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


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RATINGS: 2464   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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.

ThisWangsChung's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - 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, itís pretty much just peanut butter-esque with not much else to give any other depth. But that one note? Itís 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 thatís about it. Decidedly one note, and that solitary note has flaws to it. I donít hate it by any stretch, though. M: The general texture is kind of thin and even insubstantial. Despite that, thereís 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; Iím glad I only bought a single of these and wouldnít buy it again. Having said that, itís a good choice for hazelnut lovers - because letís face it, the flavor is nothing BUT that. If this and Frangelic Mountain Brown have taught me anything, itís that hazelnut beers give off great aromatic qualities...and not so great flavor profiles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (1138) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2015
1.5dl on tap at Craft & Draft, Amsterdam. Body is clear brown, head is small, cream, brownish, average lasting, fair lacing. Nose is tomato soup, flavor is milk chocolate, honey, vanilla, dried fruits, tomato soup, light herbs. Medium sweet, medium roasty bitter. Finish is medium lasting roasty bittersweet. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Easy dessert beer, canít feel any hazelnut but very unique and interesting, good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkettler (23) - - NOV 21, 2015
Pours a clear copper brown with minimal lace and solid carbonation. Aroma is sweet, nutty, and vibrant in hazelnut. Tastes nutty and sweet, borderline dessert-like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (3188) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Pours a deep brown on tap with thin ring of khaki head that leaves light lace. Aroma of sweet nuttiness and caramel malts. Taste is like drinking hazelnut coffee, but not over the top. Definitely a dessert beer, nice balance though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tysongillmore (355) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Good nutty flavor but with a slight sour and bitter after taste. Slightly watery too. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (1328) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Clear copper color, medium off white head. Medium hazelnut aroma. Light body with a light malt hazelnut flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dambor (225) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 14, 2015
Pours dark brown with small head. Aroma: clear hazelnut flavor, malt, citrus hopps in the background. Taste: malty sweetness, some caramel, nutts, nice hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rekvium (140) - Odense C, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2015
From bottle. Pours dark brown with a white head. Aroma of grains, nuts, light roast, meady. Taste is cake! Nutty, light roast, super clean, meady, medium thin body. I was pleasently surprised.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DomD (197) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2015
Bottle. Has a very nutty aroma. Pours a hazy red with off white head. Has a very light bitter taste. Medium bodied with oily texture and a very nutty finish. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrOrla (1159) - Odense C, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours brown with a white head. Aroma of grain, honey, nuts, almonds, light roast. Taste is sweet, very nutty, honey sweet, no grains in taste, very clean. Nice one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElDesmadre (2507) - Mikołůw, POLAND - NOV 12, 2015
Bottle. Letís put it this way - imagine hazelnut cream in a wafer, garnished with subtle red fruit. Slightly tanninic finish, fitting the nutty main part. Very aromatic but also light and crisp. Excellent.

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