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


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RATINGS: 2421   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Esche (11) - Dresden, GERMANY - APR 27, 2003
drinking too much means going nuts. Not too bad, but not very good either...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jgb9348 (5093) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2003
Darker brown colour, almost no head. Decent smell...not really nutty, but somewhat acidic. Not too strong of a taste, very mild and somewhat 'nutty'. Not a great beer. I don't like "nut brown" stylings much, and this is a good example of why. Better luck next time, I suppose!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivo (2631) - GERMANY - APR 22, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2004 Decent nose - complex mix of malt, chocolate and raisins. Dark brown with lathery head. Very tasty indeed: toffee, hazelnut and maybe chocolate. Little pronounce hop character but a good balance overall. Creamy mouth feel at first with a dry end. A full and flavorful beer consistent with Rogue's offerings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2003
Great aroma, wonderful light, frothy head. Unfortunately as soon as I tasted it I was dissapointed. It seemed like a great beer, just watered down. I'm not sure if it was just this keg, but if it hadn't tasted watered down it would have been one of my favorites.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5351) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2003
Frothy white head that leaves a nice lacing. Hazelnut in the aroma, of course. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. Sweet flavor, with a good deal of hazelnut, as well as chocolate malt, perhaps some toffee. Slight bitterness near the end which balances the beer out well. A nice little brown ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2003
A rich, brown brew with a quickly dissipating head. Crisp and dry and nutty with a hint of caramel, sweet malts and coffee in the finish. Nice and smooth and easy to drink, although nothing is particularly striking, except the coffee in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2003
Brown nectar indeed. Pours dark brown, with sweet malts and a distinct hazelnut flavor, as oh-so-subtely suggested on the bottle. However, the flavor seemed to thin as the bottle was drained. A good beer, but I've had better browns.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2003
hazelnut color and cream head. Aroma has a hazel-chocolate and a gramcracker smell. Tastes a little like a gram cracker, with good hazelnut. Mild carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2003
Wow. Can you say hazelnut. This is a very good beer but unless you like hazelnut flavoring, this may be a bit much.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1736) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2003
Not much aroma or head. Nice brown color and not as sweet as I thought it would be. Toasted/Roasted flavor.

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