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): 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:
#5,995
Reviews:
1,477
Ratings:
4,317
pDev:
12.53%
 
 
Wants:
313
Gots:
924
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 4,317 |  Reviews: 1,477
Photo of BrieCheese
3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look: dark brown with subtle caramel highlights when held against light. Good foam, but not much retention
Smell: Caramel, roasted, malts with a slight hoppy finish
Taste: Light carbonation, slightly malty, has a little bit of a fish taste (maybe it's just me), finish is good.

Good, enjoyable, would definitely enjoy this again, but it's not my favorite brown!

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Photo of edc20
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great brown ale. Dark brown. Slightly sweet and bitter, really the proper balance of the two in my mind. Medium body and moderate carbonation. 230kcal for 5.6 ABV definitely doesn't make it diet friendly.

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Photo of Mike_Benson
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

very flavor forward, yet natural tasting. great for a cool fall day. toffee and caramel abound, hints of chocolate and coffee. very smooth drinking beer.

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Photo of csmrx7
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is clearly THE hazelnut beer. Very natural but.really in your face
This.is a clear desert substitute, but well worth it. Replicated as a Stout this would be epic.

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

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

Honestly i could drink this all day

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Photo of Xxambersky89
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BierRichter
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Seanecy
3.59/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RB3
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hermit990
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of C_Adams
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aprabhu
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jaker07
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ATXBrew
4.51/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kyle1234
3.57/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FrancisM12
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

How izzit that I have NEVER reviewed this beer in one serving style or another?!? Ridiculous! Of course, I was probably just waiting for them to begin putting their beers in CANs. That is just a CANQuest (tm) postulation, but I'm sticking with it. My last beer was a massive hazelnut beer, so this one makes about as much sense as anything else associated with me.

From the CAN: "Dare*Risk*Dream"; "Dedicated to Chris Studach & Homebrewers Everywhere"; "Dark brown in color with a hazelnut aroma, a rich nutty flavor and a smooth nutty finish."; "Brewed Using 14 Ingredients: 2-Row, Munich, C-15, C-75, C-120, Brown, Rogue Farms Dare (tm) & Risk (tm) & Kiln Coffee Malts; Rogue Farms Revolution & Independent Hops; Hazelnut Extract, Free Range Coastal Water & Pacman Yeast."; 33 IBU * 14 Plato * 36 L * 73.6 AA".

I am SO exited that they have begun CANning their beers that when I Crack!edthis one open, I celebrated with ... a slow, steady Glug. I wasn't THAT excited! Whaddya think, I've reverted back to my old ways?!? OcCANsionally, but not in this case. No, I was a good boy & I was rewarded with an opportunity to CANduct an in-glass swirl. This raised just over a finger of soapy, foamy, light-tan head with extremely limited retention. Color was Brown to Dark Brown (SRM = > 22, < 27), but closer to 22 with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a maple syrupy sweetness along with the unmistakable scent of hazelnut. Mmm. Mouthfeel was on the thin side, not watery, but nothing worth crowing about, either. The taste was rather sweet, but given the laxity of the site's Style descriptor, it was not a problem. It was less an American Brown Ale as an opportunity for them to Dare & Risk with what CAN be an overwhelming flavor when it comes to hazelnut. I liked that they did not go over the top and allowed the malts to also have a chance. I was really reminded of hazelnut coffee at one point as it warmed. Finish was semi-sweet, bordering on outright sweet, which CAN be too much for me. However, in reviewing to style & not to taste, it was fine. One was plenty for me. YMMV.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 1/16/18; drank 4/2/18 @ the Yarchives.

Muddy brown/orange appearance.

A violent pour yielded a huge khaki head; strong, frothy lace.

Hazelnut, light roast coffee bean, mild cream & faint acorn notes in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Hazelnut, spring water & faint citrus flavors up front; light roast coffee & faint acorn notes on the finish.

Thin, but not distractingly so; nice flavors. An easy sipper for the transition seasons (early spring & late fall).

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Photo of ICTguy21
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of benros222
4.81/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 4,317 ratings