Hazelnut Brown Nectar | Rogue Ales

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4.07/5
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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:
#2,575
Reviews:
1,470
Ratings:
4,277
pDev:
12.53%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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313
Gots:
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Photo of MattSharpless
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: Hazy dark brown with some ruby red at the bottom. The head is beige and small, but a thin film remains.

S: Surprisingly huge and sweet; immense amounts of hazelnut, milk chocolate, maple syrup, coffee, vanilla, earth, and wood. Smells like coffee and hazelnut ice cream.

T: Toasted hazelnut, caramel, toffee, brown bread, brown sugar, maple syrup, milk chocolate, coffee, vanilla, cream, date, fig, and raisin. Hints of light smoke. Earth and wood chips.

F: Medium-bodied, moderately carbonated. Smooth and well-rounded, finishing slightly sweet.

O: A killer brown ale! My only complaint is that it's a little too sweet, but this is delicious and complex.

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Photo of jk3
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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 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 Rempo
3/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of DemoniChris
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Jonada
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of themind
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 keithmurray
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance - chestnut brown with a frothy white head

smell - I just can't pick up much here, a bit of cocoa and malt

taste - this is much better than the nose, hazelnut, cocoa, malt are all bold

mouthfeel - light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, good flavors on this as the taste lingers really well on this, slightly sweet, but not overpowering, pretty smooth finish

overall - for the price, not the best value (~$6 for 22oz), but a good beverage worth trying

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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 JoeLacy
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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 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 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 4,277 ratings