Hazelnut Brown Nectar | Rogue Ales

Hazelnut Brown NectarHazelnut Brown Nectar
BA SCORE
4.07/5
4,215 Ratings
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:
#2,335
Reviews:
1,455
Ratings:
4,215
pDev:
12.53%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
310
Gots:
871
Trade:
3
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,215 |  Reviews: 1,455
Photo of oline73
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into my Chimay goblet.

Appearance: The beer pours a murky reddish brown with a light tan head that goes away completely.

Smell: Definitely picking up the nuts. Malty but not particularly sweet. I'm getting the hazelnuts and some vanilla notes.

Taste: The hazelnuts are quite pronounced here too. A very mild malt sweetness, the sweet taste is mild, not the malt. The finish is slightly bitter and nutty.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a slightly slick finish.

Overall: I'm a big fan of this beer. The hazelnuts are a very welcome addition to the mix. I'd have another.

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Photo of GreatPondBrewer
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. Bomber poured into a tulip glass.

Poured a impenetrable black with a creamy cafe au lait head about a 1/4 inch thick. That receded into a thing ring about the edge of the glass, but not too much lacing.

This smell is my all time favorite. I would love nothing better than have a feed bag full of coffee grounds and hazelnut is one of my favorite aromas. This had a wonderfully deep pungent smell of this wafting about as well as some sweet, dark chocolates.

The taste had less hazelnut than I would have liked. FIt had morphed from that aroma into a deep bitter coffee flavor The bitterness was not that of hops but just pure coffee. There was also some latent toffee tastes and just a hint of brown sugar. In my opinion it was a little too astringant and the complexities and subtlties of the smell were lost.

The mouthfeel was also a little lacking. I was not at all taken by the amount of carbonation it had. I would like something a little smoother without that ginger ale feeling on my tongue. Certainly not nectar

Personally I could drink this beer just for the smell, but I think I will have to drink it sparingly. It goes well as an after dinner beer.

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Photo of Zanico
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wingnutter
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber.Poured a brilliant ruby red with fluffy head that disappeared quickly.

Smells like nutty and brown sugary, with some toffee or caramel in there, too. Excellent aroma.

Taste: Nutty sweetness. Hazlenut works well here. The toffe/caramel taste blends with the nuttiness very well. I also taste maybe plum, or somehting similar. This stuff is smooth. Very easy to drink. Not my favorite style, but worth a try if youre a fan of brown ales.

Mouthfeel: Feels a little thin, but kinda creamy as well. Clean finish, with no discernable aftertaste.

Excellent drinkability but this could be too sweet to knock back too many.

Im not a big fan of Brown Ales, but for the style this one very good. Another winner from Rogue.

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Photo of MikeyGCAP
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Smooth finish. Goes surprisingly well with most foods.

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bmeehan
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This wouldn't ordinarily be my style of beer, but Rogue gets the hazelnut parts of it right. It smells and tastes faintly sweet, but not in an overpowering manner, and it finishes smooth. It's a beautiful chocolate brown color as well.

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Photo of NA1NSXR
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Looks brown and lazy.

Smell - Sweet, malty, and other brown ale smells.

Taste - Its nice. The hazelnut flavor is well mixed with other typical malty brown ale flavors. There is a very slight hop presence at the end. I didn't really get the overwhelming hazelnut other reviews talk about.

Mouthfeel - A bit fizzy on the tongue. Overall ok.

Drinkability - Very drinkable.

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Photo of wahhmaster
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650mL bottle into a Macado's Halloween-branded American pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy dark brown color with a thin fizzy tan head. The head dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing.

Smell: Has a strong roasted hazelnut aroma (I compare it to hazelnut coffee creamer). Besides that, a little bit of roasted maltiness and a little breadiness.

Taste: Strong hazelnut flavors come out at the start. It finishes with a kinda chocolatey malt finish.

Mouthfeel: Relatively full-bodied with a kind of chewiness to it.

Drinkability: A really nice brown ale. Pleasingly complex. Another win for Rogue.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ctkingsley
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IntriqKen
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
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 -4.7%
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 -4.7%
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 -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mbutter1997
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
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 -4.7%
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 -4.7%
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 -4.7%
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 -4.7%
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 -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of albern
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
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 -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kendo
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
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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Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 4,215 ratings
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