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

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RATINGS: 2537   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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 (836) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ozzy70 (576) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 27, 2016
Sample at Omaha Beer Fest, Stinson Park. 6-11-16. Bottle. Pours dark brown, tan head. Aroma was nutty, hazelnuts, walnut. Taste was medium sweet, nutty, breads, malty. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (4382) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle at Eriksen Vinhandel. Brown with a beige head. Aroma medium malty (caramel, roasted), hazelnut. Flavor medium sweet caramel and hazelnut, light bitter, dry. Light to medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maits (57) - ESTONIA - JUN 15, 2016
Dark brown color, creamy little head. Sweet hazelnut aroma, little bit caramel also. Medium sweet taste, slightly bitter maybe. A lot of hazelnut taste! Overall very nice and smooth beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yy0pp (1176) - - JUN 15, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown color with creamy tan head. Aroma - Nuts, vanilla, maple, caramel. Taste - Lightly bitter, medium sweetness, peach, honey, nuts, malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DubCInjun (35) - - JUN 11, 2016
Pours a brown with dark tan head. Has a cream hazelnut taste with finishing of caramel and light bitterness. A smooth, thick palate. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martin00sr (2452) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2016
Clear red brown, beige head. Nutty aroma, light chocolate. Sweet milk chocolate and nuts flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (7349) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2016
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen - brown pour with beige head. Aroma and taste is toasted and sweet malty, with some high nutty hazelnut prominence, some caramel and cocoa notes in support, very moreish brown.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
llkc (1370) - århus, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2016
duft: chokolade sødme vanilje smag chokolade ristet eftersamg. chokolade karamel lidt nød

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aerodynabeer (9) - - MAY 25, 2016 does not count
The hazelnut is very light. The mouth is more on woody flavour. Nice color of dark amber. Short last in mouth.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bawelt (458) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAY 16, 2016
Bière assez simple, pas d’immense surprise mais pas de fautes notes voire plutôt gourmande ! Nez : très caramel, beaucoup de noisette. Bouche : relativement aqueuse, un peu plus amère que le nez, on retrouve légèrement le caramel derrière l’orge assez malté, typique d’une "ambrée". La noisette est très perceptible derrière tout cela, devient plus franche sur la finale et monopolise carrément la longueur (légèrement caramélisé), d’ailleurs toute relative. Très sympathique, buvable, plutôt équilibrée et se tient bien, bref bien fait. Les amateurs de bière plus franches et corpulentes vont surement trouver cela décevant.


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