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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2579   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2007
Bottle. Nose is caramel, hazelnut, chocolate, and maybe a hint of raspberry. Pours a beautiful brown-amber with a quickly settling head, but heavy and intense carbonation. Flavor is intense, dark chocolate and hazelnut. Sweet but well balanced. Palate is smooth with a nice crisp finish.

3.8
CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2007
Too thin for me. I wish this were a bit thicker. I wasn’t as impressed with this beer, as I have been with some of Rogue’s beers. This aroma really doesn’t com out until you let the beer a warm a bit. After that, you can smell nuts. The color is a dark brown, that looks really nice, and serves a Hazelnut beer right. I could taste the nutty flavor. It opens up in your mouth like crazy. This was the same experience I had with the chocolate stout. The flavor is impressive. I wouldn’t say it is too sweet. I mean come on we’re talking about Hazelnut Ale here. The palate did not impress me. Rogue has the opportunity to make better beers that are full of flavor, yet I am constantly disappointed by the thin consistency of their beers. I must say though that Rogue often impresses me with their willingness to experiment with new flavors. O.K. beer, but nothing to go wet your pants over.

3
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAR 22, 2007
UPDATED: APR 24, 2010 re-rate. Pours brown with small white head. Sweet aroma. Thin mouthfeel with moderate carbo. Very sweet flavor and not much left on the palet, used to like this beer.

3.9
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 19, 2007
A beer I have drank many times, but somehow have not rated. Well, here’s to changing that: Bottle, pours dark brown with a tight medium sized tan head. The aroma is sweet malts, hazelnuts, and a hop presence that is nicely placed. Flavor is again sweet caramel malts, chocolate, the hazelnut factor, and a nice Euro hop tinge finishes it out. This could be one of the best beers to introduce newbies into the world of craft brewing.

3.4
browndog801 (5) - Yardley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2007 does not count
Nice dark brown appearance. Moderate nutty taste little bit of coffee flavor. Creamy lasting head. Overall very enjoyable.

3.8
Quietman (173) - Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2007
UPDATED: APR 13, 2007 Bottle.Dark brown.tan head.Sweet,nutty aroma.Caramel,brown sugar flavors apparent.Very enjoyable,not to sweet.Well done.

4
gwpom (298) - Akron, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2007
I’m always leary of flavors that aren’t the norm, but this one held out nicely. I do love hazelnuts, and hazelnut coffee, but beer? I had my reservations. However the aroma and flavor were definitive yet not overwhelming, the nutty malty flavor a nice compliment. Dark brown, solid firm head, nutty malty flavor. Excellent beer.

4.4
jlesage (13) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2007
As you would hope, the hazelnut is apparent in the smell. The ale is dark brown and after pouring it, I was drawn to the color. Delicious flavors, incredible taste, this is what beer is about.

4.9
mcclenw (36) - Stevenson, Alabama, USA - MAR 8, 2007
Pours a fantastic dark brown color. Aroma is indeed hazelnut----smells much like amaretto, very nice. Flavor is choc., nut, caramel-----just unbelievable. Nice and strong brew. Will drink this one again soon.

5
thebrownbomber (6) - Walker, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2007 does not count
The hazelnut aroma is the perfect complement to the delightful chocolate/carmel/cofee flavors. Great full body with a lingering malty finish.This beer is an experience that you owe yourself. Hands down my favorite beer at the moment.


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