ahem (5) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - SEP 28, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
great--i would likely buy this regularly were it available but it is not.
daknole (9224) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
strap (437) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - SEP 26, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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
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dlihcsnatas (306) - Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
jehoesefat (276) - Poway, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
ryrpat (133) - Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decent beer but i lacked the smooth finish. The malty taste was better than most but just didnt finish how it should have
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tgncc (2830) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
ESBob (358) - Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a mild brown with off white head. Aroma was clearly hazel nut with roast malt as well. Taste had a combo of hazelnut and toffe, malt as well. They nailed the taste, but if you don’t enjoy hazelnut, might not be your cup of "tea". A bit thin, but relatively smooth finish.
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Light brown pour with a finger of khaki head. Nice nutty, sweet nose. Hazelnut, light vanilla, toast, and a touch of chocolate. Caramel sweetness. Flavor is quite sweet. Hazelnut, vanilla, and caramel. A touch of fruit, some chocolate, and toast.
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear brown with thin lacy head. Very hazelnutty aroma. Caramel and hazelnut flavor. Bubbly on the tongue.