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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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Ratings: 3,624
Reviews: 1,367
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 221
Gots: 458 | FT: 3
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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 Chaz
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured with a minimal off-white head and with minimal lacing, almost to the very top of the glass. Very clear and a coppery medium-brown in color, with average visible carbonation. Nose offers up indistinct fruit, along with broad strokes of hazelnut (natch) and vanilla. No hop presence on the nose (and minimal hops throughout), and a very light touch of diacetyl. Big notes of vanilla, hazelnut, and cocoa across the palate on the first sip. Root beer notes, and some light butterscotch. The indistinct fruit on the nose is about the only fruity quality I detected here . . . maybe light berry notes? Sweet, rich, and not at all dry . . . it's a bit fuller-bodied than an English brown ale, too, leaning more towards a robust porter. Alcohol is fairly buried by the hazelnut (extract?) in this one, and at 6.2% is pretty firm, so given that fact the drinkability is quite good. Body and mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, which is to be expected from a Rogue brew in good condition (fresh), this leans toward full-bodied due to its higher level of sweetness / dextrose. And when I say sweet, think confectioner's sugar, cane sugar, treacle . . . marzipan. A bit of spiky, oily hop would actually improve this brew in my mind, but I prefer balance in a mid-strength brew. A bit too sweet for me overall, but with good drinkability nonetheless. Definitely a dessert beer and one to pair with desserts and sweets. Served chilled (tap-line cold) in a tumbler.

Photo of gr8zehaman
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Dolfan907
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of crwills
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy, oily brown into a pint glass. Small, thick head that sticks around for the entire time!

Milk chocolate, peanut butter, caramel, and malty bread aroma -- sounds like a candy bar!

Caramel malt flavour, with roastd wood, marshmallow, nuts (but not really hazelnut). Angel food cake with vanilla icing. A dessert beer?

Bit of a weak finish with a slightly watery mouthfeel and dull aftertaste.

Photo of Mark5252
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of GeoffRizzo
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep amber hue, thin tan head, great lacing. On the nose is a nice aroma of coffee beans, hazelnut and plums. Twangy up front, has the sweet/sour thing going on; caramel notes, bordering on medium bodied. A bitter, clean palate, with a thick malty based backbone, nil for hop detection, yet some nice nutty flavoring. A fine effort, but low on the drinkability level.

Photo of biggmike
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful brown color with a generous off-white head that lasted a while. Smell is both nutty and chocolatey. Taste is fabulous. Nutty and tastes of chocolate. Very well balanced. Mouthfeel is great. Drinkabilty is good. This is one fine beer.

Photo of Lexluthor33
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 220z. bomber it was dark brown with creamy head. The aroma was malts,fruits and hazelnut.
The flavor was a rich brown sugar malted beer with sweetness and a touch of hops and some chocolate notes. The roasted malts gave it a good balance with the sweetness. The feel was smooth carbonation with a creamy,clean finish. This was a delight to drink and one that although not a session brew deserves a spot for dessert after a fine meal.
Notes: It could be a tad less sweet,but other than that no complaints.

Photo of bluerabbit
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Theogre83
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Evarigan
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Interesting beer. Appears a nice dark brown, some light coming through, with a substantial head. Smell is great; nice and nutty, hazlenutty that is, with nice creamy chocoloate and coffee accents, though not overwhelming. Taste is much the same. This is almost a bit too "tasty" for a beer, if that makes sense. The taste is of course great, don't get me wrong, but it's almost like I'm drinking a cappucino. A little too much artificial flavoring if you ask me. I like my beer a little more beerish, with more emphasis on the malts and hops. However, there's a great smooth mouthfeel to this. If they reduced the cappucino flavor a bit this would be a classic beer, although as of now it's a bit wimpy due to the flavoring.

Photo of LordAdmNelson
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a rich dark brown with about and inch and a half of off-white head. Decent retention. Bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass.

S- Rich, caramel, nutty--can really get the hazelnuts here. Smells delicious. A little bready, not too sweet, I think it smells great.

T- Again nutty, toasted malt comes out stronger than in the nose, not too sweet, finishes with a nice hazelnut/almond aftertaste. Slight chocolate. Very pleasant.

M- A little thin, and more carbonated than I might like. Maybe a creamier feel would suit me better. Still doesn't detract very much from the beer.

D- The texture and subtle but great taste makes this very drinkable. Fantastic beer, one of my favorites from Rogue.

Photo of bucklemyshoe
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
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 TheSleepyMonkey
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of iemailjack
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of irishgreensoda
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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 agreenman19
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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 kerry4porters
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of noproduction
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 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.

Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
91 out of 100 based on 3,624 ratings.