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): 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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,172
Reviews:
1,444
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
12.59%
 
 
Wants:
301
Gots:
843
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 4,172 |  Reviews: 1,444
Photo of DemoniChris
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Bali_hi
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle of hazelnut nectar drank.

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Photo of Maish
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MacQ32
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - pours a deep deep brown with a reddish tint. Beautiful brown/yellow tinted head, nice retention and lacing.

S - Sweet caramel, mild chocolates, brown sugar and nuttyness. Slightly faint

T - sweet light caramel malts transition into even sweeter brown sugar and hazelnut flavors. Nice sweetness and the nuttyness really keeps up! Slight roasty with slightly grassy hops and smooth tame bitterness come through at the finish.

M - pretty well carbonated and fairly light. Very enjoyable to drink

O - nutty and sweet flavors are perfectly bold given the light body and drinkability. Fantastic balance of flavor and feel

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Photo of nickadams2
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A_Pours dark brown with a creamy white head that quickly dissipates leaving a thin creamy ring and thick lacing.

S_Mostly hazelnut with notes of brown sugar and malt.Not a very strong nose.

T_Very clean hazelnut flavor.Carmel and brown sugar. Very nutty and cream. Solid brown.

M_Medium/full bodied. Creamy.

D_Perfect brown ale. Could drink well into the night.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a deep brown body that is crystal clear but doesn't let a good deal of light through. The light tan head is a thin film that quickly turns to a ring around the rim. The carbonation is a gentle one of tiny bubbles.

S- The smell of dark toasted malt has a chocolate note with a nice little nutty quality. There is a faint cream smell that give nice depth to the malt. There is a light note of coffee roasted malt in the background that give a bit of earthiness to the malt.

T- This beer has a smooth rich dry malt flavor of dark malt, but not black malt. The notes of milk chocolate, red rope licorice, cream and lightly toasted nuts come through very nicely.

M- This beer has a full mouthfeel with a fizz texture at the beginning and a creamy texture in the finish.

D- Most beers that try to have a nutty flavor just never pull it off. This is one of the few that does. It has a nice complex malty flavor that is still a full-bodied session beer. It is almost a desert with the slight sweetness, big creaminess and nice nuttiness all it is missing is a big alcohol taste and you have desert in a glass.

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Photo of Glibber
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite beers ever. Dark brown color with a small 1/4" white head that laces the glass. The smell is sweet and nutty and mimics the actual taste of the beer. Tastes of light coffee up front, but sweet caramel and almond on the back end. It is tough to stop at just one of these, and got my normally non adventurous travelmates addicted as well (sampled at the Portland airport)

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Photo of mishi_d
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elricorico
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown, almost the same colour of beer bottle glass, with a bit of redness to it. The head was tan, thick and foamy. It has shrunk down to a thick ring around the outside of the glass.

The smell has toasted bread and caramel, along with some kind of sweet berry. There is something else there that I can't identify, and neither can my wife. The unknown smell is most prevelant when it is just poured and the head is large. Good smell though.

Before I can say anything about the taste, the mouthfeel is perfect. Thick and smooth, with light carbonation that just seems so right.

Now to the taste, this is a very malty beer, which certainly agrees with my palate. Toasted bread to start, with just a hint of bitterness, taken over by a sweet honey and caramel mix and finishes with a chocolaty coffee richness. Molasses makes an appearance, but is very subtle. Very, very nice.

I am impressed. I expected to like this, but it has surpassed all expectations.

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Photo of ubermick
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the Rogue Public House, San Francisco

A: Poured a lovely deep copper colour, with an exceptional head. A really attractive beer that looked like a promo shot.

S: Toasted malts, toffee, and of course, hazelnuts...

T: VERY tasty. Begins with hazelnuts and toffee sweetness, almost like a candy bar for the first moment, but recedes into lovely toasted grains. The sweetness lasted throughout, making it not bitter at all.

MF/D: Decently solid, nice carbonation. It's not the greatest beer to hold in your mouth, certainly not the worst. But it goes down beautifully, and is extremely drinkable. Very well balanced, and a must to try. (For an interesting beverage, ask for a black and tan with this and their chocolate stout!)

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Photo of JordanC
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance was an nice thick brown look that made me anticipate it to be more flavorful than a comparable style like Newcastle.

Smelled very sweet and nutty. Smelled very good but not too beery (not a word but makes sense to me).

Excellent and surprising taste of almond nut and something quite sweet I ended up placing as being like brown sugar

Felt good on the tongue, a medium body that lingered a bit and left a roasted malt and nutty aftertaste.

Really enjoyed the beer and it made an impression on me. Normally stick with darker beers but this went well with food and alone as a desert beer. Recommend.

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Photo of nightcrawler
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The glass came to me with no head on it while my wife's Celis had a small one, so I assume that the beer doesn't keep a head very well. The beer was dark brown with interesting red highlights and smelled nutty with sweet malty scents and a touch of straw in there.

The taste? Wow. I'm a hit-or-miss type of guy with nut browns. Many throw an alcoholic taste on the tongue I just don't like for a lighter ale. This beer had no burn in the mouth and went down very easy. Great thirst quencher with a mix of nut and malt. At 6+% alcohol, this is a dangerous beer as it is too easy to drink.

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Photo of cbarrett4
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Clear, bock like appearance
S - Very prominent hazelnut nose with some roasted notes
T - Hazelnuts, oats, toast, spice
M - Good texture, medium+ body, low tannins
D - Surprisingly smooth and balanced finish

Verdict:

If you like hazelnuts, then this is a winner. It is a very nutty brown ale, sweet and rich with a good, long finish. Rather one dimensional though. =)

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Photo of JonCaytion
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely Nutty! Hazelnut in full effect, great, everyone loves it

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Photo of jwc215
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with rubyish highlights. Tall creamy head descends to a one-finger head, then to a thin cover.

The smell is nutty, earthy, slightly grainy - Dark malt abounds.

The taste is of hazlenut from start to finish. Malty sweetness is kept from being cloying by a subtle earthy hop bitterness. Chocolate and honey notes peek through to give it more complexity. Finishes with an exceptionally smooth, malty sweetness.

The feel is creamy in a medium to full, but not thick, body. Malty and rich. The hazelnut flavor hangs on for a long time in the aftertaste.

Nicely done. It's like a soft hazlenut liqueur. Delicious. Very good for a malty, "something different" brew.

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Photo of GrinkoN
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Hazy brown, light tan head, which fades quickly

S: Hazelnut of course, sweet

T/F: slightly bitter, yet sweet, hazelnut. Medium feel.

O: Liked it a lot

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Photo of champ103
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark brown color. A fair tan head forms and leaves some good lace down the glass.
S: Dark malt that has a great nutty aroma. Some chocolate and brown surger as well
T: Buttery and nutty. Lots of hazelnut up front and finishes nice with plenty of chocolate towards the end.
M/D: Rich and creamy. So easy to drink. I can drink this all night (and almost did).

I really like this beer. A smooth and great tasting beer. I highly recommend this one.

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Photo of Shmizzen
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bloop
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Reddish Brown and kinda clear

S- Sweet roasted nuts with a little malty and hint of chocolate

T- Sweet hazelnut with a hint of nuttiness

M- Very smooth and little carbonation

D- I could drink a few of these. Very easy going down and very tasty

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Photo of jayfarley3
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

from a 22oz bomber into a pint glass pours a dark brown color with a with a very small brown head. smells very nutty, malty and slightly sweet. upfront tastes of hazlenut and roasted malts then has a nice balance of spicy hop bitterness, a very tasty brew. mouthfeel is medium-bodied and very smooth. this is a very drinkable beer, definitley pick one of these up if you havent tried it yet.

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Photo of NCSUdo
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle

A: Mostly clear rusty brown under a nice sized off white head. OK retetion no lacing.

S: Good nutty character, kind of woody, sweet and slightly chocolately with a splash of cream, some hints of roasted malt. Really nice.

T: Hazelnut punches you in the mouth on this one and it is nice. Finshes with a maltiness that is more toasted than anything and is mostly dry. Really a nice taste, a lot like a hazelnut coffee but without the coffee character.

M/D: Carbonation is a little high on this but the beer seems to benefit from this. Medium body is more toward the light end, but it holds up well. Drinkability is really good on this one as well. A solid beer all the way around.

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Photo of Klunco
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into two small Ommegang dubbel glasses.

A-Dark chestnut brown with a tan head that left good lacing

S-Roasted malts along with a strong buttery smell that could only be identified as delicious hazelnuts. The smell was definitely enticing.

T-Taste was fantastic. A great blend of dark malt with a tiny finish of hop just to balance it out. The malts are not over roasted but crisp and clean unlike many brown ales which end up tasting like syrupy flat soda. Very refreshing and a fantastic taste, although not as much hazelnut flavor as in the nose

M-Creamy and medium bodied. The best part is it is not as syrupy as many brown ale's which gives it big points in the mouthfeel area

D-A superb ale with a great all around flavor. I will definitely be buying this in the future.

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Photo of denver10
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
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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Photo of Fillllll
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Yummy!

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Photo of legalpete19340
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured dark brown with a nice copper tint to it. Small head, less than a finger of off white foam. Dissipated quickly to nothing. No lacing.

S: Nice blend of darker malt scents intertwined with an amaretto sweetness. Wood and raw nuts.

T: Comes on slightly sweet with a bit of apple. Flows into earthy grain biscuit notes, roasted nuts maybe almonds, wood. Here comes the hazelnuts, nice and sweet almost like a liqueur. Amaretto and light roast coffee.

M: Medium and a bit velvety and fizzy.

O: Every time this beer blows me away. Its so drinkable and every drink is enjoyable. Nice light sweetness mixed with earthy nuttiness. Highly recommended.

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Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
4.05 out of 5 based on 4,172 ratings.
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