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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
91
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3,133 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,133
Reviews: 1,322
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 146
Gots: 193 | 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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Ratings: 3,133 | Reviews: 1,322 | Display Reviews Only:
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TaborTime

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-15-2013 02:25:22 | More by TaborTime
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King_KongDCO93

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -75.4%

12-19-2012 19:09:18 | More by King_KongDCO93
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WTKeene

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-06-2014 05:57:26 | More by WTKeene
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TonyY

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-01-2013 11:51:36 | More by TonyY
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JasonTaverner

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-16-2014 01:05:09 | More by JasonTaverner
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fivetime

Idaho

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-22-2013 04:32:53 | More by fivetime
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letsgopens

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This bomber pours a deep brown amber with a tan head that recedes to a decent lace.

Malty and sweet to the nose, with some roasty chocolate.

The flavor is initially pleasant with a nutty roastiness. I suppose hazelnut. Besides that it is ridiculously sweet. Now I'm a sucker for a decadent, dessert-like brew; but this is not so much decadent sweet but rather sickeningly Hershey's syrup sweet. Don't get me wrong, it's got a decent taste but far too syrupy sweet.

The texture it much the same. Very syrupy and thick (especially when let to sit and warm up a bit). Worth a try, but certainly not Rogue’s best effort.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2007 00:17:57 | More by letsgopens
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larbush

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-01-2013 18:03:49 | More by larbush
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21Maestro8

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-13-2013 20:00:54 | More by 21Maestro8
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PhantomVodoo

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazed dark brown in color. Some sediment at the bottom. Creamy tan head that stayed well.
Roasted malt aroma with cocoa and coffee.

The taste seems to come in 3 distinct phases. First a smooth, sweet, very nutty malt phase. Then an onslaught of mouth-puckering bitterness. Finally after the finish comes a pleasing hazlenut coffee and cocoa flavor that lingers on the palate for some time. Quite an interesting beer to drink.

Good body and mouthfeel with slight creaminess.
Drinkability set back a notch due to the bitter 2nd phase of the tasting experience.

The hazelnut extract really shows. Overall this beer is quite nutty and also coffee-like. If you're into hazelnut coffee this one is a must find.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2003 21:30:23 | More by PhantomVodoo
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celticfutblclub

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - a nice medium shaded brown (not as dark as most which is nice). good finger and a half of fluffy slighty browned head sits on top and just stays put. laces very well down the glass.

S - big notes of cream and nuts with coffee in the back as well. well that pretty much sums up exactly what they were going for with the name.

T - the coffee and nut tastes are a lot more subdued than the nose led me to believe. they are definitely there and taste great but i was expecting them to be overpowering and they are not. some caramel notes in there as well. its a very good brown ale no doubt about that.

M - medium bodied with lots of carbonation. the one main issue i have with it is it feels a bit watered down overall.

O - this is one fine brown ale and definitely worth checking out. its everything it says it will be.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2011 23:01:19 | More by celticfutblclub
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CanisMajor

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-23-2013 01:34:58 | More by CanisMajor
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Punisher

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-27-2013 21:40:40 | More by Punisher
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keithmurray

New York

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance - chestnut brown with a frothy white head

smell - I just can't pick up much here, a bit of cocoa and malt

taste - this is much better than the nose, hazelnut, cocoa, malt are all bold

mouthfeel - light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, good flavors on this as the taste lingers really well on this, slightly sweet, but not overpowering, pretty smooth finish

overall - for the price, not the best value (~$6 for 22oz), but a good beverage worth trying

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2011 00:10:26 | More by keithmurray
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Andy_Luft

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-26-2013 21:14:12 | More by Andy_Luft
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Supergenious

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-27-2012 00:27:28 | More by Supergenious
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capnamerica

Arkansas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-05-2013 20:15:35 | More by capnamerica
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anhigdon

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-19-2014 01:57:52 | More by anhigdon
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TheDM

Indiana

3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours a creamy small head of light brown bubbles and a semi transparent dark brown body. With a mild malt aroma, this brew has a taste of caramel and spice with just a hint of coffee flavoring. It goes down very smoothly yet leaves a slight dry lingering after taste of the coffee flavoring.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2003 22:58:12 | More by TheDM
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meehandennis

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-28-2013 17:25:16 | More by meehandennis
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scooter231

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An interesting concoction from Rogue. Smells malty malty malty and nutty. Toasty- almost marshmallow-like in the nose.

Taste is also very malty, more toastyness, with a bare hint of chocolate. Sweet, but not overly so. Hazlenutty, obviously, but I also got a vanilla extract thing going on in there. Pretty easy to drink, though I'm not sure I could have more than one of these. Interesting, a nice dessert type beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2005 06:38:15 | More by scooter231
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PintOHops

California

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

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a goblet.

Appearance/Smell - Appears a hazy dark brown with a blood red hue when held up to light. About 1/3 an inch of off white head with fair retention, and lacing was very minimal & not worth mentioning. Smell, big malts! I picked up lots of chocolate, caramel, hints of very soft vanilla, nutty almonds & hazelnuts. Lite citrus twang intertwined in the entire aroma, and as it warms a big nutty/peanut buttery/hazelnut aroma pronounces well, which was very warm and inviting.

Taste/Mouthfeel - Tastes of dark chocolate, caramel, molasses, it's pretty nutty with obvious lightly roasted hazelnut notes on the finish, it even lingers a bit. There's some citrus notes towards the end as well, and I didn't pick up much hop characteristics, it was very mild & overpowered by the strong malt backbone. Mouthfeel was full bodied with a slight bite to it, thick & chewy, creamy, silky, it complimented the flavor profile well, I would have wanted a little more Co2 bite to it though.

Drinkability/Final thoughts - Man was this brew drinkable! I wouldn't mind having 3 pints of this wonderfully chocolaty brew on a chilly evening, ahhh. I didn't pick much up besides chocolate covered almonds with hints of hazelnuts in this brew, I definitely would have appreciated more hop character, not so mellow & subtle, and more lively Co2 in the feel. Appearance was lacking as well, leaving no notable lacing, all in all though it was still a good beer, with a low enough ABV to enjoy 2-3 without getting all buzzed out. I recommend it. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2009 22:00:50 | More by PintOHops
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lilnicky068

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-01-2012 02:26:36 | More by lilnicky068
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rogerthegill

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-24-2012 04:03:47 | More by rogerthegill
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Treb0R

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -14%

12-13-2012 16:12:23 | More by Treb0R
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
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