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): 6.20%

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
Ratings:
4,201
Reviews:
1,451
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
12.59%
 
 
Wants:
305
Gots:
860
For Trade:
3
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Photo of ctkingsley
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IntriqKen
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep amber black with a half finger tan head that melts to a decent ring of sticky lacing.
Aroma is sweet toasted malt, hazelnuts, and chocolate.
Taste is initially sweet roasted malt and hazelnut, then a slight hop bite that keeps this brew from becoming too sweet.
Mouthfeel is thick with carbonation.
No noticable alcohol.
Aftertaste slightly hazelnut extract but the hops makes for a pleasant drying that makes you want for another sip.

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Photo of Southernbrew
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours brown with a nice bubbly head.

Aroma full of nuttiness, caramel and weak citrus.

Medium body, nuttiness and malt sweetness up front move to caramel sweetness. Finishes with a dry roastedness.

A very nice nut ale, something to buy again, but the brown nectar is a bit better in my opinion.

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Photo of david18
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had just heard about this on a podcast and I was curious. The hazelnut is really present but definitely not overwhelming. Perfect in the aroma and in the flavor. Not too sweet or nutty and not too subtle.

Medium brown color. Good carbonation. Biscuitty flavor. Nice hop and yeast flavor.

I'll have it again.

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Photo of AlaskaAg
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mbutter1997
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown with 1" of light head, a nice film lingers throughout.
S: Sweet aromas, rather mild, but good anyway.
T: Good tastes, not too sweet with malt flavors of hazelnut and caramel. A solid nut brown ale.
M: Nice and rich, smooth and medium-full bodied. Gets better at about 45 degrees.
D: Very drinkable beverage. Smooth going down and worth having time and again. One of the easier drinking beers from Rogue.

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Photo of alphanon
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this last night while out at a local pizza joint with a buddy. The pour was a nice imperial pint very thin light colored head, nice lacing on the glass as it was drank though. Very nice deep reddish brown color and very clear. The nose on this beer isn't complex at all, mostly malt sweetness no real hop aroma. The flavor of this beer is also toward the sweet side no real hop flavor or bitterness only enough to balance out the malt. Mouthfeel for this right where it should be not thin but not think either. All in all a real nice totally drinkable beer that you could sit and have a few pints of. I will be drinking this again.

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Photo of jaxon53
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served slightly chilled in a pint glass from a 22oz. bottle. Poured a very deep ruby reddish brown color when held up to the light. About one finger of tan colored head formed in the glass and dissapeared quickly into nothing. Very sweet raisin, brown sugar, along with a little nuttiness and molasses in the nose. Plenty of flavor here. Brown sugar, hints of hazelnut, sweet fruity flavors with a nice malty finish. Very drinkable. Some carbonation, and no noticeable alcohol present. Pretty solid brew and definitely worth a try.

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Photo of mightymoksha
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in pint glass.

Rich mahogany color, with a tan, moderately retentive head. Looks delicious.

Sweet, roasted hazelnut aroma very prominent. Caramel also detected. No hop presence.

Roasted malt sweetness with hints of vanilla and butterscotch. Gives way to a subtle, smoky taste of some sort. Aftertaste of hazelnut and coffee beans.

Light and very pleasant carbonation. Flavorful yet easy on the palate. Mouthfeel was a smidgen too thin for my preference.

Another great beer from Rogue.

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Photo of cmq103
3.88/5  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.

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Photo of vidisad
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of albern
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an interesting change up type beer, but I wouldn't rate this as high as some others have done. The beer pours a nice dull brown color with a rusty tan head with lots of retention and some lacing.

The nose was malty sweet, but not distinctive to any degree. The taste is loaded with roasted malts and the very clear and convincing hazelnut came through from start to finish. There is an ever so slight lightish coffee taste in the background, lots of nutty flavors, with the hazelnut the most pronounced. In what should be the standard among brewers, the bottle lists the ingredients to the beer and there are tons of different malts with two hop varieties present. They even comment on the water used. If only other brewers did the same. The beer is modestly carbonated and slightly light and watery and a bit less substantial than I would have assumed. The mouthfeel is quite light with not much of an aftertaste in either case. This is a good beer, a change up because there aren't that many clear hazelnut varieties out there, but it isn't brilliant, and part of the problem may have been the lightness and watery consistency that left me wanting something more dense and thoroughgoing.

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Photo of reptile3141
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kendo
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got it on tap at the Lionheart in Albany.

A: Brownish-red with a 1-finger beige head. Decent lacing.

S: Faint -- nutty with some cocoa powder.

T: Definitely a Brown Ale, as this leans sharply toward the malty side of the malt/hop continuum. At first I get sweet malt with some broad nuttiness, then hazelnut, cocoa and even a touch of vanilla. As it warms a little I get caramel malt and toffee. No real bitterness to offset the sweet profile of this beer; then again, having had a SN Torpedo before this, I'm not sure I'd be able to taste hops unless they smacked me in the face (I did reboot with a good amount of water b/w beers, however).

M: Lighter side of medium in heft. Good overall feel to it -- didn't feel thin at all as some Browns seem to.

D: Good. I like some bitterness, even in my Brown Ales, but the sweetness never approached cloying territory.

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Photo of DrJay
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear red-brown colour with nice red highlights. The head poured a little thin, but had a pleasant-looking light brown colour with good retention and stickage.

Smell: Chocolately malts along with nuts are dominant, with a light (herbal?) hoppiness. My wife commented that this smelled just like a chocolate bar, and she was right.

Taste: Rich, nutty flavour seemed to come partly from the hazelnut extract and partly from the malt. Nice balance between bitterness, chocolate and roasted malts. Bitterness becomes stronger at the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium/high carbonation with a medium body. The smooth, creamy texture was very nice.

Drinkability: This is a great dessert beer. Not overly sweet or strong, but suited for drinking with sweets. It paired really well with a slice of chocolate pecan pie.

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Photo of deejaydan
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful ruby color with a few brown highlights. Nice head and head retention, about a 1/2 inch head that settles down to 1/4 inch. When you swirl it in your glass, it clings to the glass and gently falls down the side. Aroma and taste go well together with some nutty flavor and aroma as expected. I don't like hazelnut coffee, but I do enjoy this beer. Good, but not exceptional. Very clean and balanced toward the malts, but not something I'd go out of my way for.

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Photo of MuddyFeet
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprisingly good, Morimoto-san. It pours a chocolate brown in color, with no head and no lace. The hops are even throughout the beer. The first hint of hazelnut comes in the aroma, but it is not as strong as I thought it was going to be when I tasted it. The hazelnut flavor was pretty subtle inbetween the earthy hops. A great beer for a tasting or to sip slowly.

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Photo of kbub6f
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Head is medium-sized, coarse, bubbly, tan. It tracks scant spots of lacing. Color is deep, deep red/brown. Clear and dark. The smell is a tangy toffee, with some molasses. Nutty, chocolate hazelnut in the front, with a thick, toffee, sweetish, caramel toffee middle. Some milk. Finishes with more tangy toffee, hazelnut and dark chocolate candy. Bitter aftertaste. This is a good, toffee, dark, tangy beer with a big bitter finish. Nice enough.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into my Evolution pint glass.

a - Pours a deep mahogany brown color with two inches of off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Head only lasts for a few seconds and leaves no lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of caramel malts, roasted malts, toasted malts, hazelnuts, light vanilla, and bready malts. Very malty but pretty nice.

t - Taste follows the nose pretty closely. Tastes of roasted malts, caramel malts, vanilla, bready malts, toasted and burnt malts, and light nuts/hazelnut. More vanilla or cream than the nose which I like; a step up.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Smooth, and pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a pretty good brown ale. I liked the taste a little more than the nose, due to more vanilla/cream. Was pretty easy to drink a whole bomber, would have it again.

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Photo of LoganMc
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of openmind
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of charlottebeerguy
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served out of a 22 oz brown bottle into a chimay chalice.

This beer pours a deep carmel color with a 1/2 inch head. You can smell the hazelnuts in this brew and some other nuttyness mabey almonds.

Taste is malty no real noticable hops here a bit bitter on the finish. The head dissapears fairly quickly with minimal lacing. A medium bodied beer but very tasty. The taste of the nuts really explodes in your mouth. A good desert beer. If I can find this brew again I will buy some more for sure.

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Photo of younger35
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the 2nd time I've drank this beer. The first time was on tap, after I had a Rogue Brutal Bitter. Doesn't seem to have as much of a hazelnut taste as I remember but it's still nice.

Appearance- Very beautiful mahogany/brownish color. Poor head retention and poor lacing.

Smell- Faint malty/nutty smell. No hoppy aroma present. The weakest trait of this beer.

Taste- Quite surprising. The first thing you notice is the strong hazelnut flavor. Very pleasent. A almost chocolaty roasted malt profile matches the nutty flavor nicely. The faint bitterness of the hops don't seem to contribute much.

Mouthfeel- Very nice for this brew. Mediumish carbonation.

Drinkability- Pretty damn good in moderation. I'm enjoying a 22oz bottle now but no way I could handle any more than that. Terrific desert beer or delicious when following a Brutal Bitter :)

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Photo of Teleweizen2
3.88/5  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.

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Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
4.05 out of 5 based on 4,201 ratings.
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