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Hazelnut Brown Nectar | Rogue Ales

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Hazelnut Brown NectarHazelnut Brown Nectar
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

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

Added by kbub6f on 08-27-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,401
Reviews:
1,457
Ratings:
4,228
pDev:
12.53%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
310
Gots:
884
Trade:
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Ratings: 4,228 |  Reviews: 1,457
Photo of goodbyeohio
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

served from the 22 oz bottle into a tulip glass for aromatic enjoyment.

appearance: dark brown and cloudy, with the exception of the brilliant red which comes out when held before a bright light. creamy head which dissolves in 1-2 minutes to a fine layer.

aroma: hazelnut, caramel, brown sugar, and a pleasant fireplace scent. reminds me of a porter.. let's taste!

flavor: tangier than expected with that distinct hazelnut lingering on my tongue. thick and smooth without any overpowering alcohol or bitterness. dangerously drinkable, perfect dessert beer to accompany a slice of chocolate cake.

overall, one of the better beers in the rogue series. surprised it's not a seasonal- perfect for the holiday months.

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Photo of TheWiredDJ
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Copper brown clouded. White head. Not much lacing.

S - Nutty malt. Caramel bread. Slight grass and grain.

T - Following the nose, but full and bright, with a strong brown bread quality. Nutty sweetness. And a slight bitter nip in the close.

M - Drying in the close, but crisp and moderate feel.

O - A rock solid brown. Brilliant balance. One of the true signs that Rogue truly deserves its place in the craft pantheon. A brown worthy of the highest praise.

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Photo of NEhophead
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Creamy, light coffee head that lingers for a moment. Light patches of lace with decent strength. Deep brown, glowing mahogany in color.

Semi-sweet caramel and vanilla. Roasted hazlenut; toasted almonds, toffee brittle. Sweet, yet a well rounded earthy aroma.

Moderate sweet caramel, toffee, and milk chocolate; almost like a Heath bar. Hints of light espresso. A wave of carbonation (a little too much?), followed by toasted hazlenut, almond, and cashew. The finish is rather dry, followed by a semi-sweetened toffee and peanut brittle aftertaste. Very tasty.

Medium bodied; the carbonation is subdued a bit by the dryness of this Brown Ale. Very smooth and dry on the palate.

A uniquely flavored Brown Ale. A true Rogue in consistency and novelty. A great brew!

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Photo of scruffwhor
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Poured a small creamy brown which didn't last very long. A small strata of bubbles was leaving my drink until they all escaped. The color contained a little caramel and ruby swirled to gether with a very dark brown.

Smell- Awesomely nutty with a heap of malt and little bitterness in my wiff.

Taste- Stars with a general nutty flavor which leads into a blended hazelnut and roasted malt mix. Ending with some hops in the aforementioned flavor.

Mouthfeel- A little rich, but nothing to overpower the palate. Very nutty, but a veryy good nutty :).

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Photo of Bobheed
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

First, let me say this is the beer that got me into craft brew, so it'll always have a special place in my heart and in my fridge

A: Typical brown ale, slightly hazy. About a finger head that dissipates quickly

S: Very rich with hazelnut with a sweetness I would compare to those butter toffee peanuts.

T: Fairly sweet and roasty, the hazelnut really hits you on the finish.

M: This beers biggest weakness. A little thin considering the dark sweet flavors this beer packs. Other than that, it's smooth, medium carbonation

This beer was my first favorite and is still a go-to for me. Perfect when you want a robust, rich brown ale that's not too complex.

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Photo of porntipsguzzardo
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark, dark brown, with a tan head that quickly faded, leaving the beer looking rather dull and flat. But it smelled rich and nutty, and the taste is rich, creamy, almost like molasses. Very good. Too rich to have much in the summer, but probably great on winter nights.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazelnut brown nectar poured a dark amber color, with almost no head. It smelt of pure liquified hazelnut. THe taste was rather similar; very strong hazlenut flavor, was expecting a much stronger ale flavor. Easy to drink, and very unquie, a one of a kind. Overall a pretty good, never had anything like it. Worth a try.

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Photo of lfherreras
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Satsuma
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of niangelo
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a sleeve. A creamy, off-white head and fine carbonation. This beer seems to be slightly viscous, with a ruby brown tinge.

Nice caramel, roasted malt, toffee and nutty tones on the nose. My wife makes a whole-wheat sourdough, and this smells like that; it has a nice deep fresh bread crust smell to it.

Mouthfeel is pleasing, not too thick, good for the style. Carbonation is balanced and not overwhelming. Tastes of nutty and malty tones, nice buttery smoothness and hops at the end. Blooms as it warms, and an interesting slight sour finish at the end. Round, warm, toasty.

Nice and drinkable. I didn't find the sweetness excessive like some other reviewers, that's just me. A nice comfy brew from Rogue!

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Photo of Stanford
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Rogue Ales Brewery really knows how to brew a good beer. I have yet to be disappointed from them. This beer has an almost overwhelming aroma and flavor of hazelnut which finishes with lighter flavors of coffee and chocolate. No complaints about this brew.

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Photo of jessealmlie
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of LuDookie
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I poured this from the bottle into a mug.

It looked to be a dark amber...the mug is tinted.

It smelled great. You could definitely pick out the hazelnut and it had a caramel fragrance.

The hazelnut flavor is definitely prevalent. The beer has a sweet caramel flavor with moderate carbonation for a darker beer.

Mouthfeel....eh, whatever.

Being a hazelnut lover, I tried to ignore all the reviews slamming this beer's "artificial" hazelnut flavoring. I really wanted to enjoy it. I did anyway. I thought it was a good beer....a nice dark amber with the slight feel of a porter and a hefty hint of hazelnut. Artificial or not....I will drink it again.

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Photo of bret717
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HarpuaCritz
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Some artificial flavors on the nose, but overall a tasty brew for a cold December evening

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Photo of LibraryTom
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Rogue always has to put their spin onto any beer style and it is no different with the brown nectar, although this is still a fairly approachable beer. Sweet, deep, rich nutty malt flavors are the driving character behind this brew. Aroma's of nuts, particularly hazelnut, as well as light roasted coffee are ever present. A creamy, mouthfeel with so much flavor, yet it is surprisingly refreshing and quaffable as well, a great session beer, even though the ABV is a bit higher than one may like for a session brew.

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Photo of Straycorn
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlueShepard19
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Majesty
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of JollyToper
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased at Top's Liquor in Tempe for $5.49. Poured a bomber into a big red wine glass.

Color is dark brown with an off-white to tan head. Little lacing (but is sometimes a problem in my wine glass).

Smell of chocolate and hazelnut. Taste of chocolate malts with a toasty aftertaste. Some caramel? Effervescent on the tongue and medium bodied.

Overall, I really liked this and will buy it again and again.

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Photo of mcallister
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I've had this more than a few times recently on both draft and from bottle. This beer is fabulous. What a funky appearance. Very dirty looking brown with smoky attributes throughout. This is one fine and easy drinking brew. Tastes of what else but hazlenut, toffee, caramel, nice malty sweetness. Good beer to get your "domestic" drinking friends to try. Not sure how you couldn't like this one.

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Photo of GIVEMEBACKMYSON
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber

Smells of malt and general sweetness. The beer is a beautiful dark brown color with a good head.
There is a very tasty roasted nutty flavor throughout this beer. Also a herbal, grassy, earthy undertone to the beer, probably a byproduct of the saaz. The hazelnut gives it a nutty-toffee kind of sweetness that keeps you coming back.
Very smooth mouthfeel, with a mild slick sticky hazelnut clinging at the end.
Overall, you get a terrific sense of balance when drinking this beer.

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Photo of FormatKid
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: slightly translucent dark brown, robust off white head quicly recedes, leaves minimal lace.

Nose: caramelly sweet malts, toffee, strawberry esters, hazelnut (liquor), faint brandy

Taste: Smooth, toffee and caramel up front, a tiny whisp of smoke. The hazelnut flavor emerges and is much more subtle, and complimentary than I remember their Morimoto Hazelnut being (I’ll be a monkey’s uncle if these are the same beers). Faint hints of cappuccino, milk chocolate. Perfectly off-setting earthy hop bitterness, I’m impressed!

Mouthfeel: Medium soft carbonation combined with the body lends a slick, yet velvety feel.

Drinkability: Highly drinkable. Not cloying, the hazelnut extract flavors melds nicely with the natural beer flavors. I’d definitely have another if there was one around.

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Photo of Tamigleo
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%

Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 4,228 ratings
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