Hazelnut Brown Nectar by Rogue

Rating: 5/5

Hazelnut Brown Nectar by Rogue is a 6.2% Brown Ale brewed with natural hazel nut flavors, no chemicals, preservatives or additives. Probably to me, the best Brown Ale ever. Not to mention the fact that it truly is a desert in a bottle.

Label:

A nutty twist to a traditional European Brown Ale. Dark Brown in Color with a hazelnut aroma, a rich nutty flavor and a smooth malty finish
12 Ingredients: 
Great Western 2-Row, Brown, Carastan 13/17, Crystal 70/80, Crystal 135/165, Beeston Pale, Chocolate & Rogue Micro Barley Farm Dare Malts; Rogue Micro Hopyard Independent & Revolution Hops; Hazelnut Extract, Free Range Coastal Water & Pacman Yeast. 

14 Plato 
33 IBU 
73.6 AA 
36 L 
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I have had this beer a number of times even since my first review. I still think it is one of the best Brown Ales out there, I guess simply because it is like pecan and hazel nut pie. It even smells like one too. The flavors are of sweet and biscuit bread, vanilla, caramel, toffee, pecans, almonds, hazelnut, peanut butter, cashews, minor chocolate notes, coffee cake, minor apricot with some earthy hop bitterness. While yes, the flavors are noticeable, it is not overly sweet. That is why many people may like it. 

2011:
For those that truly love nutty things, this is the best ale out there. As recommended by my friend Daniel S, this is the Rogue brewing company’s Hazelnut Brown Nectar Ale with all natural hazel nut flavor. This brew is made with a lot of wholesome delicious ingredients :3. Harrington, Klages, Munich, Hugh Baird Brown, Carastan 13-17, Crystal 70-80, Crystal 135-165 & Beeston Chocolate malts, Perle and Sterling hops, Hazelnut Nectar, Rogue’s Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water. This beer smells and tastes of nutty flavors. It taste like a range of things like caramel, coffee, java, pecan pie, vanilla, chocolate, peanut butter, hazel nuts, cashews, burnt sugar, toffee, bread, and apricot. I think this one is for the masses, it truly meets expectations as world class beer. A true champion in my book for sure. If I was a squirrel, this would be the beer of prime choice. I found this one locally and was glad I decided on it. Surely I will buy it again, I would definitely be nuts if I did not buy this one 2,3,4 or 50 times…. It is just that damn good….If you like nutty coffee things, then this is your answer in beer form.

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