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RATINGS: 327   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wxman (1393) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Pours a clear cola brown color with a full rocky antique lace head. Hazel nuts quite noticiable in the aroma along with caramel malts. Taste is sweet roasted and caramel malts, hazelnuts, nutmeg and a butterness that rounds it out nicely. Good effort!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - AUG 10, 2012
12 oz bottle from an assorted 12 pack. Pours a clear dark amber with a small off white head. Aroma is hazelnuts and caramel. Hazelnuts and coffee are the predominant flavors. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayOfBeer (659) - El Cerrito, California, USA - AUG 9, 2012
bottle: brown with small off-white head. Aroma is hazel nutty, bready, malty, and a little hop spice. Flavor is nutty with a chocolate roast grain, caramel and a slight hop spice at the end. Sweetness dominates with big malty mouth feel. Heavy but nice flavoring.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2012
12 ounce bottle from the fall sampler. Pours a clear chestnut color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of nuts, sweet caramel and a cinnamon-like spice. The taste is nuts, caramel, faint hops. Medium bodied. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oscbert (1009) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 9, 2012
~Chocolaty hazel aroma with light sweet caramel. Pours a clear light brown with reddish tints and a quickly disappearing off white head. ~Light roasty flavor with chocolate and hazelnut, light caramel sweetness. ~Med body, med high CO2, dry roasty finish. ~I didn’t like this as much a few days ago, but now having it after cookies it is much better. Enjoyable

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
steve1966 (105) - Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2012 Was really looking forward to this one as I remember Longshot from the late 90s being one of the best beers I have ever enjoyed..... Expectations were high so this was a letdown. As a brown ale its better than Newcastle almost tastes like a basic dark beer. Best thing about it was the smell hazelnuts of course. Some cocoa Thin taste though Sweet at first but got very thin bot much going for it. That said between this or Bud I would take a 6 pack as a brown ale its good I just was expecting Hazelnut Longshot part 2 and was let down. Just another dark beer and thats ok. Even the Octoberfest I tasted last night was kind of watery and bland strange. Second one a cuople months later was a bit better perhaps a couple months in the bottle helped it or I was ready for it again a pretty good beer just not as good as I remember the Longshot can’t imagine this is the same beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours an amber brown color with a thick, light tan head. The nose is very nutty with lots of hazelnuts. The flavor follows suit with notes of bread and light caramel. Medium to full bodied with a dry but lasting finish. Decent brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pico76 (1) - Vernon Hills, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2012 does not count
Nutty, sweet medium bodied brown ale with sweet caramel toffee notes. Very easy drinking, flavorful ale that can be enjoyed on any occasion. Sam Adams Harvest Seasonal pack, never too early for Fall brews.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2012
bottled, almond brown color with no head, aroma is maltedmilk chocolate and roast flavors of mostly tootsie rolls, roast and malty, dry finish

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (1970) - Richmond, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Bottle from variety pack. Pours clear, dark, almost cola brown with a frothy, resilient, eggshell colored head. Aroma of hazelnut, toast, and hay. The taste is semi-sweet dominated by hazelnut, but also has a decent hop presence. Light-medium bodied and kind of fizzy. Overall a bit thin nearly across the board, and the flavor combination is little bit of a mess, but it’s still decent and very drinkable brown.


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