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

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RATINGS: 2309   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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4.1
   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Obfuscate (93) - Minneapolis, - DEC 17, 2014
Looks good, smells good, tastes good. Weird, tastes like a nutty brown ale. There are a few brown ales I like better but glad I tried this one finally.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJoer (761) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2014
Dark brown to black colour, mokka coloured medium head, sweet nuts malts warm smell, medium carbonation, fresh a bit watery jet nutty hazelnut taste, ice cream like, low to medium bitter some chocolat, wood, malts coffee taste balanced

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1497) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2014
22 oz. bottle from SoHo Organic Market, Elizabeth City, NC. Light brown pour with a short beige head. Distinct aroma of nuts and light chocolate. Hazelnuts are at the forefront of the flavor and add a lot to what is normally a rather boring style. An excellent brown ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonusWagner (1598) - Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Just a pretty mediocre brown ale with a bit of decent hazelnut character. Not much to say, a bit of an acrid/burnt taste. Disappointing given how much I remember liking this beer years ago.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Poobah (292) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Pours amber with a generous head that dissipates quickly paired with a hazelnut nose. Smooth entry with a lightly-carbonated, mild palate and finishing with hazelnut, caramel, and brown sugar.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onanalancaster (20) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2014
Aromaismainlyatoasty-roastydarkmalt.Theflavourshow

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JMCtime (24) - Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Very tasty smooth dark beer. It has a rich roasted nutty scent and strong chocolate and hazelnut flavors.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (598) - CROATIA - NOV 22, 2014
Tap; pours a dark amber with a beige head; aroma is hazelnuts, roast malt, vanilla, and a hint of chocolate; taste is light sweet hazelnuts, chocolate, roast malt, and vanilla; finish is mostly dry; nice beer

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (1389) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2014
This is a nice flavoeful hearty brown ale. Slightly nutty and hazelnut in flavor. Pours orangish red in color with a white head. Smells like hazelnut. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ctiry (99) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 18, 2014
This one did not worked with me. Nuts and some malts in the nose. However tha taste is rather earthy to nuts however not fullbodied. Fuller body and some more roast would suit this one.. I dont know maybe I was just to drunk :) Rogue is a a nice brand so I will re-rate this one later.


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