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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:
#2,404
Reviews:
1,457
Ratings:
4,229
pDev:
12.53%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
310
Gots:
884
Trade:
3
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Photo of dmquinn
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of SampsonOfRaleigh
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of DawnL
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Steen Brugge Goblet - I would have liked it in a pint glass.

Totally appetizing deep brown color with a little lacing.

Smells like roasted, toasted hazelnuts.

I prefer the Hazelnut Brown as an end of night brew. I like the interaction it has with other hops and malts that are already present in the mouth. There is a slight coffee nuance that creeps in as the beer is left to sit.

If you start with this brew, it can come off as dull. It has the singular note of hazelnuts that is delicious, but not something you want to have all night long.

This is the penultimate beer to have with cheese.

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Photo of gkob
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Danielbt
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of dowen17
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy dark brown with a bubbly two finger tan head on top. Beautiful beer. Head leaves some nice lacing down the glass and dissipates into a thin layer over the beer.

At first sniff I pick up some malt sweetness. Maybe roasted. Hazelnut comes through on the end. Some slight earthy tones from the hops. But it's very sweet smelling. Nice.

Tastes like hazelnut. Really sweet as soon as it hits your tongue. As the flavor progresses you pick up some malt flavors and some earth tones from the hops. Maybe some burnt caramel. Very good beer.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Coats your mouth with some earth notes from the hops.

Overall this is a great beer. Love the look, smell, and taste. Would definitely buy/drink again.

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Photo of airpup
3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MobBarley
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice brownish red ale with a small, cream-colored head that leaves in a hurry. Decent lacing. Aroma is immediately sharp and tangy before moving into sweet, nutty notes of chocolate and espresso. Taste is marvelous, with an immediate nutty sweetness that finishes dry and with an unexpected bitter bite. Mouthfeel is great: perfect for a Brown Ale and wonderful with a hearty meal. Drinkability is just fine, though I imagine that the unique taste would get in the way of mass consumption.

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Photo of Trappissed
4.52/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Triple Crown:

Served to me with zero head. First time trying this delicious beer. Perfect sweet hazelnut flavor that worked very well. Have never tasted a beer like this before. Very malty, with hints of chocolate and molasses. A little roasted. Very nutty...and nectarry, if that's possible. Maybe it was the suggestion of the word in the name.

I could have downed this beer if I wanted to and it wouldn't have been a problem. However, I think more than one pint of this might be too much, just because the flavor is kind of in-your-face and might get a little tiring after a while. I'm sure I would pick up a bomber or two for my next haul.

Bottle on 7/25/09:

Tasted very consistent with when I had it on-tap. It impresses me when this occurs. Especially because the on-tap version(of any beer) usually tastes better to me. I would say pretty much all the same things I said before in my review.

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Photo of starlight37
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of FuturePilot
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of bigjer78
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of Dafixa
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bretribution
4.57/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of villainchiwwin
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

poured from 22 oz. bomber
deep opaque brown color with a thick tan head that faded fast. lacing slid back down glass into the brew. roasty malt smell that was sort of singular but faint. roasted hazlenut taste with sweet malt and some chocolate notes - very rich. bitter hops tail wrapped around sweetness in the finish. smooth yet substantial mouthfeel. well-balanced but i would drink it more as a treat than as a session beer. would be good paired with sweet foods i bet.

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Photo of SirChugsAlot
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured this one right into my frozen mug as a dark brown amber with a caramel colored head that, despite what others say, stuck around for a bit then left a nice lacing. smell of a chocolate / hazelnut / coffee mix with a caramel hint. The taste of this was quite pleasing to me with a complex caramel / hazelnut flavoring and a sweet malt flavoring. Smooth and creamy and a nice crisp lightness to it lead me to almost want another had it not been so sweet. a decent brew for after dinner or dessert but not an everyday drink

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Photo of andyfrancis
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Almost more of a deep ruby red than brown. Head reduced pretty quickly, but is lingering on the edges, with a nice skim.

Definitely smells of the hazelnut. Almost overwhelmingly so. Faint chocolate notes, roasty, almost burnt. I'm not really excited about drinking it at this point.

Hmmm. It is tasty, but almost tastes like frangelico light. If you like hazelnut, you'll love it.

Feels a bit syrupy, taste definitely stays with you.

Fo me, this would work as a dessert beer or night cap, but otherwise the flavor is a bit too much.

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Photo of dwwnole1
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of json83
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A winter seasonal with 180 calories per bottle and 6% ABV. 2011 & 2012 Gold Metal Winner at the Americas Beer Festival under the Specialty Beer Category. I really enjoyed the color, the brown ale style, and the compliment of the hazelnut flavor. This would be the first I tried with the hazelnut flavor and had mixed opinion at first, but after trying I would highly recommend and definitely keep my eye-out to try again. This is a great beer to keep an eye out for as a winter seasonal. I would highly recommend and buy again.

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Photo of BeerInspector
3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of YoPo
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Tywilly132
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of johnyeast
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
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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Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 4,229 ratings
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