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:
#2,501
Reviews:
1,465
Ratings:
4,252
pDev:
12.53%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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Photo of Guitars_and_beer
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 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 nzerbe
3.5/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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 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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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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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%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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 nicholas2121
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazelnut Brown Nectar brewed by Rogue Ales, with an ABV of 6.20% This ale pours out a light brown color with a nice off white head. The smell is rich with flavors, you pick up on sweetness of hazelnuts, grains , and malts. You also pick up a hit of hops in the smell of this brew. Now for the taste it rich , with flavor. There is a lot going on in this brew, you pick up on the malts and grains. The aftertaste is a smooth hazelnut flavor. Hazelnut Brown Nectar has a real nice balance to it , there is nothing overpowering about this brew. You really don't pick up on the 6.20% ABV of this brew. The mouthfeel is bold , rich, full bodied , and refreshing. Hazelnut Brown Nectar is a smooth drinking brew, Rogue Ales did a nice job with one, I would buy this brew again. Overall I'm giving Hazelnut Brown Nectar a 4.5 out 5.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of BucBasil
4.52/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured from the 650mL bomber into an imperial pint glass. The beer is, at first glance, brown, but when held to light it is brilliantly red and clear. The color is strangely appealing. The head is tan, and had somewhat poor retention.

Smell: Lovely malty aroma of toffee and roasted malt. caramel backbone holds up the beer while an oh-so-subtle balancing hop slightly rounds things out. Great aroma.

Taste: Chocolatey at first, and then fading into a beautiful array of assorted malts including a caramel note and cafe de leche, along with a very nice roasted not with a somewhat smoky character. Hazelnut is also evident in the finish with just a slight kiss to the tastebuds to let you know it's there. the hazelnut is not a big, in your face flavor, but just enough to add a nice unique character to this already satisfying beer.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: A bit more watery than I was expecting, and not a strong point of this beer. Drinkability is very high - not overpowering, but at the same time very complex and flavorful.

Definitely recommended.

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Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big hazelnut and banana bread smell taste as you were drinking a thin hazelnut coffee very good

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Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 4,252 ratings