Hazelnut Brown Nectar
Rogue Ales

Hazelnut Brown NectarHazelnut Brown Nectar
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Style:
Brown Ale - English
Ranked #3
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
91
Ranked #4,076
Avg:
4.09 | pDev: 12.47%
Reviews:
1,533
Ratings:
4,494
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Oregon, United States
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Year-round
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SCORE
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Hazelnut Brown NectarHazelnut Brown Nectar
Notes: 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
Reviews: 1,533 | Ratings: 4,494 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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SMDEE from Louisiana

4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours an opaque saddle brown with a slight tint of dark amber and burnt orange when held to a light. Little head that disappeared immediately. No lacing left on glass.

Smell - First aromas are chocolate-caramel candy. Noticeable maple syrup sweet smell. Slight nutty and toasted grain scent. No detectable hops.

Taste - Molasses, deeply roasted grain, chocolate cookies are the prominent flavors. Faint nuttiness and herbal or grassy notes were detected. It wasn't nearly as sweet as the aromas led me to believe. While there is a mild sweetness, there is enough bitterness to perfectly balance things. The aftertaste is both sweet and bitter and thankfully it lingers for a while. While the hazelnut flavors are barely there, this brew is still delicious.

Mouthfeel - Body is full and it hangs on the tongue for a while. Visually, the carbonation level looked low but in the mouth its actually moderate. This brew finishes dry and clean.

Overall - Disclaimer: Like an old man, brown ales are one of my favorite styles. I like malty, slightly sweet, full, dark toasty beer. This one hits the spot. The sweet/bitter ratio is right, it has some complexity (which many brown ales don't), and the after taste is terrific. This review is based off of my first sample of Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar. This won't be the last, though. Very highly recommended.

Jul 31, 2021
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Barnettaidan81

3.1/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

L- dark brown, with a light, airy head. Almost like cola when poured except the head is controllable just like any other beer.
S- I could definitely get a lot of hazelnut off the smell. It took a second to hit me, but when it did, it was all I could smell. Didn’t really get much else off of it, the hazelnut was just too strong.
T- Honestly, tasted like they mixed ale with hazelnuts and vanilla extract. Definitely wasn’t my thing. I had thought going in there may be an element of sweetness, maybe some brown sugar, and let me tell you there is NOT. None whatsoever.
O- Maybe it’s just not my thing, but I will not be picking up another of these any time soon. I have a tongue for stronger, bitter beers, and heavy porters and stouts but this one just tasted dirty. Very bitter, very hazelnut. Not a big fan. Which sucks because I hate putting a beer down, but this just ain’t for me.

Jul 23, 2021
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Chocolatefreak from Tennessee

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good English brown ale. Liked the hazelnut & mild bitterness flavors. The ABV mixed well with the complex flavors. Overall, a good start to the style- not too strong or watery.

Jul 19, 2021
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beergoot from Colorado

4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Slightly cloudy brown body; fairly thick and dense light khaki hued head. Warm beer wort smell; roasted grain and nutty. Sweet and nutty flavor with a nice touch of vanilla; hazelnut; mild to moderate bitterness. Medium body; a bit of residual sugar feel yet also a tad watery overall; semi-sweet feel throughout.

A very nice brown ale overall that combines some nice hazelnut elements to the overall taste and aroma.

Served at 53° F and "CANNED ON 05/20/20".

May 22, 2021
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blazerkor from Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I get brown sugar and bread when I smell it, with just a hint of alcohol.

It does taste like roasted nuts and has a yeasty bready quality.  

It's thin and has medium carbonation.  The finish is nutty, yeasty and lasts.

It's still fantastic.  Not as extreme as Founders Underground Mountain Brown but far more complex than New Castle.  I give it a 5.4 out of 6.  It still may be my favorite but there are a lot of browns with more going on.

May 21, 2021
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Newtobeet345 from Georgia

3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Color is just lighter than coke or Pepsi
Scent Is cream soda and hazelnut
Lots of carbonation and if there was chocolate in this they could call it Nutella
Feel is nice.
Overall like I said a little chocolate this beer would be awesome

May 05, 2021
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BubbleBobble from New York

3.67/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cola brown with a puffy 1.5" head that settles relatively quickly to a thick coaster of foam, no lacing. Nose a mix of mildly sweet malt, light cola, earthy noble hops, and a strong hit of ground hazelnuts. Taste is primarily hazelnut as well, backed by subtle sweet malt and floral hops. I found the malts and hops to clash a bit, but the nut flavors elevate the beer overall. Mouthfeel is a little on the thing side but with good crisp carbonation. A good, lower ABV alternative to bigger peanut butter/nut stouts and porters if looking for something nutty.

Mar 20, 2021
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IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice caramel color accompanied by a tan 1/2 inch head with good retention. Smells malty upfront, biscuity & of course has a nice subtle hazelnut aroma. Taste is very malt forward, subtle amount of baked biscuit roasted flavor, then the nutty flavor from the hazelnut which is really nice, but not overpowering. Medium-bodied, moderate carbonation, smooth finish. Really nice beer, I was stoked that the hazelnut flavor of this brew was subtle & didn't take away from any of the other flavors in this beer.

Mar 12, 2021
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Rug from Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned 11/12/20

I love hazelnut. I think it's under utilized in beer, as I've run across maybe 2 or 3 of these beers. Anyhow, I knew I couldn't pass up on a hazelnut brown ale. It seems like an oddball style to add hazelnut to, but I guess nut brown ale is a thing so it isn't too far fetched. Let's dive in

Pours a murky brown with ruby highlights and 2 fingers of tan head that quickly fades to a thin cap and leaves minimal lacing

The layering in the nose is pulled off wonderfully, constantly switching between dessert-y and nutty malt. I'm picking up on aromas of dried nuts, creamy hazelnut, milk chocolate, toasty bready malt, earthy hops, and rich toffee

Unfortunately, this loses quite a bit of its charm when translated to the taste, but it's still enjoyable. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting dried nutty malt, earthy hops, a touch of dark fruit, and toast. The swallow opens up and sweetens things, bringing notes of rich hazelnut, milk chocolate, raisin, bready malt, caramel, and a touch of astringent hops

A light medium body pairs with gentle tingly carbonation, resulting in a somewhat thin but still flavorful beer. Finishes almost completely dry, with the sweetness offset in the aftertaste

This one was a bit of a rollercoaster. If everything followed the nose, this might be one of the best brown ales I've ever had. But alas, that's not the case. For what it is, though, it's still quite tasty

Mar 08, 2021
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milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

3.69/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Filtered mahogany appearance with a small tan head and light lacing. Nutty aroma along with notes of chocolate and toffee. Nothing subtle about the hazelnut taste; it dominates. Maybe a hint of a rich, dark brownie. Light floral hop elements in the aftertaste but bitterness is muted.

Feb 11, 2021
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TheBricenator from Oregon

3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Clear dark red/amber in color with a light tan head that forms quickly and settles fairly quick, leaving good lacing behind
Aroma: Freshly baked brown bread, hazelnuts, caramel, and sweetened cereal grains
Taste: Sweet caramel-dipped hazelnuts and warm bready malt land quick on the tongue and continue to build in strength as grain and bread-driven malt depth joins in throughout. Caramel sweetness subsides some and breadiness and hazelnuts round out the finish
Mouthfeel: Full, medium carbonation, and soft on the finish
Overall: I dig it. As both a brown ale and hazelnut (filbert) fan, this beer always has tasted good to me and is one of my favorites from these folks’ offerings. Not overly sweet and the nutty flavor and aroma doesn’t smell or taste artificial either, both of which would knock it some in my book. Tasty and recommended

Dec 31, 2020
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Sigmund from Norway

3.24/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

355 ml can, from Vinoble Frederikshavn. ABV is 5.6%. Deep nut brown colour, small off-white to beige head. Aroma of hazelnut extract, brown malts and coffee. The flavour has the same elements, and is not too sweet. Minimal hops, "dead" finish. Won't buy again.

Dec 06, 2020
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German-Helles from Wisconsin

4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a 12oz can poured into a 20oz. weizen glass. This ale started with one finger of dark tan creamy foam that slowly settled back to a thin cap, leaving behind no lacing at all. The ale is a dark cola color with lots of carbonation that is observable when held up to the light.
The aroma is sweet chocolate, the sweetness is noticeable from a distance.
This is good! The start is slightly dry but crisp, notes of roasted coffee, followed by sweet hazel nuts, a touch of cocoa possibly, the finish is slightly dry, a touch of bitters cutting the sweetness perfectly.
The feel is smooth, slightly dry, the carbonation is not a factor.
This is a very enjoyable brown ale. This is the craft brewery of the month at Piggly Wiggly, I may have to stop back in for another six before November is over.

Nov 18, 2020
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trevormajor from Ohio

3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber, no date whatsoever on the bottle, poured into a pint glass at 42 degrees F:
L - murky copper brown with a off white head that lingered
S - hazelnut, caramel, malt
T - very nice with dry malt cascading to a wonderful hazelnut finish, along with notes of coffee and caramel
F - creamy mouthfeel with minimal carbonation
O - very good beer, I could go for a bit more malt forward

Nov 15, 2020
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RE28 from Maryland

4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pulled the beverage out of the fridge and let it sit on the counter for a few minutes to warm up a little. Poured into a pint glass and a little less head than the other reviewers but still nice tan color and lacing and retention were impressive. Color is an amazing dark brown that is light enough to just barely make out the other side of the glass. Silky mouth feel and lingering nutty taste but an initial toffee response. It smells like a dark roast coffee and malt more than the hazelnut to me but it does have a slightly sweet nutty flavor that balances the darker malts well and doesn't come off sweet as a kid's cereal. Overall, this is an autumn beer and beats cider for the hayride cooler.

Oct 30, 2020
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dunkel_weizen from Oregon

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 month old can into a pint glass. Nice tan head, 2 fingers, that settles slowly into a great crown and full lacing that sticks around. The color is a clear mahogany, nice and rich, with OK carbonation. I get a lot of honey, hazelnut, and earthy malt on the nose. The taste is hop forward, bitter, shifting into some delicious sweet honey and brown malt blended well, ending on a snap and airy hazelnut that is hard to pin down as it finishes on the upper palate. The mouthfeel is fantastic and rich, full and finishing medium-dry.

This is a classic local brown ale, and it has been around for a long time. I do believe they changed the recipe recently, and it isn't my favorite like it used to be, but it is still a fantastic beer nonetheless.

Oct 05, 2020
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sjdevel from Utah

4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

LOOK - - - deep dark brown - nice nearly 2 finger head after pouring from the 12oz can - decent retention - nice lacing from there on -
SMELL - - - nice chocolatey aroma and a decent amount of hazelnut - caramel and dark roasted grains
TASTE - - - roasted nuts and grains - chocolate and caramel - not very bitter / not very sweet / just middle of the road - seems a bit tamed down and thinned out - good flavors but just not nearly as powerful as hoped - trails off with some nice woodsy notes
FEEL - - - low end of medium bodied - thinner than a brown should be - could be a bit higher on carbo
OVERALL - - - great looking and really enjoyable brew - could be a bit more rich and powerful - nice flavors / just could be stronger - a bit too thin and watered down - a session brown perhaps - good though - I would buy again

Oct 05, 2020
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Gabriel_pr from Puerto Rico

2.26/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.75

Definitely an underwhelming experience. I expected this beer to have a sweetness to it, but I couldn't even detect a hint of hazelnut. This beer tastes like any other regular beer, if you're like me and you like your alcoholic beverages to have some sweetness, I'd skip this. The smell also is disappointing, I expected a sweet like aroma but it doesn't smell like what the main ingredient supposedly is. The best thing about this beer is how smooth it is going down, it's nice and crisp, and it's quite refreshing, but again, I wanted sweet and I didn't get that with this beer.

Oct 04, 2020
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PathofChaos from Maryland

3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance:
A milky brown under a burgeoning head of sandy beige bubbles. Lickety-split retention and I mean, really: The head sank faster than my hope for humanity this year.

Bouquet:
Creamy nut butter, honey, and vanilla shortbread cookie.

Feel:
A slender medium touting lively carbonation which keeps the ale refreshing without that unwanted tonsillectomy most high-carbonation beers try to put you through.

Taste:
Ever wonder what honeysuckle nectar would taste like blended with a creamy hazelnut spread? Here you go. This casually sweet ale presents both those flavors, balanced together by the steady support of subtle, roasty, brown malts.

Sep 10, 2020
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MattDecker from Texas

3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: clear medium brown pour with thin, quickly receding tan head
Smell: light malt smell, slight maple syrup smell
Taste: light barely bread, nutty, slightly more than slightly sweet Carmel/maple syrup flavor
Feel: light-medium feel
Overall: an easily accessible beer, thin but a full mouth of flavor, but overall nothing very much stands out. A better than average beer.

Sep 07, 2020
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daliandragon from Maryland

4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz can from a mixed twelve pack picked up at Gateway Liquors in Thurmont, MD. Brilliant sweet caramel note over the dark malt base in the nose. This has an ultra smooth texture for the style, and is pretty clean as far as the style is concerned. This is a little oversweet for me with the milk chocolate and mixed nut notes. Still, this is complex and worthy within the style, even if Browns aren't always my thing.

Aug 20, 2020
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lastmango from Pennsylvania

3.72/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured dark brown with an faint orange hue. Two finger tan head that dissipated quickly to no head. No lacing. Aroma of malt with hazelnut syrup. Taste follows the nose with a bit of caramel and slight hop bitterness on the finish. The complexity is rather weak. Mouthfeel is thin, smooth and a bit creamy with almost no carbonation.

Jul 31, 2020
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Parmesan from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L:. Pours a dark brown with hints of orange where the light hits it, pours a foamy tan head and a few thick fingers of lacing.

S:. Toasted bread, nutty earthy malt, a good hazelnut, notes of sweet malt. Smells inviting nothing is overpowering but all are inviting.

T:. Toasted bread, vanilla and hazelnut, mix with an earthy nutty malt, it works pretty well.

F:. Smooth carbonation, medium body.

O:. Been a long time since I've had a beer from Rogue, this is pretty solid.

Jul 29, 2020
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Mrseanworldwide from Ohio

4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Like light hazelnut and chocolate coffee mixed with a easy drinking brown ale. The aroma is a strong selling point. The taste follows the smell, with great, complex results. Quite sweet and malty - kinda reminds me of a scotch ale. The taste bends bitter at the end, but more like coffee bitter than beer bitter. Hops don’t poke through much - just solid backbone. Surprising there aren’t many other beers that shoot for this result. I would prefer a thicker feel, and maybe a little less carbonation, but overall this recipe is a winner.

Jul 22, 2020
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mooseisloose from Florida

4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bah'gain sixer at Target (pronounced tar-jzaaa) the fine French Box Store. Popping the top I get a waft of Filber nuts some semi-sweet chocolate and roasted hickory nuts. Pours to a divine translucent deep root beer with a creamy tan head. Taste is a mix of roasted hickory nuts, cocoa and buttery croissant with a slightly sweet middle and a clean finish thats wipes the whistle. Wow the ratings are right this brew is incredible, can't put down the glass. I think I'll have another.

Jul 03, 2020
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 4494 ratings