ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed 2/20/13. 12 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A: Pours a dark chestnut color. The head is a one finger light mocha shade featuring a good texture, but not much retention.
S: Strongly nutty - not just in terms of hazelnut, but other variants like almonds, walnuts, and pecans come through. Aromatically, itís pretty much just peanut butter-esque with not much else to give any other depth. But that one note? Itís extremely inviting and enjoyable.
T: Much sweeter than the aroma, and veering dangerously to artificial in terms of how it comes off. The flavor profile is hazelnut...and thatís about it. Decidedly one note, and that solitary note has flaws to it. I donít hate it by any stretch, though.
M: The general texture is kind of thin and even insubstantial. Despite that, thereís a lot of coarse finishing astringency that comes off slightly clashing with the sweetness and limp body. Hell, it even manages to be both watery AND sugary in its finish. Only thing it does right here is ease of drinkability.
O: Not particularly likable aside from the aroma; Iím glad I only bought a single of these and wouldnít buy it again. Having said that, itís a good choice for hazelnut lovers - because letís face it, the flavor is nothing BUT that. If this and Frangelic Mountain Brown have taught me anything, itís that hazelnut beers give off great aromatic qualities...and not so great flavor profiles.
androman (1138) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1.5dl on tap at Craft & Draft, Amsterdam. Body is clear brown, head is small, cream, brownish, average lasting, fair lacing. Nose is tomato soup, flavor is milk chocolate, honey, vanilla, dried fruits, tomato soup, light herbs. Medium sweet, medium roasty bitter. Finish is medium lasting roasty bittersweet. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Easy dessert beer, canít feel any hazelnut but very unique and interesting, good one.
kkettler (23) - - NOV 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear copper brown with minimal lace and solid carbonation. Aroma is sweet, nutty, and vibrant in hazelnut. Tastes nutty and sweet, borderline dessert-like.
jbruner (3188) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brown on tap with thin ring of khaki head that leaves light lace. Aroma of sweet nuttiness and caramel malts. Taste is like drinking hazelnut coffee, but not over the top. Definitely a dessert beer, nice balance though.
tysongillmore (355) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good nutty flavor but with a slight sour and bitter after taste. Slightly watery too.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mike5326 (1328) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle. Clear copper color, medium off white head. Medium hazelnut aroma. Light body with a light malt hazelnut flavor and a medium finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dambor (225) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with small head. Aroma: clear hazelnut flavor, malt, citrus hopps in the background. Taste: malty sweetness, some caramel, nutts, nice hoppy finish.
rekvium (140) - Odense C, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Pours dark brown with a white head. Aroma of grains, nuts, light roast, meady. Taste is cake! Nutty, light roast, super clean, meady, medium thin body. I was pleasently surprised.
DomD (197) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Has a very nutty aroma. Pours a hazy red with off white head. Has a very light bitter taste. Medium bodied with oily texture and a very nutty finish. Interesting.
MrOrla (1159) - Odense C, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours brown with a white head. Aroma of grain, honey, nuts, almonds, light roast. Taste is sweet, very nutty, honey sweet, no grains in taste, very clean. Nice one
ElDesmadre (2507) - Mikołůw, POLAND - NOV 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Letís put it this way - imagine hazelnut cream in a wafer, garnished with subtle red fruit. Slightly tanninic finish, fitting the nutty main part. Very aromatic but also light and crisp. Excellent.