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RATINGS: 326   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (3301) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear brown with thick, creamy beige head. Aroma is cereal and cookie malts, light toffee, hazelnut, floral notes, and some fig. Flavor is dry, toasted malts, light caramel, dark fruit esters, and toasted nuts; dry finish. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
toml219 (203) - California, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Poured into a shaker. Brown pour smell of nuts. Hazelnut taste just an okay brown ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (797) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle. I bought this variety pack and I'll be damned if I don't rate all six of these. Pours clear, chestnut brown with 1 finger of frothy khaki head that lasts forever. Aroma of grass, biscuit, a little bit nutty. Not the beer's fault, but doesn't smell like anything that's going to excite me. A little more toffee and lightly sweetened roasted nuts as it warms - okay, I'll be an adult and reserve judgment. Tastes somewhat sweet, light bitter finish, some more roasted, almost chocolatey notes. Short, pleasant finish. Light-medium body, average carbonation, creamy, almost milky texture. Overall: I was ready to dismiss this one almost before I started, but it's been my favorite of the set - enjoyable. Still, based on this I'm not going to be seeking out Sam Adams variety packs again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (1830) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Clear, dark ruby red with a large khaki head and excellent lacing. Aroma of toffee, bread, hazelnuts and brown sugar. Taste of toffee, brown sugar, nuts, caramel and grass. Medium/full body and low/medium carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Rated on 10-26-2013 (Bottle) When poured into my glass, the head is medium sized and smooth with a beige head. The body is transparent, amber, fair amount of lacing, and slow rising carbonation. The Aroma is caramel malt, nutty and sweet. The Taste is sweet, caramel malt, hint of spice, nutty, and lightly roasty. This beer has a short dry finish. The Palate is smooth and this beer is light-medium bodied. Overall, this beer is a quaffable session beer, worth trying and a beer I would drink again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (4924) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 26, 2013
This bottled brew from a grocery store poured a small sized head of foamy light brown colored bubbles that were and left behind a typically carbonated hazy with floating yeast chunks light cola brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The nice aroma was nutty and brown malt. The semi-flat crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a medium malty aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of hazelnut sweet and brown malt. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dacrza (484) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2013
DATE TASTED: October 11, 2013 ... GLASSWARE: Kisatsky’s Tavern pint... OCCASION: drinking--enough said...APPEARANCE: dark brown body supports a dreamy white lacing; effervescence slows to a small stream of bubbles... AROMA: oaky, nutty fragrances merge with subtle, sugary/caramel hints to give the brew an intriguingly welcome wrinkle to the usually blander genre; a bit astringent at times...PALATE: medium-bodied, reasonably creamy and suitable for a crisp fall evening such as this...TASTE: toffee, sweet caramel and vanilla swirl to a palatable balance; moves beyond the average brown...OVERALL: a surprise in a mix pack of seasonals; I found this to be a beer I’d revisit when hosting Thanksgiving this year--and I believe the guests would appreciate it as well...

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sitzds (280) - - OCT 25, 2013
From the bottle at a party. No assessment of appearance. Aroma was caramel, hazelnut, maple syrup. Flavor is sweet malt, hazelnut, faint hop spice. Light to medium bodied, neither thick nor thin, high carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
luttonm (2138) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 23, 2013
12oz in MA. Light greyish brown. Big perfume aroma, hazelnut coffee creamer. Oddly artificial or pumped up nut malts. Liquid tootsie roll essence. Strong bodied but not my favorite.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheLevi4000 (63) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Wow pleasantly surprised with this. A 12 pack was broken up and was able to pick up just one of these and wasn’t expecting much. I was thinking that it would be like a lot of beers that advertise a flavor and not deliver. Totally wrong nice brown ale with noticeable hazelnut flavor.


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