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

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RATINGS: 2409   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.


cooplander's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - APR 4, 2012
dark brown color, aroma of hazel nut, roasted malt, vanilla, flavors of stong hazel nut, roasted malt, vanilla, slight pine hops, toast, chocolate, light to med body, slightly dry, very good and highly drinkable


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinator (1314) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Brown as can be expected. Fuller palate than anticipated. Aroma was faint with hints of nut. The hazelnut was more pronounced through the flavor with a pretty malt base. Decent and got better as it warmed.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Austin_Ripper (44) - Iowa, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a small head. Smells malty and nutty. Taste is sweet, and not necessarily bitter, but a nutty taste is definitely there. The first rogue beer i’ve drank and I could not be happier!.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (4535) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2015
Pours clear, dark brown. Small white head. Smell is bit sweet, some chocolate undertone as well as malts. Taste is surprisingly bitter. Hazelnut-cacao strikes in the next move, and against all expectations, this beer can still be called balanced. The hazelnut-flavor strongly builds up the more you drink though, yet with a name like this, what else did you expect? I happen to like the taste so yeah, for me this is quite a good beer ! Average body for the ABV, yet very intense taste. Carbo level is where it should be . On the other hand, I would love a version with less bitterness, perhaps, and a thicker MF. Perhaps also more intense chocolate aroma that is now rather hidden, if not imagined by myself.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (154) - - JUN 27, 2015
6% ABV. Brown ale. Tapped out a rich dark amber brown, something around 25°SRM. Thin head of light brown small compact bubbles. Visually, a very inviting start. The nose had a pleasantly light sweet rice aroma. In Singapore, a local desert of steamed fluffy rice cakes, ma ko kueh has the same beautiful aroma. There are predictably nutty aromas suggesting hazelnuts (duh!), brazil nuts and acorns. There are hints of darks sweet cherries. Mouthfeel was light and clean with just enough carbonation to allow the fairly abundant palate to be highlighted and appreciated. Goes on favorites list.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flying_pig (1125) - SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2015
355ml bottle from Whole Food Market, Giffnock:
A real surprise to me, unusual but highly drinkable with a solid hazelnut & plenty of sweetness. The balance was good & the beer smooth,a really impressive offering from a beer I wasn’t particularly looking forward to either.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Taboada (510) - Compostela (Galiza), - JUN 19, 2015
Tasted from the tap on the 12/06/2015. Nut brown colour with a good retention and lazing head. The beer is dominated for the Hazelnuts, milk and cocoa. Very good and refreshing. I really like it. Next one please!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (3286) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2015
12 oz single bottle from Molly’s Spirits. Deep brown appearance with a tan head that eventually dissipates. Aroma of dark malts, bitter chocolate, hazelnut, toffee, caramel and light hop spice. Similar flavor, rich and mildly sweet with a light earthy bitterness. Medium body. A nice brown ale overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (216) - POLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle. Sensoric. Bottle. Deep brown with medium, semi-densed, beige Head. Really nice hazelnut aroma along with some caramel and toffee. Also light roasted malts aroma. In general semi-sweet with some dry-accents in the finish. The taste is not so complex and nice as aroma. In general brown ale is not exciting beer style, but this one is worth trying. The only cons is artificial hazelnut aroma I think

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
YantarCoast (448) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JUN 18, 2015
330ml bottle from Bochka in Moscow. Pours brown with a small head. Aroma of hazelnuts and chocolate. Taste is hazelnut, chocolate, vanilla.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sinte (401) - Udine, ITALY - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle 0.651L. Brown body with reddish nuances; average, frothy, tan head, mostly diminishing with fair lacing. Moderate-to-heavy malty (caramel) and light-to-moderate hoppy aroma with notes of nuts, raisins and light ref fruits (cherries). Heavy sweet and light-to-moderate bitter flavour; liquor feeling in the finish. Medium-to-full body with oily texture; soft carbonation.


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