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


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RATINGS: 2656   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   IBU: 33   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2711) - California, USA - AUG 5, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2007 Hazy darker amber, moderate head, some lacing and retention. Aroma is big time hazelnut, caramel, chocolate, light hopping and other nutty notes. Medium bodied, dominated by the hazelnut flavor... almost vanilla like. Its always interesting to look back on flavored beers like this. At one point this was mindblowing, now its one dimensional and sloppy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Always one of my favorites. Dark brown colour, and thick tan head that slides down the glass till the finish if its not too cold. Amazing maltiness that waltzes around the hazelnut and weaves a brown that cant be touched by anything even close to it. How the hell can they hide that much hoppiness in a brown? The first Rogue I ever had, and the beer that changed my High Life addiction. Always near my heart, thanks guys.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2005
This so called "brown ale" is much much more! After pouring it into a pint class there wasnt too much halzelnut aroma. I thought it was a hoax. But once it took a gulp..man alive! it was like drinking a hazlenut coffee coolatta! Daamit! Such a beer to savor. I bought 6 bottles to make sure everyone I knew could try it. This beer is one to introduce at a party...show uneducated Coors Light drinkers what kind of beer they can be trying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1931) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 23, 2005
Bottle: Beautiful dark brown pour with a thick and dense tan head. Chocolaty aromas dominate. The taste is pleasant with choco-nut creamy coffee flavors. Sweet malts is the word on this one. The carbonation was more than average and the body was thinner than expected - being that "nectar" was in the name! I was thinking of a Kerns brown ale. Imagine that! Overall, a great brown ale. I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2005
This pours a very dark amber-brown with a relatively weak and diminishing off white head. The nose is very malty with strong hints of brown sugar and perhaps mahagony. The flavors are relatively subtle: there is a definite brown sugar and woodiness upfront, a surprisingly German-tasting maltiness in the middle, and the bitterness is more of a tart sourness that lingers in the end. Theres a strong dark chocolate presence in there also that makes it strongly resemble a porter. This is a very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SSSteve (4006) - - JUL 17, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2006 strong and potent nutty malt aroma. reddish orange in color. hazelnut in aftertaste. maple syrup and malts. complex. the best brown ale ive tried.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Nice brown/dark amber color. Smells sweet, malts, caramel. Tastes obviously nutty, sweet hazelnut, a little biscuit/roast in the back. Very smooth. Excellent beer. Bottles at Redlight Redlight in Winter Park, Fl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUL 4, 2005
(22 oz. bottle) Pours a deep coppery brown, nice biscuit head, some lacing. Notes of caramel and coffee. Mouthfeel mostly smooth, a little fizzy. Flavor, smoothness and whole experience gets better as you drink it. I taste more coffee and chocolate than nuttiness though. Mmm yummy smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2005
Pours brown with a minimal head. Interesting aroma of hazelnut, brown sugar, and malts. Nutty flavor with slight roasted notes and some brown sugar sweetness. Long-lasting aftertaste. Very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 1, 2005
One the best Ive had and a new favorite! Light brown head with good lacing. Deep brown color. Smells of caramel, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Nice malty flavors, moderate chocolate. Medium, creamy body. Nice to have around!

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