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Hazelnut Brown Nectar | Rogue Ales

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4.07/5
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4,229 Ratings
Hazelnut Brown NectarHazelnut Brown Nectar
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,401
Reviews:
1,457
Ratings:
4,229
pDev:
12.53%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
310
Gots:
884
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 4,229 |  Reviews: 1,457
Photo of Stanford
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
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 +5.2%

Photo of LuDookie
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
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 +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HarpuaCritz
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
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 +5.2%
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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Photo of Straycorn
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlueShepard19
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Majesty
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of JollyToper
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased at Top's Liquor in Tempe for $5.49. Poured a bomber into a big red wine glass.

Color is dark brown with an off-white to tan head. Little lacing (but is sometimes a problem in my wine glass).

Smell of chocolate and hazelnut. Taste of chocolate malts with a toasty aftertaste. Some caramel? Effervescent on the tongue and medium bodied.

Overall, I really liked this and will buy it again and again.

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Photo of mcallister
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I've had this more than a few times recently on both draft and from bottle. This beer is fabulous. What a funky appearance. Very dirty looking brown with smoky attributes throughout. This is one fine and easy drinking brew. Tastes of what else but hazlenut, toffee, caramel, nice malty sweetness. Good beer to get your "domestic" drinking friends to try. Not sure how you couldn't like this one.

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Photo of GIVEMEBACKMYSON
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber

Smells of malt and general sweetness. The beer is a beautiful dark brown color with a good head.
There is a very tasty roasted nutty flavor throughout this beer. Also a herbal, grassy, earthy undertone to the beer, probably a byproduct of the saaz. The hazelnut gives it a nutty-toffee kind of sweetness that keeps you coming back.
Very smooth mouthfeel, with a mild slick sticky hazelnut clinging at the end.
Overall, you get a terrific sense of balance when drinking this beer.

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Photo of FormatKid
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: slightly translucent dark brown, robust off white head quicly recedes, leaves minimal lace.

Nose: caramelly sweet malts, toffee, strawberry esters, hazelnut (liquor), faint brandy

Taste: Smooth, toffee and caramel up front, a tiny whisp of smoke. The hazelnut flavor emerges and is much more subtle, and complimentary than I remember their Morimoto Hazelnut being (I’ll be a monkey’s uncle if these are the same beers). Faint hints of cappuccino, milk chocolate. Perfectly off-setting earthy hop bitterness, I’m impressed!

Mouthfeel: Medium soft carbonation combined with the body lends a slick, yet velvety feel.

Drinkability: Highly drinkable. Not cloying, the hazelnut extract flavors melds nicely with the natural beer flavors. I’d definitely have another if there was one around.

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Photo of Tamigleo
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of BillyBrew
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Man, everything I expected this beer to be! The brew was beautiful with a deep brown colour and heavy brownish head. The scent was of sweet caramel and a shade of coffee (hazelnut perhaps?). A rich, nutty and caramel flavor swirls around in a velvety coat. The only drawback is that its richness, nut flavors and nearly-heavy body make it one to savor in moderation and as an everyday thirst-quencher. Regardless, another great brew form Rogue, they always do you right!

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Photo of JCMattson
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Todd_E_Moore
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of bishopdc0
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

beautiful brown nice light tan head and good lacing

Beautiful hazelnut and crystal malts. The hazelnut is subtle but accompanies the malt to be very smooth wonderful

The malt and hazelnut appears and finish together. It is smooth throughout very well put together. The crystal malts and the hazelnut are lite but are wonderful. This is perhaps the best example of how use of ingredients outside the 4 can make a wonderful beer.

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Photo of Motleydrunk56
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%

Had this beer on tap at the Yardhouse last night.Very light and easy to drink with a strong nutty taste to it.It had a fruit taste to it although it`s hard to identify what it is.I have to say I like it very much.I have had a couple of Rogue beers with mixed luck but I would say this is Second best to the Chocolate Stout.At 6.2ABV I would say its a Semi-functional beer.Give it a try.

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Photo of OStrungT
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours an auburn, dark red color. The head is tan and fades rather quickly. Like the name would suggest, it smells of hazelnuts. It also has a slightly malty smell. There are faint scents of cinnamon. It tastes very sweet. The hazelnut flavor is apparent. It has a lightly toasted maly flavor. There is also a slight chocolate taste to it. This beer is creamy and smooth. It is carbonated just right. This beer is medium bodied. It is a very good beer. As with the Morimoto Hazelnut Signature Ale, this beer might not make the best session beer due to the very sweet flavor. If you can find this beer, it is definately worth your time and money.

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Photo of hreb
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

The other day I picked up a 22oz bottle of Rogue's "Morimoto signature ale" series Hazelnut. As a long time fan of Rogue's Hazelnut Nut Brown Ale, I had to check it out. I didn't know if this was the same beer or simply a repackaging (BeerAdvocate indicates the latter -- this is simply an "alias" of the original Hazelnut Brown).

Cold beer is poured into UK size pint glass. Beer is very dark, nearly opaque brown, and appears rather stark in the glass, cloudless, with just a thin dark tan head on top.

Beer has a sweet, malty aroma. The label proudly proclaims 13 ingredients (this has no pretentious of being a "4 ingredient" real ale kind of ordeal). 9 of them are malts. Only one is an additive (hazelnut extract). 2 kinds of hops provide a really nice and needed balance from the sweetness of the beer. The fizziness is just right.

I'm not detecting any differences from the Hazelnut Nectar that I've come to love. This is a really great beer, and in my opinion, probably Rogue's best. The only thing detracting from its perfection is that it IS a little bit sweet. Not so much that it's annoying, but it might be a little bit much for a session beer.

I will also mention that it is a perfect accompaniment to my Sunday afternoon Italian sausage with peppers, onions, and lots of mustard.

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Photo of Justdoit1234
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of silver0rlead
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark amber/brown hue with a thick tan head that dissapates quickly. Aroma is hazelnut, milk chocolate and toffee, very appealing nose. Taste is very malty, flavors of hazelnut, milk chocolate, caramel and a light hint of hops bitterness. Finish is slightly sweet and nutty, mouthfeel is creamy, smooth and moderately carbonated. A huge brown ale from rogue, highly drinkable but complex.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - cloudy amber brown with a short tan head leaving a thin lace ring
S - hazelnut, light syrupy, cherry, and bready malt
T - super sweet with hazelnut, sweet molasses, caramel & bready malts
M - silky smooth syrupy texture that coats the mouth
D - very sweet and different, reminded me of a port in terms of its syrupy sweetness and feel, a delicious desert that is very drinkable
As a side note, i tried mixing this with the chocolate stout on the advice of a local Rogue rep and it was awesome!

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Photo of Troyone
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Little head that dissapated to nothing with no lacing, clear darkish hazelnut color with a root beer hue, and minimal carbonation.

Sweet cookie and nutty caramel malt aroma; flowery resin orange hops; and hints of bubble gum; brown sugar, maple syrup, nutmeg, and vanilla in the background.

Taste is a lightly sweet roasted, nutty, caramel malt; resin and orange hops, and hints of oak, smoke, and flat cola.

A medium bodied, dry slightly syrupy, soft almost flat carbonation, and slightly metallic finish for this beer.

Drinkability is great for this style and can be a session beer for some.

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Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 4,229 ratings
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