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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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4.64/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Aroma: Like toasted nuts dipped in chocolate; "fancy" almond M&Ms. Very faint woodiness, this beer literally smells sweet.

Appearance: Medium opacity (could live to be the tiniest bit darker), good overall lace retention, sea-foam-washed-over-sand colored head.

Taste: caramel, caramelized onions, hazelnut syrup, hint of nutella

Mouthfeel: Great body, accompanies the beer very well. Best "swish" beer in a while. Medium carbonation, some residual sugar, lots of flavor accompanied by an appropriate body.

Overall: This is a wonderful beer. I prefer my brown ales to taste more like a chocolate milkshake as opposed to nutty; That being said, this is really quite pleasant. I'm not certain I can say I've had anything quite like it.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.67/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- Nice clean brownish/ruby see through color but the head was lacking and vanishes quick, to nothing.

Smell- Very unique. Hazelnut shines through as expected with hints of vanilla. Doesnt smell like any other beer Ive had but that isnt necessarily a bad thing.

Taste- Similar to the smell but I taste some maple in there as well. Its flavorful but still easy to drink. Strong enough flavors to enjoy but not overpowering to the point that you couldn't drink a couple.

Mouthfeel- I really wish it was smoother and less crisp. The smoothness would definitely work better with the flavors.

Overall- An awesome beer but with a better texture could be an AMAZING beer.

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

a: light brown with some amber highlights, two finger off white head that leaves decent lacing. i wish the body was less red and a thicker looking brown, looks kinda thin.

s: hazelnut dominates thenose, but hints of vanilla and chocolate poke thru.

t: very rich hazelnut coffee cake flavor. helped out with vanilla, chocolate, caramel and toffee.

m: with all the rich flavors the body seems a tad thin, still a medium body. good carbonation and almost no hop presence in this beer.

o: not a big hazelnut fan so i wont do this again, but it is worth seeking out, especially if you have a live for hazelnut coffee.

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4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber

A- Pours a brown ruby red color with a thick white head that leaves great lacing.

S- Rich caramel sweetness and loads of hazelnut coming through as well. Little to no hops present in the nose.

T- Toasted bread, hazelnut, caramel, toffee, and plenty of sweetness throughout. Some pale chocolate and coffee show up as it warms.

M- Medium bodied and well carbonated. Alcohol is almost non-existant.

O- A very nice brown ale with tons of hazelnut flavor.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into tulip snifter.

Pours a clear amber red with a fair amount of rising carbonation and a frothy tan head.

The aroma is of strong hazelnut upfront with some faint biscuit backing. The hazelnut character is really enjoyable.

The taste also consists mainly of hazelnut followed by light biscuit notes and a medium body, with enough carbonation to meet expectations without becoming a distraction.

A very well done brown ale. The hazelnut definitely came through as advertised, which I appreciated.

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4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: A nice dark brown appearance. A thumbs width head first appeared that eventually dwindled down to small lacing on the surface.

S: Nutty, some toffee, some brown sugar.

T: A strong and bold hazelnut taste hits you upfront and stays with you throughout, but milds out as it goes along in a very positive way. The one complaint is that the flavor is definitely not organic, it comes from extract (think hazelnut drinks at Starbucks flavor), but until another beer produces a hazelnut brown ale with hazelnut beans I will always come back to this. The hazelnut definite dominates the flavor but hidden below is a brown sugary kind of undertone with just the slightest touch of some bitterness at the end.

M: A little too much carbonation, medium bodied.

O: One of my favorite beers and now that its offered in 6 packs make me a very happy person. It is a bit of a one dimensional beer, it's definitely hazelnut-centric, but that one focus is done well and is of a flavor that I love.

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Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 4,278 ratings