Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales
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4.72/5 rDev +16%
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.
04-25-2006 04:00:01 | More by Avagadro
3.9/5 rDev -4.2%
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.
03-25-2004 13:48:31 | More by ark57
4.08/5 rDev +0.2%
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.
10-20-2008 22:27:40 | More by riored4v
4.33/5 rDev +6.4%
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?
08-08-2006 19:22:01 | More by pweis909
3.98/5 rDev -2.2%
Poured into a pint glass and got a thick white head that was pretty thick and covered a dark crystal clear amber body that had some mild carbonation in it; the head eventually thins out, but maintains a thin even carpet of bubbles with some thick lacing. It has a strong brown sugar and caramel smell to it, along with some wheat and sweet bread smells to it; there is also a very slight tart smell of raisins to it. It has a smooth semi-bitter taste and is sweet all around; there is some mild hazelnut and hops mixed in as well as some maple syrup flavors and a hint of coffee in its aftertaste and some prunes too. It has a medium body that's very satisfying.
07-06-2008 03:34:37 | More by vickersspitfire
4.72/5 rDev +16%
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.
10-27-2006 04:18:51 | More by hckyfn9999
4.1/5 rDev +0.7%
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.
04-27-2009 12:58:06 | More by Ragingbull
4.18/5 rDev +2.7%
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.
09-07-2009 17:53:08 | More by allboutbierge
4.22/5 rDev +3.7%
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.
08-12-2006 04:12:12 | More by plaztikjezuz
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
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