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): 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
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#2,582
Reviews:
1,470
Ratings:
4,279
pDev:
12.53%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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Ratings: 4,279 |  Reviews: 1,470
Photo of scottfrie
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into Duvel Green tulip.

A: Pours a dark cranberry red with a finger of oily light brown head that faded into a thin collar leaving little lace.
S: Surprisingly enough this brew smells strongly of hazelnuts. There is definitely a roasted nut quality to it. It’s full smelling, in a hard to explain way. It’s like the fat content and oil from the nut is translating to the nose. There is also a touch of sweet caramel malt behind it. Very interesting smelling.
T: Follows the nose with a full, roasted, nutty flavor. The sweet malt pokes through a bit more than in the smell though, and reminds me that this is an amber ale and not a porter. I get hints of red grapes, raisins, nutmeg and maybe cocoa as well.
M: Medium-full bodied with soft yet frothy carbonation. The mouthfeel is a tad thin however, and falls off a bit in the finish. It’s not really distracting though.
O: Thoroughly enjoyable albeit not fantastic. Glad I tried it once, and I would go back to again if I needed something nutty.

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Photo of Acaciaatrox
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My first review, so please be tolerant, but it is far from my first beer.

A: served in a 20 oz becker, but the beer was a little too cold. Head is almost a clear light cream color due to large bubbles, and dissipates quickly with no lacing. Carbonation is somewhat high, but does not impair the enjoyment of the beer. Color is a light red brown, slightly hazy.

S: After warming in the glass, I get hazelnut and toffe aromas.

T: Not sweetly malty, roasted malt and hazelnut flavors, somewhat smooth bittering hops. maybe a little "sharp" bitterness, I don't know how to describe it.

M: Nice, smooth, almost silky, but the high carbonation cuts through a little bit.

Overall, it is a very drinkable beer, with the malt balanced by bitterness. Seems a bit over carbonated, but i kind of like it. I could drink a lot of this beer.

S: 22 oz bottle,

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Photo of tronester
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown, with zero head. I thought the beer would be completely flat. Smell is of toffee. Taste is malty, with hints of coffee, cola, citrus, and of course hazelnut. The aftertaste leaves a minty, earthy hop aroma. There is also a somewhat interesting sourness to the beer. Mouthfeel is somewhat thin, carbonation levels are surprisingly high considering the appearance. Pretty drinkable, but I probably wouldnt drink more than one bomber at a time. A good brown ale in the American style, that I would buy again.

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Photo of Phelps
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Looks: like toasted nuts. Deep amber-orange, fairly hazy, with a fuzzy one-finger head of medium tan that quickly fades to a substantial sticky ring.

Smells: like caramel popcorn. Both nicely sweet and intensely nutty, I get notes of caramel, crackers, toasted corn, hazelnut, marzipan and a bit of earthy hops.

Tastes: like a tiny bit of bitter coffee flavored with a big squirt of hazelnut syrup. Lightly toasted crackers and earthy hops come out at the swallow, and the finish is nice and crisp. I the balance here; it's just slightly more bitter than sweet, with just enough toastiness to match.

Feels: brisk. Light, tingly carbonation, only lightly fizzy and medium in body.

Drinks: like one of the better browns out there. It's smooth, balanced, and dammit, I loves me some hazelnuts.

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Photo of bcrossan
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of Stimack
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one has been on my list to get for a while but though it is readily available I have passed on it but was able to give this one a try the other day on tap. Brew was poured to a nice medium dark brown clearish (guess that is not a word but I am going with it!) brown color with a smallish (not sure how long this has been on tap but Mahars usually has pretty good turnover) light tan head. The aromas where inviting, roasted malt and chocolate came to the forefront with some roasted nut (hazelnut I suppose from the title) aromas present. The flavors seemed to be a bit more chocolaty than hazelnut but a nice mix. The one knock that I guess I would have against this brew is it seemed a little watery but over all I did enjoy it, easy going down. Would get it again.

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Photo of Jacobier10
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown color with a light tan head that disappates quickly. Not much lacing to speak of at all. Aroma is nice but subtle. Traces of nuts, coffee, and caramel sweetness hit the nose and then quickly vanish. The taste brings this beer to life a little bit. More coffee can be detected along with some roasted malts. Smooth mouthfeel with a touch of bitterness and carbonation at the end. Very drinkable, I polished the bomber off with no problem at all.

This was a pretty one-sided beer, not much going on with the hops at all. A nice offering from Rogue, although their bombers continue to be a bit overpriced.

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Photo of pootz
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bomber bottle. Rerating ;

Pours a dark clear shimmering chestnut brown ale in the mug with a puffy tan colored sticky cap which lasts and laces well.

Aroma as advertized : copious amounts of specialty malt and nuts with a wisp of sweetness and grassy hop notes.

Front side of this ale is a chew on big malts then a blast of roasted hazel nut and black malt roastiness is off set by a judicious amount of woody hopping...finishes lightly drying slightly bitter in a nutty-malty ambience.that lingers into the after taste. This is a nut brown with nuts...or at least nut extract!

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Photo of Bruno74200
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L - Brown, no head, big bubbles

S - you said hazelnut?

T - Hazelnut all over natural but quite subtle. Herbal hops and chocolate malts

F - a bit thin

O - A good session beer

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Photo of Calvarro
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of beerinator
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Ruby brown. Nice tan head with slightly wimpy retention.

Aroma: Light coffee notes, balanced by toffee sweetness in the smell. Also smells of toast.

Taste: Roasty malt disappears a bit to a moderately full mouthfeel. There is a hint of cherry and nuttyness on the tongue. The nuttyness overpowers most of the other flavors, and the finish is a slight lingering toasty bitterness.

Notes: This is a solid brown. The nuttyness keeps the burnt flavors at bay, and makes the finish a bit smoother than some browns.

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Photo of Toddv29424
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I have been a sucker for hazelnut beers after falling in love with Rogue's hazelnut ale. The smell of this beer is mostly sweet, like artificial sweetener with a hint of alcohol. The taste is light, and doesn’t really take shape til about 3/4 of the way through. It has kind of a syrup-like consistency, but that sweet hazelnut taste adds such a wonderful kiss to the brown taste. It is basically non-existent for the majority of the mouthfeel, but after the beer goes down the aftertaste is totally dominated by it. Quite a special beer.

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Photo of ncvbc
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this many times but never got around to reviewing it. It used to be one of my favorites when I first got into the micro scene and the cap was popped in NC.

Pour produces a medium brown body and a big, fluffy head that was gone somewhat quickly, leaving some lacing.

Smell is of sweet caramel, toffee, light roasted malts. Also somewhat nutty.

Taste is very interesting. Again, sweet, sugary caramel and toffee are present. The hazelnut if very present as well as candy corn, which I've always picked up in this beer.

Mouthfeel is somewhat light. Smooth though interrupted at times but a little much carbonation.

Drinkability is good. A unique take on a brown ale. Not necessarily the best out there but Rogue did a good job with this one.

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Photo of aaronblain22
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mattcrill
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours reddish brown with mild carbonation. A nice head that quickly dissapates. Smells of nuts, coffee, and malt abound. Nice balance of carbonation, roasted malt, and coffee. Very tasty brew overall. I would agree with others that this is a nicely balanced beer.

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Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of WheelsPSU
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bought a single 12 ounce bottle from City Swiggers as part of a six pack mix.

It poured a deep ruby red when held up to the light. The head was average and a touch soapy on the edge.
The smell produced coffee and a strong hazelnut aroma.
The taste was extremely pleasant. A later of sweet coffee/hazelnut/vanilla with a touch of caramel. None of which were overpowering. However, for a brown ale the body was a bit thin.

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Photo of aaronh
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

All this talk about hazlenut brown lately made me decide i should try it out, since it's been in the fridge for a month. I poured the entire bottle into a 1L glass, and it produced a deep hazy brown color, topped by a deep cream colored that shows good retention. Very nutty aroma that is comprized of hazlenut, caramel, nice roasted malt, some earthy hops and a bit of chocolate. The taste is a lot like chocolate covered hazlenuts, and it even has that slightly sharp nut aftertaste. Good coffee notes and some chocolate as well. Not as sweet as I expected, but still very good. Lack of sweetness probably actually helps the drinkability and the overall enjoyment of this beer. The mouthfeel is solid, but not as rich as some other browns. Still good though, as it is by no means thin. Drinkability is pretty darn good. Not sure where this ranks in my overall browns, but I'd guess a little behind Avery, DFH and Troeg's. A very solid beer.

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Photo of aristeros
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass. Second time I've grabbed a bottle of this and I'm slightly biased towards the style.

Pours a caramel brown, brown and a deep copper in the light, opaque, a bit hazy. One finger head vanishes quickly with a little lacing. Some mild coffee and a bunch of hazelnuts in the nose. It's like a cup of coffee, and my hand can't figure out why the glass is cool.

A light, creamy sweetness--just short of too sweet--on the front end, and you can taste the hazelnuts and some notes of roasted flavors. Evokes toffee, you expect more coffee notes from the smell and it's there, but the taste is a surprise. Slightly syrupy, low carbonation. Some malty notes on the back end.

It packs a few surprises and has character. Wouldn't pair with foods so much as leave for drinking after I've eaten. Very refreshing. I've come back to this one, and will again.

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Photo of Golden2wenty1
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bomber picked up from Riley's here in Madison. One bottle left so I had to give it a try. Looks beautiful out of the bottle, a deep roasty brown with a big tan head with some staying power. Smell is very subtle, roasted malt with some nuttiness. Taste was subtle as well with roasted coffee and sweet malt flavors with a nice hazelnut finish. Mouthfeel is rich and velvety. Definitely a good session beer, could have drank it all night. Was a little more subtle than I was expecting, but overall a tasty brew.

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Photo of LittleMurphyDog
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shanty76
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ShanePB
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

650 ml bottle served cool into a pint glass. Purchased from the LCBO for about $8 CDN. Produced July 25, 2016. This edition is advertised at 5.6% ABV.

Appearance - pours a most clear honey brown color with some amber hues. A decadent and fluffy finger and change of light beige head is poured with impressive staying power. Some frothy lacing sticks around the sides of the glass for a good long while.

Smell - nuts and honey are the initial impression with some gentle smelling coarse grain in the background. Not a lot else, but light and an easy to digest aromatic bouquet.

Taste - nuts are certainly the focus with some gentle grassy hops and a sweetness that is reminiscent of honey. Could be a little caramel in there too but the sweetness is rather restrained, giving for a very wholesome taste.

Mouthfeel - super smooth and light bodied for a near 6% ABV brew. Carbonation is active but melds nicely. Feels like a very good nut brown ale.

Overall - this delight reminds me of another of my favourite nut ales, the one from Samuel Smith. Light bodied, easy drinking with a great flavor profile and an attractive aroma, what's not to like other than the price. Certainly worth a Try and probably a repeat tasting as well.

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Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
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