Hazelnut Brown Nectar | Rogue Ales

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Hazelnut Brown NectarHazelnut Brown Nectar
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States | website

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
Reviews:
1,424
Ratings:
4,074
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
21.48%
 
 
Wants:
290
Gots:
794
For Trade:
3
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Reviews: 1,424 | Ratings: 4,074
Photo of DJChaseTheBase
4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had the Morimoto bomber while in Hawaii. Excellent hazelnut taste to this beer. Wish I was able to find a six pack in Illinois. Will be searching when I go out west this month. Great Brown Ale w/ a refreshing taste.

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Photo of fizzician
4.41/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dark brown color with minimal head/lacing. Faint malty scent. Delicious creamy and nutty flavors with hints of vanilla. Tastes like an Irish Carbomb. Fine carbonation with smooth finish. Excellent.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Pours a light brown with a finger of tan head. Leaves some nice lacing.

S: Hazlenut

T: Follows the nose with some more earthy flavors.

F: Medium bodied.

O: A solid brown ale.

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Photo of MarkLinton1
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

WOW. Lots of things going on here. Hazelnut, cherry, semi-sweet chocolate. Smooth....really great mouthfeel. I lean more to the full hops IPA'S but this is a beautiful surprise.

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Photo of stlfatguy
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark caramel brown, with off white head. Smell is not overpowering, light caramel, hint of hazelnut creamer. I was hesitant to try this self - described hazelnut brown ale. Everyone's palate is different, but I get a weird flavor from many browns... overly sweet and nutty that can lean towards a liquid soap. This had none of the negative, and the taste was great. Reminded me of some bocks I've had more than most brown ales. Creamy caramel malty base with great chocolate flavor, and just a hint of nut. Feel is nice and full.

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Photo of Dinglehacker
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured bottle into snifter. Head takes a moment to form, then fades, leaving webbing like the peel of an orange.

Smells like whole wheat bread, nuts. A little cherry and molasses.

Taste: Nuts, sweet liquid bread (hey, its beer), light roasted malts. Hops are minor.

Mouth is smooth. You're left with a "I ate a handful of nuts" taste."

A little sweet, but bready. One of the best smelling beers I've encountered. Really good.

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Photo of janubio
3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an amber colour, with a small white head that fades soon, leaving a ring and lace. Smell of chocolate, spices, cherries, nuts. Medium body and average carbonation. Taste of chocolate, cherries, hints of nuts.

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Photo of horshack7
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Quite a dark mahogany brown with an off white head only and inch thick.

Aroma: Some chocolate malts with notes of chocolate licorice. Light molasses, roasted hops, nuttiness, caramel notes round it out.

Taste: Well this one quite a wave of chocolate licorice in the front with a smooth mouthfeel. Hops are roasted along with a malts which give it a nice malty backbone. Molasses makes it's presence know with some toffee notes in the back.

Notes: A very solid American Brown ale top to bottom. Cheers.

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Photo of lestes0912
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cold 12oz bottle poured in a glass.

A: Pours a red-brown with a thin head, white in color. Somewhere between a coke and iced tea in color when held to the light.

S: I get a cherry, vanilla, caramel smell to it.

T: Slight bitterness to start with carbonation that finishes smooth and on the sweet side but not so sweet that it is a dessert beer. Really fun twist on a brown ale (think adding creamer to a black coffee.)

M: Smooth brown ale with flavor. I'd say medium body.

O: Fantastic brown! Traditional brown, smooth (overall) and malty that gives it a great flavor and slight sweetness. One of my favorites and can be enjoyed year 'round!

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Photo of constantine_272
3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light brown with a small amount of tan foam. Smells of brown sugar and carbon and mineral. The taste also has the brown sugar sweetness, but it is a bit more overwhelming here. A tangy rich earthy and nutty creamyness builds and finishes medium dry. I don't quite know what to say here. This beer is kind of tasty, but at the same time just bizarre. The nut notes are oily and unnatural feeling, syrupy and all around just too much. How the hell do they extract hazelnut (a solid) into beer (a liquid)? On top of that, I found it a little too sweet.

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Photo of AngryDutchman
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle left in the fridge for months after the rest of the case had been consumed.

An enjoyable enough brew, but I feel as if anything I say is going to come off as a backhanded compliment. There's an interesting tangy quality which I presume to be the hazelnut (however it is achieved) that certainly sets it apart from other brown beers. It's clean and refreshing, only an understated fruitiness and a pleasant enough aftertaste and tingly sensation on the tongue. I could easily drink these one after another and have in the past. It comes across more as a lager than as an ale, which is the way I generally prefer my beers - I'm not big on esters and fruity flavors. And defying categorization in general is a plus - I ascribe when I can to the "Beer is Beer" notion and this certainly fits the bill - and calling it an "American Brown Ale" in recognition of the spirit of independence it evokes is appropriate.

The dude on the label is about as 'rogue' as I am, to boot...

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Photo of Barnoloid
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I have a soft spot for this beer....one of the first craft brews I got into. Still enjoyed with fond nostalgia. Deep brown/caramel in color. Looks like melted English toffee. Hazelnut coffee creamer on the nose. Nice mix of creamy nut and a faint hint of an old school brown ale. Enough layers to avoid this being a one note ale.

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.01/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had last night at Eli's in Branford. Pours a nice ruby color, slightly dark, with not much head or lacing. Smell is pretty muted, stirring up the bubbles I get a little nutty sweetness, some ale yeast too. Taste starts with a blast of sweetness and a big hazelnut syrup note, like the coffee creamer, very artificial. Ends bitter, a hint of roasted malt, slightly astringent. Feel is sticky, body is on the heavier side of medium. Overall, after reading the reviews I was excited to try this, what could be better than a rich brown ale with a nice nutty backbone? Turns out this is hazelnut syrup infused amber ale. Very weak brown ale with too much hazelnut flavor.

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Photo of wuthrichj15
4.64/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Some sweet nectary goodness. Pours light brown. Has a nice hoppy smell. Has a nice hazelnut taste with a little bit of a hoppy bite at the end. Body was not too think or too thin. It was just right. Couldn't get enough of it.

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Photo of KWolf
3.27/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from tap, cloudy hazy light brown. No head to sprak of. Faint nose of nut and hop, but a quick swirl yeilds tight fizzy head and soft sweet but aroma. Initial taste is mild malt with hazelnut tone, finishing with harsh CO2 bite and subtle hop. One more spin reduces CO2 to more acceptable level.
Nothing over the top here, but I think that's a win with hazelnut. Very drinkable.

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Photo of gandres
3.82/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz poured on wine glass with dinner of vegetables on sour broth
Appearance: Deep light brrown to amber, clear , minimal head
Smell: Fresh cooked grains, hint of hazelnut
Taste: light and refreshing
Feel: Creamy mouth feel
Overall: Great beer with great aroma, balance taste

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Photo of Wasu
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice copper brown color, very thin head and disappear quite fast, never imagine that hazelnut taste and blend with beer this good. About right carbonation for me, not that sweet, nicely bitter after taste.

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Photo of cookedw
3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The flavor of the beer is so much more complex than the aroma would have you believe. It's thinner for me than its flavor profile would suggest, but this is a novelty beer from Rogue that is actually pretty tasty.

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Photo of Kevin_Langford
4.85/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This was a great beer. The hazelnut flavor is hard to miss - in a good way. Even without the hazelnut it would be a quality ale on the darker side. It is a bit foamy at the start, good carbonation, very smooth to the last drop. Aftertaste has a bit of caramel. I'll get this one again.

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Photo of the_awesometeer
4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy copper/brown with a half inch white head which laced the glass and lasted a long time. Smells of malts, nuts, and a caramel like sweetness and the taste follows pretty closely. A nutty flavor with a sweet finish of malts and caramel.

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Photo of bmeehan
3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This wouldn't ordinarily be my style of beer, but Rogue gets the hazelnut parts of it right. It smells and tastes faintly sweet, but not in an overpowering manner, and it finishes smooth. It's a beautiful chocolate brown color as well.

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Photo of egrapplesberg
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle with no date poured into pint glass. Deep maroon color with small head leaves mild lacing. Smell is nuts in my face. Taste in same with wet dog. My taste buds are weird. Wish the feel was creamier. Ok beer, Idk why it's rated so well. Cheers!

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

Delicious. Great tea color. Brown sugar, honey, hazelnut, and graham crackers on the nose. Sweet carbonated light syrup on the tongue. It's a beautiful thing.

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Photo of puck1225
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On draft at the local BJ's. Nice dark brown color with a creamy light brown head. Good caramel taste, a bit sweet with a pleasant after taste. I do not get many Rouge beers , but I did enjoy this beer.

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Photo of Chicken_bear
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Red in color, nice head.
Subtle baked-goods nose.
Typical brown ale taste quickly followed by dry, pleasant nutmeg flavor and other notes. A little sweet, but balanced nicely. Aftertaste quickly subsides into a dry mouthfeel.
Half way through, it became VERY nutty.

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Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
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