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

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RATINGS: 2589   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   IBU: 33   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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   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.


4.8
caymanr (2) - - NOV 16, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2017 damd loving this hazelnut taste.easy drinking and strong flavour.I do hope addict myself into it.

3.5
ametras (1731) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2017 650ml bottle. Mahogany with a frothy beige head. Flavors are toasted/roasted cereals, brown sugar, hazelnuts and chocolate syrup with fruity and herbal notes. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, slick texture.

3.4
doriangrey (88) - Diamond Creek, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2017
Pleasant light hazelnut and cafe latte beer. Desert like, slightly sweet. Pleasant

4.3
PlanetPhips (8) - - OCT 17, 2017 does not count
Lovely hints of hazelnut and coffee and easy to drink. Light fizz but not too much ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
Bill Becker (1809) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 16, 2017
From Oct 2005 Poured from the bottle: Gorgeous Amber/brown colour with ample head that remained throughout. The smell is a bit on the light side....sweet but no hint of what the taste will bring. The taste is fantastic! Wonderful mix of chocolate and hazelnuts that are balanced to perfection. I've had this many times before and, Rogue willing, will have it many times in the future. Can you tell that it's one of my favs? ;^)

3.6
bdleedahl (600) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 8, 2017
One of their best staple beers for sure. Very dessert-like texture. Sweet, almost like marshmellows. Portland airport ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
Hanuta06 (488) - Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2017
Serving: from bottle. Aroma: moderate hazelnut. Appearance: average-sized, frothy, off-white initial head. Clear, dark-amber body. Taste: lightly sweet, hazelnut initial flavor and lightly acidic and smokey finish with long duration. Palate: medium body with watery texture and lively carbonation. Overall: somewhat interesting and easy to drink

3.5
Dirk_T (113) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2017
Hazelnut aroma with some chocolate scents. reminds e also on nutella Taste is sweet and you feel real stuffed when finish. Carbonation slight medium.

4.3
ads135 (5031) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 2, 2017
Easily one of the best standard Rogue offerings. Malty and sweet, light roastiness, some sweet caramel and chocolate.

4
AwaKe (300) - Laval, CANADA - SEP 30, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2017 En bouteille. Étonnamment chocolaté. Au nez c'est très malt caramel, noix. En bouche c'est très Nutella, choco/noisette, avec une pointe de malt torréfié en finale qui résulte en une amertume style café. Le palais est modéré, ça aurait été idéal avec un peu plus de corps mais somme tout un solide produit.


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