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RATINGS: 332   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarkSachon (949) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2013
12 oz bottle from the Fall 2013 sampler case. This is a really mellow and rich brown that deserves high marks for craftsmanship. Let’s hope Sam Adams keeps these types coming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Bottle. Clear reddish amber pour with a small white head. Big hazelnut aroma. Not overly sweet. Smooth crisp palate. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (4006) - - SEP 28, 2013
Clear brown with large fluffy beige head. Nutty caramel aroma. Nutty bitterness with a bit of unsweet caramel. Low hops.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ahem (10) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - SEP 28, 2013
great--i would likely buy this regularly were it available but it is not.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Medium brown pour with a very light brown head. Loads of hazelnuts, sweet grain, caramel malts. Not vey complex but it delivers what it promises.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
strap (754) - Sindelfingen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2013
Save the hazelnut flavoring for the coffee. It's way too overpowering here. One of the worst Sam Adams I've tried...up there with the Cherry Wheat ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dlihcsnatas (625) - Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2013
I have been drinking this one from samplers for a few years so not sure how I keep missing to add my rating of it. Anyways.... Light brown to dark amber brew with a very strong smell of roasted nuts. The aroma makes it seem like it is going to be something great and at first sip it is. It is very strong on the hazelnut flavor with a thick wonderful feel over the tongue but that is where the great part ends. The afterwards is very dry and bitter making me want a different beer to wash it down. Can’t say I hate it because I do drink them every year in the sampler 12 pack, so it is good but with a flaw.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jehoesefat (363) - Poway, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Malty, semisweet aroma, hints of caramel. Pours clear ruby/copper with a thin tan head. Nice balance of sweet and sour flavors, ends with caramel/toffee sweetness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryrpat (329) - Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Decent beer but i lacked the smooth finish. The malty taste was better than most but just didnt finish how it should have ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (3100) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2013
The aroma is pure hazelnut, some cocoa powder. The appearance is clear ruby/brown,off white head. The flavor is hazelnut, toasted malt, cocoa. The finish is nutty, cocoa, light roast. Medium in body. Not bad, a straight up representation of the style, not as good as some other examples.

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