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 weezarc
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of Nerudamann
3.16/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - dark brown in color, hazy, with about half a finger's worth of foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell - surprisingly not much of a smell at all. If I strain really hard I can tell that there's a hazelnut tinge to it, but that's about it.

Taste - at first it's more of a malty ale taste, but then right after the start the hazelnut flavor kicks in, which permeates into the finish and aftertaste a bit. Bitter aftertaste in general.

Mouthfeel - pretty well balanced overall, doesn't seem to lean more or less on the watery or creamy sides.

Overall - not a bad brew...tastes a bit like coffee. Not very interesting to think about though.

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Photo of Unchi
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of DemoniChris
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Punisher
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Phobicsquirrel
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of jamie2dope
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer last night at Redbones. I've always wanted to try it, so to see it on tap was rather nice. Since it was dark in the room, it was hard to judge the color, but the heading was pretty nice looking. In the smell was plenty of chocolate, honey and sweet sugar. Taste...woah! this one was really sweet to the point of being a bit too sweet. Having said that the nectar side of the beer gave it a nice presence. Mouthfeel was about medium I would say. One was more then enough for me for no other reason but that it was just too sweet for my palate. Maybe i'll pick up a bomber of it to see if there are any significant differences. Cheers

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Photo of Everydayoff
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

355ml bottle poured into a mug.

The pour yields a dark brown liquid with some amber shade while builds up massive foamy tan head that gradually dissipates with great retention into a decent everlasting bubble sheet along with several sticky patch of lace.

Quite sweet aroma of malty goodness showing in a range of caramel and toffee along with some hint of chocolate and roasted profile, hazelnut can also be obviously perceived as well as some toasted nuttiness.

Malt is a backbone in the flavor structure by properly organizing its sweetness, toffee, and caramel flavor through the taste buds while hop lends its quick flash of light citrus zest as well as some bitterness to balance. Malt then comes back and breakthrough with a roasted note in order to compete against the richness of sweet hazelnut and rich nutty flavor.

Medium body with smooth mouthfeel and some lively carbonation to entertain the palate, the feeling is crisp with a dry finish.

Good malty brew with a good twist by the hazelnut extract making it so tasty and quite inviting, it is either great as stand-alone or pairing with dessert.

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Photo of jeschaefer
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My taste buds came alive. Want is that delicious flavor? It’s hazelnut as in my favorite liqueur- Frangelico hazelnut liqueur. I was served this in a flight for which I didn’t pay attention to the names of each beer. Of course if I’d read the label I’d have seen "hazelnut" in the description. This is a beer I’ll go back to at every opportunity.

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Photo of beerme626
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of tastymug
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of BucBasil
4.52/5  rDev +11.6%
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 kraticus41
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of BeccaH
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of vwbus7
3/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of tharper178
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Richter525
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of July2Nov
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a nice reddish amber tone with a sliver of a head that soon dissipated, but left a nice lace around the rim.

S: Sure enough that's hazelnut in there. like opening up a can of nuts and getting a whiff of that nuttiness. Blends well with the sweetness hints of honey and caramel. Can't wait to taste this one, if the smell is any indication!

T&M: Smooth and mellow with that roasted, slight nutty taste. The combination of that nuttiness, along with the slightly sweet "honeysuckle" mellowness really brings this beer to the forefront. A great combination and one that i wasn't expecting to be this good. The mouthfeel on this one is so mellow, that it surprises you . Very easy on the palate!

D: I could drink this one all throughout the day and night. I can see sharing this one with people who don't normally venture much out of the beer aisle of your local grocery store. A nice gateway beer into more greatness out there. Rogue shines again.

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Photo of SheepNutz
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz. bomber poured into a pint glass. It pours a deep brown, almost black color with one finger of head. There is a fair bit of lacing left on the glass. The smell is a sweet malt and hazelnut aroma that is very strong. It fills the nose well. The taste is also filled with sweet hazelnut and a bit of caramel. Just a hint of hops on the finish. The mouthfeel is nice and strong. The drinkability is also very good. Probably my favorite nut brown.

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Photo of Minkybut
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this beer from bottle to my tumbler at 50 degrees.
The beer was a reddish broen color with a nice tan big head. Head did not last very long but lacing was good. The smell was a little nutty and the taste was very slighly nutty toasted just about right. I had great wxpectations of thisbrew as it is suppose to be the same recipe of the first winner of the Long Shot beer competition back in 1993. I drank that beer then and have looked for it ever since. I id not think this beer was as good but then too I'm relying on a memory from long ago. It seemed there was more of a Hazel Nut taste back the, but who knows. This beer is very good and I was happy to find it and will continue to buy it.

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Photo of Norvelljeff
4.88/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Mosstrooper
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bottle into Macado's "Halloween 2009" branded American pint glass.

Appearance: Pours dark caramel color with a medium brown head that dissipates quickly and minimal lace left behind.

Smell: Sweet chocolate and caramel malt with hazelnut in the background.

Taste: Sweet and buttery throughout with a nutty background. Sweet and nutty hazelnut finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, with a higher carbonation. Refreshing, sticky finish.

Drinkability: A malty beer with an interesting twist that compliments the beer very well; the hazelnut could have been overdone or underdone, but it is well balanced with the brew. I could drink this all day and highly recommend it.

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Photo of Nurt20
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bill235
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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