Hazelnut Brown Nectar | Rogue Ales

4,186 Ratings
Hazelnut Brown NectarHazelnut Brown Nectar

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

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

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Photo of savagepm
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of phenomenologian
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Upon opening some smoke comes out. Upon pouring a two finger head forms. THe color of the head is a off white tannish. It retains well and only laces a bit. The body is pretty much opaque. It is a dark brown. You can't really see much bubbles rise because of the opaque color.

The smell is of malts, caramel and molasses. I can smell a bit of the hazelnut but the other sweet tones of the beer come in more in the aroma.

The taste is of malts of course with hazelnut tones. Caramel, nutty tones, and molasses also come in with the taste. It has a nice bitter overall taste with maybe some hops but mostly those sweeter flavors come in with the taste and aftertaste.

Overall its a really nice beer to drink. Its a bit expensive at 8 bucks but its worth it. Give it a try.

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

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Tanish hazel brown, nice thick creamy 1/2 head and thick lacing.

Smell - Malts, nut, brown sugars, caramal, molasses, some light hops and earthy armoma also.

Taste - First drink is as expected, sweet carmael and hazelnut with a kick of toffee and mollasses. Malts are nice and like as is the hops. The sweetness is rather nice and not overpowering in any way. Hops add a little floral/earthy flavor but no bitterness at all. Alcohol is masked well.

Mouthfeel - Its light on the mouth. TOunge gets all the sweet add flavors, malts, and some hops. Palette gets the remaining nut and malt plus last bit of sugar mix. Aftertaste is mild and nutty.

Overall - This was tasty but not what id call worldclass. Much like most rogue beers, its just a little to light and mild for its only good. The hazelnut addition adds a excellent flavor and is enough to set it apart from the rest. Maybe a little more malt and hop woudl be nice cause this beer still is 6.2%, so its not like its a light 4-5% so a little more kick would work well.

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Photo of mrkinnex
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of gkunkle
4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a medium brown color with a cream head that stands 2 fingers tall in my duvel tulip. Head recedes to a film with a ring around the edge of my glass. As I drink it leaves some rings of lacing in my glass. Smell is of bread, toffee, hazlenut; not particularly roasty smelling, but smooth and malty without being too sweet. In the taste I get the hazlenut flavors and then a clean pop of caramel. The end of the taste has a slightly deeper, darker malt profile, maybe a tough of chocolate in there. Only a touch of roasted flavor comes out. Body is on the thicker side, just right for a brown ale, and the carbonation is not too agressive; making this a very smooth beer. I really loved this, I think it has become my favorite brown ale.

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Photo of chefhatt
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this beer into a pint glass, it has a nice dark mahogany colored body with a very little tan head, that quickly dissapears to a thin lace. The smell is nutty and malty. The is of hazelunt up front with some roasted malt. A little bit of hop come through on the back of the tongue. This has a great mouth feel, well balanced. Overall this is a really good brown ale.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Bendurgin
3.2/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Twelve ounce bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours chestnut brown with a cap of white head and some thin lace.

The aroma is not surprisingly full of hazelnut. A little bit of citrus in the background with some brown sugar in the background. Hazelnut flavors with some brown sugar. Seems to have an odd twange on the finish. I don't really know how to describe it.

The body is light with good carbonation. Overall not bad. I was excited to see this in six packs. But lets be honest here, I'm still going to pass.

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Photo of buschbeer
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle
Served in a pint glass

A - It pours dark amber in color, and I got a ton of tan head. It left some lacing down the side of the glass as it receded.

S - Obviously, there was a lot of hazelnut aroma. But there are some earthy, roasted aromas to balance it out.

T - The first flavor I am met with is of course hazelnut. It gives was to a more generic nuttiness. It finishes with some bread and toast flavors.

M - Medium

O - I love the nose of this beer. The taste runs a course from sweet to malty. I like how this is not overpowered by the hazelnut. There is plenty of it there but other flavors balance it out.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of bound4er
3.56/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Dark amber appearance with a light tan two finger head that breaks quickly to leave a thin covering.

S. Smells of hazelnut and caramel malts. This doesn't really float my boat since the hazelnut reminds me a little bit of how vomit can smell.

T. Good thing it doesn't taste like vomit - I get mainly caramel malt and graham cracker. Leaves a prickly, lingering finish with the hazelnut really coming into focus.

M. Light to medium bodied with adequate carbonation.

O. A decent beer that was pretty easy to drink but nothing I need to revisit.

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

from my notes:
12 oz bottle poured into tulip glass

Pours a clear light brown slightly reddish nice tan lacing. The Smell is nutty malts hazelnut of course. Taste is a nice blend of sweet molasses caramel malt and rich toasted hazelnut extract. Slight hint of hop variation. Very smooth and creamy

Overall a great twist on the American Brown Ale with a flavor punch without being too sweet

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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1/5  rDev -75.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of agaloco9
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
4.05 out of 5 based on 4,186 ratings.
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