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:
#2,623
Reviews:
1,470
Ratings:
4,287
pDev:
12.53%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
312
Gots:
908
Trade:
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,287 |  Reviews: 1,470
Photo of Roger85
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Anatole
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrempel
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of MattSharpless
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
2.89/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Drank on draft and poured to a teku glass on Cerveteca, Lisbon.

A: The body is black to brown with a beige head that has no retention. Lacing is non-existent. Yet, the body appears to be great, more like a coffee based beer with less opaqueness.
S: The aroma is filled with hazelnut. This could be great if the phenolic and alcoholic profiles didn't show up here. As a "fruit beer"/Brown Ale, I want it to be less alcoholic than the aroma tells me.
T: This is clearly a problem for me. The taste has clearly two very different and very distinct profiles: hazelnut (obviously) and malt. But these two appear to just make a weird combination. I'm not very fond of this flavor.
M: The mouthfeel is medium to high. The end of the sip is not bitter nor very sweet. It's kinda mid-way between both but a bit more salty.
O: In general, I believe that hazelnut should be saved to use in the real world in other appliances. Not beer.

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Photo of zenwatts
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of jk3
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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

This beer pours an auburn, dark red color. The head is tan and fades rather quickly. Like the name would suggest, it smells of hazelnuts. It also has a slightly malty smell. There are faint scents of cinnamon. It tastes very sweet. The hazelnut flavor is apparent. It has a lightly toasted maly flavor. There is also a slight chocolate taste to it. This beer is creamy and smooth. It is carbonated just right. This beer is medium bodied. It is a very good beer. As with the Morimoto Hazelnut Signature Ale, this beer might not make the best session beer due to the very sweet flavor. If you can find this beer, it is definately worth your time and money.

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Photo of vandemonian
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar has an amber brown colour and a 3 mm head that fades quickly. The smell is all hazelnuts: sweet and earthy. The taste is slightly sour with earthy maltiness. The finish is a little sour too. This beer has a decent foamy texture. Overall, a very nice and interesting brew.

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Photo of williamherbert
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear, bubbly brownish red appearance. Head fades quickly. More red than brown in the light.

A unique sugary sweet (but not at all cloying) brown aroma that is unlike any other brown I've ever had. It's like cake and bready brown sugar with that dry hazelnut adding richness. Just tremendous; it's a nutty, bready confection.

The taste is sweet, like real bready brown sugar. Grounded with sweet, bready yeast. Beautifully balanced between the sweet sugar and the nutty hazelnut. Hints of oatmeal and cocoa powder.

The feel is so dry and thick, like a light milkshake. Perfect consistency for this style. It's a great, sweet (but not saccharine) beer. Bready and confectionary. Wonderful and nutty.

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Photo of keithmurray
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance - chestnut brown with a frothy white head

smell - I just can't pick up much here, a bit of cocoa and malt

taste - this is much better than the nose, hazelnut, cocoa, malt are all bold

mouthfeel - light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, good flavors on this as the taste lingers really well on this, slightly sweet, but not overpowering, pretty smooth finish

overall - for the price, not the best value (~$6 for 22oz), but a good beverage worth trying

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Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Rempo
3/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of DemoniChris
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Jonada
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of themind
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of JoeLacy
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of ajs4bd
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of casapy
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of projectflam86
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber

A- Pours a brown ruby red color with a thick white head that leaves great lacing.

S- Rich caramel sweetness and loads of hazelnut coming through as well. Little to no hops present in the nose.

T- Toasted bread, hazelnut, caramel, toffee, and plenty of sweetness throughout. Some pale chocolate and coffee show up as it warms.

M- Medium bodied and well carbonated. Alcohol is almost non-existant.

O- A very nice brown ale with tons of hazelnut flavor.

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Photo of jmich24
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber.

A: One finger light brown head. Rich brown color with red hues. Lacing and head retention is almost nonexistent.
S: Super malty. Nice sweet nuttiness. Hazelnuts smell great.
T: Again nice maltiness. Roasted, almost buttery nuttiness. Nice sweetness that isn't too overpowering with just a bit of bitterness at the end
M: Very low carbonation and medium to light mouth feel. Bit disappointing
D: Very drinkable @ 6.2 % abv. Great dessert beer after a nice meal.

Would absolutly love to try on draft.

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Photo of drmcleod10
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of crookedhalo
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Garnet and brown colored with a thick light tan head. Nutty aroma atop a nice brown ale. Smells slightly hoppier than an English-style brown. Deep hazelnut flavor, almost like doing a shot of Frangelico chased with a hoppy brown ale. I like the complexity of this beer, a lot of different flavors going on- Kona blend coffee, toffee, cocoa... Slick on the tongue, very enjoyable.

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Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yelterdow
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz. bomber served at just over fridge temperature in a nonic.

Appearance- Pours a clear reddish brown, creating a loud and boistrous two-finger head. After about two minutes, the foam reduces to a thin cap, eventually dissipating almost completely. Nothing here in the way of lacing at all.

Smell- Wonderfully earthy, aromatic hazelnut aroma that really emphasizes the "nut" aspect rather that a sweet or spicy element. Better and even more authentic than most hazelnut coffees I've tried.

Taste- A riveting sourness initially, almost as if a lemon wedge were placed in a cup of espresso. The bready malts then go on to carry the nutty flavors, while the hops balance nicely with their mildly bitter finish. During and after the swallow, the aforementioned citric character lingers for a moment and adds closure to the tasting.

Mouthfeel/Drinkabilty- Smooth and perfectly carbonated going in... the texture expands and softens in the mouth without being gassy. The swallow is easy and delicate, while still having enough body to complement the rich, hazelnut flavors that abound.

A satisfying drinker, and the nutty character is never overdone or overexpressed. Short of the 6.2% ABV, it would make a delicious social beverage for repeated consumption.

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Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 4,287 ratings