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


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RATINGS: 2422   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmanLS (134) - Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2005
Got a bottle of this while on vacation in Ocean City MD. Pours with a small brown head and a medium body. Aroma was malty and the mouth was nutty with tones of chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2005
Bottle: Ruby brown, large foamy light beige head, very nice lacing, very light carbonation.   Grainy/nutty nose, moreso on the side of nutty, with a huge honey and even moreso Honeycomb cereal aroma.   Totally Honeycomb cereal like... DAMN!   Seems a touch too sweet for my taste, at least on the nose.   Quite sweet on the tongue, honey, malty, but quite smooth to say the least.   Big body, honeycomb cereal dominates, with a rather smooth mouthfeel.   Finishes rather sweet, malty, with loads of honey and even graham crackers.   Very slight chocolate malt profile throughout.   Good, very drinkable, but basically too sweet for my tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PaulGator22 (9) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2005 does not count
A nice nutty twist to a tradional brown ale. Nice deep brown color with good nutty flavor. Another solid entry from Rogue.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2005
Draft somewhere west of Portland on the way to the coast. Sorry, donít care for hazelnut flavor in my coffee, and now I find that I donít want it in my beer. Lindt hazelnut chocolate, anytime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2005
Pours a beautiful hazy deep amber brown color with a small amount of quickly dissapating tanish head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, milky, and slighly hazelnut. Flavor is a sweet hazelnut, not like in a coffee, but altogether different. Slightly fruity undertone with a clean crisp finish. Overall, I found this enjoyable but I think its too sweet and lactic for me to drink more than a bomber.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 5, 2005
Draught. Hazy brown color with a thin head. Prominent hazelnut nose. Moderate carbonation. Definite hazelnut flavor with milk chocolate undertones. At one point I felt like I was tasting a chocolate milkshake. Very smooth finish. Not for everyone, but gives some flair to the normally pedestrian brown ale style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - AUG 5, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2007 Hazy darker amber, moderate head, some lacing and retention. Aroma is big time hazelnut, caramel, chocolate, light hopping and other nutty notes. Medium bodied, dominated by the hazelnut flavor... almost vanilla like. Itís always interesting to look back on flavored beers like this. At one point this was mindblowing, now itís one dimensional and sloppy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Always one of my favorites. Dark brown colour, and thick tan head that slides down the glass till the finish if itís not too cold. Amazing maltiness that waltzes around the hazelnut and weaves a brown that canít be touched by anything even close to it. How the hell can they hide that much hoppiness in a brown? The first Rogue I ever had, and the beer that changed my High Life addiction. Always near my heart, thanks guys.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2005
This so called "brown ale" is much much more! After pouring it into a pint class there wasnít too much halzelnut aroma. I thought it was a hoax. But once it took a gulp..man alive! it was like drinking a hazlenut coffee coolatta! Daamit! Such a beer to savor. I bought 6 bottles to make sure everyone I knew could try it. This beer is one to introduce at a party...show uneducated Coors Light drinkers what kind of beer they can be trying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1682) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 23, 2005
Bottle: Beautiful dark brown pour with a thick and dense tan head. Chocolaty aromas dominate. The taste is pleasant with choco-nut creamy coffee flavors. Sweet malts is the word on this one. The carbonation was more than average and the body was thinner than expected - being that "nectar" was in the name! I was thinking of a Kerns brown ale. Imagine that! Overall, a great brown ale. I enjoyed it.

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