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Style: Brown Ale
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 2529   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2006
Pours a deep, opaque brown from the 22 oz. bottle. Antique white colored head and lacing are awfully thin. Hazelnut aroma is present, but not overwhelming. Hazelnut flavor is pronounced with nice malty finish. Almost no hoppiness to it. For me, thatís a plus. On the weak side palate-wise, but somewhat crisp.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
letters (5) - Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2006 does not count
a favorite, pours with a thin ephemberal head, with a subtle aroma that reveals little of its sweet, enchanting taste. With elements of hazlenut, mocha, honey. Has an amber appearance, and is thin and delicate within the mouth.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IrishBoy (4071) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 2, 2006
Ebony brown with a thin tan head. Aroma has a little malt, a little hazelnut, and a hint of mocha. Flavor is malty with a background of hazelnut, and a hoppy bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Likeburning (149) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2006
A dark red color with no head. The aroma is crisp and reminds me of a fresh (not skunked) Newcastle, but there isnít a lot there. The flavor on the otherhand is very strong with the hazlenut. A pleasant suprise. Very smooth and not very heavy. Wonderful with my pizza.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ghorsche (48) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 27, 2006
22oz bottle. Poured dark brown, almost still, into a British pint glass with a large, mostly-diminishing foamy tan head. Very nice, dense lacing. Could use a few bubbles to liven up the appearance but otherwise beautiful. Aroma is absolutely gorgeous: honey, hazelnut, toast, some coffee, butter note, background of raisins. Sweet. A feast for the nose! The flavor is comparatively indistinct.. I get coffee and a lot of toast with some assertive hop bitterness and muddled other flavors. Light alcohol (not unpleasant). Iím not tasting any hazelnut. Doesnít feel like much in the mouth, thin and watery with no carbonation to speak of.. could definitely use more body, but quite drinkable at least. Iíd get this again just for the nose, though!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
apkerga (11) - Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Moderately malty with definate toasty/nutty notes as well as coffee in the aroma. Body poured a deep brown with a strong, lasting head that had medium longevity. Very good flavor for the style . Medium light mouth feel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frankenkitty (1991) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2006
A fizzy yet fluffy ecru head forms and dissipates over a rich, ruby/mahogany body. Nuttiness abounds in the aroma with butterscotch and soapy florals. Prominent, flavorful nuttiness and roasted flavor with praline/pecan dominating. Hop bitterness is present yet gentle, not coming off as "rancid" as I have detected in other nut browns. Mildly syrupy body with an efferevescent tingle to enliven the flavors. Although on the lighter side, this is a nice "dessert" beer.

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAR 20, 2006
Bomber. Clear, medium brown with a small ring of a tan head. Nose is sweet malt, some light mocha notes, and, of couse nuts. I actually cracked 2 hazelnuts just to verify the flavors (not something I remembered well.) Flavor is also sweetly malty, more nuts and brown sugar flavors. Light mocha and milk chocolate notes. Mouth is slightly creamy. Lightly bitter finish. Excellent body! Insanely drinkable, and has been added to my "regular drinker" stable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2006
Tap. Dark amber-mahogany in color with some cherry accents when put to candlelight. A dime-sized bubbling grey sheaf is all the head that weíve got. Whole wheat bread and maple brown sugar sweetly waft up the nose, along with almond butter, sweet caramel ribbons and Honey Bunches of Oats with excessive maple syrup. Sweet, nutty concoction that thrives on maple syrup out of oak vats begins the flavor regime. Gentle, sweet slide that (rather than falling apart in the aftermath) thickens to impart a woodsy, tree bark and sweet honey roasted pecan characteristic. Controlled carbonation breaks way for cocoa nut butter - Nutella style - likely a byproduct of the principle hazelnut contention. Cookie crisp cereal and chocolate Honey Maid graham crackers reiterate a sweet, smooth spurge, and maple nut fudge prevails in its afterlife. Possibly the best nut brown Iíve ever had.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brigg (593) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 16, 2006
(Bottle) Dark brown body with a hint of red. Medium tan head. Very aromatic - nutty, slight alcohol, hazelnut, chocolate, vanilla, and honey. Sweet malt flavor with hazelnut. Only slight bitterness. Best nut brown ale Iíve had.


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