Hazelnut Brown Nectar | Rogue Ales

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Hazelnut Brown NectarHazelnut Brown Nectar
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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: 4,263 |  Reviews: 1,467
Photo of tronester
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown, with zero head. I thought the beer would be completely flat. Smell is of toffee. Taste is malty, with hints of coffee, cola, citrus, and of course hazelnut. The aftertaste leaves a minty, earthy hop aroma. There is also a somewhat interesting sourness to the beer. Mouthfeel is somewhat thin, carbonation levels are surprisingly high considering the appearance. Pretty drinkable, but I probably wouldnt drink more than one bomber at a time. A good brown ale in the American style, that I would buy again.

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Photo of tripledbrew
3/5  rDev -26.3%

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

Photo of gleemonger
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Tballz420
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a black brew with brown around the edges. Small tan head. The aroma is dark malts, chocolate, nuts. The taste is mainly roasted chocolate malts with nuts dominating the scene. Creamy mouthfeel/taste. A little thinner than i would have expected, not quite on par with the other rogue brews ive had, less than impressed.

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Photo of Skunkdrool
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of NeverSettle
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BostonHops
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle served in a snifter.

pours a deep brown / mahogany tone while yielding a 1" frothy, beige head. moderate to below average retention; decent lacing. nose is very nutty (stands to reason)- one of the nuttier smelling beers in recent memory. secondary notes of caramel and maybe a hint of vanilla. very nice aroma.

flavor follows and even exceeds the aroma, delivering hazelnut, caramel, vanilla, and a touch of coffee. very nicely done. medium-bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall i like this beer a lot, great rendition of a brown ale - plus there's the fact that i'm partial to hazelnut. i'd stop short of saying world class, but a tasty, flavorful beer, and not too heavy.

(originally reviewed: 10-04-2011)

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Photo of huntermop
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of dsauter
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of spedprof
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of Sanchezrox23
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Myotus
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured room temperature (77°F)from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
LOOK: Pours with a finger's worth of a khaki foam head that subsides into a line within 30 seconds. Dark brown in color with a gorgeous ruby tint. Bubbles are subtle as they rise.
SMELL: Mild aromas of hazelnut combine with slightly less mild aromas of toffee, chocolate, and caramel along with a hints of coffee (roasted malts), spicy hops, and floral hops.
TASTE: Upon first sip, strong flavors of hazelnut are met with mild flavors of spicy hops. Mild choclate flavors and subtle floral hop flavors enter the palate right after. As all flavors equally and gradually fade from the aftertaste, my tongue is left searching for the coffee, toffee, and caramel flavors that my nose had smelled. That was quite disappointing.
FEEL: This is rather light-bodied (that sucks) with almost no carbonation (that doesn't suck). This goes down incredibly smooth and has the most thirst-quenching finish I have ever had in a beer.
NOTE: I chose to drink this at room temperature because at room temperature, whether American or English, Brown Ales taste better to me. I'll try it cold next time and see if those missing flavors pop up.

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Photo of chrisjws
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crow
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Pours a clear deep orange-brown with a good head and decent lacing.

Smells of cocoa, nuts, vanilla, brown sugar, malt.

Very sweet taste. Cocoa, milk chocolate, nuts, malt, vanilla, even citrus. Flavor interesting, but not incredibly strong. I could do with a little more boost to it.

Mouthfeel a tad thin for me, but quite smooth and crisp.

Very drinkable, a little different, but it works.

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Photo of Curt3
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of riotontheroad
3.56/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tertullian007
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of edchicma
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice dark amber with a nice chunk head and decent lacing. A rich hazelnut and malty aroma is very inviting. The following taste accents the rounded hazlenut taste. Mouthfeel is light to medium with an initial sweet flavor with a decent lightly bitter finish. Smooth and drinkable. An unusual flavored brew but an interesting change of pace.

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Photo of ChrisPro
3/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of Shawnspl
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Morris729
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color with ruby highlights and a tall fluffy light tan head that slowly fades into a ring of lace. Nose is buttery toffee and caramelized malts along with some fresh brewed coffee. Medium in body with a milk chocolate silky smooth texture. Taste begins with toffee and molasses followed by a bit of hazelnut liqueur and dark chocolate. Some mild hop bitterness comes across towards the end leaving a rather dry finish. Pretty nice brew but Rogue has many superior beers.

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Photo of ahommell
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.71/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 4,263 ratings