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RATINGS: 332   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2606) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (4822) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Pours mahogany into a Sam glass. Tan head with excellent retention recedes leaving scant spiders. Sweet hazelnut aromas. Sweet hazelnut and caramel upfront turning dry in the lasting toast, roasted nut and earthy hop finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2012
12oz Bottle. The pour was a clear medium brown with an average (1-2 finger) light brown creamy head that reduced down to a medium film and large collar with fair runny lacing. The aroma was most definitely loaded with Hazelnut and also had a toasted caramel malt and a sweet earthy yeast with notes of caramel, toffee and a slight coffee roastiness. The taste was malty, nutty and lightly sweet with a hint of caramel early on, with the finish possessing a mild toffee presence and a roasty coffee ending. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow with the roasty sweet nutty taste fading ever so slowly into the back ground. Mouthfeel was a step or two below medium in body and quite creamy in texture with a good solid medium carbonation. Overall a fantastic, unique tasting Brown Ale that had all the flavors blending so well that it made this drinking experience simply wonderful. Only thing I wish is that they sold it in six packs year round...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TizzleJizzle (731) - Garland, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle. Poured a reddish brown color with a light tan top that lasted throughout. Taste was extremely complex: nutty, caramel, vanilla, toffee, roasty, and delicious. Medium to low carbonation. Smooth finish. Damn good brown!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Aroma of nuts, malt and sweet chocolate. Pours brown with a light head. Taste is sweet but not thick. Great malty chocolate and nut tastes. Great nut brown.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (1071) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Poured from bottle. Aroma of coffee and brown sugar. Great lookin mahogany with lacing tan head. Coffee, toffee, hazelnut flavors with caramel, butter and brown sugar as well. My only gripe is that it has a bit watery feel. Otherwise, great stuff.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Popvar (3) - - SEP 29, 2012 does not count
Almost like drinking a piece of candy. The hazel nut, toffee, and caramel really complement each other well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
improvjock (325) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle. Aroma of hazelnut coffee, roasted malts, and spices. Flavor is complex, creamy, rich, and malty, with hazelnuts, toffee, coffee, and spices. Pretty good, but maybe a bit too sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brenn79 (1723) - Idaho, USA - SEP 28, 2012
12 oz. bottle- Pours dark brown with a nice creamy light tan head. Aroma is very nutty, malt, creamy, spicy. The taste is the same, the Hazel nuttiness really resonates. I do have to say it kind of tastes like imitation hazel extract or something, instead of the real thing. This beer is still quite nice. Carbonation is higher than it has to be, body is a little light. Overall I liked it, a good sittin’ around a warm fire beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5780) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2012
(12oz bottle thanks to Blutt59) clear medium to light brown, wispy tan bubbles with soapy edge bubbles. Nose of rich hazelnut, sweet cream, nutty, fairly rich. Taste of hazelnuts, nutella spread, brown sugar, nice finish. Really good.


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