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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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Hazelnut Brown NectarHazelnut Brown Nectar

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3,111 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,111
Reviews: 1,321
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 146
Gots: 185 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

02-26-2014 19:29:27 | More by little_star
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New Jersey

4.72/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served cool in an imperial pint. Has a big brown head to begin with that fades quickly, kind of expected from a brown ale. Very deep brown in color with very little lacing. hazelnut is the overwhelming aroma here. The flavor is absolutley amazing. chocolate, caramel, and toffee malts are all present to begin with, and then you are hit with an amazing wave of hazelnut. very thick and rich in the mouth. Incredibly drinkable. This is a great dessert beer, although you could drink this all night. This beer definitely deserves the number one spot for brown ales. Definitely a must have brown ale for anyone.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2006 04:00:01 | More by Avagadro
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-07-2012 23:30:24 | More by JHendu
Photo of gcamparone

Rhode Island

4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a pint glass. Purchased in Wakefield RI.

A- pours a deep amber clear body with a 2" white head that reduces slowly and leaves little lacing

S - huge nutty , butterscotch, caramel, toffee notes

T- Hazelnuts and vanilla with a butterscotch, smokey toffee aftertaste. Just enough hazelnut without having that flavor take over the beer

M - medium body and carbonation

A very solidly crafted hazelnut brew. Pick one up of you like nutty beers, if not you probably won't enjoy this one

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 03:32:44 | More by gcamparone
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

09-04-2012 00:01:17 | More by EFR94
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

02-12-2013 01:36:58 | More by heysuz
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United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-26-2013 21:14:12 | More by Andy_Luft
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-27-2014 05:24:53 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-03-2012 04:43:39 | More by Pinche_Oso
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3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It pours a ruby-brown with a light brown colored head. There is a strong hazelnut presence in the aroma as well as some sweet malts. The body coats the mouth well. There is sweet malts with some caramel flavor as well as a nuttiness. There is some slight choclate that comes through in the finish with the hazelnut reminding me of praline.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2004 13:48:31 | More by ark57
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-22-2012 21:51:28 | More by JVoyager
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-13-2012 00:39:59 | More by GiantMidget
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-24-2013 05:36:21 | More by JoeLacy
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4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed on 4/27/08

Poured into a pint glass. Thin head that dissapates int almost nothing. No real lacing to be seen. Body is clear brown w/ hints of ruby.

Smell of hazlenut, sweet malt and a very light hop presence. I love the smell on this stuff from hazlenut.

Hints of coffee, roasted malt and a mild hazlenut flavor come through on taste. Very mild hop aftertaste to help balance out the sweetness. Mildly sweet along w/ a slight nutty flavor along with a hint of chocolate.

Surprisingly pretty light in body. Medium carbonation.

Very good drinkability. Doesn't seem to get to be sweet and the hazlenut is a nice change of pace. My girl absolutely loves this beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2008 22:27:40 | More by riored4v
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4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber, no date.

This one poured a nice tawny foam. The head thinned in a few minutes. Although a brown ale, it had a garnet translucence, when held to light.

The aroma and says big and sweet, and the taste delivers. First it hit me with honey, than chocolate, and a mild coffee roastiness, Although it doesn't seem particularly nutty to me, the intensity of honey and chocolate is unique in my exbeerience.

No hop aroma or flavor to speak of -- that's not what this one is about. Still, it is balanced sufficiently that I didn't feel assaulted by the sweetness.

The mouthfeel is fairly creamy. Dessert, anyone?

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2006 19:22:01 | More by pweis909
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4.72/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with reddish/orange hues when held to light and a nice head that disappears fairly quickly but leaves decent lacing.

The smell is very sweet. Nice smell of carmel, hazelnut, and maple syrup as well as some toasted malts.

Taste is very sweet initially. Nice carmel and nutty flavors to go along with the toasted malts. The beer finishes with a hops spiciness.

Mouthfeel is very good and the drinkability is pretty good considering how sweet this brew is.

A great beer that I will definitely purchase again.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2006 04:18:51 | More by hckyfn9999
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4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Medium brown or dark amber in color. Wispy head with some prickle. Mild malt nose. Hoppy attack with a smooth flavor. Reveals a sweetness towards the finish. Almost a caramel like flavor that pops out. Very fresh and hoppy attack but a smooth and malty finish. Very complex for a beer as it has enough going on to be a complex wine. Some sour notes.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2009 12:58:06 | More by Ragingbull
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

02-19-2014 05:12:34 | More by mpenske
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4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Color is off brown with darkening hues. Off white head, copious amounts of lacing. Malt's-a-popping in the nose. Some sweet cherry port, chicory, and hazelnut. Flavor is sweet but that is little surprise...reminiscent of tiramisu but less of a coffee taste...toffee, dried cherry. Just tons of malt without any balancing agent.

A bit too sweet to make an evening out of. Theres a ton of flavor going on and its very entertaining to sip. Just a bit so sweet that it gets a bit uncomfortable on the tongue after a pint.

Serving type: on-tap

09-07-2009 17:53:08 | More by allboutbierge
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4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bought a 22oz bottle at world market in lansing, michigan. ($3.99)
nice packaging, always a fan of rogue theme, pours a rich brown with reddish highlight from the light shining through, not much of a head, thin and fizzled out fast.
aroma is malty, nutty, hint of hops. the nuttyness is perfect.
the flavor malty, hopsack, nutty, carmelized malt, ending with a sustained nuttyness.
this beer is really good, not overly nutty, very malty, and smooth.
tasty, tasty, tasty.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2006 04:12:12 | More by plaztikjezuz
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South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

07-23-2013 14:32:52 | More by sonofliberty2
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice dark brown colour with a thick tan head that hits the road quick.

Smells very nutty, malty and sweet.

I thought it tasted alright, nothing amazing, almost too sweet for my liking, lots of hazelnut and bready malts, with a subtle hint of hops.

Thin mouthfeel, an easy drinking beer, I don't know what all the fuss is with this beer, I thought it was an OK brown ale, that's it.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2008 18:51:05 | More by GodOfBeer
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4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite beers ever. Dark brown color with a small 1/4" white head that laces the glass. The smell is sweet and nutty and mimics the actual taste of the beer. Tastes of light coffee up front, but sweet caramel and almond on the back end. It is tough to stop at just one of these, and got my normally non adventurous travelmates addicted as well (sampled at the Portland airport)

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2011 19:09:02 | More by Glibber
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West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-26-2013 04:20:58 | More by Jackal
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

05-20-2014 23:56:33 | More by pathead
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
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