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:
4,185
Reviews:
1,447
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
12.59%
 
 
Wants:
303
Gots:
849
For Trade:
3
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Photo of HimerMan
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle - had many times, finally reviewing it.

Pours a nut brown with a tanish head that subsides fast. There is an immediate smell of a malt, mild caramel and sweetness even before sipping.

The taste - like a nectar, this is very very sweet with a lot of malts up front and in the back of the taste. This is very easy to drink, but gets a bit too sweet after 2/3 of the bottle. Great candidate for splitting with someone, and defintely a beer that can easily be shared with those who are new to certain flavors/styles.

Very similar tastes to New Castle with a cream flavor like Bodingtons. (Its like blending those two beers together, adding more malt and having it be a nut brown all at the same time!)

I highly suggest trying this beer - easy to drink, smooth and just a nice taste overall to enjoy.

Cheers!

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Photo of Lordquackingstic
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

A: Dark brown with a finger and a half of off-white head. No lacing.

S: Super nutty, hazel, slightly sweet malt, slight coffee aroma. The nuts dominate the smell.

T: Huge on nutty tones with a great kick of hazelnut. Malts definitely present, but not overly sweet. Low bitterness.

M: Not overly carbonated. Leaves a nice nutty, hazelnut coffee aftertaste.

O: I've only had a couple of straight brown ales, but this is the best yet. I'm happy that it's not overly sweet like some browns. Good stuff.

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Photo of Rabi
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerNinja007
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Ramuntos in Lebanon NH last week, review transcribed from notes.

Deep clear reddish-brown brew, head is thin from the draft pour, and is completely bleach white. Albino headed brown ale, odd. Smell is nutty and brown, nothing surprising here. Brown sugar and a bit of smoke. Feel is a good balance between crisp carbo and creamy moderately-thick body. Taste follows right from the smell, nutty and toasty and brown. A little lemony hop keeps it honest. Finishes with burnt brown sugar and hop that lingers for a long time.

I don't like most brown ales because they typically have a sticky starchy sweetness. But thankfully this isn't like that, it's more crisp.

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Photo of Kala1073
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

To tell you the truth, I was a little skeptical about this beer. Firstly, I am not a huge fan of hazelnut, and secondly, I thought the beer was going to be to sweet. Since a friend of mine offered it to me, how could I refuse free beer:) Pouring it into a tulip glass, a reddish brown color appearance to fill the glass. Putting the glass to my nose, the aroma was very nutty. I took my first sip and before I knew it, it was also my last sip, because I drank it all in one swig:) It was that good! I was pleasantly surprised because of my previous misconceptions about this brew! This beer will be a mainstay in my frig for a while!

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Photo of FleeVT
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz. brown bomber with no dates poured into a pint glass.

A: Deep mahogany with a ruddy tint that allows a little bit of light to pass through. A nice 2 finger head forms on pour then recedes back to a constant lace layer.

S: The nose is loaded with malt, first and foremost. Hazelnut pulls a close second with a following of some other nuts, particularly pistachio, later.

T: Loaded with nuts again, hazelnut dominating with pistachio accents. The malts add and a nice complexity in the forms of coffee and bitter chocolate. Hops are in there, but in the background helping make this an extremely well balanced beer, but you have to like the nutty backdrop.

M: Perfectly choreographed, with its delicate carbonation balancing act with just enough body to justify it's 6.20% ABV.

D: Good end of meal beer. It's like that amaretto aperitif. I think the hazelnut would wear me down if I had more than one bomber in a seating.

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Photo of augustgarage
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle in my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Liquid pours a deep auburn with sienna highlights. Quite dark, but still clear. A moderate tan head forms quickly and recedes to a thin layer with delicate legs.

The aroma is sweet malt, hazlenuts (obviously), maybe a hint of leather, and gentle hops (sweet/spicy quality, probably from the Perle more than the Sterling).

Roasted hazlenuts and chocolatey malt, mild sweetness on the palate, a nutty dry finish, with a cleansing mild bitterness.

Medium-light bodied, light but sufficient carbonation. Somewhat effervescent and warming.

A little darker, stronger, and perhaps more bitter than a traditional English Brown ale, though without the hop-presence of most American Brown ales...the prominence of hazlenuts would seem to make this a speciality ale? Delicious however you want to categorize it (unless of course you don't like hazlenuts).

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Photo of Spikester
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown with a one finger light tan head. Minor lacings. Aroma is bready and hazelnut.
Taste is lightly sweet malts, nutty, light cocoa, some earthy hops. Mouthfeel is average, drinkability is very good. Nice medium dry bittersweet finish. Very nice pour highly recommended beer.

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Photo of byrd
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a fizzy light brown head. Head reduces to a smooth layer of fine bubbles. Body is clear dark red, almost garnet, in color. Malt aroma is light, yet is still a bit toasty with notes of caramel. Hops are quite light, but noticeable. Smooth malty start with light caramel and nutty notes. Hop notes pick up towards the end, but are mild. Chocolate and roasted notes follow and linger alternating their influence with the hops. Seems to have some cream soda notes that come in from time to time. Very drinkable. I’ve had this one a couple times already, and have enjoyed it each time.

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Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a nice, rich brown(amber in the light) with a light brown head.

Smells of hazelnut, honey, slight floral bouquet, malt, yeast, and plumb as it warms.

Nice carbonation sting gives way to hazelnut followed by a faint honey flavor. Finishes dry, woody, and nutty. Plumb is detected as it warms. A very solid, tasty brown ale.

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Photo of sokol_1993
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: brown, with some head but not much, and not that good head retention.
Smell: Full of hazelnut taste.
Taste: Very nutty, a lot of hazelnut. Not too sweet though. Also, a little bit watery for a "nectar". If left out a little bit, the hoppiness starts to come out more.
Feel: Light-medium body. Some hoppiness aftertaste.

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Photo of AdamSteve
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BretSikkink
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not as impressed as I was with the bottled version.

Average brown ale appearance, slightly soapy head with not much volume. Not unattractive color, very rich. Good lacing definitely knocks the score up a notch.

The aroma seems very muted and a little weak. Mostly sweet, biscuity malt, with no sign of the hops or the hazelnut.

The flavor is just so good. A bit like a nicely flavored coffee in that it doesn't let the flavor overtake the drink. Toasted malt up front, slightly sweet, with a pleasantly full mouthfeel for style. Carbonation is excellent, and allows the hazelnut on the finish to expand on the palate and stick around, maximizing its usefulness.

Very impressive hazelnut character, mild and unobtrusive but inarguably present, it's a very nice piece of balancing work done by Rogue.

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Photo of TheTrevor
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a dark brown with a very pretty red tinge when held up to the light with a single-finger off-white head. The smell is lots of malt with some nuttiness and candy sugar. The taste is about the best I've seen in a Brown Ale. It's a mellow ride that starts with some caramel malt that gives way to some hazelnut in the finish. The mouthfeel is slightly thick and creamy with a moderate amount of carbonation. This is a very tasty beer with no problems in the drinkability department.

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Photo of Wattsox
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, consumed Feb 2011.

A - Hazelnut brown body with a tan head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving light lacing.

S - Malty with obvious hazelnut aromas.

T - Hazelnut leads in the taste with some caramel and chocolate notes and a good balance.

M - Medium body, very light carbonation, very smooth.

D - Extremely drinkable beer, either as a session or on its own.

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Photo of Cold_1
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of walleye
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

from the bottle. poured a mahagony with a nice tan head. witch some nice lacing. aromawhat else but hazelnut, honey, brown sugar, malts, a nice nuttyness, plums and raisins. flavor unfortunately they were weak, but did get some hazelnut, honey and just a touch of coffee.

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Photo of fitz284
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of EPICAC
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazy ruby-brown with a dense, half-inch, light brown head that thins to a persistent, smooth, one-eighth inch layer.

Smell: There's a little bit of roastiness against a nice caramel and hazelnut aroma. There's a slight metallic hint that isn't great.

Taste: Caramel and toasty malts, hazelnut nuttiness, and a subdued, but firm bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium-bodied, with significant carbonation.

Drinkability: Flavor full and very drinkable, a good session beer.

Overall: Nicely balanced and not too sweet.

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Photo of Daehpoh
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber poured into an imperial pint glass.

Appearance – Nice opaque dark brown color. Looks warm, like it has some substance.
Smell – Nutty, fruity, interesting aroma. Some milk chocolate, caramel, bit of earthy hops. The hazelnut adds an interesting aspect to the standard malty brown ale aroma.
Taste – Chocolate maltiness, but not too roasty. Definite nuttiness, biscuit, bready with a bit of leafy hops buried underneath.
Mouthfeel – Smooth but dry and a bit light on the palate. The aroma hints to a much fuller brew, but this one is not too heavy on the palate.
Overall - Really a solid brew from Rogue. I can see why this one is so highly rated. Very interesting aroma and flavors going on with high drinkability add up to a great option in the brown ale arena.

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Photo of BMart
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MrNuggets
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is has the same ingedients and messurements as the Hazelnut brown nector, but with slightly higher lovibond (colour). Although its been a year since my last brown nector It seems to me the morimoto version has a slightly bigger hazelnut flavor.

Pours deep brown with a head that vanishes into a small amount of tan lacing very quickly. Modest smell of hazelnut and hazelnut.
Almost coco like taste while in the mouth. Then big hazelnut flavor squashes what ever else is trying to show through. Hazelnut takes off his coat and sticks around for a while. Im sure some hops are in there somewhere trying to break free. Finally hazelnut bids me farewell leaving behind, as the bottle states, a smooth malty finish.
Sweetness takes the drinkability down a notch.

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Photo of moundbz
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TooleBurger
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

If you want to drink a nutty beer, this is it. This has got some serious NUT!

a: nice dark brown appearance, with very little head

s: the smell did it for me, it was nutty and delicious

t: tastes just like it smells, almost a disappointment based on the exceptional nose

m: again, very good taste, just like the smell

d: i could have drank a few of the larger bottles before getting gutfucked!

A great nutty beer!

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Photo of FLAbeergutinMASS
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Deep caramel color, little head, no lacing. This ultimatley hurts the beers overall "smell" rating.

S. See above.

T. This is where this beer scores major point. Chocolate, coffee, caramel, and vanilla. Taste like a dessert in a glass.

M,D,N Great taste beer. I often look at brown ales as sort of a novelty. Not sure why...this beer is a reminder of how good they can be. Review was a bit short becasue I lost the first review in transisition.

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Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
4.05 out of 5 based on 4,185 ratings.
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