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:
4,172
Reviews:
1,444
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
12.59%
 
 
Wants:
301
Gots:
843
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,172 |  Reviews: 1,444
Photo of kaunshelly
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akopczyk
4.79/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of liquorpig
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L : Pours a light chestnut color with hints of cola, and forms a tea-like body with 1 finger of rooty head.

S : Pure hazelnut bliss. A hint of coffee bean and cashew behind it, along with a jar of assorted grains and some musty brewery air.

T : Hazelnut comes first, but in a 2-D, non-sweet way; firm nuttiness and cashew follow, with a spread of roast malts and toffee. It ends as it starts, semi-sweet; not quite as musky and upfront as hazelnut, but more smooth and subdued like toffee.

F : Lots of soda-like carbonation, with a semi-dry, slightly chalky finish. I could have done with a smoother feel overall.

O : Hazelnut Brown Nectar may be the best Brown Ale on the planet. It's delicious, not too overly sweet, and does what it advertises. It's an enjoyment, much like a Heath bar. Try it, you'll like it.

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Photo of DrinkThemAll
3.52/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kevinlater
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wantedandlisted
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcubz
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mxsluis
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 akward
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Oleg85
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wpreynolds
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of derylak
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
2.89/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Drank on draft and poured to a teku glass on Cerveteca, Lisbon.

A: The body is black to brown with a beige head that has no retention. Lacing is non-existent. Yet, the body appears to be great, more like a coffee based beer with less opaqueness.
S: The aroma is filled with hazelnut. This could be great if the phenolic and alcoholic profiles didn't show up here. As a "fruit beer"/Brown Ale, I want it to be less alcoholic than the aroma tells me.
T: This is clearly a problem for me. The taste has clearly two very different and very distinct profiles: hazelnut (obviously) and malt. But these two appear to just make a weird combination. I'm not very fond of this flavor.
M: The mouthfeel is medium to high. The end of the sip is not bitter nor very sweet. It's kinda mid-way between both but a bit more salty.
O: In general, I believe that hazelnut should be saved to use in the real world in other appliances. Not beer.

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Photo of YvesB
3.21/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rex_4539
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Hazy light brown color, half finger off-white head, minimal carbonation.

S: Hazelnut aroma all the way.

T: Hazelnut taste all the way. Malty finish.

F: Highly drinkable, smooth.

O: Great desert beer.

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Photo of Bruno74200
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
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 Phoneguy
2.69/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Dovers
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire123
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TerryW
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grawp57
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Wow! poured a 22 oz in a pint glass. Deep honey brown color with little head. You can really smell and taste the hazelnut. Smooth, malty, not too sweet. I am partial to browns and this is one of the best.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear tan-brown body, coarse light tan head that fades to a mere ring. Smell is instantly appealing with semisweet toasted nuts and semisweet caramel, key prefix being semi; appealing to the shallow but not cloying to the sensitive. There is also a touch of vanilla and wood, as if it were oak-aged. The flavor gets approved for a loan on property in Yumtown; the focus is on sweet hazelnut/toasted nut extract, vanilla, caramel, and a balancing presence of wood, smoke, and burnt bitterness like a creme brulee; what is burnt, I do not know, as I am only a mortal human being. All I know is that the very sweet Nutella-verging sweetness has met its clandestine equal. Body is full and somewhat sticky, with moderate carbonation.
Welcome to Yumtown, USA. Much good. Just when I feared my sweetooth had been pandered to by cheap extracts, a rich, honest, complex, planned malt backbone and balancing bitterness/spice entered the framework and made it a balanced, mature brew. Guys, I'm not fucking around anymore, this is seriously good.

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Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
4.05 out of 5 based on 4,172 ratings.
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