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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,345 Ratings
THE BROS
93
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Ratings: 3,345
Reviews: 1,333
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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2/5  rDev -50.9%

LSUPT, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Matthew607
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Matthew607, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of DemoniChris
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%

DemoniChris, Jun 04, 2013
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 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 mlefebvre7
3.6/5  rDev -11.5%

mlefebvre7, Sep 01, 2014
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 mattboyer182
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

mattboyer182, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of Hardcore
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Hardcore, Jun 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

pathead, May 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

JT99125, Jul 26, 2013
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 keithmurray
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

keithmurray, Apr 11, 2011
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4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

hreb, Apr 06, 2008
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
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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
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Zekenyce, Feb 27, 2014
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 scratch69
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

scratch69, Apr 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Profchaos20, Mar 17, 2012
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
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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
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

lilnicky068, May 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Theogre83, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of 1fastz28
4.72/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

purse a beautiful dark brown color with an equally good looking head. really looks good. smell is very unique, strong hazelnut dominates everything else, but has a small cocoa aroma to it. taste is really really good, i mean good. has an earthy taste to it, just rally damn good. easy to drink, im going to be buying more of these

1fastz28, Mar 16, 2009
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
91 out of 100 based on 3,345 ratings.