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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Brown Ale
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 2273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Dark brown in color with a hazelnut aroma, a rich nutty flavor and a smooth malty finish. Hazelnut Brown Nectar Ale is a blend of Great Western 2-row Pale, Munich, Hugh Baird Brown, Crystal 80 and Crystal 135, Carastan, and Beeston Pale Chocolate malts; hazelnut extract; Perle and Saaz hops.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
doostinjcap (43) - Newport, Oregon, USA - MAR 16, 2005
WOW! John Maier has out done himself with this brown ale! Seriously amazingly executed. Smooth from the first sip to the last. Questionably the best ROGUE!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1370) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2007 Pours with little off-white head and looks like coffee. Sweet nutty scent and strong coffee aftertaste. Probably the best nutbrown ale I’ve had. You have to love the Rogue bottles, too. RERATE. every once and a while i’ll crave one of these, and it never disappoints.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - MAR 10, 2005
First taste of this beer is all hazelnut and sugar. After a few sips you can appreciate this taste and recognize the smooth brown ale beneath it. Chocolate, honey, and maple syrup flavors. Smooth, light-to-medium mouthfeel. Sweetness overwhelms any hops or bitterness that might be hidden in the brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2005
Nectar is right -- this beer is exceptionally sweet. The malty flavor (because there’s negligible hop to it, and only enough yeast to give it the characteristic Rogue-ness) is very sweet, and dominated by the nutty flavor that is its namesake, rather than the roastiness that helps out in the color. Could have stood to be drier and roastier.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2005
Cloudy, reddish brown. Tart, malty and grainy aroma with some vanilla and toffee. Somewhat thin in body but with a slight nutty finish that asks for more. Vanilla and hazelnut are prominent in the flavor, as is caramel and vanilla. First had on draught in 1995. Still a contender for the best American Brown.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2005
Gorgeous, dark brown color, light brown head, with fine bubbles. Aroma is slighly sweet and of toasted nuts. And the initial flavor is a caramelly-chocolatey version of the same nutty aroma. Lightly bitter finish. My new favorite beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2005 pours a dark brown. the flavor is strong and especially nutty. also stong on toasted malt flavor. slight hint of chocolate as well. a very good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2005
On tap at Cole’s in Buffalo. I love browns, so I was waiting to have this for a while. Pours a dark amber brown color with a thick light tan head that thinned out quickly. Good roasted chocolate, slightly hopped, nutty aroma. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet, nutty, caramel flavor. Smooth. Slightly bitter. Nice bittery finish. Very good brown. I think I need to try this out of a bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2005
Pours brown with a small head. Aroma is of biscuit, toasty malt, a slight chocolate and hazelnut. Flavor is hazelnut with a thin grainy biscuit. A slight hoppy bitterness merges in during the finish. Light bodied and slightly thin in the malt backing but the hazelnut flavors are outstanding.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
spikee (96) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 24, 2005
Nectar is a most apt name for this lovely winter concoction. Nose is sweet, with incredible honey and caramel notes. Pours a syrupy amber with thin, white head. Flavors of caramel, milk chocolate, maple, honey, and (obviously) hazelnut. Light to medium bodied. Quick, oily finish with a touch of fizz and a last-minute caramel/hazelnut smoothness at the very end. I thoroughly enjoyed this one - would definitely buy again. (Bottled as Morimoto Signature Hazelnut Ale)


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