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RATINGS: 328   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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This flavorful dark brown ale has a distinct hazelnut aroma and taste. Slightly sweet caramel and toffee malt notes accentuate the pleasant roasted hazelnut character. This medium-bodied brew finishes smooth with an underlying spiciness from the hops.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pershing (476) - Garland, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Pours a deep reddish brown with a small beige head. Not sure why the head disapeared so fast since I had a freshly cleaned glass. Aroma of toffee coffee and hazelnut hence the name. Sweet taste on the first drink with medium body. Filling finish. One of their better selections.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MacDouglass (88) - Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Aroma: bakery, pancakes, chocolate scratch and sniff stickers; Appearance: balsa tan head upon pour that lingers around the edge of the glass, good bubble action, cola brown unless you let some light through the glass, in which case it takes on more of a deep reddish amber color; Taste: pie crust, hazelnut of course, slight caramel, not too much burnt flavor, which is a good thing; Palate: drink one outside in the autumn air so you can add that musty leaf smell to the palate for a truely memorable experience, its really good, but maybe just a little heavier than I would prefer, every so often, after a draught, something sour lingers, but aftertaste is mostly sweet, caramelized sugar; Overall: a good seasonal (autumn) beer, I plan to save one to go with my Thanksgiving leftovers, I probably should have rated this beer higher, but I stick with my original numbers, I’d recommend it.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stitchman (14) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Pours a nice dark brown with tan head. Nice lacing. Smells of sweet brown sugar. Tastes nutty and has hints of caramel. Very nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badhack (312) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Pours a a dark amber or brown. Smells and tastes strongly of hazelnut. There is some malt and bread and some sweetness. Some chocolate as well. Sweet and ticky on the tongue.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dragonfly1 (494) - Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle. Aroma and taste - first reaction is Halloween candy...zero bar, Charleston chew, 3 musketeers combo. Less hazelnut and more nougat in taste. Sugary with a weak underlying brown ale base, not sure what the "other natural flavors added" means on the label....

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sseb69 (1488) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
Bouteille 12 oz. 5.2%. Couleur brune, mousse beige. Arôme de chocolat et vanille. En bouche, crémeuse, notes de café, noisette , caramel. Excellente brown ale.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Samuel Adams Hazel Brown is a very clear, deep reddish brown ale topped with a dense, off white foam that has outstanding retention and lacing. Caramel, toffee and hazelnut are in the first sniff. There is some roastiness and maybe some grass. Soft, dry and medium bodied, it leaves the tongue a little chalky. This is bursting with hazelnut. It’s not huge or overpowering. The flavors all melt very well. There’s just enough bitterness to avoid seeming sweet at all. This is so smooth and easy. It could be a session ale any time.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pumpmaster (1131) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Harvest Collection 12-pack purchased at Total Wine for $13.99 Very good!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snownirvana (70) - - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle into Sam Adams glass. A: very sweet malt. App: dark brown carmel with an amber hue. T: sight coffee and toffee, with carmel in the middle and a fresh, nutty, pale aftertaste. One finger tan head P: fairly crisp with some firm bubbles.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Phillies08Champs (692) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle from sampler case Peg bought. Pours medium brown sith red and orange highlights. nose is caramel, coffee, and weak hazelnut coffee. first sip is similar big brown malty flavors with hints of vanilla.finish is clean.


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