. A hazelnut aroma develops after a few sips. Taste is roasted nuts, crystal and chocolate malts, English-style hops, and brown sugar. Very clean and sweet aftertaste. Mouthfeel is crisp, refreshing, and mildly grainy with a smooth, dry finish. Well executed. This is one of my favourite ales. The complex flavours and smells keep you guessing while you're drinking the beer. Definitely better than the English and Canadian nut browns that I've had. I will be drinking this often over the winter.

cratez, Nov 23, 2008
Photo of Gyle41386
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer came highly recommended by a friend, and after several beer runs where I somehow forgot it, I finally snagged a bomber from Total Wine in Columbia, SC, and cracked it open while enjoying a large hunk of chocolate creme cake.

Pours a rich mahogany, with some deep red highlights at the bottom. Large, fluffy, light tan head with creamy tight lacing. This is a fine looking beer.

Initial aroma is nutty more so than anything. Super malty. There's a bit of roastiness in there, but it's mostly at the end of the nose.

Perfect balance in this beer. It's unbelievable. The first taste is of the roasted malts, then a quick swish reveals the spicy hops that give a nice bitterness that balances it out.

Nice smooth creaminess. The contrasts are excellent. Like I said before, perfect balance. I think this is a phenomenal brown ale.

Gyle41386, Jan 19, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

tviz33, May 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

slowdaddy, Aug 19, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

WuBByG999, Jul 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

kobeer, Jul 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown with a red hue to it, has a almost tan colored head that leaves no lacing. Smell, as expected is very nutty, hazelnut and I thought maybe even a cocoa smell to it. Taste is definately full of hazelnut and I notice the cocoa more in the taste than the smell, with a hint of coffee in the finish. Light in body and highly carbonated, this is a good beer that I can see myself having again.

badbeer, Apr 30, 2006
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

agreenman19, Jun 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

heavenlyStash, Mar 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

dtomes, Jan 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Chuffbomb, Jul 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

larbush, Nov 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Thickfreakness, Nov 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

tyleeis, May 10, 2013
Photo of hoplover82
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear brownish deep orange color with a thin bubbly fleeting head with no lacing and little retention.

The aroma is full of nutty notes. I don't know if hazelnut would be my guess. It seems like toasted pecan or something to me. That's what it smells like to me.

And the flavor is the same. Very nutty and sweet. But with just barely enough bitterness to keep it from being too sweet.

Full bodied and sweet but not cloying, with a ingering interesting light hop finish.

And this beer goes down so smooth and sweet, it makes me want another. Very nice offering indeed.

hoplover82, Mar 01, 2010
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

jonathaniler, Mar 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

GreyGhost4, Jul 07, 2013
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
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