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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,287 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,287
Reviews: 1,330
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 173
Gots: 260 | 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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Photo of kshankar
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Highly recommended

kshankar, Jan 28, 2010
Photo of GreyGhost4
4/5  rDev -1.7%

GreyGhost4, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of necoadam
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

necoadam, May 17, 2004
Photo of meehandennis
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

meehandennis, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of Matthew607
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Matthew607, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of Schmoog
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Schmoog, Dec 29, 2013
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 blakesell
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

blakesell, Sep 26, 2008
Photo of larbush
4/5  rDev -1.7%

larbush, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of griffeyb
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

griffeyb, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of tyleeis
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

tyleeis, May 10, 2013
Photo of JasonTaverner
4/5  rDev -1.7%

JasonTaverner, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of Quaffer
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Quaffer, Nov 11, 2003
Photo of VikeMan
3/5  rDev -26.3%

VikeMan, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of tylerstravis
3.5/5  rDev -14%

tylerstravis, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of BeerAngel
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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!

BeerAngel, Mar 24, 2004
Photo of theghost3
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

theghost3, Jun 19, 2008
Photo of Hardcore
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Hardcore, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of Franchise
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Franchise, Jun 16, 2008
Photo of jonathaniler
3/5  rDev -26.3%

jonathaniler, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of JT99125
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

JT99125, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of DemoniChris
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%

DemoniChris, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of beertaster13
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

beertaster13, Aug 17, 2004
Photo of Erdinger2003
2.58/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Erdinger2003, May 01, 2006
Photo of AndyEdgar
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

AndyEdgar, Aug 14, 2014
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
91 out of 100 based on 3,287 ratings.