Hazelnut Brown Nectar | Rogue Ales

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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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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of maxwellboh
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I asked a couple of times the age of the barrel and was assured maybe a week old.

Appearance: amber in color characteristic of a brown ale. No head and no lacing.

Smell: definitely hazelnut. From beginning to end.

Taste: Hazelnut throughout

Mouthfeel: Like nutella, it sticks to the roof of your mouth and does not want to leave, (which is a good thing).

Overall: You want hazelnut, this is your beer. Great tasting that finishes clear, but the aroma is with you throughout.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Taste: Nice complex nutty, creamy sweet, hazelnut notes. Smooth nutty aroma. Mahogany, mostly clear, with nice lace to the head. Medium body. Some hops, and agave nectar sweetness for balance. 33 IBUs

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4.52/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle poured into a 20oz nonic.

A - Pours a deep and hazy amber-brown color with a frothy tan head. The head thins out, but retains quite well, and stays as a thick cap throughout. Minimal lacing.

S - The nutty aroma here is incredible. Delicious hazelnut presence is dominant with traces or toasty caramel malt, cocoa powder, and sweet brown sugar. The nutty aroma here does not disappoint; really fantastic.

T - And it continues. Piles of nutty goodness, but the hazelnut is the most dominant. Really toasty caramel malt, maybe even slightly roasted. Cocoa presence is big as well, and gives it an excellent chocolatey feel. This is just a delicious malty treat filled with tons of sweet nutty flavors.

M - Medium bodied, but impossibly smooth. The carbonation is incredibly fine. This stuff just glides over the palate. Just a remarkably smooth feel overall.

D - My first Rogue beer, and this thing did NOT disappoint. It was just an assault of unrelenting malty goodness. I'll admit, brown ales are far from my preferred style, but this exceeded all expectations and then some. A truly great beer from Rogue, and one I'll be having many more times.

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of andrewinski1
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. There is a 1 to 2 inch head that shrinks down to a solid layer with some lacing. The head is light tan on top of a dark amber/brown body.

The aroma is nutty with some caramel aroma. Not a powerful aroma, but welcoming.

The taste is as advertised, lots of nutty brown malt, with layers of caramel and toffee that linger in the finish; even leaving a nice aftertaste of toffee. Tasty.

The body is medium, with subtly sharp carbonation.

This is really really good. I scoffed at the high price of the six-pack at first, but it may be worth it.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of rawfish
3.27/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Drank this one as Morimoto Hazelnut Signature Ale, not sure if it's a different beer but given other reviewers description it might just be.

Tawny and amber, good clarity and fairly good head and lacing.

Grainy malt bill, sweet like kids breakfast cereal, touch of cardstock. Not much nuttiness to be found, some grassy hops and maybe pecans.

Very tight grain bill here tastes alot like a clean amber ale with some caramel and residual sugar. Balancing hops are grassy and bright herbal, slightly astringent and leaves a stronger bitter kick behind than anticipated. Like the nose very little hazelnut to be found.

Fairly drinkable, light body, a touch over carbonated and very dry for a beer I expected to have more sweetness and nutty qualities.

Couldn't find the hazelnuts, quite disappointed in that. Not sure if I drank this one too cold or it was just made this way. I will revisit this one eventually, see other reviewers tell me that my palate is off the mark.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of bstave
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into Dogfish Head tulip pint

A- Poured a nice two finger light tan head over a nice copper/red colored body. Head dissipated to a thin ring of bubbles leaving a bit of lacing.

S- Smell is sweet caramel malt with big hazelnut and I am actually getting some chocolate in this and Rogue's PacMan yeast.

T- Taste is pretty one dimensional towards sweet hazelnut, but this is the goal. So for what it is it is spot on. I am also getting the PacMan yeast. I really like this brown ale. Very smooth.

M- Nice carbonation resulting in a nice medium body.

O- This is a solid offering from Rogue. Though, I am not a big fan of this style, this is my favorite brown ales. For easy to drink with big hazelnut. Nice job.

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a light brown (capuccino) color head of about 2 fingers tall with a little lace that leaves faint traces in the glass. The beer is a pretty copper reddish brown color and quite opaque.

S - Nuts and some smokey scents. Roasted malts, perhaps.

T - Nuts, obviously, they're definitely there along with roasted malts, coffee and a hint of alcohol at the end.

M - Smooth, crisp, refreshing and low carbonation makes for a good mix of textures and flavors that leaves you wanting more.

Overall, I would gladly have it again. Reminds me of the Bohemia Chocolate Stout (but only because I had this one first) but better in every way. Leaves you with a pleasant aftertaste in the back of your mouth wanting another one, which is possible thanks to its ABV and flavor.

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4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a semi-opaque mahogany/copper mix with light red & orange on the corners. Small, tight khaki head with some packed bubbles lasting throughout. No lacing in my pint glass however.

S - Caramel, nutty, syrupy, sweet, some clean malt. Get some molasses and chocolate halfway down as well.

T - Follows nose with mostly sweet middle. Hazelnut is there and natural, not overdone. Caramel malt gives way to some crispy bitter balance towards the end and lingers into a nutty earthy finish.

MF - Smooth, sweet and syrupy yet crispy and balanced on the back. Nice carbonation. Squarely medium bodied.

O - Tasty take on a brown. Combined a nutty caramel sweetness with refreshing complimentary bitter. A nice dessert pick. Would buy again at the right price.

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 4,263 ratings