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

APPEARANCE: Poured this beer from the tap into a pint glass. When it got to my table, there was virtually no head, just a creamy medium tan swirl of foam with fair head lacing. There was little carbonation in the unfiltered hazy dark brown body.

AROMA: This beer's appeal lies in its decadent hazelnut character and it didn't disappoint here. There was a moderately heavy malt taste of roasted hazelnut with notes of caramel and chocolate. There was just a suggestion of hops as well as notes of brown sugar and spices. Can't wait to taste it.

TASTE: Taste was great -- pretty much the same as aroma. Moderate roasted, maybe toasted, hazelnut with caramel and chocolate notes, a suggestion of hops and overtones of brown sugar and spices. Very nice balance between malt and hops.

MOUTHFEEL: A really good mouthfeel! Medium bodied and smooth with soft carbonation. A moderately sweet initial flavor that slides nicely into a slightly bitter dryness at the finish, which lasted for a moderate amount of time. Body lacing was fair and persisted for a moderate length of time.

DRINKABILITY: This is a good beer to start the night with and is mild enough to have more than one if you wish. It's not easily forgotten and I'd definitely buy it again, and again. The aroma of this beer is one that kept me going back to sniff because the scent was so good. Highly recommended.

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

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

Served on tap in a pint glass.

Appearance: A deep, slightly cloudy burgundy color, with cherry changing to brown with the thickness of the glass. Soft off-white head lingers casually.

Smell: Strong, smooth, nutty aroma dominates the nose; roasted malt and vanilla also present.

Taste: There is a persistent, controlling hazelnut taste from start to finish. Caramel sweetness and a roasted malt flavor provide additional introductory stimulation, and some vanilla notes find their way into the flavor.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth taste is somewhat thrown off by the carbonation. It would be an improved with a creamier feel.

Drinkability: With a good level of complexity and balance, this is a great niche beer in the brown ale category. Definitely worth looking for on a regular basis.

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

Pours a beautiful brown color with a generous off-white head that lasted a while. Smell is both nutty and chocolatey. Taste is fabulous. Nutty and tastes of chocolate. Very well balanced. Mouthfeel is great. Drinkabilty is good. This is one fine beer.

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Photo of tjthresh
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very nice beer.

Dark brown. Nice fluffy head. Moderate carbonation.
Robust chocolatey nutty aroma. Man this stuff really smells great.
I didn't know what a hazelnut tasted like until I took a drink of this. I like hazelnuts. The choclateyness really works well with the nuttyness. This medium bodied beer seems to stick around in you mouth for a while. Man this is good. Probably the best Rogue ale I've tried so far.

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Photo of cubedbee
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served out of a 22 oz bomber. Pours a deep mahogany with a thin tan head. Smells great--hazelnet, toffee, caramel, and honey--very sweet smelling. Taste is very sweet, hazelnuts with a hint of chocolate. The mouthfeel is medium bodied but very creamy and smooth. The sweetness never gets too cloying, so I think I could have a few of these.

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Photo of Wasu
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice copper brown color, very thin head and disappear quite fast, never imagine that hazelnut taste and blend with beer this good. About right carbonation for me, not that sweet, nicely bitter after taste.

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Photo of Spider889
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Every time I try this beer I am reminded that I really should just buy a few bombers to have around...

Nice dark drown with a small creamy head. Smells of sweet caramel and chocolate, dry nutty malts, and definitely some hazelnut as well.

The taste is of roasted malt, lots of nice hoppy bitterness edging in, and the aftertaste is all super sweet hazelnut.

Nice and creamy, medium bodied and well carbonated. Very drinkable so long as you want a nice sweet brew. Certainly one of the best brown ales around.

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Photo of goodbyeohio
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

served from the 22 oz bottle into a tulip glass for aromatic enjoyment.

appearance: dark brown and cloudy, with the exception of the brilliant red which comes out when held before a bright light. creamy head which dissolves in 1-2 minutes to a fine layer.

aroma: hazelnut, caramel, brown sugar, and a pleasant fireplace scent. reminds me of a porter.. let's taste!

flavor: tangier than expected with that distinct hazelnut lingering on my tongue. thick and smooth without any overpowering alcohol or bitterness. dangerously drinkable, perfect dessert beer to accompany a slice of chocolate cake.

overall, one of the better beers in the rogue series. surprised it's not a seasonal- perfect for the holiday months.

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Photo of TheWiredDJ
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Copper brown clouded. White head. Not much lacing.

S - Nutty malt. Caramel bread. Slight grass and grain.

T - Following the nose, but full and bright, with a strong brown bread quality. Nutty sweetness. And a slight bitter nip in the close.

M - Drying in the close, but crisp and moderate feel.

O - A rock solid brown. Brilliant balance. One of the true signs that Rogue truly deserves its place in the craft pantheon. A brown worthy of the highest praise.

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Photo of NEhophead
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Creamy, light coffee head that lingers for a moment. Light patches of lace with decent strength. Deep brown, glowing mahogany in color.

Semi-sweet caramel and vanilla. Roasted hazlenut; toasted almonds, toffee brittle. Sweet, yet a well rounded earthy aroma.

Moderate sweet caramel, toffee, and milk chocolate; almost like a Heath bar. Hints of light espresso. A wave of carbonation (a little too much?), followed by toasted hazlenut, almond, and cashew. The finish is rather dry, followed by a semi-sweetened toffee and peanut brittle aftertaste. Very tasty.

Medium bodied; the carbonation is subdued a bit by the dryness of this Brown Ale. Very smooth and dry on the palate.

A uniquely flavored Brown Ale. A true Rogue in consistency and novelty. A great brew!

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Photo of scruffwhor
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Poured a small creamy brown which didn't last very long. A small strata of bubbles was leaving my drink until they all escaped. The color contained a little caramel and ruby swirled to gether with a very dark brown.

Smell- Awesomely nutty with a heap of malt and little bitterness in my wiff.

Taste- Stars with a general nutty flavor which leads into a blended hazelnut and roasted malt mix. Ending with some hops in the aforementioned flavor.

Mouthfeel- A little rich, but nothing to overpower the palate. Very nutty, but a veryy good nutty :).

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Photo of Bobheed
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

First, let me say this is the beer that got me into craft brew, so it'll always have a special place in my heart and in my fridge

A: Typical brown ale, slightly hazy. About a finger head that dissipates quickly

S: Very rich with hazelnut with a sweetness I would compare to those butter toffee peanuts.

T: Fairly sweet and roasty, the hazelnut really hits you on the finish.

M: This beers biggest weakness. A little thin considering the dark sweet flavors this beer packs. Other than that, it's smooth, medium carbonation

This beer was my first favorite and is still a go-to for me. Perfect when you want a robust, rich brown ale that's not too complex.

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Photo of porntipsguzzardo
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark, dark brown, with a tan head that quickly faded, leaving the beer looking rather dull and flat. But it smelled rich and nutty, and the taste is rich, creamy, almost like molasses. Very good. Too rich to have much in the summer, but probably great on winter nights.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazelnut brown nectar poured a dark amber color, with almost no head. It smelt of pure liquified hazelnut. THe taste was rather similar; very strong hazlenut flavor, was expecting a much stronger ale flavor. Easy to drink, and very unquie, a one of a kind. Overall a pretty good, never had anything like it. Worth a try.

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Photo of lfherreras
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Satsuma
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of niangelo
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a sleeve. A creamy, off-white head and fine carbonation. This beer seems to be slightly viscous, with a ruby brown tinge.

Nice caramel, roasted malt, toffee and nutty tones on the nose. My wife makes a whole-wheat sourdough, and this smells like that; it has a nice deep fresh bread crust smell to it.

Mouthfeel is pleasing, not too thick, good for the style. Carbonation is balanced and not overwhelming. Tastes of nutty and malty tones, nice buttery smoothness and hops at the end. Blooms as it warms, and an interesting slight sour finish at the end. Round, warm, toasty.

Nice and drinkable. I didn't find the sweetness excessive like some other reviewers, that's just me. A nice comfy brew from Rogue!

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Photo of Stanford
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Rogue Ales Brewery really knows how to brew a good beer. I have yet to be disappointed from them. This beer has an almost overwhelming aroma and flavor of hazelnut which finishes with lighter flavors of coffee and chocolate. No complaints about this brew.

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Photo of jessealmlie
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of LuDookie
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I poured this from the bottle into a mug.

It looked to be a dark amber...the mug is tinted.

It smelled great. You could definitely pick out the hazelnut and it had a caramel fragrance.

The hazelnut flavor is definitely prevalent. The beer has a sweet caramel flavor with moderate carbonation for a darker beer.

Mouthfeel....eh, whatever.

Being a hazelnut lover, I tried to ignore all the reviews slamming this beer's "artificial" hazelnut flavoring. I really wanted to enjoy it. I did anyway. I thought it was a good beer....a nice dark amber with the slight feel of a porter and a hefty hint of hazelnut. Artificial or not....I will drink it again.

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Photo of bret717
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HarpuaCritz
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Some artificial flavors on the nose, but overall a tasty brew for a cold December evening

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Photo of LibraryTom
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Rogue always has to put their spin onto any beer style and it is no different with the brown nectar, although this is still a fairly approachable beer. Sweet, deep, rich nutty malt flavors are the driving character behind this brew. Aroma's of nuts, particularly hazelnut, as well as light roasted coffee are ever present. A creamy, mouthfeel with so much flavor, yet it is surprisingly refreshing and quaffable as well, a great session beer, even though the ABV is a bit higher than one may like for a session brew.

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