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

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RATINGS: 2499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alausgidas (15) - - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Aroma: caramel, coffee, notes of roasted nuts. Appearance: pours hazy amber/brown with a minimal white head Taste: medium sweetness, hints of breat, nuts and slight fruit Palate: soft carbonation, medium body, oily texture Overall one of my favs!

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pat87 (4) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2016 does not count
Disappointing with such a high rating I expected better. Smells sweet, too thin and carbonated for a sweet beer IMO. But then you loose the sweetness on the palate and its replaced with an awkward imbalance until you get the honey/nectar after taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HoopsandHops (36) - ISRAEL - JAN 7, 2016
Bottle in Jerusalem, poured into wine glass at room temperature. Exp date: 9/2016. Pours ruby or cherry red with a finger of head that’s slow to settle. Aroma is alcohol, hazelnut, sweet chocolate, cranberry, subtle vanilla, damp wood. Also getting the yeast. Taste is sweet upfront, resembles strawberry cake, pie crust. Cinnamon. Sweet potato. Mild hazelnut bitterness on the back. To be honest, not sure what’s happening at the middle. Carbonation is gentle to average, body is medium, no lacing. This is okay -- not compelling enough to really leave a lasting impression, though.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
commonmac (819) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Large bottle purchased at Total Wine and Spirits by commonshawn. Shared for NYE. Lighter brown like a cherry cola. Tannish color. Maple syrupy aroma with some nuttiness. Taste is relatively mild but leans towards the sweet side of things. Nutty aspects come through with some bready and caramel qualities. I want so much more from this one. Just a little too mild which is not what I expected from this brewery.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
commonshawn (796) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Big bottle with commonmac. Plum with small white head. Sweet maple syrup nose. Syrupy, sweet, very much syrup. Thin body. A bit much in the sugar syrup and honey. Not enough depth. I expected better. Nectar is right.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvsn (1287) - ISRAEL - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours amber brown with a small beige head. Smell of nuts, caramel, biscuits and light roast. Moderate sweet, taste of nuts, milk chocolate, caramel, bread, light fruitiness, pleasant balancing bitterness with dry-ish finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation and smooth texture. Good one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayaron (1059) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle 330ml. Slightly hazy amber with small beige head. The aroma has lots of nuts, notes of cookies and milk chocolate. Sweetish flavor with notes of nuts and nougat, followed by light citrus bitterness ,a bit piney. Medium-bodied. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (1084) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours brown with small tan head. Aroma is sweetish, bread, raisins, caramel, hazelnuts. Taste is sweetish, bread, chocolate, raisins, nuts, rye. Medium body. Good brown ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Baramba (620) - ITALY - DEC 23, 2015
On tap. Dark brown with beige head. Aroma of malt, nuts. Strong sweet flavour, dry nutty finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theOptimator (354) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Aroma is pronounced nutty, hazelnut light sweetmalt. Appearance is medium brown clear with reddish tints, small off white head. Taste is nutty/hazelnut forward, pleasant sweetmalt lingers, light herbal bitterness in background balances and blends well. Palate is medium light and crisp. Overall a very pleasant beer that does bring out nuttiness in a beer very well without tasting artificial. A fun beer worth a try.


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