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:
4,191
Reviews:
1,448
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
12.59%
 
 
Wants:
303
Gots:
855
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,191 |  Reviews: 1,448
Photo of Patrick999
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured into my Stone imperial pint. Shiny clear brown hue, thin but persistent head.

S - Funny, I smelled the hazelnut much more when it was cold than when it warmed further. You can't miss it, though....when a brewer claims to have brewed a "hazelnut brown," this is pretty much what I want to smell.

T - Nutty taste, as you would expect. Tastes like a good nut brown with some extra punch, courtesy of the hazelnut extract. Hops step aside, which is rare for a Rogue brew, only poking in during the finish to add a pleasant perfumey taste. I am very happy that this particular beer has not been overhopped, weighing in at a muted 33 IBUs. And the caramel malt bill...my god, look at all the different malts they used in this beer!

F - Mostly positive, this lacks the spiky, overcarbonated feel that Rogue beers can sometimes show. Could stand some more creaminess.

D - One bomber is plenty. Would be a great pairing with some kind of caramel-coffee type of dessert....or, pair it with a burger or a steak. Doesn't surprise me that Morimoto would affix his name to this, as this appears to be a very versatile food beer.

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

Photo of AlexChillton
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Lettsgo3
3.24/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Very bland flavor but a nice pour and smell

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Photo of JohnnyChicago
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Split a 22oz bottle with my brother; poured into a nonic pint.

A: Pours a dark brown; a bit darker than hazelnut.

S: Roast Coffee flavours, no hazelnut here, but it definitely smells sweet.

T: Typical brown ale flavours. Hazelnut comes through in the middle. With the sweetness, you get a dash of Nutella, then the aftertaste sets in.

D: Good, easy drinking for the ABV; interesting concept and delivery.

Overall: Not a bad Brown, but much more potential. I feel like hazelnut is the perfect nut for this style, and it wasn't showcased enough. Still, I won't turn this down if offered, and I might buy it again.

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Photo of BeccaH
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of jettjon
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark, coppery brown with no visible carbonation and a smallish head that rapidly fades down to a dark brownish-tan cap leaving mild lacing. Great malty nose with a firm hint of hops in the background. Some chocolate evident. Taste is sweetly malted as expected, with a good chocolate presence in the middle, fading to a nice mild balance of malt. Low hops presence here; balance is on the mildly sweet end. Smooth, mildly bitter malt finish. Mouth is mildly substantial, mainly liquid/watery with a very small amount of creaminess. ItÂ’s not creamy or syrupy, yet it feels very good, almost soothing on the tongue. Drinkability is excellent. 6.2% ABV and a great mellow, balanced character make this beer definitely sessionable.

Overall: A great beer overall, well balanced and enjoyable. Recommended.

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Photo of jneiswender
4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer in a 4oz sample glass at the brewery as part of a sampler.

A-beautiful gem-brown body with a nice eggshell head

S-maple syrup and definately hazelnut

T-is what it says it is, hazelnut is the predominant flavor, some malt and a very slight hop balance to the ale

M-medium

D-Great representation of what it says it is. I would have this with vanilla ice cream if I was to pair it with something.

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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 beerme626
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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 vwbus7
3/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of tastymug
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of tharper178
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of mrosenfeld32
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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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Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
4.05 out of 5 based on 4,191 ratings.
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