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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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Got this in the seasonal 12-pack at Krogers on Broadaway. Red-Brown. Medium. beige head. Aroma: Malts, hazelnut. Flavor: Hazelnuts, earth, caramel. Sweet, hazelnut and spice finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mat42m (160) - orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Smells incredible. Dark roasted nuts. Sweet taste upfront. Medium body. Finish is toasty nut finish. Sort of spicy and the finish lingers. I was surprised and greatly impressed with this beer

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mikesaum (596) - Newark, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Pours clear browm with a khaki head. Aroma is nutty, caramel, some cocoa. Taste is not as not, mostly caramel malt and am odd metallic finish, thin watery body. Meh

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ozarkspops (368) - - OCT 6, 2012
Clear dark amber brown. Head reduces quickly with no lacing. Nutty and malty aroma. Taste is chocolate, nutty. Mild malt finish. ---Rated via iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewDad (5005) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin head. Nice sweet malt aroma with a very very light hint of nut to it. This is a tasty brew and i can see it be a tad higher in nut flavor.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2534) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Dark copper color, medium head and fair lacing. Hazelnut nose and flavor. Dry, a little roasty and heavily astringent, weird bitterness. Generally unpleasant tasting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnyoski (444) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle. Pours a light brown color with a small tan head. Sweet caramel and hazelnut aroma. Great malty taste a pleasant hazelnut finish. Hints of cocoa and nutmeg are also there. Watery texture with average carbonation. This brew really exceeded my expectations...one of my favorite S.A offerings.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzuriel (1349) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Sam Hazel Brown pours a rich red brown with a head of white bubbles that dissapates rapidly. Nose is a sweet rich nutty caramel blend of deliciousness. Body is lightly fizzy. Taste is nutty and not at all sweet. Very good beer that is not too dry and not as syrupy sweet as the nose. Finishes cleanly with just a hint of nuttiness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bconch (295) - - OCT 4, 2012
Nice aroma of sweet hazelnuts and roasted malts. Taste isn’t quite as nice as the nose. Mouthfeel is creamy. Hops on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2372) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2012
Part of their 12-pack Harvest Collection for 2012. Pours a clean copper colour with an off-white fizzy head that has better retention than I expected (from all the fizziness - like pop). Not much lace. Typical nut brown ale scent at first, but then, the hazelnut aromas come out a little. Nice mix of caramel and roasted malts, all well-blended with the hop for flavours. Oh wow... loads of hazelnut in the finish. Was not expecting this, as most brown ales with the word "nut" in them, do not really taste like nuts, but more like hints of them. This one is really hazel-nutty. Not usually a fan of nut brown ales, but because of this, I am a fan of this one. Yes, I am a sucker for flavoured beers.


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