PW's Year of Beer: Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar

By Eric San Juan
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We love beer. That's why we're devoting an entire year to discovering (and drinking) cold ones from near and far. Know of a beer worth shouting out? Send us a note at tips@philadelphiaweekly.com.

Some beer geeks don’t particularly gravitate toward Rogue as a brewery; Rogue’s Hazelnut Brown Nectar is a, however, a welcome exception to this (fair or not) trend. The classic English brown ale is stylistically unremarkable, so Rogue adds a healthy dose of hazelnut flavoring, giving the brew a rich nutty taste that feels unexpectedly natural. Touches of milk chocolate and faint hints of burnt coffee add depth and complexity, while the smooth body allows this beer to go down like liquid velvet. It’s easy to set aside preconceptions when being proven wrong tastes this good, so taste this for yourself at Philadelphia Bar & Restaurant.

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