Hazelnut Brown Nectar | Rogue Ales

Hazelnut Brown NectarHazelnut Brown Nectar
BA SCORE
83.4%
Liked This Beer
4.07 w/ 4,209 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): 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
Ranking:
#2,319
Reviews:
1,455
Ratings:
4,209
Liked:
3,510
Avg:
4.07/5
pDev:
12.53%
Alströms:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
308
Gots:
868
Trade:
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,209 |  Reviews: 1,455
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 BucBasil
4.52/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured from the 650mL bomber into an imperial pint glass. The beer is, at first glance, brown, but when held to light it is brilliantly red and clear. The color is strangely appealing. The head is tan, and had somewhat poor retention.

Smell: Lovely malty aroma of toffee and roasted malt. caramel backbone holds up the beer while an oh-so-subtle balancing hop slightly rounds things out. Great aroma.

Taste: Chocolatey at first, and then fading into a beautiful array of assorted malts including a caramel note and cafe de leche, along with a very nice roasted not with a somewhat smoky character. Hazelnut is also evident in the finish with just a slight kiss to the tastebuds to let you know it's there. the hazelnut is not a big, in your face flavor, but just enough to add a nice unique character to this already satisfying beer.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: A bit more watery than I was expecting, and not a strong point of this beer. Drinkability is very high - not overpowering, but at the same time very complex and flavorful.

Definitely recommended.

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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%

Photo of BKBassist
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of NODAK
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Restrained aroma....somewhat sweet on the nose...nutty.

Dark brown in the glass...small head. Clear.

From the taste, I can tell why the refer to it as "nectar". It definitely has a nuttiness about it, but there's also a good deal of butterscotch, hazlenut sweetness in the body as well. Hops are very restrained in the back...a bit of sweetness hangs around after the swallow.

It's unlike anything I've had before to be honest. The hazlenut is as pronounced here as you'll find it anywhere, and this is about as sweet of a brown ale you'll find.

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Photo of MFMB
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jmich24
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber.

A: One finger light brown head. Rich brown color with red hues. Lacing and head retention is almost nonexistent.
S: Super malty. Nice sweet nuttiness. Hazelnuts smell great.
T: Again nice maltiness. Roasted, almost buttery nuttiness. Nice sweetness that isn't too overpowering with just a bit of bitterness at the end
M: Very low carbonation and medium to light mouth feel. Bit disappointing
D: Very drinkable @ 6.2 % abv. Great dessert beer after a nice meal.

Would absolutly love to try on draft.

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Photo of danthehopslamman
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of EatonHops
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of neckbeered
2.25/5  rDev -44.7%

Photo of cam477
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of squack
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of mikefuski17
3/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of BeccaH
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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 Patrick999
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured into my Stone imperial pint. Shiny clear brown hue, thin but persistent head.

S - Funny, I smelled the hazelnut much more when it was cold than when it warmed further. You can't miss it, though....when a brewer claims to have brewed a "hazelnut brown," this is pretty much what I want to smell.

T - Nutty taste, as you would expect. Tastes like a good nut brown with some extra punch, courtesy of the hazelnut extract. Hops step aside, which is rare for a Rogue brew, only poking in during the finish to add a pleasant perfumey taste. I am very happy that this particular beer has not been overhopped, weighing in at a muted 33 IBUs. And the caramel malt bill...my god, look at all the different malts they used in this beer!

F - Mostly positive, this lacks the spiky, overcarbonated feel that Rogue beers can sometimes show. Could stand some more creaminess.

D - One bomber is plenty. Would be a great pairing with some kind of caramel-coffee type of dessert....or, pair it with a burger or a steak. Doesn't surprise me that Morimoto would affix his name to this, as this appears to be a very versatile food beer.

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Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnnyChicago
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Split a 22oz bottle with my brother; poured into a nonic pint.

A: Pours a dark brown; a bit darker than hazelnut.

S: Roast Coffee flavours, no hazelnut here, but it definitely smells sweet.

T: Typical brown ale flavours. Hazelnut comes through in the middle. With the sweetness, you get a dash of Nutella, then the aftertaste sets in.

D: Good, easy drinking for the ABV; interesting concept and delivery.

Overall: Not a bad Brown, but much more potential. I feel like hazelnut is the perfect nut for this style, and it wasn't showcased enough. Still, I won't turn this down if offered, and I might buy it again.

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Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 83.4% out of 100 with 4,209 ratings
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