Beer: Hazelnut Brown Nectar
Brewery: Rogue Ales
Style: Brown Ale
Serving Style: Bottle
Drinking Establishment: Chez Wood
Primary Consumer: Kerensa
Sight: Cloudy, deep amber body with no head.
Smell: This smells exactly like Life cereal and maple syrup. Really, there’s no need for further discussion.
Flavor: If Nutella and beer had a baby…as the phrase goes, this would be it. The resemblance to that divine nutty spread is uncanny. Other passing flavors include cream soda, dark honey, and maple syrup.
Feel: Thin with prickly carbonation.
Concluding Remark: Clearly we are taking liberties as to what we’re allowed to drink for “Brown Ale Month.” Rogue’s Hazelnut Brown Nectar is it’s own sensation–this is certainly not a tribute to Brown Ales past nor falls within the Brown Ale canon. This beer tastes like a bottle of hazelnut flavoring (think coffee flavoring) was dumped into an average Brown Ale. While the sweetness of the hazelnut gets old by the end of the pint, it satiates my fantasy of an alcoholic Nutella…and that’s good enough for me. Thanks, Rogue!