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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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4.67/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was very pleasantly surprised when I first had this brew from a bottle, so I jumped at the chance to try it on tap. Served in a tumbler pint, the beer pours an amber-caramel coloring with a low profile, filmy, small bubbled head that clings to the edge of the surface. The nose is just as amazing as I remember it being in the bottle, with a creamy, buttery blend of rich hazelnut, caramel, and an overall roasted quality. Flavors are a light, smooth blend of Nutella and a biscuity backbone. It almost tastes like caramel popcorn soaked in a hazelnut blended coffee. Super smooth flavors that remain light, and the crisp body make this a ridiculously easy drinker. The aftertaste is nutty and sweet, with a sugary kiss at the very end. The finish is subtly sweet, with a sugary and rich hazelnut linger that entices the palate to continue drinking. This is a tremendous beer, and one of the better Browns I've ever had.

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

12oz bottle

Slightly hazy reddish brown with a finger of foam that didn't stick around long.

Plenty of toasted aromas and a bit of toffee in the nose.

Even more toasted characters to go along with a dose of roasted characters. Some spice and an earthy tone from the hops. Bits of chocolate pair well with more toffee and vanilla sweetness. Nice touch of hazelnut without going over the top. Sweeter than I remember without overpowering the malts and overall character of the beer. Medium body and lingering residual sweetness on the tongue.

Very enjoyable and so easy to drink.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Looks like a copperish-reddish dark brown color. Semi-thick head of foam.

Smell is kinda dissapointing; faint malt and hazelnut. Light, but not bad. Kinda betrays how it looks though.

Taste, on the other hand, is grand. Opens up with malt up-front with a bit of bitter alongside it, and after swallowing reveals its hazelnut side, the rich nutty flavor bringing up the middle, eventually goes into a light, crisp hop finish. Remarkably good on all fronts. Strong but not overpowering, and very smooth.

So smooth that the beer has a really good mouthfeel. Its both creamy and lightly carbonated, and suits the slightly dessert-feel I get out of this beer. I could almost see this being used in the same style as Young's Double Chocolate Stout, and making an ice cream float out of it.

Overall, I REALLY like this one. Its a great stand-alone drink with the flavors it has, and its mellow enough to go well with food or dessert. It may not be the best brown ale I'll ever have, but its one I could drink anytime. Highly recommended to try.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a slightly hazy dark amber brown with a nice looking tan head.
S- Smells of burnt caramel, hazelnuts (big surprise), some earthy hops and very moderate bitterness. Lots of brown sugar and some chocolate malts. A really nice, nutty earthy sugary smell.
T- A lot of the nut characteristics come through in the taste as well as a good heap of chocolate malts. A good sugary feel to it. Nice earthy tastes. Honestly, this beer is a tiny bit watered down in flavor. It could definitely stand to be bigger.
M- Good carbonation, a rather easy to drink beer which helps and hurts the beer in my opinion. A very dry aftertaste reminiscent of the nut aspects of this beer.
O- I like this beer but its not as good as some of the other brown ales I have had like bells best brown. I think this beer needs to be a bit bigger in feel and along with that, a more intense flavor. It just felt a little watered down to me.

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Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 4,277 ratings