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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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Hazelnut Brown NectarHazelnut Brown Nectar

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3,210 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,210
Reviews: 1,323
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 162
Gots: 233 | 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 cubedbee


4.3/5  rDev +5.7%

Served out of a 22 oz bomber. Pours a deep mahogany with a thin tan head. Smells great--hazelnet, toffee, caramel, and honey--very sweet smelling. Taste is very sweet, hazelnuts with a hint of chocolate. The mouthfeel is medium bodied but very creamy and smooth. The sweetness never gets too cloying, so I think I could have a few of these.

04-20-2005 17:00:08 | More by cubedbee
Photo of gfreed


4.13/5  rDev +1.5%

Coffee with hazelnut syrup in it is candy coffee. Beer with hazelnut nectar (aka syrup) is... not as bad as candy beer. I normally avoid beer with additives in it, like fruit and nuts and coffee and veggies. However, I like Rogue and I trusted them not to screw this up. Fortunately I was right this time.

Far more complex than I expected, this starts with a coppery, shimmery color and a thin head. The hazelnuts are prominent in the aroma, but so is the malt which successfully elbows the nuts aside. I found some butter in the smell as well. Butter in my beer? There's a Nutella feel to the aroma which carries over into the taste: it's a sweetness that stops short of icky, but still manages not to overtake the better parts of the beer. It has the feel of a cake cone, in fact (but there's no ice cream). Low in carbonation, light in body, and there's a dusty finish that tastes a bit like the smell of my favorite library. Very low in hops and bitterness.

Worth a try, but only once. Despite my harsh feelings towards hazelnuts, I liked this.

10-17-2010 00:17:04 | More by gfreed
Photo of unclejimbay


4.8/5  rDev +17.9%

Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar
10/9/08, 1 pt 6oz bottle to a tapered bottom mug.
Reviewed as an "American Brown Ale - Dark Ale"
A 4.0
Good Malty brown toasty color, mediocre 1 finger head, short head retention, mediocre lacing
S 4.5
Super nutty toasted malt smells, makes me feel like I am in a good bakery, hops are backseat but present
T 5.0
Roasted nutty/malt flavors, excellent smooth flavors but still complex, nutty sweetness well balanced with minor hop notes
MF 4.5 Medium+ on the body, semi slickness, malty on palate with nutty aftertaste
D 5.0
I tasted this with a buddy during a brew session and we both agreed on this as a 5.0. It's widely available always good and very unique. You have to try this one! A job well done by the folks @ Rogue! And thanks to CurtDoggYo! for the tasting sponsorship!

10-10-2008 20:44:22 | More by unclejimbay
Photo of hreb


4.28/5  rDev +5.2%

The other day I picked up a 22oz bottle of Rogue's "Morimoto signature ale" series Hazelnut. As a long time fan of Rogue's Hazelnut Nut Brown Ale, I had to check it out. I didn't know if this was the same beer or simply a repackaging (BeerAdvocate indicates the latter -- this is simply an "alias" of the original Hazelnut Brown).

Cold beer is poured into UK size pint glass. Beer is very dark, nearly opaque brown, and appears rather stark in the glass, cloudless, with just a thin dark tan head on top.

Beer has a sweet, malty aroma. The label proudly proclaims 13 ingredients (this has no pretentious of being a "4 ingredient" real ale kind of ordeal). 9 of them are malts. Only one is an additive (hazelnut extract). 2 kinds of hops provide a really nice and needed balance from the sweetness of the beer. The fizziness is just right.

I'm not detecting any differences from the Hazelnut Nectar that I've come to love. This is a really great beer, and in my opinion, probably Rogue's best. The only thing detracting from its perfection is that it IS a little bit sweet. Not so much that it's annoying, but it might be a little bit much for a session beer.

I will also mention that it is a perfect accompaniment to my Sunday afternoon Italian sausage with peppers, onions, and lots of mustard.

04-06-2008 17:02:31 | More by hreb
Photo of sonofliberty2

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

07-23-2013 14:32:52 | More by sonofliberty2
Photo of JasonTaverner


4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-16-2014 01:05:09 | More by JasonTaverner
Photo of WTKeene


4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-06-2014 05:57:26 | More by WTKeene
Photo of sabrills70

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%

Pours a dark brown with some orange tint. A 2 finger head and very good lace. A nice rich malty smell but not a heavy roasted smelllike a porter or stout. Maple and nut aromas are abundant. A slightly roasted malt dominates with flavor with strong maple and nut flavors. A slight coffelike bitterness hits in the aftertaste. Slightly buttery with medium carbonation and good drinkability. A nice session beer.

07-28-2005 01:18:52 | More by sabrills70
Photo of Lurkerson


4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-08-2013 04:38:48 | More by Lurkerson
Photo of TaborTime


4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-15-2013 02:25:22 | More by TaborTime
Photo of suckaj


3.5/5  rDev -14%

08-03-2014 18:52:51 | More by suckaj
Photo of Profchaos20


3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

03-17-2012 03:36:37 | More by Profchaos20
Photo of ngandhi


3.8/5  rDev -6.6%

On-tap at Clark St. Ale House in Chicago, IL. 4.00/pint.

Rich and not much different from an Irish carbomb. I expected a lot more complexity. Oddly enough, this is quite different and not as subtle as the Morimoto Hazelnut -- even though they're the same beer.

Relax, relax.

01-08-2004 03:17:20 | More by ngandhi
Photo of UDbeernut

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

on tap at the Tremont Tap house, poured into a oversized wine glass

a: translicent medium brown color, nice creamy off white head

s: roasted barrly gives off slight coffee aroma, also has a nice nut aroma

t: nice mixture of hazelnut, and roasted/ carmalized malt. hint of coholate and slight fruit. Big on sweetness.

m&d: light mouthfeel, just creamy to the palate. Excellent Beer!


09-05-2009 12:25:50 | More by UDbeernut
Photo of MSchae1017


4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

This was tasted in a pint glass from the 650mL Bottle.

It pours a dark amber brownish color hue with a decent head that hold fairly well but does not lace very well. It smells wonderfully nutty and sweet. It almost smells like hazelnut coffee. It tastes a hint of peanutbutter but roasted hazelnut malts dominate the overall flavor. It holds decently in one's mouth but it could be a little more forceful. Overall It another great brew from Rogue.

12-09-2005 02:16:09 | More by MSchae1017
Photo of lilnicky068


4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-01-2012 02:26:36 | More by lilnicky068
Photo of inebrius


4.38/5  rDev +7.6%

Smooth, dark amber, full bodied brew. Malty roasted nose. Sweet malts, particularly chocolate, comprise the backbone. Nutty with a good dose of bittering hops. Riding a fine line between a brown ale and a porter Rogue does it again with a quality beer.

04-15-2002 18:22:17 | More by inebrius
Photo of VikeMan


3/5  rDev -26.3%

11-19-2011 20:05:14 | More by VikeMan
Photo of scratch69


4.05/5  rDev -0.5%

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Clear brown color with a fingers worth of light tan head. Fair amount of lacing.

Smell- Lightly roasted malt and hazelnut aromas with a hint of cocoa.

Taste- Hazelnut and toasted bread flavor with hints of cocoa and brown sugar.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with an above average amount of carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

Overall- A good beer that I thoroughly enjoyed from the first swallow.

04-21-2014 22:43:37 | More by scratch69
Photo of fisherman34

Manitoba (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev -23.1%

Dark brown in colour with medium carbonation, but poor head retention. Strong malty aromas, along with the typical Rogue pacman yeasty touch and a bit of roasted malt. Initial flavors of munich malts and a bit of soft fruit give way to the more drying chocolate malt and nut flavors. I think it’s more sesame than hazelnut, but the nut element is definitely there. There’s a bit of a sour twang (not from infection) on the finish that I didn’t really like. A bit of a disappointment.

05-04-2006 17:06:40 | More by fisherman34
Photo of Rudgers73

New York

4.72/5  rDev +16%

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber

A- Dark brown caramel color with a finger's worth of tan fizzy head that settles quickly to a ring.

S- Bold, smooth, nutty and sticky sweet. MMMmmm.

T- A-mazing. This is so great tasting. Full, rich, caramel, chocolate, hazelnut, malts. Starts out thick and sweet and ends malty. Well-balanced.

M- Thick, creamy, and great.

D- Awesome. Drink it as much as you can.

10-11-2006 22:14:33 | More by Rudgers73
Photo of ReeseMax3


4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-14-2012 04:58:28 | More by ReeseMax3
Photo of Keananmichael5


4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-17-2014 18:04:53 | More by Keananmichael5
Photo of ludachris

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +0.2%

Just finished my first round of midterms, so I decided to reward myself with this bad boy.

Pours a slightly hazy deep amber with really nice ruby red highlights. Just over a finger of light khaki head top this beer, leaving minimal lace.

I think I drooled a little when I first took a whiff of this beer. Smoooth, creamy hazelnut, caramel, toasted bready malts and a sweet hint of dark fruits.

Smooth, chewy hazelnut and bready malts up front followed by some roasted malts, dry chocolate hint and a subtle, crisp hoppy finish.

Perfectly balanced but a tad bit watery. An easy quaffer.

Overall, an excellent brew from Rogue. They never seem to let me down. Salivating inducing smell coupled with great taste and excellent balance. Despite its higher price, I would definitely buy this one again.. and again.

10-14-2009 02:48:58 | More by ludachris
Photo of mattboyer182


3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

01-23-2013 02:59:57 | More by mattboyer182
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
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