I’m hesitant to try fruity and nutty beers. Too often I’ve had nasty experiences with these. When I picked up this beer, I had focused on the ‘Brown Ale’ in the title and completely overlooked ‘Hazelnut.’ As I focused closer on the label, I began to worry.
This beer is brewed by the Rogue Brewery for “the rogue in each of us.” I played a rogue in World of Warcraft, but that was a while ago. I’m not sure how much rogue I have left in me. Apparently, it was enough to appreciate this beer.
This beer was sweet, but was countered nicely by bitter. It did have a nutty flavor, but I wasn’t able to tell specifically what nut it was meant to be. However, later in the drink I began to get the sensation of a coffee. Perhaps this was the hazelnut showing its identity. At times, the aftertaste of this beer was almost soda-like.
Would I buy this beer again? I guess so. It really wasn’t bad, but thee are many offerings from Rogue that I enjoy much more. This beer was better than average. Should you try this beer? Yes. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
I give this beer 4/5 caps.