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Hazelnut Brown Nectar | Rogue Ales

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4.07/5
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4,229 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:
#2,407
Reviews:
1,457
Ratings:
4,229
pDev:
12.53%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
311
Gots:
884
Trade:
3
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,229 |  Reviews: 1,457
Photo of OStrungT
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours an auburn, dark red color. The head is tan and fades rather quickly. Like the name would suggest, it smells of hazelnuts. It also has a slightly malty smell. There are faint scents of cinnamon. It tastes very sweet. The hazelnut flavor is apparent. It has a lightly toasted maly flavor. There is also a slight chocolate taste to it. This beer is creamy and smooth. It is carbonated just right. This beer is medium bodied. It is a very good beer. As with the Morimoto Hazelnut Signature Ale, this beer might not make the best session beer due to the very sweet flavor. If you can find this beer, it is definately worth your time and money.

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Photo of zenwatts
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of vandemonian
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar has an amber brown colour and a 3 mm head that fades quickly. The smell is all hazelnuts: sweet and earthy. The taste is slightly sour with earthy maltiness. The finish is a little sour too. This beer has a decent foamy texture. Overall, a very nice and interesting brew.

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Photo of JTuomi
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of williamherbert
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear, bubbly brownish red appearance. Head fades quickly. More red than brown in the light.

A unique sugary sweet (but not at all cloying) brown aroma that is unlike any other brown I've ever had. It's like cake and bready brown sugar with that dry hazelnut adding richness. Just tremendous; it's a nutty, bready confection.

The taste is sweet, like real bready brown sugar. Grounded with sweet, bready yeast. Beautifully balanced between the sweet sugar and the nutty hazelnut. Hints of oatmeal and cocoa powder.

The feel is so dry and thick, like a light milkshake. Perfect consistency for this style. It's a great, sweet (but not saccharine) beer. Bready and confectionary. Wonderful and nutty.

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Photo of mrosenfeld32
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of gandres
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz poured on wine glass with dinner of vegetables on sour broth
Appearance: Deep light brrown to amber, clear , minimal head
Smell: Fresh cooked grains, hint of hazelnut
Taste: light and refreshing
Feel: Creamy mouth feel
Overall: Great beer with great aroma, balance taste

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
2.39/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of nicholas2121
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazelnut Brown Nectar brewed by Rogue Ales, with an ABV of 6.20% This ale pours out a light brown color with a nice off white head. The smell is rich with flavors, you pick up on sweetness of hazelnuts, grains , and malts. You also pick up a hit of hops in the smell of this brew. Now for the taste it rich , with flavor. There is a lot going on in this brew, you pick up on the malts and grains. The aftertaste is a smooth hazelnut flavor. Hazelnut Brown Nectar has a real nice balance to it , there is nothing overpowering about this brew. You really don't pick up on the 6.20% ABV of this brew. The mouthfeel is bold , rich, full bodied , and refreshing. Hazelnut Brown Nectar is a smooth drinking brew, Rogue Ales did a nice job with one, I would buy this brew again. Overall I'm giving Hazelnut Brown Nectar a 4.5 out 5.

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Photo of Rempo
3/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of DemoniChris
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of themind
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Jonada
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of ajs4bd
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of projectflam86
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber

A- Pours a brown ruby red color with a thick white head that leaves great lacing.

S- Rich caramel sweetness and loads of hazelnut coming through as well. Little to no hops present in the nose.

T- Toasted bread, hazelnut, caramel, toffee, and plenty of sweetness throughout. Some pale chocolate and coffee show up as it warms.

M- Medium bodied and well carbonated. Alcohol is almost non-existant.

O- A very nice brown ale with tons of hazelnut flavor.

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Photo of ChrisCage
4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a partially hazy brown/coppery color and doesn't appear to have a whole ton of bubbly carbonation rising to the top. The head is somewhat disappointing though, as it is rather shallow to begin with and the tan colored foam disappears rather quickly into a skirmish of bubbly patchwork. The lacing is also not as good as I thought it would be, as some patchy clumps of head do cling to the side of my pint glass but slide right back into the brew.

S- The aromas are quite nice, there being a noticeable rich malty scent with sweet cooked brown sugar mixed into the background. The hazelnut is there too, but it isn't the overpowering aroma that I thought there might be....just subtle essence! I also notice a slightly yeasty aroma the really helps smooth out any bitter notes that there are on the finish.

T- The flavors follow the aroma closely and very well! Again, rich caramel sweet malt is the dominant flavor with a hint of milk chocolate and toasted brown sugar. There is an Earthy nuttiness that compliments the sweetness overall on the palate and helps to add a mellow dryness to the beer. The finish is a blend of lingering hazelnut and bitter hops. Very nice indeed!

M- This has a very smooth character, with very creamy carbonation hitting the palate. This is a medium-full bodied beer and is probably one of the most well rounded beers a person will come across I believe! This really is a brown nectar and is like velvet desert on the palate!

D- Outside of the initial appearance, this beer has it all! It is full flavored and very well balanced with the hazelnut flavor at just the right amount, the alcohol is essentially non-existent, and is so sleek on the palate. I will most definitely purchase this again and highly recommend this beer! Rouge has put their spin on the brown ale style and more than hit a home run with this!

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Photo of crookedhalo
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Garnet and brown colored with a thick light tan head. Nutty aroma atop a nice brown ale. Smells slightly hoppier than an English-style brown. Deep hazelnut flavor, almost like doing a shot of Frangelico chased with a hoppy brown ale. I like the complexity of this beer, a lot of different flavors going on- Kona blend coffee, toffee, cocoa... Slick on the tongue, very enjoyable.

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Photo of drmcleod10
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of yelterdow
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz. bomber served at just over fridge temperature in a nonic.

Appearance- Pours a clear reddish brown, creating a loud and boistrous two-finger head. After about two minutes, the foam reduces to a thin cap, eventually dissipating almost completely. Nothing here in the way of lacing at all.

Smell- Wonderfully earthy, aromatic hazelnut aroma that really emphasizes the "nut" aspect rather that a sweet or spicy element. Better and even more authentic than most hazelnut coffees I've tried.

Taste- A riveting sourness initially, almost as if a lemon wedge were placed in a cup of espresso. The bready malts then go on to carry the nutty flavors, while the hops balance nicely with their mildly bitter finish. During and after the swallow, the aforementioned citric character lingers for a moment and adds closure to the tasting.

Mouthfeel/Drinkabilty- Smooth and perfectly carbonated going in... the texture expands and softens in the mouth without being gassy. The swallow is easy and delicate, while still having enough body to complement the rich, hazelnut flavors that abound.

A satisfying drinker, and the nutty character is never overdone or overexpressed. Short of the 6.2% ABV, it would make a delicious social beverage for repeated consumption.

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Photo of DamageCase76
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of kmo1030
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

very darm ruby brow colr with a pretty thick tan head. when cold it gvies off a fairly strong grassy hops smell. when warmer the hops mello and the smell is almost all a pleasant coffee hazelnut. the taste of this changes a lot with the temp of the beer. When cold from the fridge it is pretty crisp with some pronounced hops flavors, somewhat fruity with the chocolatey hazelnut in the background. when it warms a little the hazelnut comes through big with chocolate and coffee flavors, the hops linger behind these much stronger flavors. in both cases there nuttiness to the taste with smooth sweet malt flavors and some fruity hops. thicker side of meduim mouthfeel that makes this a very tasty drinkable beer that doesn't sit too heavy despite a pretty rich taste.

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Photo of JizackFH
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First off I would like to note that I'm a little pissed off at Rogue for tricking me. I bought this beer under the name Rogue Morimoto Hazelnut Signature Ale, only to come home to review it and learn that it is really just Hazelnut Brown Nectar (which I have already had) and the whole morimoto signature ale name is just an alias. Not cool in my book. but anyways...

A - Dark brown with a reddish tint. Small head that barely clung to the glass.

S - Can definetly smell the hazelnuts and chocolate.

T - I can really taste the hazelnuts in this which I really like. It starts out sweet then ends with a bitter finish.

M - Light bodied with medium carbonation I'd say. Bitterness sticks to the back of your tongue at the end.

D - Goes down very smooth, I could easily put down a few of these without much effort.

So overall I really like this beer. It's great, and its different. I really think they pulled off the whole hazelnut thing, which I was very skeptical about at first since I don't really like hazelnut coffee or anything like that. This beer is an exception though, it is just delicious. Good job rogue, just don't trick me again!

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Photo of ale207
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of xacidx
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of akttr
2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 4,229 ratings
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