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

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RATINGS: 2498   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.


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 Coleís 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 (613) - 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)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2005
Smooth, nutty, chocolately (nutella?), with a dark chocolately body and shallow beige head. Vague suggestion of caramel, lighter body than I expected but easy to drink in a pleasant way.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (4841) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2005
On draught at Barleys in Knoxville, Feb 2005. Thick looking, transluscent brown body, but a very rapidly disappearing beige head. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, pac-men and honey. Flavor has a big dose of chocolate and hazelnut up front. While I canít say the hazelnut is wonderfully authentic (Iíd rather it was fresh ground hazelnut then the syrupy sweet tasting extract) tasting, it is at least, not overdone. Honey, maple and light caramel round out the flavor, with a finish of maple-cream butter and more chocolate malts. Little hops apparency, just some earthiness. Body, was sadly quite light and watery. Perhaps the kegs having traveled so far hurt the beer, so I will have to try this one again. It didnt taste old though, so Iím not sure. Low carbonation.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gdoak (23) - Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2005 Sweet, nutty flavor that was far more smooth than I expected. Brown in color with tan head. Very excellent. Would certainly try this one again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2005
Bottled. Iíve been looking forward to trying this beer for a while. Pours a deep brick/brown, a small frothy head quickly fell to nothing, and carbonation is very light. Aroma is very light, sweet maltyness, hazelnut extract (mmmm!!), really nothing else(?). Flavor is smooth, with light malt and very nutty bitterness, quite nice. Carbonation bites my tongue a little and the body is much lighter that I would have expected. All in all highly drinkable brown ale, just wasnít as robust ("EL GRANDE NUTZ!!!!!!") as I thought it would be.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2005
Hands down the BEST brown ale Iíve had...and I LOVE the "nectar!" (donít ask)....Brown appearance (hence, brown ale), creamy, sweet, roasted malts, lots of nuts going on there, and smooooooooth, baby. Wow, this push to 200ís kicking my ass.


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