Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales
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3.8/5 rDev -6.6%
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.
04-12-2003 21:30:23 | More by PhantomVodoo
3.93/5 rDev -3.4%
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.
06-11-2011 23:01:19 | More by celticfutblclub
3.53/5 rDev -13.3%
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.
07-22-2003 22:58:12 | More by TheDM
4/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
11-16-2005 06:38:15 | More by scooter231
4.08/5 rDev +0.2%
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!
07-17-2009 22:00:50 | More by PintOHops
4.35/5 rDev +6.9%
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
02-07-2013 03:32:44 | More by gcamparone
4.75/5 rDev +16.7%
Hazlenut Brown Nectar - 22oz. bomber poured into Duvel Tulip.
A - Dark brown, the epitomy of a brown ale color. Just perfection in the shade of brown. Creamy off white head, with excellent carbonation streams raising to the top of the glass. Retention is great, and small lacing clings hang on for dear life.
S - Light eathy/nutty/grainy tones, touch of malt sweetness. (Malted milk balls come to mind) Balanced, sweet, and inviting.
T - Taste is incredibly complex for a Brown Ale, pure exuberance. Strong malty notes arrive upfront, and caress the palate. So many different types of sweet tones, but nothing over the top. Chocolate, toffee, and raw molasses. Hazlenut and lots of it. Sweet, yet delicate. Fresh hop notes balance the complexitys in heavenly fashion. Reducing the sweetness level, but not neutralizing it. Fades to a bitter/sweet with small notes of honey and vanilla. Divine.
M - 100% creamy on the palate. Wonderful.
Best Brown Ale thus far, definitely a divine nectar.
08-04-2006 18:33:00 | More by HoustonTX
4.49/5 rDev +10.3%
A- Pours a partially hazy brown/coppery color and doesn't appear to have a whole ton of bubbly carbonation rising to the top. The head is somewhat disappointing though, as it is rather shallow to begin with and the tan colored foam disappears rather quickly into a skirmish of bubbly patchwork. The lacing is also not as good as I thought it would be, as some patchy clumps of head do cling to the side of my pint glass but slide right back into the brew.
S- The aromas are quite nice, there being a noticeable rich malty scent with sweet cooked brown sugar mixed into the background. The hazelnut is there too, but it isn't the overpowering aroma that I thought there might be....just subtle essence! I also notice a slightly yeasty aroma the really helps smooth out any bitter notes that there are on the finish.
T- The flavors follow the aroma closely and very well! Again, rich caramel sweet malt is the dominant flavor with a hint of milk chocolate and toasted brown sugar. There is an Earthy nuttiness that compliments the sweetness overall on the palate and helps to add a mellow dryness to the beer. The finish is a blend of lingering hazelnut and bitter hops. Very nice indeed!
M- This has a very smooth character, with very creamy carbonation hitting the palate. This is a medium-full bodied beer and is probably one of the most well rounded beers a person will come across I believe! This really is a brown nectar and is like velvet desert on the palate!
D- Outside of the initial appearance, this beer has it all! It is full flavored and very well balanced with the hazelnut flavor at just the right amount, the alcohol is essentially non-existent, and is so sleek on the palate. I will most definitely purchase this again and highly recommend this beer! Rouge has put their spin on the brown ale style and more than hit a home run with this!
07-28-2013 23:38:27 | More by ChrisCage
4.03/5 rDev -1%
This beer poured a dark brown with a very pretty red tinge when held up to the light with a single-finger off-white head. The smell is lots of malt with some nuttiness and candy sugar. The taste is about the best I've seen in a Brown Ale. It's a mellow ride that starts with some caramel malt that gives way to some hazelnut in the finish. The mouthfeel is slightly thick and creamy with a moderate amount of carbonation. This is a very tasty beer with no problems in the drinkability department.
07-19-2009 23:00:52 | More by TheTrevor
4.22/5 rDev +3.7%
Outstanding! I love this beer. What a terrific taste. The hazelnut is prominent, and the bitterness is just right. Once you've sampled hunderds of beers, it's hard to find one that's truly unique, but this one is. Only a somewhat thin body drops it below an absolute classic. Not a beer to drink more than one bomber at a time (IMO), but I will definitely will be revisiting this beer again!
10-29-2003 03:45:12 | More by JohnnyDuvel
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
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