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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,353 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,353
Reviews: 1,334
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 179
Gots: 287 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

JHendu, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of Popp24
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Popp24, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of jlindsey
4/5  rDev -1.7%

jlindsey, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of CFHMagnet
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I poured this one into my DFH pint glass. I was a little over eager and almost lost some. Got two full fingers of almost tan head. Body color is somewhere in the mahogany realm. Head is nice and frothy, not light and watery. It sticks around for a bit too.

Roasted hazelnut and caramel comes first to the nose. The caramel really ramps up but there is a whiff of alcohol as well, also light coffee-like notes.

The flavor is very light and malty on the beginning of the sip. Hazelnut comes in as a backbone, and the caramelized malts take over. Ends up mildly bitter.

This beer is medium bodied. Seems to lightly coat the back half of the tongue, and makes you salivate waiting for the next sip.

CFHMagnet, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of bigeyedfish89
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

bigeyedfish89, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of TypsiYpsi
2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

TypsiYpsi, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of DaveRinn
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

DaveRinn, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of mpenske
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

mpenske, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of wingman14
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown maple color with a tan head. Smells sweet with syrup and hazelnut, not too much else except sweet notes. Taste is similar, a light body, good carbonation. A very sweet nut brown with some malty aftertaste. The mouthfeel has a good balance of taste, carbonation, and smell. A well rounded beer that is very easy to drink. I would recommend this to all, especiall nut brown lovers, this is a good beer. Enjoy.

wingman14, Jul 29, 2006
Photo of Teleweizen2
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes

Glass - Sam Adams perfect pint

A - pours a very nice clear deep brown with some ruby tints. Fairly long lasting off white head.

S - toasty caramel malts. A light nuttyness. Some mild spicy hop presance.

T - toasty malts are at the forefront of this brew. Followed by a mild hazelnut flavor. Some light hop bitterness, a mild acidity, and some alcohol warming round it out to a nice dry finish.

M - very smooth. Medium bodied. Medium high carbonation.

D - easy drinking ale. Complex and flavorful but not over powering in the least. Solid brew.

Teleweizen2, Mar 14, 2010
Photo of bkwhoppa66
4/5  rDev -1.7%

bkwhoppa66, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of jduprey007
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

jduprey007, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of 21Maestro8
4/5  rDev -1.7%

21Maestro8, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of letsgopens
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This bomber pours a deep brown amber with a tan head that recedes to a decent lace.

Malty and sweet to the nose, with some roasty chocolate.

The flavor is initially pleasant with a nutty roastiness. I suppose hazelnut. Besides that it is ridiculously sweet. Now I'm a sucker for a decadent, dessert-like brew; but this is not so much decadent sweet but rather sickeningly Hershey's syrup sweet. Don't get me wrong, it's got a decent taste but far too syrupy sweet.

The texture it much the same. Very syrupy and thick (especially when let to sit and warm up a bit). Worth a try, but certainly not Rogue’s best effort.

letsgopens, Jun 28, 2007
Photo of CaptainPancakes
4/5  rDev -1.7%

CaptainPancakes, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of xacidx
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

xacidx, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of PhantomVodoo
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

PhantomVodoo, Apr 12, 2003
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3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

celticfutblclub, Jun 12, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

CanisMajor, Jan 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Treb0R, Dec 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

squack, Aug 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

The_Craft_Deviant_Rob, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

anhigdon, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of seedyone
4/5  rDev -1.7%

05/09/12 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Tried as black & tan w/Rogue Chocolate Stout. Called a "Snikers" it had plenty of hazelnut. Not bad. Now I need to taste it au natural

seedyone, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of TheDM
3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

TheDM, Jul 22, 2003
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
91 out of 100 based on 3,353 ratings.