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

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RATINGS: 2273   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2003
22 oz. Good dark amber appearance and creamy head. Body is very weak and taste lacks the fullness of Bells' Best. The hazelnut would have been good if it was bolstered by some roasted maltiness. I was disappointed but will allow for the fact that this may have been a bad bottle/too late in the season or it is just better on tap.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Smacky (71) - San Clemente, California, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Have had both in the bottle and out of a keg. Definitely the quintessential Brown Ale. Lovely nose of sweet malt and hazelnuts, with a deep, brown color and a full, light brown head. The mouth begins with rich maltiness which is suddenly chased by a mouth-filling nuttiness that coats the tongue and throat. The aftertaste lingers and seems to change as it lies in the back of the throat. One of the best beers made.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3607) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2003
Bottled. Deep red brown, thin creamy beige head and good condition. Low chocolate and nut aromas, decidedly hazelnutty in the mouth, like liquid nutella, with a faintly tart edge and a dry bitterness developing in the aftertaste

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2003
Nice brown color, with a creamy white head, and a mildly nutty aroma. I thought this tasted very nice, the hazelnut flavor well balanced with the malt and hops. Smooth from front to back, definately worth a try.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pedrobeernut (13) - San Pedro, California, USA - JUN 14, 2003
Purists may be skeptical, but this is genius. Nuts are one of the few non-traditional flavors welcome in beer. No to jalapenos, no to cotton candy, yes to hazelnut. This brew is brilliant!

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2003
Very good brew! Nice nutty tone with very good malts - chocolately taste compliments the nut perfectly!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2003
Pours dark/medium brown. Little to no head that goes quickly. Nutty, coffee aroma. Mocha, hazelnut taste. Could be a little better for me if it had a bit more alcohol and a creamier consistency. Otherwise, very well done.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2003
Pours a medium tan head with fine-small bubbles. It had fair lacing on the sides of my mug. It had a brown body. It has a coffee flavor to it which I enjoyed. There was no bitterness to this brew. It had a slight sweet aftertaste to it that was not overwhelming to me.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 26, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 This brew pours a creamy small head of light brown bubbles and a semi transparent dark brown body. With a mild malt aroma, this brew has a taste of caramel and spice with just a hint of coffee flavoring. It goes down very smoothly yet leaves a slight dry lingering after taste of the coffee flavoring.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HighlanderOne (1004) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2003
Another great Rogue product. Pours nicely and looks like a brown ale/stout hybrid. Tastes that way too - a teriffic combination. Feel and finish near perfect. This IS nectar. Why didn't I buy more bottles?


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