Hazelnut Brown Nectar | Rogue Ales

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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): 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
Ratings:
4,172
Reviews:
1,444
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
12.59%
 
 
Wants:
301
Gots:
843
For Trade:
3
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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kriztofuhr
2.92/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Look - Pours a clear brown color, a finger of light tan head, good retention.
Aroma - Not much else other than hazelnut, maybe a hint of coffee.
Taste - Like the aroma, dominated by hazelnut, good amount of sweetness, a hint of caramel. Malt flavors are hidden underneath the oily hazelnut which completely takes over he palate.
Feel - Medium bodied, slick, good carbonation.

Overall - One dimensional. The added hazelnut overpowers whatever malt complexity there may be hidden underneath.

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Photo of Everydayoff
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

355ml bottle poured into a mug.

The pour yields a dark brown liquid with some amber shade while builds up massive foamy tan head that gradually dissipates with great retention into a decent everlasting bubble sheet along with several sticky patch of lace.

Quite sweet aroma of malty goodness showing in a range of caramel and toffee along with some hint of chocolate and roasted profile, hazelnut can also be obviously perceived as well as some toasted nuttiness.

Malt is a backbone in the flavor structure by properly organizing its sweetness, toffee, and caramel flavor through the taste buds while hop lends its quick flash of light citrus zest as well as some bitterness to balance. Malt then comes back and breakthrough with a roasted note in order to compete against the richness of sweet hazelnut and rich nutty flavor.

Medium body with smooth mouthfeel and some lively carbonation to entertain the palate, the feeling is crisp with a dry finish.

Good malty brew with a good twist by the hazelnut extract making it so tasty and quite inviting, it is either great as stand-alone or pairing with dessert.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Strohm
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Davidvols
4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Picked one up in a "mix and match six pack", wasn't expecting much. However this was very smooth brown, no head to speak of. Usually browns are "watery", this one was very pleasant! No strong aftertaste and no over powering hops.
Excellent!

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Malacant
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Surprisingly delicious.

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Photo of mishi_d
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Ryan4120
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

L - dark brown/amber with a very thin tan head that doesn't really stick around
S - Rich malt and a good amount nuttiness which is likely the hazelnut
T - A lot of malt and barely with a solid amount of hazelnut flavor. There's a slight roastiness to the flavor profile which is nice. There's also a little bit of vanilla in there and some toffee notes in there as well.
F - light to medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation - I would have liked this one to have a fuller/thicker feel to it.
O - Overall this is a great brown ale with great malt and barely flavors paired well with hazelnut. My only wish is that it was a little fuller in terms of feel which I believe would really bring out the robustness of the flavor profile and make this a decadent beer.

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4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Categart
4.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveCash
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
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