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:
4,202
Reviews:
1,451
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
12.59%
 
 
Wants:
305
Gots:
860
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 4,202 |  Reviews: 1,451
Photo of awilkie23
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

More hazelnutty than expected. Not necessarily a bad thing, just unlike anything I've ever tried before! Light feeling and very drinkable. Definitely a dessert beer.

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Photo of Jsteez
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Poured a nice three finger brown bubbly head. Nice lacy sides around the edge of the glass. Tan streaks of lace on sides. Straight translucent brown, with a dark red hue. Really good looking brew.

S-Not a lot going on in the smell. It could have been the glass I was using...not sure. I could smell faint malt and a little alcohol,maybe...

T-Mouth watering and refreshing. It was nutty, oak hoppy, bready, with a sense of sweet malt. The hazelnut undertones balanced the hops and malt. Pure bliss. I sensed some clove as well. Very well balanced.

M-Light-medium body. Light carbonation. Dry, and a slightly bitter aftertaste. Perfect balance.

Overall, this is a fine brown beer that lives up to its name. If you want a balance of flavors, along with sweet, bitter, dry, malt, hops, and a warm alcohol feeling in your belly, this brew is for you. Cheers!

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Photo of leantom
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Heard great things about this beer so decided to give it a shot. Here goes:

A: OK, not good or bad. Beer pours an opaque brown; no light gets through. Very little head and moderate lacing.

S: Wow, simply outstanding. Can detect nutmeg, nutella, hazelnut, peanut butter and chocolate. Very little hops, however; this is a pure malt brew.

T: Taste follows the nose. Again, it's outstanding. Lots of nutella, hazelnut, peanut butter, chocolate, etc. The beer is a pure malt brew; I can't really detect any hops.

M: Very good but nothing special. Somewhat creamy but not very much so.

O: An excellent brown ale. Lots of nuts and chocolate. Would highly recommend it.

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Photo of Lothore
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown with hints of caramel coloring. There is very little fizzy head that dissipates quickly. Smell is very sweet with a nutty and toffee edge. The taste is different than the smell lets on. Sweet, as was expected, but there is a strong nutty taste that hits from the second the brew touches your lips. It finishes very smooth and slightly bitter leaving hints of hazelnut taste on the pallet. It is carbonated fairly highly and I personally think this takes away from the mouthfeel. I would have enjoyed this style more with less carbonation but regardless, it was thick and smooth. This is a great beer to enjoy as a desert or to taste but I couldn't see myself drinking more than a glass or two in a sitting. Regardless it was a delicious brew that i thoroughly enjoyed.

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Photo of Nytemare
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is a treat for me. This pours a nice dark brown with an off white head. Little retention and virtually no lacing. Sweet nutty nose. Hints of bitter chocolate and a light hops profile. A hint of hops up front, followed by bitter chocolate and bready malts, then, at last, back back back back waaay back in the aftertaste, roasted hazelnut. The roasted hazelnut flavor just clings in the mouth. Excellent. Very smooth, full bodied brew. Creamy. This was my second brew from Rogue to ever try. I just had the new Hazelnut from them the other day, I thought it was excellent, in fact I thought i liked it more. Now that I'm drinking the original, I'm glad I bought several bottles to store. I had forgotten how awesome this brew is. Excellent.

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Photo of gspeer711
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of -DF-
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Soonami
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was given a bottle of Morimoto Hazelnut Signature Ale at a dinner club, but we didn't get to it so I ended up having it myself. This brown ale has a luscious brown color and fine carbonation. The smell is toasty like a freshly baked loaf of dark rustic bread. The roast malt flavor melded well with caramel and biscuity malt in providing a full flavored and bodied beer. Hazelnut was apparent in the aftertaste and helped to make a well rounded beer.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of DESTRO
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

im hyped on the iron chef so im hyped on this beer. this bad boy pours a deep ruby brown with a decent tan head. nice clarity. smells of light chocolate, hazlenuts and roasted goodness pop up after the pour. this is a matly drink, dessert like but not sweet, nice hazlenut and cocoa mix with very little hop bitterness. mouthfeel is suprisingly light for what i though would be somewhat of a heavy weight, smooth and not too filling. this stuff needs to come in barrels so i can just bogard it and drink it all the time. i love you mr. morimoto.

$3.49 a bomber.

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Photo of Mandrake
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lovely deep reddish-brown with a tall and thick creamy tan head that lasts and lasts and leaves some nice lacing. Smell is rich and nutty, with a hint of chocolate and some roasted malts rounding it out. Wonderfully warm and inviting. Taste is malty up front, with lots of lightly roasted chocolate and spices being overtaken by the nuttiness that builds a finish that goes on and on. A touch of hoppiness livens up this nicely complex ale. Mouthfeel could be a bit thicker, but is well carbonated and warming, and drinkability is very good, though the richness and complexity makes one want to slow down and appreciate it fully. Just a great beer, certainly my favourite brown ale to date.

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Photo of robebo44
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stlfatguy
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark caramel brown, with off white head. Smell is not overpowering, light caramel, hint of hazelnut creamer. I was hesitant to try this self - described hazelnut brown ale. Everyone's palate is different, but I get a weird flavor from many browns... overly sweet and nutty that can lean towards a liquid soap. This had none of the negative, and the taste was great. Reminded me of some bocks I've had more than most brown ales. Creamy caramel malty base with great chocolate flavor, and just a hint of nut. Feel is nice and full.

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Photo of PaleAlien2
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Reddish brown, cloudy, with a two-finger tan head.
S: Caramel malt and nuts is the main character in the aroma.
T: Damn this beer is smooth. Perhaps one of the most prevalent caramel flavors I've ever had. Sweet and nutty. Also some burnt flavor in the finish that maybe doesn't fit in.
M: Palate is just about right: smooth and dry with a bit of alcohol warming at the end.
D: Speaking as a fan of Brown Ales, this beer is fantastic. After just one bottle, it might have just jumped to the top of my list.

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Photo of euseeker
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jdhilt
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a one-finger head that fades quickly to a ring leaving no lace. Deep, clear amber color. Low carbonation. Nose is a light malt. Light bodied which is surprising for a brown. Starts malty and then the hazelnut kicks in - very nice. The ABV is 8.8%. $4.60 for a 22oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

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Photo of johnyeast
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown/ dark copper in color with a half inch beige head. Rich nutty smell with notes of malt and barley. Wonderful taste. Good carbonation and well balanced beer with a disticnt nutty finish. Incredibly smooth and easy drinking. A good standard for a brown ale, would love to consume a few if I found it on tap.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Classic 22 fluid ounce Rogue Bomber, which even when empty will remain on a kitchen shelf with all the other Rogues “empties” that I have – sad I know.

Appearance: Deep, dark mahogany color, which has an auburn hue when back-lit. It poured with a thick brown head appears that settles to a ¼” and then slowly breaks to a stretched covering. Light brown lacing remains throughout. Nice levels of carbonation.

Nose: Rich and thick, smooth ‘nutty’ odors wrapped in a silky milk chocolate Toblerone® coating. The chocolate coated hazelnut odors permeate the air; they are decadent and inviting, very inviting – Beautiful nose.

Taste: The nose promises so much, and the tastes do not fail to deliver! Bags of flavor in this one. Smooth, silky entrance that glides you into chocolate malts, nuts and dark malts. Chocolate finish, that lingers with a little dry bitterness. I just love the finish on this beer, creamy hazelnut chocolate, smooth and delicious.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy, gorgeous velvety melted milk-chocolate feel that’s coats the mouth, it has such a nice mouthfeel that it delays the swallow for a second, or two. An easy drinker & very agreeable.

Drinkability: Oh yes, it disappeared very quickly, too quickly. Even for a warm night the beer was still very refreshing I found.

Overall: Very nice – is this really going to be replaced by the Morimoto Hazelnut Signature Ale?? I only wonder, because I think that this original, actually has the edge on the newly reinvented version. Ah, but what do I know?

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Photo of Wasatch
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a nice brown color, some carbonation, tiny head though, some lacing afterwards.

S - Scents of sweet/roasted malts, hicory/hazelnut, and toffee.

T - The taste is malty sweet with a roasted flavor, with an undertone of toffee. The finish is dry.

M - Medium body.

D - Very drinkable. This is an awesome brew from Rogue, highly recommended.

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Photo of koolk
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

US Trip Aug-Dec 04

Poured, you guessed it, a dark brown (a nut brown if you will) with only a small head, but some good lacing.

Fantastic blend of aromas make this probably the best nut brown i've had. Nuts, dark malts, roasted malts and some spiciness all weld together in harmony to create a lovely smelling beer.

Good sweet malt flavours and only a little touch of hops help make this a creamy joy to drink. Incredibly drinkable, you cant have just one!

Another screamer from Rogue!

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Photo of Seanstoppable
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up locally with an assortment of other Rogue ales.

The bottle has a description of "A nutty twist to a traditional European Brown Ale. Dark brown in color with a hazelnut aroma, a rich nutty flavor and a smooth malty finish." To the best of my recollection, I have never had a beer that tastes almost exactly as advertised.

Pouring into a pint glass resulted in a nice mahogany colored beer with a very thick, long lasting head - about 3 fingers worth. Very nice, light smell of malts and hazelnuts. Taste was of hazelnuts, not too light, not too strong, with a hint of honey. Was very smooth and disappeared all too quickly from my glass. Would definitely not mind picking up a few more of these

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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on tap at Red Bones.

This brown poured a clear, dark chestnut color with light brown, creamy foam that settled. The smell was of dark caramel with a very light nutty aroma. The taste had caramel and faint hazelnuts with hints of coffee and toffee. There was a very light sweetness followed by a very light bitterness in the finish (hops, tannins?). The mouthfeel was dry and smooth with medium-full body and modest carbonation. The flavor lingered nicely. This was a very flavorful and enjoyable ale! Delicious on tap -- I will have to try it from a bottle someday.

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Photo of Mitchel
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rouge’s Hazelnut Brown Nectar pours a dark brown with a reddish tint. The head is a very light tan and holds for a great time and leave notable lacing. It smells delicious...Like toasted malts and obviously hazelnut with just a hint of dark chocolate.

Big maltiness and lots of sweetness make for an amusing beer. It is pretty medium in body and just a hint of hops are present. This beer gets better as it warms up a little bit. The Roasted malts become more obvious over the toasted. Lots of great dark flavors going on here. It finishes with a taste of dark fruits and an insinuation of chocolate.

This beer is really great. I would look at it as a desert beer. A very different beer for me and excellently made. I could go for this and a big piece of tiramisu or coffee cake. Delicious!

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Photo of kevinl6
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really like this offering from Rogue. It is very unique to say the least. A beautiful glass of beer that is dark brown with a very thin, lacy head. Smell is very nice...yep, hazelnut, and just an overall 'nutty' smell. A fairly strong aroma. Taste is again 'nutty' and very malty as well. A somewhat carbonated mouthfeel, but its not too much. I'm actually reviewing this from my notes of a couple of days ago, and I had a question mark beside my 3.5 mouthfeel rating. I was comtemplating going a notch higher, but decided to leave it as is. I'll certainly be having another, and if this rating changes, I'll update it. A very drinkable, complex, and 'different' Rogue that is very enjoyable.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Taste: Nice complex nutty, creamy sweet, hazelnut notes. Smooth nutty aroma. Mahogany, mostly clear, with nice lace to the head. Medium body. Some hops, and agave nectar sweetness for balance. 33 IBUs

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Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
4.05 out of 5 based on 4,202 ratings.
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