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.

Bamaboy1975's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2013
A- Pours a partially hazy brown/coppery color and doesn't appear to have a whole ton of bubbly carbonation rising to the top. The head is somewhat disappointing though, as it is rather shallow to begin with and the tan colored foam disappears rather quickly into a skirmish of bubbly patchwork. The lacing is also not as good as I thought it would be, as some patchy clumps of head do cling to the side of my pint glass but slide right back into the brew. S- The aromas are quite nice, there being a noticeable rich malty scent with sweet cooked brown sugar mixed into the background. The hazelnut is there too, but it isn't the overpowering aroma that I thought there might be....just subtle essence! I also notice a slightly yeasty aroma the really helps smooth out any bitter notes that there are on the finish. T- The flavors follow the aroma closely and very well! Again, rich caramel sweet malt is the dominant flavor with a hint of milk chocolate and toasted brown sugar. There is an Earthy nuttiness that compliments the sweetness overall on the palate and helps to add a mellow dryness to the beer. The finish is a blend of lingering hazelnut and bitter hops. Very nice indeed! M- This has a very smooth character, with very creamy carbonation hitting the palate. This is a medium-full bodied beer and is probably one of the most well rounded beers a person will come across I believe! This really is a brown nectar and is like velvet desert on the palate! D- Outside of the initial appearance, this beer has it all! It is full flavored and very well balanced with the hazelnut flavor at just the right amount, the alcohol is essentially non-existent, and is so sleek on the palate. I will most definitely purchase this again and highly recommend this beer! Rouge has put their spin on the brown ale style and more than hit a home run with this! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (1137) - 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, can’t 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 (3185) - 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 (196) - 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 (1158) - 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) - Mikołów, POLAND - NOV 12, 2015
Bottle. Let’s 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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