Hazelnut Brown Nectar | Rogue Ales

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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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Photo of informaticsDoc
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of souvenirs
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this one up at Brewery Creek Liquor Store for $9.15 plus deposit.

A: Lovely clear chestnut colour.

S: Toasted malts, hazelnut, cocoa.

T: Slightly nutty but not as much as I'd expected, with some cocoa and coffee flavours.

F: A bit thinner than I expected, but not overly so. A bit of heat from the alcohol.

O: A nice brown ale, but perhaps not worth the trouble of seeking it out at a specialty store.

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Photo of poisoneddwarf
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle. Nutty aroma, caramel. Intense nutty flavor with a hint of brown sugar. Leaves a watery aftertaste. Looks like mud, tastes like nectar? Nectar--not quite, but it’s very good. Not much head, lacing is pretty good. Very good; not quite as excellent as I remember.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep brown color, with a large yellowish head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of roasted malts, nuts, maple, caramel and some hops.

T: The taste is very sweet up front with flavors of hazelnut, coffee, caramel and maple. The malt character is very hearty and there's a mild hops presence that comes in to provide some balance. The after-taste is sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty if you're ok with the sweetness, goes down easy, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a nice beer to drink if you want a brown ale with some extra flavor than most have.

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Photo of theotherone87
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a good looking 22oz bomber 8/7/11

A-The head was a nice off color white. The body was a gorgeous brown on the darker side, but was not too dark that you could not see thru.

S- The smell reminded me of a nutty french vanilla coffee blend. Had a nice aroma of sweet nutty caramel.

T- The taste sent my senses on a rollercoaster ride thru sweetness up a hill a nuttiness and down with slight candied undertone. A truley excellent brown ale. The name of the beer fits perfectly.

M-The beer was not too heavy nor too light, it was just right. Could drink more then one of these any night. The beer was carbonated ,but not overly carbonated.

o- I liked this beer a lot. I have not tried to many Rogues beers, but saw this in a local six pack shop and decided to take it for a whirl. It is a bit on the sweet side, but I think it adds lots of character to the beer. It is not too sweet like other beers I have encountered. It is also not too bitter. I would reccommend this beer to anyone, if they do not know much about beers or are looking for something new to try. I had mine after dinner and it felt like a very pleasant dessert.

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Photo of Phoodcritic
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dafixa
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smi69
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of martymoat
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: poured into a large red wine glass. Pours a dark brown with head that disappears to just about nothing except for the ring of the glass. Lots of carbonation bubbles on sides of glass.

S: roasted malt smell and some sweetness and a hint of the hazelnut hits the nose

T: first taste was of hazelnut followed by a roasted malt taste and some chocolate notes and a dash of the hops come to you. All the while the hazelnut flavor stays and lingers in the mouth.

M: medium body and lots of carbonation, and of course the hazelnut.

D: refreshing

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Photo of Wajohnst
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of birderbeerer
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light brown with a mahogany tint and a two-finger, off-white head.

Aroma is a standard brown ale. Sweet malts, caramel and sugar with a bit of yeast.

Taste is very sweet right away. Interesting. I get the nectar label. It's very sweet not in a cloying barley way but almost in a juice or dessert way. The hazelnut is obvious but subtle and adds a nice accent to a solid brown ale.

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Photo of webmanspidey
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light brown, with orange/tan head. Sweet smell. Maple syrup or molasses maybe. Taste is a bit of the same. Some sweetness and a little of the spices that I associate with fall (pumpkin pie, etc) Caramel as well. I bought this from a store whose stock I have found is usually a bit old. That might be the case here. It is still drinkable and smooth, but not exceptional.

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Photo of Floydster
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pint from Naja's Place in Redondo Beach

One of Rogue's best in my opinion

Nice nutty dark brown ale

Thick off white head on this one

Great beer for the winter time I am sure

Strong smell with nice long-lasting taste

I am gonna buy some bombers of this in December

Worth checking out, maybe wait another month or two

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Photo of JustinAbs
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of raynmoon
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It poured a very beautiful dark red, with a mocha head that disappeared pretty quickly. For a brown own I was expecting it to look more brown, but it still looks nice; Kind of looks like Coca-Cola.

It smells really nice. Sort of mild, but I get some coconut, and maybe some smokey malts. Maybe it's a little cold, but the aroma isn't coming off too strong, I'm sure it will come through as it warms though.

This tastes very nice. Right away I get a nice nutty, sweetness from the hazelnut, with a nice smokey malt presence. I do get a tiny bit of alcohol. The only downer is that the nutty presence seems to go away once it goes down. If anything it should be brown ale, nice carbonation, with a nice sweet. nuttiness on the end and lingering in your mouth. I also get a little bit of vanilla in there.

I just kept getting this strange taste as it went down. But I only have one 12 oz bottle, so I can't really further investigate with another, but it still very tasty, hard to rate from here .

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Photo of dgilks
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This pours a deep brown colour with good clarity. Nice, small, light tan head.

Rich and robust hazelnut aroma with sweet malt in the background. This is all about the nuts.

A smooth, malty brown ale with lots of characteristic Rogue residual sweetness. Very nutty with a distinct hazelnut flavour. A little chocolatey too.

Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. Fine.

An interesting beer and a good use of hazelnut flavour. The nut character is a bit much for some but I think it works.

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Photo of socon67
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Brown pour with an unassuming thin head that settled fast. Slight carbonation and faint streaks of lacing are present.

S - Easily the highlight of this beer. Sweet smell of honey and hazelnuts combined with caramel malt. Sugary sweet notes to this give it a smell of candy.

T - On one hand it has a sweet flavor and a peasant malty taste that makes drinking this quite enjoyable. But I felt the hazelnut flavor was utterly lost in the taste and towards the end of the bottle the sugary flavor started to taste a little artificial. The overall experience was a good one but the depth of the complexity could have been better.

M - A good sessionable brown ale that went good with the BBQ I had. I could see a Newcastle drinker being easily swayed to try this.

O - A pretty solid offering from Rogue and a staple brown ale that is easily accessible and priced reasonably. This is a good beer for someone who has gotten past gateway craft and wants some of the typical examples of american styles.

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Photo of safphoto
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rfgetz
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz Bottle from Total Wine

A- Dark but opaqe brown. Minimal head and lacing.

S- Malts - carmel, bready and some milk chocolate whiffs

T- Roasted nuts, semi sweet chocolate, burnt butter, sweet cereals slight bitter finnish.

M- Smooth and creamy, slightly over carbonated

D- Would have liked a little more hazelnut flavor. Good beer, but nothing that pushed the envelope.

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Photo of xfactor9600
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - a nice light brown color with minimal head

S - you can definitely smell the hazelnuts in this one

T - Hazelnuts and some roasted oats perhaps

M - surprisingly smooth. almost not enough there.

D - i'm not a huge fan of hazelnuts. but this one was better than i expected.

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Photo of Vigilante
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a pub-style pint glass.

A: Dark brown color with reddish hue. 1/2 inch of head which dissipated quickly leaving no lacing.

S: Carmel, hazelnut, toffee, malt.

T: Carmel, hazelnut, toffee, malt, slight taste of pine, and slight citrus aftertaste.

M: Crisp but with a thin body that is a little too watery. I was disappointed by the mouthfeel. From the smell I expected this to be a medium or full bodied beer.

O: Good brown ale with complex flavors but a little too light bodied. I enjoyed trying this beer but it is not something that I would drink frequently.

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Photo of bort11
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz silkscreened bottle, poured into a imperial pint glass. Tight khaki tan head that stands a fingers width. Quickly recedes and doesn't have really any lacing. Color is a clear, but dark, chestnut brown with ruby red highlights.

Smell is a rich and malty aroma. Husky grain and nuts with a bit of brown sugar. Taste is quite husky with roasted nut qualities. A bit of ginger and mild chocolate. Woody hops character makes itself known.

Mouthfeel is a lighter and creamier body than what I would expect. Nice surprise there. Not my favorite for the style, but a pretty good one none the less.

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Photo of Aenema
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a bright, clear mahogany with a fluffy, 2-3 finger off-white head. Head fades rather quickly and there is some splotchy lacing.
Smell - Strong honey and hazelnut aromas. Tremendous nose.
Taste - Slight bready malt, sweet honey and a nutty finish. Muted flavor, especially in comparison to the smell.
Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with light carbonation. Feels under carbonated.
Drinkability - Easy drinking, but a disappointing depth of flavor.
Overall - Possibly old, carbonation and flavor make me think
there is a decent chance of this. Will revisit.

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Photo of NekotoNikku
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ah I had been waiting and waiting to finally taste this beer, the wait is over!

Poured in a pint glass

A- Lovely chocolate color with some mahogany overtones

S- Beautiful coffee, brown sugar, sweet smell. This was amazing, although I didn't smell the hazelnut, it was very sweet (I should mention this was my dessert, so it ended up perfect)

T- Nice roasted, toasted coffee and brown sugar flavor, incredibly similar to the smell. Though I did taste the nuttiness it tasted more like roasted almonds than hazelnuts, but still very delicious. A bit dry as well as alcoholic to balance the incredible sweetness.

M- Here's where I got a bit hung-up, though it was smooth, it seemed a bit sticky and heavy.

D- Love, love, love this beer, but I could only drink it occasionally as it's very heavy on the palate. If I got another of these I'd like to have someone around to drink it with to make sure it would be appreciated (and finished!)

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Photo of GNWBC
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap, has a nice viscous brown semi-transparent brown with a off white head that leaves ok lacing.

S: lots of sweet malt, carmel, hops and of course hazelnuts.

T: follows the nose, great carmel sweetness is blends well with the nutty hazelnuts and ends with a twang of hoppy bite,

M: pretty light, lighter than most brown ales ive had, i think its because of the carbonation

O: a solid brown ale, deff will be buying this again.

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