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
Ranking:
#2,575
Reviews:
1,470
Ratings:
4,278
pDev:
12.53%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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Trade:
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Photo of aprabhu
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jaker07
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ATXBrew
4.51/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kyle1234
3.57/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FrancisM12
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

How izzit that I have NEVER reviewed this beer in one serving style or another?!? Ridiculous! Of course, I was probably just waiting for them to begin putting their beers in CANs. That is just a CANQuest (tm) postulation, but I'm sticking with it. My last beer was a massive hazelnut beer, so this one makes about as much sense as anything else associated with me.

From the CAN: "Dare*Risk*Dream"; "Dedicated to Chris Studach & Homebrewers Everywhere"; "Dark brown in color with a hazelnut aroma, a rich nutty flavor and a smooth nutty finish."; "Brewed Using 14 Ingredients: 2-Row, Munich, C-15, C-75, C-120, Brown, Rogue Farms Dare (tm) & Risk (tm) & Kiln Coffee Malts; Rogue Farms Revolution & Independent Hops; Hazelnut Extract, Free Range Coastal Water & Pacman Yeast."; 33 IBU * 14 Plato * 36 L * 73.6 AA".

I am SO exited that they have begun CANning their beers that when I Crack!edthis one open, I celebrated with ... a slow, steady Glug. I wasn't THAT excited! Whaddya think, I've reverted back to my old ways?!? OcCANsionally, but not in this case. No, I was a good boy & I was rewarded with an opportunity to CANduct an in-glass swirl. This raised just over a finger of soapy, foamy, light-tan head with extremely limited retention. Color was Brown to Dark Brown (SRM = > 22, < 27), but closer to 22 with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a maple syrupy sweetness along with the unmistakable scent of hazelnut. Mmm. Mouthfeel was on the thin side, not watery, but nothing worth crowing about, either. The taste was rather sweet, but given the laxity of the site's Style descriptor, it was not a problem. It was less an American Brown Ale as an opportunity for them to Dare & Risk with what CAN be an overwhelming flavor when it comes to hazelnut. I liked that they did not go over the top and allowed the malts to also have a chance. I was really reminded of hazelnut coffee at one point as it warmed. Finish was semi-sweet, bordering on outright sweet, which CAN be too much for me. However, in reviewing to style & not to taste, it was fine. One was plenty for me. YMMV.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 1/16/18; drank 4/2/18 @ the Yarchives.

Muddy brown/orange appearance.

A violent pour yielded a huge khaki head; strong, frothy lace.

Hazelnut, light roast coffee bean, mild cream & faint acorn notes in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Hazelnut, spring water & faint citrus flavors up front; light roast coffee & faint acorn notes on the finish.

Thin, but not distractingly so; nice flavors. An easy sipper for the transition seasons (early spring & late fall).

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Photo of ICTguy21
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of benros222
4.81/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rand_Schoeb
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wiskeytango
4.59/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bbtkd
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar, 5.6% ABV, 33 IBU. Pours dark brown with a one finger beige head. Aroma is hazelnut, malt, and brown sugar. Taste follows, strong hazelnut, slightly sweet, slightly bitter. Decent mouthfeel, though slightly over-carbonated. Overall outstanding.

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Photo of MichialTanner1
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AquaLer
4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrc1093
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of derdtheterd
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a chestnut color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of nuts, bready malts. Taste is very nutty, toffee, malts, delicious. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall this is a tasty beer and if you see this beer, buy it.

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Photo of NeoClassicist
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanMcAndrew
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rudiecantfail
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Medium brown. Actually a shade of brown that doesn't really exist elsewhere. A little hazy. Nice white head with minimal retention and faded into a thin cap. No lacing.

S---Malty, nutty. Some chocolate.

T---Hazelnuts, malty with a bit of coffee & chocolate.

F---Lighter than expected. Nicely carbonated.

O---A tasty beer. I wouldn't seek it out, but I wouldn't turn one down either.

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Photo of Shantto
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
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