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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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Ratings: 4,221 |  Reviews: 1,455
Photo of Beerucee
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty good but not the best brown

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

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 HamdenHector
3.51/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A: crystal clear; at first glance, it appears to be a medium brown in color, but when held to the light, it is a reddish ruby; less than a 1 finger khaki head that receded to a thin collar; no lacing;

S: milk chocolate, nutty, roasted grains;

T: milk chocolate for a moment, then nutty with roasted grains; there is something a little sharp about the flavor - it's not especially smooth drinking; very mild bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: a let down for sure; good, but not great;

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Photo of singletary
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It pours a amber color with a thin head and lots of carbonation. The smell is of of chocolate and coffee. Taste is of mild chocolate to start with then about halfway the hazelnut comes through. Overall a sweet drink that really is pleasant and enjoyable.

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Photo of Matthew_Warfield
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic brown. Notes of hazelnut and oddly enough pumpkin. Full bodied mouthfeel and a delicious roasted malt flavor. Everything you want in a brown with none of the odd flavor notes so common in this style. Well done Rogue!

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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 thehyperduck
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber purchased at the LCBO, listed at 5.6%. Dated Jul 25 2016 and served at cellar temperature.

Pours a dark copper-bronze colour; holding the glass to the light reveals its clarity, as well as some brilliant crimson red hues. One inch of frothy, light beige-coloured head dissipates over the next minute or three, leaving behind a thin, creamy cap and collar. I'm getting lots of hazelnut on the nose, in addition to cocoa, white chocolate and vanilla. Hints of sponge toffee, pecan and toasty, earthy, nutty goodness. Love the aroma on this one.

Tons of hazelnut flavour to sift through here, with the additional presence of chocolate/cocoa butter flavours giving it a bit of a Nutella vibe at points. Hints of coffee, pecan and cashew, with subtle vanilla flavours surfacing on the back end; finishes with a nutty, chocolatey note and some light earthy, herbal hop bitterness that doesn't quite manage to overpower the more saccharine facets of the profile. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation levels that gently nudge the surface of the palate, imparting a very low-level bite to the texture of this otherwise soft, exceptionally smooth brown ale. Easy to drink, but I don't think it's something I'd want to drink one after another.

Final Grade: 4.08, an impressive A-. Rogue's Hazelnut Brown Nectar is an undeniably solid American brown - although if you happen to feel that the hazelnut extract flavour is a bit overplayed, I can see where you're coming from. As someone who enjoys that flavour, it didn't really bug me - but people who are more sensitive to hazelnut might find this to be a little too sweet and cloying for their tastes. Worth picking up while it's available in Ontario, if you're at all a fan of malt-forward browns.

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Photo of Colin32
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jaisell
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RedAleMan
3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shoretaxi
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ruger_44-Redhawk
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Love this beer! Lots of hazelnut, vanilla nuttiness. Wish the ABV was a little higher or maybe even an imperial version. Currently sipping on a 'Snicker's' which is half Rogue Double Chocolate Stout and Hazelnut Brown Nectar (although they will tell you to use regular chocolate stout which isn't nearly as good). And it does taste like snicker's.

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Photo of polloenfuego
3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dakin
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pours a fairly dark transparent amber with a nice thin head and a good bit of carbonation.

Smell: Strong caramel and milk chocolate with a very faint alcohol smell. Smells delicious.

Taste: Roasted malts up front with slight chocolate in the middle similar to a light chocolate stout. Slight toffee/caramel in there as well. Tiny bit of hops at the end but very smooth like I like my beers to be. Excellent brown ale.

Feel: Good amount of carbonation and a little thin in the mouth but this works.

Overall: This is really good and drinkable. Perfect beer for late fall, would go great with Thanksgiving dinner. Will be buying again. 8/10.

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Photo of basaywhat
3.09/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pours dark amber with off white head. Aroma is sweet toffee nutty. Taste is sweet hazelnut honey like with a malty hazelnut finish. Too sweet for my tastes.

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Photo of atlandy
3.64/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.62/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light brown appearance, red toward the edge. 1/2" off white head. Nutty aroma, mild hops.

Taste, not bad, a little sweet, a little malty, better than mass produced brown ales for sure. Tiny bit of chocolate malt? I like the complexity from the malts, but not much else going on. Nothing off flavor wise. Better than average for style.

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Photo of acarroll413
4.86/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fermentedbarley
2.23/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Mwt
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Satsuma
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of josanguapo
1.64/5  rDev -59.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

From decervecitas. In Teku glass. After dinner. Too much hazelnut here, in aroma and aftertaste, so much that even makes me want to puke. I like hazelnuts, but this is excessive

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Photo of BellsFan
3.52/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 4,221 ratings
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