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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle. Garnet with a beige head. Caramel and grain aromas. Strong, toasted caramel flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBear11D (364) - Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2013
The Hazel Brown pours a very deep amber brown with a thick, frothy sand-colored head that lasts and lasts leaving thick lacing. The aroma is hazelnut and spice. The flavor is dominated by hazelnut with spice and a touch of pine hops. This brown is packed with flavor. I am definitely amazed with how much this brew has to offer. Definitely worth trying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dlbeer (845) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle. Brown pour with white head. Smells of toasted malts and nutty. Nutty taste with caramel and toffee. Nice, easy drinking brown. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wmubronco1992 (688) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle from Sam Adams mixed 12 packs. Pours a dark reddish amber. Large tan head. Big sweet nutty aroma. Sweet nutty flavor. I don’t know much about hazelnuts, but I’m imagining that this is what they taste like. This beer is certainly all about nuts and that’s OK. I found it tasty. Palate was on the thin side, but still a nice seasonal beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1840) - Granville, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Mahogany pour with a light head. Aroma is hazelnut. Taste is caramel malt followed by roasted hazelnut flavor. Little sweet, very tasty. Nice lacing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dodgrblu (708) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Sampler Pack, tons of sligthly-sweet nutty aroma, with a nutty finish. Very effervescent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndrewOD (15) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Poured a 12oz bottle into a snifter. Pours a deep brown color with a very light bubbly head. Subtle aroma of coffee and chocolate but the aroma is somewhat funky like a tootsie roll. The taste is much better than the smell. Instantly crisp mocha flavor that quickly dissipates to nothing with zero aftertaste. It leaves me wanting more full flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
seymour (1830) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Tasted from 12oz brown bottle, part of the fall seasonal mix-pack, into a nonic pint glass. It poured a beautiful clear deep reddish brown colour with fluffly, long-lasting beige foam and fine lace. The brewers’ description is fairly accurate: caramel, toffee, hazelnut, blah, blah, blah...but you know what it really smells and tastes like? Tootsie Rolls. It’s EXACTLY like liquified Tootsie Rolls. Medium body and carbonation, stickly pudding mouthfeel, lingering malty aftertaste. A bit too syrupy sweet for my taste, but overall a tasty and memorable brown ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Haslinger (902) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2013
12 ounce bottle from a sample pack. One of the best new Sam Adams creations I have tried recently. mellow but with a good twist of hazelnut in the initial taste. Good coffee like finish. Would buy again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JustPlainLogan (58) - Galveston, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Not my favorite Sam Adams, but I found it to be a good beer to drink with dessert. Drank this while eating a hazelnut biscotti, and the salted caramel and toffee was exactly what the biscotti needed. The only drawbacks to the heavy, heavy caramel taste is the aftertaste.

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