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

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RATINGS: 2246   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2004
A bottle that is older that 8 months.Nice malty,tootsie roll,West Coast,Sweet(sugar)aroma(w/a tease of hops).A very enjoyable Red,amber,Brown,decent lace,nice brown phat-head.Tastes WC malt,hops,huge hazelnut-some choco,teases of fake.This is good and holds up well.It is porter like but there are also some brown ale charateristics.Morimoto more expensive like Seahorse is more expensive than Yellow snow!?Rogue is still good though.Smores vibe.There are hops and some metallic.I’d like to make pancakes w/ this s*it.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2004
Pours dark brown, almost porter like. Not much head. Smells of sweet malts, tastes of sweet malts with hints of chocolate/other roasted grains. Sweet but balanced with the roasted malts instead of hops. Normal circumstances and I side with a hoppy, but this is great stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - MAY 11, 2004
Shared this one with the wife, we both loved this nut brown ale. we’ve always have been Iron Chef fans and Rogue did Morimoto justice with this great beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAY 10, 2004
on draft: poured murky brown with a small tan head. your nose definately says hazelnuts when you inhale and malt....rock candy. in the mouth its just about the same, dominant nut malt taste, cereal, with toffee flavors. i had just had stones IPA and from that to this is a huge adjustment. my palate was way out of wack, hopefully i got this one right. compared to that no hops here. sweeet malt!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - MAY 10, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2004 Wow! Hazelnut all over the place in this bad boy. Pours dark brown and even has a hazelnut scent to it. I had the Morimoto edition. This beer puts any other brown ale to shame.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mardermax (71) - santa cruz, California, USA - MAY 8, 2004
22oz bomber poured into a pyrex measuring glass (morimoto): Creamy head! very caramely color. Chocolate nuttyness. Smells of nuts and the sweetest, most succulent dark chocolate. so light and smooth. mellow roasty nutty chocolate flavor. a great beer, the BEST brown ale ive ever had.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2004
An inviting rich, sweet aroma with a light cream colored head which disappears quicky. I carbonation is low but adds to the amazing rich haxelnut taste, with hints of coffee and chocolate. The first taste leaves you in awe with a quick jolt of incredible flovor and then a seamingly, but not actually fast disapearence, which make you want more. A great beer for relaxing after a meal, on a saturday, or if your not a religion man, on Sunday too.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2004 Morimoto edition. Pours a nice dark brown with a small off-white head. Hazelnut aroma and maybe chocolate? Taste is amazing, sweet, rich, hazelnut and chocolate tastes and ends bitter. Very smooth.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerVixen (6) - New York, USA - MAY 7, 2004 does not count
Mmmm... what a nice beer!! The hazelnut brown pours a nice dark, almost expresso brown with a thin, tan-colored head. Although the head was thin, it leaves a nice ring of lacing around the glass. The aroma was bursting with hazelnut and chocolatey malt. What a stimulation to my nose. The taste was definitely pleasurable to say the least! It’s like drinking hazelnut pureed with dark chocolate. Carbonation was very light, which adds to the taste. I have a problem deciding which beer I like better, this or the chocolate stout. :-) I highly recommend this. A great dessert beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2004
Tap. Creamy beer, deep solid dark. hazelnuts predominate. has many good aspects, the creamyness being one, but the hazelnuts rule over every aspect of it.


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