Sunday, March 23, 2008
Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar
Posted by Bull E. Vard
I picked up a bottle of this over at Gomer's in Lenexa. This beer came highly recommended from a dude I talked to at Bad Ben's BURP. I finally pulled the trigger on it last night. Stella was going out for a drink or two with her friends so I was staying home with the kids. After they went to bed, I popped "Superbad" into the DVD player and poured myself this wonderful beer.
Everyone who reads this blog has probably had a Newcastle Brown Ale, fewer have had a Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale (my favorite in the category). This beer is a sweeter version of these fine beers. I don't say this often in relation to beers, but my only complaint on the Hazelnut Brown Nectar is that it could have had a bit more sweetness. Otherwise it was perfect and certainly overtakes Sam Smith's Nut.
It was perfectly balanced with no flavor overpowering any other. The chocolate, brown sugar and ginger flavors all brought something to the table and the roasted nut flavor made the whole thing perfect.
Go out and buy this beer now. It's well worth the $5.25 for 24 ounces. You'll enjoy it.