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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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Hazelnut Brown NectarHazelnut Brown Nectar

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3,133 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,133
Reviews: 1,322
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 146
Gots: 193 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of Drinkerofales


4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours murky light and dark brown, golden highlights. A huge khaki head leaves plenty of thick lacing, but quickly dissipates to a ring.

Smells nutty(wow, what a shock), toasted malts, baked bread, how nice.

Taste is similar to aroma, though a little milder, hazelnut, malt, and a pleasant mild bitter flavor is present. Good balance.

Texture is light to medium bodied, very smooth and almost creamy. Very easy to drink.

Nice beer, just what I want from a nutty brown ale, smooth, but not too thin, nutty, with other complexities.


Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 06:27:25 | More by Drinkerofales
Photo of iceball585

New York

3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- A reddish brown color and clear w/ slight head

S- Kind of lacking in smell but hints of hazelnuts

T- Medium hazelnut taste throughout (starts and finishes the same)

M- Nice smooth consistency, medium weight

D- Fairly drinkable

Decently smooth beer. Not too strong w/ the hazelnut taste or smell but nice even hints of hazelnut throught the beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2007 03:49:24 | More by iceball585
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4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a medium brown color with a cream head that stands 2 fingers tall in my duvel tulip. Head recedes to a film with a ring around the edge of my glass. As I drink it leaves some rings of lacing in my glass. Smell is of bread, toffee, hazlenut; not particularly roasty smelling, but smooth and malty without being too sweet. In the taste I get the hazlenut flavors and then a clean pop of caramel. The end of the taste has a slightly deeper, darker malt profile, maybe a tough of chocolate in there. Only a touch of roasted flavor comes out. Body is on the thicker side, just right for a brown ale, and the carbonation is not too agressive; making this a very smooth beer. I really loved this, I think it has become my favorite brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 21:22:05 | More by gkunkle
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North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a chalice style glass.

A: Pours clear, dark brown in color. Light lumpy off-white head that dissipates very quickly. No real lacing.

S: Very pleasant nut smell mingles with a nice malt complexity. No real hops detected.

T&M: A pleasing wave of nutty maltiness is foremost on the palate with a nice texture of fine carbonation. The flavors are smooth and clean, mostly malty but a nice balance of bittering leaving just the slightest edge of sweetness with the malt. Finish is a smooth easy nutty maltiness with a fading light malt in the linger. Very nice.

D: Incredibly enjoyable and very pleasant to drink. A fantastic example of what a brown ale should be. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2008 00:38:44 | More by SIRIUS2
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-18-2011 00:47:53 | More by kevwcamp
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New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Duvel Belgian Tulip glass.

Appearance: A semi-aggressive pour resulted in a nice 1/4" beige head that retired to a thin foamy ring. Decent lacing when I tilt my glass. A darker brown glow was present when held up to the light.

Smell: A relatively light aroma of roasted hazelnuts, a little bit of toffee, vanilla and hint of malt. I was expecting a lot more going on with the nose but I found it too light for my liking.

Taste: Malty vanilla sweetness, definitive hazelnut & toffee middle with an ever so slight bitterness on the finish. Wow, the taste was much better than the smell. I can see why this beer does so well in the ratings with taste.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy on the tongue with the perfect level of carbonation.

Overall: A very easy drinking brown ale with a lot of flavor. Rogue surely nailed the style with this beer. If I'm going to drink a Rogue beer over 6% ABV my preference would still be Dead Guy Ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2011 00:40:19 | More by cmq103
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-26-2011 16:37:28 | More by AaronBurr
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-06-2013 23:49:44 | More by trytoketchup
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

01-29-2014 03:01:20 | More by kybeerdrinker
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-02-2013 00:43:15 | More by sjones5045
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

09-08-2013 01:30:39 | More by bigeyedfish89
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4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a thick, dark brown color with a dense tan-colored head that has excellent retention and a soapy density. I smell roasted malts along with toasted bread and smoked/burnt nuts. The taste is incredible! A blast of coffee, nuts, brown sugar, and sweet malts. Rich and complex and yet not intimidating. The finish is bittersweet with a hint of semi-sweet cocoa. An excellent beer that can be had over and over again with ease.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2005 23:38:59 | More by jaluria
Photo of battlekow


3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep brown, caramel around the edges. Good, very fine lacing. Does smell faintly of hazelnut, more like chocolate though--kind of like cake icing. Taste is too malty upfront, but has a nice roasted, nutty finish. Too much unbalanced sweetness. Not as good as I had remembered.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2005 00:57:45 | More by battlekow
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

01-09-2012 04:08:58 | More by Jstark5150
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4.63/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Very deep brown in color with dark red hues. Phenomenal rocky brown head. Excellent retention. Sticks around for a long time. Good amount of lacing as well. Not too much but a noticeable amount. Very aromatic nose. Extremely nutty and toasty. Sweet caramel and natural grains notes make an appearance. Brown sugar also comes to mind. Taste is caramel coffee like with some nutty undertones. There is a slight bitterness in the middle but sweetens up a bit with and almond like alcohol taste in the finish. Very good. Mouth feel medium bodied with a smooth velvet finish. Hell. This is one awesome brown ale. Drinkability is 10 out of 10. Very aromatic and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2011 00:48:56 | More by depechemode1983
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North Carolina

4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Crimson-mahogany in color with a decent sized light brown cap that sticks around a little while before fading to decent film over the top.

S: Buttery toasted hazelnut aromas are predominant with a lightly sweet chocolate aroma. Intense, yet balanced. I smelled this beer for a good 5 minutes before taking a sip.

T&M: Solid flavor. A sweet, yet lightly toasted nutty flavor is followed by bittering from some earthy hops. The finish is long, subtle, and pleasant with a faintly roasted chocolate flavor, some remaining toasted hazelnut, and just enough hop flavor to keep it balanced. The body is light to medium with a slightly silky feel to it.

D: Perhaps a tad sweet to go over a 4, but it's still pretty darn quaffable. The last few Rogue beers I've had have really knocked my socks off--I'm ready for some more!

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2008 02:09:32 | More by BamaBeerBuff
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-31-2011 17:00:05 | More by hawkmage
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2/5  rDev -50.9%

11-17-2011 19:13:55 | More by ATXRyan
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-30-2012 19:39:37 | More by jordanmckell
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North Carolina

3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Dark red/brownish color, with a thin off-white head.

S - Toasted malts and hazelnut dominate the odor.

T - initially, I started drinking this one too fast, and missed out on some of the flavor. Once I slowed down, and started exploring, I was very pleased with what I found. Nutty flavor up front, specifically hazelnut, followed by toasted malts and some grain. A little touch of hop bitterness toward the end helped to balance out the heavy sweetness throughout. Very tasty beer.

M - Moderate mouthfeel, not quite full, and certainly not watery thin, either. Enjoyable beer. The sweetness tends to stick to the mouth a bit, which makes me crave some more.

O - I was looking forward to this beer for a while, being a big fan of brown ales and malty beverages. This was delicious.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 21:46:34 | More by RWLawman
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4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a dark brown with a small head that quickly settles down to a mocha colored ring around my glass.

The aroma is a little lacking but I can pick up on some mild hazelnut.

The flavor is of chocolate malt with some caramel and nutty flavor in the finish. This is a great tasting beer.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

This is a very drinkable beer. Where this one lacks in nose it makes up for in flavor. I highly recommend this beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2005 21:07:14 | More by Brian700
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

02-21-2013 00:20:40 | More by chugamugofsud
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a light brown color with a beige head.
Initial hazelnut in the nose with a light brewing spice throughout the aroma.
Starts off malty through the majority of the flavor with a spiced ending.
Solid hazel aftertaste, with malt, very short
Very easy drinker, maybe a little heavy for warm weather

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2010 00:46:17 | More by ThaBobfather
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-17-2012 02:15:13 | More by dubmax
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +22.9%

07-24-2013 03:32:28 | More by timjim1327
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
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