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:
4,192
Reviews:
1,449
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
12.59%
 
 
Wants:
304
Gots:
855
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 4,192 |  Reviews: 1,449
Photo of StJamesGate
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tan-tinged garnet with off white film. Red liquorice and faint nut on the nose.
Raspberry jam and some brown toast and a sweet hazelnut finish and no hops that I notice. Medium, some chew, round.

Perfectly medium body and flavor. A substantial presence but still very drinkable. Just a bit too fizzy to be great. I could drink this all November.

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Photo of sixerofelixir
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber. No freshness dates or anything like that. Nice, painted label art.

Pours a very nice-looking, clear ruby-brown. Lace the color of the tan on the bottle art patches the glass sides un-sparingly. Smell is fresh, light roasted brown malts, with a bit of mineral and chocolate. Taste is clean and subdued. Hazelnut at the beginning, a bit of sweetness throughout. Finishes slightly bitter. Feels a bit tannic from the nuts and malts. Drinks good. A calm, easy-going brown ale.

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Photo of Wildman
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured out a nice very dark amber color with a tan head, that did subside with some lace. Nice faint malt smell to it. Slight hazelnut smell to it, some coffee aroma to it. The flavor is what hits you. Because of the hazelnut, you would have to put this not only as a brown ale, but a spice beer. The hazelnut taste was very good and quite pronounced. It was so heavy with that taste, you wonder if that adds to the body to it as well as the mouthfeel. Good flavor, but the strong hazelnut and carmel aspects to this might throw some. Worth checking out.

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Photo of BigJTrucker
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up this bomber @ Albertsons of all places. Poured into a snifter a dark brown color, light tan colored head, light lacing. Some aroma hops are easily detectable, as is the expected hazelnut smell. Taste is, as you would expect, very nutty, much like a latte with hazelnut syrup added. Some choclate & coffee notes accentuate each other nicely. Smooth mouthfeel, a bit dry on the finish. Very well rounded and solid ale with a unique flavor.

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Photo of swizzlenuts
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The nose on the beer is really sweat chocolate, like the taste of a chocolate wafer. There is also a small presence of the usualy maltiness from a brown ale. The beer is a very dark red/brown, with a good sized head and decent retention; a bit of lacing as well. The taste of this beer is like a beefed up version of the nose. It has the awesome chocolate wafer flavour mixed with a some more bitter chocolate flavours. The taste is quite sweet, but the bitterness balances it really well. The beer is middle of the road for mouthfeel, could be a bit thicker to go with the flavour. Somewhat drinkable because of the sweetness.

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Photo of kots84
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Reddish brown creamy head.

Smell - Not a lot on the nose. Some haze nut but that pretty much it.

Taste - The first thing I taste is warm milk. After a second it roasted coffee and chocolate.

Mouthfeel - A little thin but good carbonation.

Overall - A great beer. One of my go to.

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Photo of Honeybourne
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Holland
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: brown with a thick amber head because I poured it at room temperature. Kept lacing throughout

S: malt, light hazelnut, faint caramel

T: tastes of much malt, some hazelnut, and a bit of that caramel smoothness

M: Creamy and smooth for its type, even with high carbonation since I served at room temperature

O: well put together, and the hazelnut isn't as prevalent as I had feared.

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Photo of association330
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber purchased just up the street from my local beer vendor.

A - Pours a rich, dark brown. Reddish/deep caramel hue appears when the light peeks through the glass. Big pillow of light tan head that lasts well and leaves pretty good lacing.

S - Nutty milk chocolate tones with a pleasant hint of coffee and a touch of raisins or other dark fruit.

T - Delicious roasted malt flavor dominates - sweet milk chocolate and hazelnuts. There is a nice kiss of hops for balance. A slightly charred, chocolatey aftertaste remains.

M - Rolling carbonation makes the brew pleasantly refreshing and very quaffable, though perhaps a little too effervescent. Body is lighter than I would like.

D - It would be a good fall brew, but it's a little too light for fireside sipping during the winter months.

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Photo of rshwayder
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A nutty brown colored beer, as you might expect. It smells mildly of the hazelnut within, which can be deceptive because of the taste to follow. This beer is extremely drinkable, goes down smooth, and has a slightly sweet taste of hazelnut worked perfectly into the brown ale (no syrupy chemical taste whatsoever). The aftertaste is pleasant with almost no bitterness to speak of. Definitely a good beer and well-priced at ~$5 for 22oz.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Pours a light brown with a finger of tan head. Leaves some nice lacing.

S: Hazlenut

T: Follows the nose with some more earthy flavors.

F: Medium bodied.

O: A solid brown ale.

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Photo of Intlpostman
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sachsenfreude
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance; clear tawny to mahogany, very light tan head, quickly dissipates but keeps a creamy collar and patchy lacing.

smell; hazelnut coffee creamer mixed with beer, some creamy sweetness.

taste; very nutty, hazelnuts and burnt coffee malts. Some toasty bitterness and bread. Bits of hops blend well with a syrupy nut extract. Bitterness in the aftertaste.

mouthfeel; creamy and bit milky and slick.

overall; pretty good, a tasty treat, highly recommended.

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Photo of Bogdawg
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bluehende
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had from a growler. Very nice brown ale. Not a lot of hazelnut. Smooth and nice.

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Photo of Merkur
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer pours a nice brown color with a fair amount of tan head

Beer smells very strongly of hazelnut.

Taste starts off with a very sweet, almost vanilla taste, before tasting of nutty hazelnut. VERY sweet. Almost too so.

Mouthfeel is of slight carbonation.

Must try if you like hazelnut. Very solid brown ale.

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Photo of Gaddabble
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ouser31
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a great beer! enjoyable to lok at in the glass and taste all the way through! Good beer to share with other looking for a unique nutty brown ale! Plenty of smiles everytime it was tasted and shared! Highly recommended as a sit down and enjoy beer!!!

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Photo of Kuges
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of toronadotornado
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kabuki Sundance Cinemas - San Francisco, CA - 22 oz. bomber

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Photo of RWLawman
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Dark red/brownish color, with a thin off-white head.

S - Toasted malts and hazelnut dominate the odor.

T - initially, I started drinking this one too fast, and missed out on some of the flavor. Once I slowed down, and started exploring, I was very pleased with what I found. Nutty flavor up front, specifically hazelnut, followed by toasted malts and some grain. A little touch of hop bitterness toward the end helped to balance out the heavy sweetness throughout. Very tasty beer.

M - Moderate mouthfeel, not quite full, and certainly not watery thin, either. Enjoyable beer. The sweetness tends to stick to the mouth a bit, which makes me crave some more.

O - I was looking forward to this beer for a while, being a big fan of brown ales and malty beverages. This was delicious.

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Photo of brauseboof
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ffejherb
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Al's of Hampden on 9/2/10.

A - Copper brown body with half an inch of creamy beige head that reduced to a swirly patch and thin ring of retention, leaving no lace around the glass at all.

S - Initial aroma is quite malty and nutty (obviously) overall with a blend of hazelnut, toffee, butterscotch and rich caramel notes.

T - Like the aroma, the flavor is quite nutty but also sweet and not astringent. Lots of rich toffee, caramel and sweet malty notes are at the forefront, while a very light floral hop character develops in the backend. Finish is bittersweet with a hint of earthiness.

M - Medium bodied with a slight oily texture and quite a bit of bristle due to the carbonation being on the lively side of the spectrum for the style. Finishes sweet on the palate with a light hop bite.

D - Very good brown ale with a dominant nutty character and sweet flavor accented with a mild hop punch. Good stuff.

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Photo of tigg924
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: clear, rich brown, 1/4 inch head,

Smell: toasted malt, hazelnut, caramel

Taste: hazelnut, caramel, toasted malt and some hops in the middle

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, sweet start-bitter middle and sweet end. I can feel the carbonation and it is really distracting.

Drinkability: I could have this again and may. The hazelnut is very prominent and I love the gentle bitterness. The biggest problem I have with this beer is the high carbonation which distracts from a spot on taste. If they mellowed the carbonation some, the drinkability would be higher.

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Photo of GilGarp
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours into a pint glass with great clarity in a dark redish brown beer. The creamy white head is large to start but settles quickly to just a film.

Aroma leaves no doubt that this is a hazelnut beer. It has a bakery-like sweet smell with obvious hazelnut influence.

Flavor is sweet and nutty. There's carmel, toffee, chocolate and hazelnut flavors going on in there. Toasted malts give it a hint of coffee but it has almost no bitterness whatsoever. It's almost a bit too sweet.

Mouthfeel is nice though with a creamy body and low carbonation. Drinkability could be better if it wasn't so sweet.

It's unfortunate that my recognition of this flavor is from crappy 7-11 coffee. Overall it's pretty good but not something that I would go seeking out again.

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Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
4.05 out of 5 based on 4,192 ratings.
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