Hazelnut Brown Nectar | Rogue Ales

Hazelnut Brown NectarHazelnut Brown Nectar
BA SCORE
83.4%
Liked This Beer
4.07 w/ 4,209 ratings
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
Ranking:
#2,312
Reviews:
1,455
Ratings:
4,209
Liked:
3,510
Avg:
4.07/5
pDev:
12.53%
Alströms:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
308
Gots:
867
Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,209 |  Reviews: 1,455
Photo of Guitars_and_beer
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of John
3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Medium brown color, moderate head. Hazelnut, vanilla and caramel aroma. Taste is a blend of the hazelnut that greets at the onset, caramel and a grainy, malty, body verifying character swirls around in the middle, vanilla finishes it off. Malted milk balls come to mind. A gentle swirl regenerates the head and releases a fresh waft of the unique bouquet. Body light-medium, carbonation level is smooth and unobtrusive. Best consumed at cellar temperature. Rogue gets thumbs up on this brew and deserves credit for their creativity.

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Photo of hreb
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

The other day I picked up a 22oz bottle of Rogue's "Morimoto signature ale" series Hazelnut. As a long time fan of Rogue's Hazelnut Nut Brown Ale, I had to check it out. I didn't know if this was the same beer or simply a repackaging (BeerAdvocate indicates the latter -- this is simply an "alias" of the original Hazelnut Brown).

Cold beer is poured into UK size pint glass. Beer is very dark, nearly opaque brown, and appears rather stark in the glass, cloudless, with just a thin dark tan head on top.

Beer has a sweet, malty aroma. The label proudly proclaims 13 ingredients (this has no pretentious of being a "4 ingredient" real ale kind of ordeal). 9 of them are malts. Only one is an additive (hazelnut extract). 2 kinds of hops provide a really nice and needed balance from the sweetness of the beer. The fizziness is just right.

I'm not detecting any differences from the Hazelnut Nectar that I've come to love. This is a really great beer, and in my opinion, probably Rogue's best. The only thing detracting from its perfection is that it IS a little bit sweet. Not so much that it's annoying, but it might be a little bit much for a session beer.

I will also mention that it is a perfect accompaniment to my Sunday afternoon Italian sausage with peppers, onions, and lots of mustard.

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Photo of nzerbe
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Jaywalsh20
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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 Gosox8787
4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Bomber bottle poured into a Sam Adams pint glass. Served slightly chilled.

Appearance: Deep medium brown with some nice ruby red highlights. One finger beige head with some decent retention.

Aroma: Hazelnut and roasted malt. There's some sweetness that balance the nuttiness and the slight smoky char really well.

Taste: Hazelnuts (obviously) and some nice light some notes. As in the aroma, nice balance of sweetness and nuttiness. Some astrigent flavors near the end, but a nice clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Creamy with medium body, but the bottle I'm drinking is a little flat.

Drinkability: With the moderate ABV and nice clean flavors, I find this to be really enjoyable to have a couple of. Definitely does not meet the definition for sessionable, but I think I could have a lot of these in one sitting.

Overall, I find Rogue can be a little hit or miss, but I really like this beer. Definitely one of my new favorite brown ales. Definitely glad I picked one up.

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Photo of kguard
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Icemann383
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zenithberwyn
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of qchic
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear mahogany with 2 fingers of foamy head that settles after a while. Immediately hazelnut hits the nose thanks to the hazelnut "nectar" added to this brew, along with plenty of malts. Taste is more of the same with hints of chocolate complimenting the nuttiness. Some bitterness shows up at the end to give a nice balance and keep it from getting sweet. Creamy mouthfeel, and no alcohol is detected. Definitely an approachable and drinkable style that could make for decent recommendation for the less experienced beer drinker. A nice english style nut brown with a little extra going on for a change of pace.

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Photo of patm1986
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of samie85
4.55/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Stone pint glass...

A- Pours a dark, opaque brown with a nice tan head.

S- Chocolate, nut and biscuit malt flavors are very present.

T- Nut and chocolate upfront and then a slightly bitter, biscuit flavor near the end.

M- Really smooth and creamy. Very nice but still well carbonated.

D- This is a very drinkable beer. A little different than most of my brown ale experiences but in a very good way

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Photo of CWhite
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Richter525
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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 AnalogErik
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Dodo2step
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P- wegmans in Mechanicsburg, PA

A- copper color that is halfway between clear and opaque. A gorgeous white chocolate like color head that is about a finger and half. Straight edge circle lacing around the pint glass as well.

S- hazelnut cream coffee. yum. light roasted malts as well. nutty as well

F- flavor mimicks the nose. It is always good when that happens.

M- a somewhat carbonated medium bodied brew. It goes down smooth as well.

O-a great brew from Oregon. It is simple yet tasty and goes down easily.

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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 marburg
4.57/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I enjoy a great many of the Rogue brews, so I didn't expect to dislike this beer at all, but I certainly didn't except to love it so intensely. It's not at all what I would think of when I think of a nut brown ale...

Looks like a decent nut brown ale. But the similarities to the rest of the pack end there.

Smells shockingly of chocolate and something, not surprisingly, of hazelnut -- almost a candied pecan kind of smell. Very nice.

Tastes like an infusion of chai, chocolate, and beer -- three of my favorite things. Little hop bitterness. Very sweet but very tasty.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of tjsdomer2
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Crystal brown with yeastiness apparent. Good foam, great lacing. Very unique color.

Smell: Brown sugar and roasted hazelnuts. Subdued but refreshing. Very dessert-like.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Excellent! Finaly a nut brown that I really enjoy. Burnt toffee sugar, molasses, and roasted hazelnuts. I worried the hazelnuts would overpower, but that is not the case at all. Nice clean finish for this style that. This works to whet your whistle, but still refreshes with satisfaction.

Drinkability: Great for any occasion.

Overall: A knockout.

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Photo of Andy_Luft
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 83.4% out of 100 with 4,209 ratings
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