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Hazelnut Brown NectarHazelnut Brown Nectar
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Hazelnut Brown NectarHazelnut Brown Nectar

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

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

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Ratings: 4,263 |  Reviews: 1,467
Photo of bjoyce12
3.45/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 750ml bottle purchased from a small packie. Was a little dusty so it age may be why it turned out to be a disappointment. Inital pour was impressive; nice clear caramel brown color, good head, and excellent aroma. Distinct hazelnut odor, along with caramel and sweet malt aromas. My expectations were dashed once I tasted it though. Initally sweet, the beer lacks any aftertaste as well as any hazelnut or any kind of nutty undertone. The head quickly dissipated and it ended up tasting very flat. Again, it may be caused by an old bottle. Worth trying again, but don't get your hopes up.

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Photo of TMB0424
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber poured into mug.

Poured a roasted chestnut light brown body with a small, dirty tan head. Light lacing left by the quickly diminished head.

Smells very pleasant... actually calming. The hazelnut is definitely there, as well as other roasted nuts and a caramel coated biscuit scent as well. VERY nice. The sweet caramel malts are really coming through in spades, but it's not overdone. Smells very well-balanced.

Taste is so smooth. The caramel malts hit you first, followed by all of that lovely roasted nut flavor (the hazelnut is delicious) and it finishes with a slightly bitter nutty, hoppy finish. The finish lingers around for quite some time, which is not a bad thing as it's delicious.

Mouthfeel is extremely smooth, light bodied. Has somewhat of an oily character to it. This beer is drinkable, yes, but only to a certain extent. It begins to wear very sweet towards the end of the glass (for my tastes) and it's much less enjoyable. That's basically the only complaint I have for this brew. Aside from that, it's delicious, refreshing, and perfect to sip on for dessert.

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Photo of Eramen
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a beautiful brown-mahogany colour with a one finger tan head which retains fairly well.

S - Very nutty, most notably hazelnuts, almonds, yoghurt and fudge.

T - The same nuts coming through, add vanilla, yoghurt, toffee, rounded out with some very distinct bready malts. The admixture of the said flavours make this a bit different and appealing.

MF - A little watery, but this only takes away from this beer a little, it's quite minor. Carbonation is light-medium.

O - I'm surprised I liked this one so much, but then again the Rogue brewery do conjure up such magnificent brews! Love it.

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Photo of Thurgoft
2.38/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bomber into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

A: Pours a clear amber brown with a fluffy cream head.

S: Digging the extremely(!) nutty nose but a little nervous how it will taste in the context of a beer. It's nutty, like REALLY nutty.

T: Really, really strong hazelnut "nectar" taste. Like drinking pressed hazelnut juice with a bit of malt backbone and a slightly bitter hop finish. Really not sitting well on the palate.

M: Mouthfeel is a somewhat thin, thinner than I;d expect for a beer like this.

O: Overall the beer smelled good before tasting but after tasting the cloying hazelnut flavor became overbearing about four sips in. By 1/3 of the way through I found the unrelenting concentrated nut flavor to be somewhat nauseating. Sink poured the rest. Was expecting a lot more given the hype. Really seemed to lack subtlety in favor of "HEY WE PUT NUTS IN THIS BEER!" Would consider giving it another go but not anytime soon and not over $7 a bomber...

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Photo of corwindamber
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Sergeh
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Glennlawless
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass.

A - Copper Reddish color with a one finger head and moderate lacing. bubbles shooting up from bottom, very carbonated.

S - Smells of hazelnuts and chocolate big time. getting a little bit of coffee too. Kind of bready as well.

T - Whoa, this beer is amazing. Malt bomb. not really getting any hops at all. just getting a nice blend of sweet malt and mild chocolate coffee like taste....big lingering nutty finish. A very rich yet not too heavy brown ale. awesome. It reminds me of yards brawler, but on steroids.

M - really carbonated and a moderate mouth feel, and dangerously smooth with no bite at all on the end.

overall this is a great beer. i definitely recommend trying it if you havent.

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Photo of KFaulkner
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Label indicates it was brewed with 13 ingredients: Great Western Harrington, Klages & Munich Malts; Hugh Baird Brown, Carastan 13/17, Crystal 70/80, Crystal 135/165 & Beeston Pale Chocolate Malts; Perle & Saaz Hops & Hazelnut Extract, Free Range Coastal Water & Top-Fermenting Pacman Yeast.

The smell is dark and sweet, with a nutty scent with chocolate and honey. Pours a dark, almost opaque brown with a light head that disappates quickly.

Flavors are similar to smell with a very slight hazelnut finish. It is remarkably smooth, fitting for an Iron Chef. I enjoyed drinking the beer and it was unique for the style, if not for the hazelnut than for the smoothness.

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Photo of Lordquackingstic
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

A: Dark brown with a finger and a half of off-white head. No lacing.

S: Super nutty, hazel, slightly sweet malt, slight coffee aroma. The nuts dominate the smell.

T: Huge on nutty tones with a great kick of hazelnut. Malts definitely present, but not overly sweet. Low bitterness.

M: Not overly carbonated. Leaves a nice nutty, hazelnut coffee aftertaste.

O: I've only had a couple of straight brown ales, but this is the best yet. I'm happy that it's not overly sweet like some browns. Good stuff.

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Photo of tziggy
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of higgsboson
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of QuamLaetus
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of itcomesnpints
4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear brown amber pour with a lively head that quickly fades. No lacing. Looks flat very quickly.

Smell is sweet toasted grains with butterscotch and caramel.

Taste is caramel, candied hazelnuts and vanilla.

Mouthfeel is light to medium as it should be and has a perfect, lively fizz.

This is a fantastic brown ale. This will continue to frequent my fridge. Rogue is making it harder and harder to decide which bomber of theirs I will walk away with at the store.

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Photo of SLOTerp
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of BiteTheBullet
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of emakings
2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of cantstandya65
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of gregb13
3.41/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This one is pretty strange. At first pour it looks amazing; deep reddish amber, small head, tight bubbles, great carbonation. Nose gets a little weird; biscuity, malty, and hazelnut... which doesn't seem to quite fit. Taste is very malty, syrupy sweet with hazelnut overtones. Sweetness lingers. Overall a nice effort, pretty much as expected.

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Photo of Wattsox
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, consumed Feb 2011.

A - Hazelnut brown body with a tan head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving light lacing.

S - Malty with obvious hazelnut aromas.

T - Hazelnut leads in the taste with some caramel and chocolate notes and a good balance.

M - Medium body, very light carbonation, very smooth.

D - Extremely drinkable beer, either as a session or on its own.

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Photo of thedirtystayout
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of Dracook
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of MikeyC37
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of NOLTERN
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Coconuts
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of gatorbreath
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My homie says it's his favorite, I had to try.

App - pretty good loking dark color on this pour with a nice soft foamy head...Smell is of hazelnut for sure, almost scary how real/noticeable it is..Almost feel like the taste will be overwhelming..
Taste is good, lots of hazelnut but not overwhelming....funny/hard-to-explain taste here...I just thought hazelnut was one of the flavors that you couldn't do much to mask if it was too much, this brew is balanced very nicely.

No wonder it's my friends favorite, mouthfeel is very nice, not too thin or carbonated, not thick like a stout, the boundaries are very well defined around this one..

Overall, enjoyed it, grab one, amkes you feel fine.


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Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 4,263 ratings