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


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RATINGS: 2432   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 30, 2004
22oz Morimoto Looks woody brown, poured with a tan head that died leaving no trace of its former self. Aroma of_SURPRISE!_hazlenut, which makes me think of capachinos, some carmelly malt, but well integrated. Drinks light, almost too much so, and comes back in the finish. Flavor has a kick(almost sour??) in the finish when the hazle comes out to play...really light bodied, but still retains some dark malt character. This one sat in my fridge for months b/c I thought it would suck. It is better than the Berghoff one I’ve tried, though. Not so overwhelmingly "flavored." I think this beers lightness is its blessing, but I can’t see myself buying it again, unless things are bleak. Maybe it could be made into an ice cream topping or something...somehow, it just seems like a beer that would be better if it weren’t a beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2959) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 29, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2004 22oz Bottle labeled as Morimoto Hazelnut Signature Ale. Pours a dark redish carmel color with a fizzy tan head that dissapears in literally a few seconds. No lacing. Smell is a sweet dark roasted, nutty and maybe slight coffee. The nutty flavor is very pronounced, and a bit sweet. I can see whay it’s called ’nectar’. Dark almost burnt lingering flavor and a slow roasted finish. Plenty of carbonation. Interesting and quite bold flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2004
Dark brown color with a modest head and a fine chocolate and nutty aroma. Delicious malty flavor, chocolate, hazelnuts, vanilla with a buttery note, creamy and sweet. Sometimes these flavored beers can have an artificial taste to them but this one was just right-everything tasted like it belonged there. Smooth finish with just a faint bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimweebs (163) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 18, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2009 This beer is like dessert in my mouth. It take me a while to drink an entire 22 of this beer, for it is very sweet, thick, and nutty. It tastes sort of buttery and caramel like to me. Sort of like a really rich dessert. I loved this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2307) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2004
Deep roasted chocolate aroma but a little faint. Huge, light brown head. Dark ruby red in color. Body looks thick and oily like a barleywine. Great lace. 33 IBUs are masked by the malt. Doesn’t taste like there are any hops at all. Very unique hazelnut flavor. Gets better as it warms. Drank this after a Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA, so it was pretty mellow by comparison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2004
This was the Morimoto label.A brown ale with hints of fruit inthe aroma.The taste now was different.I found it kinda woodsy like fruits and nuts.Very good brew from Rogue.I split this with other beer people and they all liked it.Very flavorful no harsh aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimhilt (2473) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Pours with a one-finger head that fades quickly to a ring leaving no lace. Deep, clear amber color. Low carbonation. Nose is a light malt. Light bodied which is surprising for a brown. Starts malty and then the hazelnut kicks in - very nice. The ABV is 8.8%. $4.60 for a 22oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma. This is a rating for the Rogue Morimoto Hazelnut Signature which is different from the Hazelnut Brown Nectar but the server software does not allow ratings under the Morimoto label.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2004
Morimoto label: Pours brown with reddish hue. Creamy white head sits on top. Mild hop bitterness with roasted malt/nutty aroma. Hazel nut flavor with creamy texture. Seems to be a bit watery but still quite good. Cinnamon and chocolate flavors seem to be in there as well. Good dessert beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DomiNate (123) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 6, 2004
2004 NABA Festival: Golden brown pour. Tastes of hazelnut. Sweet and fruity. Refreshing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2004
Had this at Andys in Bogota NJ. Good flavor and surprisinglt satisfying mouth feel.Complexe under tones that reallt srface as the brew warms. On tap, great.

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