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Hazelnut Brown Nectar | Rogue Ales

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4,215 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:
#2,339
Reviews:
1,455
Ratings:
4,215
pDev:
12.53%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
310
Gots:
871
Trade:
3
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,215 |  Reviews: 1,455
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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Photo of dedalus
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

looks gorgeous in the glass. ruby-brown, with a big, fluffy, healthy head of custard-colored foam.

the scent is almost identical to a wee heavy: lots of raisiny, rummy, burnt-sugary character with none of the massive hop aromas that i tend to expect when i pop the cap off a rogue.

the flavor is very surprising. the hazlenut is much more assertive than i expected. it almost overpowers the beer. but it's nice to get a beer that advertises its use of an adjunct that actually incorporates that adjunct's flavor into the beer. dfh's punkin' ale? no pumpkin flavors at all. lots of spice but no pumpkin. sam adams' cherry wheat? lots of cherry cough syrup, but no cherry. the rogue comes through here, delivering what it promises. according to my bottle the brewers used hazlenut extract, and i can't help wondering how the beer would be different if real hazlenuts were used (if that's even feasible. i know what tastes good, but i don't know the first thing about brewing). but the overall impression is that of a thin-bodied wee heavy with a liberal dousing of hazlenuts.

the finish is rather abrupt, and certainly malty. the hazlenut returns briefly before the end.

quite a departure for the rogue brewery. restraint in the hops department, no restraint in the adjunct department.

in the end, there is too much hazlenut to make this beer bearable past the one bottle point. i can see coming back to it in a few months, but unless you're a confirmed hazlenut fetishist, this will be an occasional indulgence, rather than a stanby. although i wonder if i'd think differently if i were drinking this with food ...

cheers,

s.d.

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

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

Tan-tinged garnet with off white film. Red liquorice and faint nut on the nose.
Raspberry jam and some brown toast and a sweet hazelnut finish and no hops that I notice. Medium, some chew, round.

Perfectly medium body and flavor. A substantial presence but still very drinkable. Just a bit too fizzy to be great. I could drink this all November.

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

22 oz bomber. No freshness dates or anything like that. Nice, painted label art.

Pours a very nice-looking, clear ruby-brown. Lace the color of the tan on the bottle art patches the glass sides un-sparingly. Smell is fresh, light roasted brown malts, with a bit of mineral and chocolate. Taste is clean and subdued. Hazelnut at the beginning, a bit of sweetness throughout. Finishes slightly bitter. Feels a bit tannic from the nuts and malts. Drinks good. A calm, easy-going brown ale.

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

This beer poured out a nice very dark amber color with a tan head, that did subside with some lace. Nice faint malt smell to it. Slight hazelnut smell to it, some coffee aroma to it. The flavor is what hits you. Because of the hazelnut, you would have to put this not only as a brown ale, but a spice beer. The hazelnut taste was very good and quite pronounced. It was so heavy with that taste, you wonder if that adds to the body to it as well as the mouthfeel. Good flavor, but the strong hazelnut and carmel aspects to this might throw some. Worth checking out.

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

Picked up this bomber @ Albertsons of all places. Poured into a snifter a dark brown color, light tan colored head, light lacing. Some aroma hops are easily detectable, as is the expected hazelnut smell. Taste is, as you would expect, very nutty, much like a latte with hazelnut syrup added. Some choclate & coffee notes accentuate each other nicely. Smooth mouthfeel, a bit dry on the finish. Very well rounded and solid ale with a unique flavor.

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

The nose on the beer is really sweat chocolate, like the taste of a chocolate wafer. There is also a small presence of the usualy maltiness from a brown ale. The beer is a very dark red/brown, with a good sized head and decent retention; a bit of lacing as well. The taste of this beer is like a beefed up version of the nose. It has the awesome chocolate wafer flavour mixed with a some more bitter chocolate flavours. The taste is quite sweet, but the bitterness balances it really well. The beer is middle of the road for mouthfeel, could be a bit thicker to go with the flavour. Somewhat drinkable because of the sweetness.

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Photo of kots84
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Reddish brown creamy head.

Smell - Not a lot on the nose. Some haze nut but that pretty much it.

Taste - The first thing I taste is warm milk. After a second it roasted coffee and chocolate.

Mouthfeel - A little thin but good carbonation.

Overall - A great beer. One of my go to.

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Photo of Honeybourne
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

A: brown with a thick amber head because I poured it at room temperature. Kept lacing throughout

S: malt, light hazelnut, faint caramel

T: tastes of much malt, some hazelnut, and a bit of that caramel smoothness

M: Creamy and smooth for its type, even with high carbonation since I served at room temperature

O: well put together, and the hazelnut isn't as prevalent as I had feared.

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Photo of association330
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber purchased just up the street from my local beer vendor.

A - Pours a rich, dark brown. Reddish/deep caramel hue appears when the light peeks through the glass. Big pillow of light tan head that lasts well and leaves pretty good lacing.

S - Nutty milk chocolate tones with a pleasant hint of coffee and a touch of raisins or other dark fruit.

T - Delicious roasted malt flavor dominates - sweet milk chocolate and hazelnuts. There is a nice kiss of hops for balance. A slightly charred, chocolatey aftertaste remains.

M - Rolling carbonation makes the brew pleasantly refreshing and very quaffable, though perhaps a little too effervescent. Body is lighter than I would like.

D - It would be a good fall brew, but it's a little too light for fireside sipping during the winter months.

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

A nutty brown colored beer, as you might expect. It smells mildly of the hazelnut within, which can be deceptive because of the taste to follow. This beer is extremely drinkable, goes down smooth, and has a slightly sweet taste of hazelnut worked perfectly into the brown ale (no syrupy chemical taste whatsoever). The aftertaste is pleasant with almost no bitterness to speak of. Definitely a good beer and well-priced at ~$5 for 22oz.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Pours a light brown with a finger of tan head. Leaves some nice lacing.

S: Hazlenut

T: Follows the nose with some more earthy flavors.

F: Medium bodied.

O: A solid brown ale.

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Photo of Intlpostman
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mdaniel723
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice smooth beer with hazelnut flavor

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Photo of Sachsenfreude
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance; clear tawny to mahogany, very light tan head, quickly dissipates but keeps a creamy collar and patchy lacing.

smell; hazelnut coffee creamer mixed with beer, some creamy sweetness.

taste; very nutty, hazelnuts and burnt coffee malts. Some toasty bitterness and bread. Bits of hops blend well with a syrupy nut extract. Bitterness in the aftertaste.

mouthfeel; creamy and bit milky and slick.

overall; pretty good, a tasty treat, highly recommended.

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Photo of Bogdawg
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bluehende
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had from a growler. Very nice brown ale. Not a lot of hazelnut. Smooth and nice.

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Photo of Merkur
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer pours a nice brown color with a fair amount of tan head

Beer smells very strongly of hazelnut.

Taste starts off with a very sweet, almost vanilla taste, before tasting of nutty hazelnut. VERY sweet. Almost too so.

Mouthfeel is of slight carbonation.

Must try if you like hazelnut. Very solid brown ale.

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Photo of Gaddabble
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ouser31
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a great beer! enjoyable to lok at in the glass and taste all the way through! Good beer to share with other looking for a unique nutty brown ale! Plenty of smiles everytime it was tasted and shared! Highly recommended as a sit down and enjoy beer!!!

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Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 4,215 ratings
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