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

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RATINGS: 2184   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.


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3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Reviewed 2/20/13. 12 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass. A: Pours a dark chestnut color. The head is a one finger light mocha shade featuring a good texture, but not much retention. S: Strongly nutty - not just in terms of hazelnut, but other variants like almonds, walnuts, and pecans come through. Aromatically, it’s pretty much just peanut butter-esque with not much else to give any other depth. But that one note? It’s extremely inviting and enjoyable. T: Much sweeter than the aroma, and veering dangerously to artificial in terms of how it comes off. The flavor profile is hazelnut...and that’s about it. Decidedly one note, and that solitary note has flaws to it. I don’t hate it by any stretch, though. M: The general texture is kind of thin and even insubstantial. Despite that, there’s a lot of coarse finishing astringency that comes off slightly clashing with the sweetness and limp body. Hell, it even manages to be both watery AND sugary in its finish. Only thing it does right here is ease of drinkability. O: Not particularly likable aside from the aroma; I’m glad I only bought a single of these and wouldn’t buy it again. Having said that, it’s a good choice for hazelnut lovers - because let’s face it, the flavor is nothing BUT that. If this and Frangelic Mountain Brown have taught me anything, it’s that hazelnut beers give off great aromatic qualities...and not so great flavor profiles.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
themightyjag (114) - - APR 18, 2014
355ml bottle from The Beerhive. Small bubbly off white head, decent lacing. Body is slightly hazy ruby-amber. Nose is very nutty, a little chocolate. Flavour is all hazelnut, malt to the fore, only a little bitterness on the finish. Full, rich mouthfeel, little carbonation. Very good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andriesradu (401) - ROMANIA - APR 17, 2014
From tap @ BBF 2014. Pours dark amber with a small beige head. Malty, nutty aroma but very well balanced. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, nutty, candy, a bit acidic. Candy aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratto (15) - - APR 12, 2014
Bottled. No visible foam and slightly hazy. Tastes like toffee, caramel and burned sugar. One of my favorite beers in this category.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maarten1993 (196) - - APR 12, 2014
Drank with Thierry in Eindhoven 10-4-2014. Okay beer. A bit watery. Taste a bit sweet, like ’ranja’. A bit watery also. Not bad, but not my thing. Hazelnut taste was okay but also not really my cup of tea.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (630) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2014
Aroma of malts, nuts, some chocolade, Flavour is slightly roasty sweet malts. Smooth finish with just a little bitterness. Nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (5467) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 10, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, nussig, Karamell. Geschmack röstmalzig, Karamell, Haselnüsse, klasse!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2014
Bottle @brew night with jeevan & allmyvinyl. Pours Brown, sweet malt first up on the nose then some chocolate. Taste is very much the same but with some nut at well, a little sweet for my liking.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (181) - Iowa, USA - APR 9, 2014
Tap at Bricks. Pours clear dark ruby. Mild malt in the nose. Delicious creamy hazelnut flavor. Nice dry aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BierMeHoos (19) - Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2014
Bottle. Served a dark brown color. Taste follows with roasted malt, hazelnut and bit of chocolate. Mild bitterness and the finish is quite nice. Enjoyable beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1050) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2014
Bottle from The Beerhive. Hazy brown body with a thick beige head. Excellent lacing. Aroma of plum, Fererro Roche and cheap advent calendar chocolate. Flavour of caramelised nuts. It’s much lighter than I thought it might be, although the flavour becomes richer as it warms. Thin body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Soft fizz. The hazelnut is a really nice addition - it’s not overdone and works really nicely. That said, it’s not a beer I could drink a lot.


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