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:
#2,459
Reviews:
1,462
Ratings:
4,246
pDev:
12.53%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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Photo of stevoj
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The hazelnut blends perfectly with the sweet brown ale for a nice nutty, smooth experience. Nutty aroma, some roast grain bitterness, sweet and bitter finish. Delicious at any time of the year.

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Photo of charlesbyrd
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a glass mug.

A: Poured vigorously, the bottle gives up a mahogany-hued liquid with a short beige head. Lacing is minimal, and the color is quite beautiful. Sparse carbonation shows itself on the edges of the glass.

S: Malts are all over the nose of this one, along with an obvious sweetness. The hazelnut is not as apparent as I would've expected, although it lends a certain roasted aroma along with the darker malt.

T: Pleasantly sweet, with caramel and roasted malt being immediately noticeable. The hazelnut is much more available in the taste than the smell. Bitterness is at a minimum, but some hop bite is able to cut through the creamy sweetness.

M: Solid creamy texture on the palate, almost syrupy. It's a little thicker than other beers of it's style (Southern Pecan immediately comes to mind), which is a good thing. The beer is quite filling, but refreshing and enjoyable at the same time.

D: At first I thought, "I don't really think I like this one." The aroma was far to sweet, and it didn't bring enough nutty flavor to cut through the malt. The longer it sat, though, the more I was able to discern the rest of the flavors this beer has to offer. I would love to see this in stout form with darker malts. It would be like Ferrero Rocher in a glass.

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Photo of hawksfan82
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. Bomber pulled into a tumbler pint.

A little darker than your usual brown ale, and especially most of your nut browns. Has a pretty good 2-3 finger head with a mildly aggressive pour, and settles down quickly to a nice soapy head that stays with it the whole time. Little lacing.

Smell is just like you would think. The normal maltiness you get in a brown, and the hazelnut really comes through right beneath it. It's a pretty good indication of how it tastes.

The taste starts right out like a brown. It's malt right away, but the hazelnut nectar and a small hint of chocolate come come in after the malt very quickly. What's really cool is that if you let it sit on your tongue you can really feel the nutty finish. It lingers really well on the tongue, very good aftertaste. This isn't the most complex beer you'll ever drink by a long shot, but maybe the most complex brown ale I've yet to come across. Very cool.

The mouthfeel is meh, as it's a little thin. I've been on a kick of trappist ales and imperial stouts lately, so that may be why I feel this.

That being said, this beer is extremely drinkable for a rather complex brew. I wish this would come in a six pack, I'd have no problem paying 13-14 bucks for it.

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Photo of Gusler
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer disembogues a transpicuous deep ruby color with a Bunyanesque sized head that is spumescent in texture and a beauteous tan color, as it ever so slowly transmogrifies the lace forms a thick and glutinous sheet to meld with the glass. A sweet nutlike malted aroma dominates, hints of vanilla, quite fresh and clean, start quite sweet with the top a bit thin for my liking. Finish is moderate in carbonation with the hops personable in their spicy bite, quite dry aftertaste with a lingering bittersweet flavor, drinkable as all Rogue beers are, but certainly not their best “Whatever” the name.

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Photo of BehindtheFinBrew
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz to an imperial pint

A: Pours a brilliant copper mahogany. Mostly clear. A vigorous pour produced a beautiful 2-finger tan head the reduced somewhat rapidly to a tan crown but did leave foamed laced initially. Truly a stunner.

S: Roasted nuts and malt dominate the aroma with light toast and undertones of dark fruit

T: Hazelnut and toffee upfront with a deep roasted malt and chocolate mix. Toast and charred wood give a bitterness along with citrus hop and fruit sweetness.

M: Creamy with good carb initially. Carbonation dissipated through the session. Slick on finish leaving a syrup texture on the back of the palate.

D: Light bodied and somewhat full flavored for a brown ale.

Overall, I was immensely looking forward to this beer and in some respects it disappointed. The charred flavor left an unpleasant bitterness on the tongue with the malt and nut character being overwhelmed. I'm usually impressed by John Maiers exploits but this one was a letdown.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%

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

650mL bottle with no freshness date poured into pint glass.

Dark brown body, almost opaque with copper hues near the edges. Some carbonation visible. Yellowish head is large and foamy, settles to a ring that stays around for quite some time.

Some nutty and sweet malt aromas, hint of cocoa powder.

Chewy, creamy body on this one. Lots of nutty flavours here, hazelnut, obviously. Some butterscotch and caramel hide in the background. There's a dry, almost gritty taste and texture in there that reminds me of sweet cocoa powder. Though it's smooth, the carbonation asserts itself near the finish. Sweet, but mildly astringent finish.

There's quite a bit of heft to this beer, which makes it a little less than quaffable, but it is a pleasure to drink. Tasty stuff.

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

Deep brown with traces of ruby-excellent pillowy and long lasting head with clumpy lace. Aromas are nutty and malted. In the mouth the beer is crisp, refreshing and easy to put down. Good depth of flavor-reminds me of the French Chocolate with hazelnut called Rocher-I think that's the name. As time goes on though the nuttiness gets to be a bit of a bore personally, and I want to move on to something without nuts-a Michael Jackson (the singer mind you) kind of brew. I'd like to see what the Iron chef serves with this one. Worth a try in any case.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - It poured out a brown color with a creamy/tan, two-finger head. It left a little lacing.

S - It smelled very nutty and malty. The hazelnut smell comes through, as well.

T - It is very nutty (hazelnut) and a very tasty roasted malt.

M - It was soft and medium-bodied.

D - Another great Rogue product. And a great brown ale.

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

Picked up a 22oz single at Pinyon Liquor Store in Rangely, Colorado, ridiculously overpriced at $6...no price tag on it, and I didn't want to offend them by putting it back.

A: Clear, light brown/red color with a khaki colored head about two inches thick on the initial pour that has settled down to not much, lots of clumpy chunks of lacing around the edges of the glass.

S: hazelnut, big time, not nutty, but hazelnut, slight milk smell, and a hint of coffee as well, hazelnut dominates this.

T: hazelnut and chocolate really stand out in this one, a light coffee comes out in it, and a smooth maltiness, surprisingly enough this isn't ridiculously hopped like other Rogue beers, what hops are there are hidden deep in the background, and are slightly piney, and earthy. a little too much on the hazelnut side for me.

M: creamy, low carbonation, and rather sticky, not bad, not spectacular.

D: this is too sweet and too much hazelnut for me to really drink more than a bomber, a tasty beer, and a definite dessert beer, but that's really about it for this cowboy.

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Photo of Two10tim
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dansushi
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of A-Sox
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ark57
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It pours a ruby-brown with a light brown colored head. There is a strong hazelnut presence in the aroma as well as some sweet malts. The body coats the mouth well. There is sweet malts with some caramel flavor as well as a nuttiness. There is some slight choclate that comes through in the finish with the hazelnut reminding me of praline.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. 209 A-1 0831 is the bottle code.

Pours brown with very little head. Not cloudy, some visible carbonation. Smell is nutty, rich, a little chocolatey.

Taste is nutty, slight lemon peel flavor, slight fruity flavor. Bitterness without seeming terribly hoppy.

Mouthfeel is light, slightly gritty. Overall, this is a pretty solid beer.

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Photo of brendan13
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a medium to dark brown with a 2 centimetre tan head that slowly falls away leaving big lacing.
S - Nutty, slightly toasted, some chocolate hints. A slight dark fruit note.
T - Nutty, caramel maltiness and some dark fruit and chocolate hints.
M - Smooth, medium bodied. Medium to high carbonation.
D - A nice sweet brown ale. Nothing to get overly excited about but something I'd drink again.

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Photo of Pencible
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured a dark hazy brown with almost no head. It had a unique scent of malt and hazelnut, with a flavor to match. It had a little hops bitterness and tasted a bit dry in the aftertaste from the hazelnut. It had a decent texture with no carbonation, but nothing else to it. This was an interesting and unique beer, and overall pretty good.

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Photo of MVassar
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

An appealing reddish-dark brown, like a rich sherry or molasses. Plenty of roasted malt, toasted almonds, and caramel in the nose. Tastes of chocolate and hazelnut flavored coffee, without cream. Medium finish. I'd like a touch more depth, but it's darn tasty stuff. A bit too bubbly at first, but a smooth finish. Very easy to drink.

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Photo of TFB5
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 4,246 ratings
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