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

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RATINGS: 2258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2002
Dark brown color, nutty aroma. Flavor of nuts and vanilla. Pretty smooth and drinkable

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Amber1 (32) - USA - MAY 23, 2002
to be fair i should mention i don’t care for hazelnuts. not a beer for me.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2002
Well I love Brown Ales, but the Hazlenut flavor seems to cheapen the overall taste of ths beer. Its kind of the same as flavored cigars and flavored coffee. But I did find that the beer is quite refreshing and pairs really well with spicy mexican food!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2002
Very good. A nice, sweet taste sure to please the ladies.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2002
My new favourite Rogue. Reminds me of a wonderful hazelnut-pecan pie. Incredibly well done. Brown ales are not usually my thing, but this is one exception I would like to keep stocked in my beer closet.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2002
another ingenius brew from Rogue. Pours a deep ruby to brown shade. Aroma is malty, vanilla and a nice hazelnut touch. Full flavored, rich, creamy, roasted malt, nuts, honey, and a hazelnut flavors. Wonderful soft palate, low carbonation, outstanding!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joet (2156) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 2, 2002
deep brown, tan foam. initial light molasses and woody notes. delicious... honey, vanilla, hazelnut, toffee with grainy tannic astringency.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - APR 24, 2002
This brew pours a deep ruby brown. The large tan head is creamy, frothy and very dense. The head is mostly lasting and has good lacing. The bold aroma is stellar. When I’m long dead and burning in hell, they are going to have me chained to the wall with one of these under my nose for me to whiff on for all eternity -with no hope of actually drinking it. Hazelnuts dominate in addition to caramel, mild coffee, flowers, cheese, prunes, toffee, butterscotch, honey, and spices galore. The flavor is also stellar. It is warm, rich, complex, and very balanced. Again hazelnuts dominate with coffee & toffee, spices, honey and some chocolate. The long balanced finish is very clean. The creamy body is medium to full with a very crisp fizzy carbonation that supplies plenty of bite. This brew is almost porter speed. Rogue Ales is quickly becoming my favorite Micro-Brewery.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - APR 22, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2003 RE-RATE: Couldn't find this stuff again until I went to the Flying Saucer in Houston last weekend. Loved it again, especially the smoky taste, and had to up it a little bit. I also believe that this beer can bring you good luck. ORIG RATING 4/22/02: 9-5-8-5-16: Incredible!! How can a taste have such prominent hazelnut and honey without ruining it being beer? By far the best nut brown I've ever had, I'm having another next time I'm out. Toffe/caramel is also in the taste. A complex blend of sweetness. Nectar is a good word to describe it, too. Okay, away from the incredible taste, it's also got a handsome brown color, and the nose is as good as how it is on your tongue. Classic.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AleHole99 (12) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2002
Holy smokes! This one’s a true champion. Nutty, nutty. It’s got it all, folks. Best nut brown.


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