Standing there, waiting patiently, I found myself staring face to face with the beer singles. I tried to ignore them but, I swear, they were whimpering at me like shelter puppies, just begging to come home. I picked out the 22oz. Hazelnut Brown Nectar and offered a warm place for him to spend the night.... in my belly.
Straight from the Rogue website:
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.
Nice looking beer... it has an attractive, reddish-brown color, bubbly body and a thick, pillowy head that leaves modest lacing. It's slightly hazy in appearance, and allows plenty of light to pass through.
Sweet first, then malty, then nutty. Actually, not as aromatic as I was expecting.
Taste & Feel
This beer has a medium body, and offers up an energetic, bubbly mouthfeel.
It has a mild flavor. A complex maltliness is most prominent, which is fitting because this beer packs in a variety of them. That is followed up by a noticeable hazelnut finish before ending with a slight bitter aftertaste
Rogue rarely disappoints and this brew is on par with their other offerings. Not my favorite Rogue beer, but still an enjoyable one. Enjoy it alone or with a pork or beef meal, but nothing with strong or spicy flavors that might clash with the nuttiness.