Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Brewing

Hey all! You guys ready for something new? I know it's in the middle of summer, but let's not forget to put down the hefe's, witbiers, saisons, lagers, and all the other summer guzzlers.

My good friend Spencer recently brought me a brew worthy of a review! He made sure I had a way to taste the Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Brewing Co (6.2% ABV).

Hazelnut Brown Nectar by Rogue Brewing @ Brewji Home
Photo: Brewji

I came home from work one day, opened up the fridge and decided to relax with a little nectar from the brewery. Popped the top on this beaut of a bottle, and it poured a bold, brown ale for me.

On first sniff, you get almost a hazelnut mixed with vanilla and roasted cocoa. There are small hints of malts but nothing overwhelming.

Hazelnut Brown Nectar by Rogue Brewing @ Brewji Home
Photo: Brewji

On taste, the vanilla powers over the hazelnut, while still retaining the nutty qualities. The cocoa lingers as an undertone and finishes with a slightly bitter malt-y flavour. It has a good transition in the flavours, and works its way back to square one.

If you're looking for something different this summer, check to see if any of your local liquor stores will still carry this charm around. Definitely worth the change-up on the patio if you're used to drinking hefeweizens.

Overall, it has characteristics of a good nut brown ale, with hints of vanilla and malty finish.

I give the Hazelnut Brown Nectar a this-can-be-a-summer-beer-too 8.0 / 10

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