RateBeer
overall
88
95
style

bottled
available

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


rollinsr's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rollinsr (387) - Atlanta, - OCT 10, 2012
Pours a darker brown witha thin layer of tan head that quickly fizzles away. Aroma is milk chocolatey malts with a touch of hazelnut in there (reminiscent of Nuttella). Taste is smooth and rich with more of the nutty and chocolate malts with a lingering hazelnut aftertaste. This is a great brown that has tons of flavor.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alliance100 (799) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Draft - pours a medium transparent brown color . Mild hazelnut aroma . Taste is pretty sweet , artificial hazelnut flavoring . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 3, 2014
12oz bottle - I really, really enjoyed every aspect of this beer, but the true treasure is in it’s delivery of the hazlenut/sweet malt combo in a great way. It reminded me in a way of SA’s Chocolate Bock, in how it delivered that classic chocolate flavor yet still kept it’s beer roots. This beer delivers what might just be THE best flavor of hazlenuts in a beer this side of Rogue’s Hazlenut Brown. Really hoping this starts getting some exposure in 6-packs and not just being added in on the 12-pack Harvest collection.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
I didn’t know buckwheat wasn’t wheat. Oh well. Had a mini Greens tasting. I’d passed for a while cause these are 6.50 for 500 ml of gluten free...weirdness, as it turns out. His "Dubbel" really fell into no style. Looked like a Dubbel but had an odd sweetness above hints of belgian yeast and an even odder sour note that wasn’t enough to be cool - just enough to be off."

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1820) - - AUG 9, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-12-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a light to medium brown color with a big billowy tan head. The head has very nice retention and slowly fades over time as the big bubbles trapped within the head pop. Once the head recedes it leaves a medium level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is sweet and has an interesting mix of aromas. It is big of a sweet toffee and caramel with notes of some brown sugar sweetness and a lighter roasted smell. With this, there is an almost apple cider sweet smell. The spices and the sugary smells bring this on. Finally there is a lighter nutty aroma in the nose which, when combined with the rest, gives a very sweet and pleasant aroma. Taste – The taste starts with a smooth roasted malt and sweet and buttery toffee flavor. A nice roasted hazelnut flavor along with some caramel soon meet the tongue and combined with the toffee and roast. These flavors take the taste to the end where they are joined by some lighter spice flavors as well as some earthy hop flavors. While these enter the taste, the hazelnut flavor gets even stronger and leave a pleasant sweeter roasted nut flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the creamier side with the carbonation level being on the lower side of the spectrum. The creamy body is fantastic to the flavor profile with the carbonation level, being on the lower side, allowing all the roasted and nutty flavors to really be sensed by the tongue. Overall - Very easy drinking and quite tasty. A pleasant drinking brown ale.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HuskerTornado (31) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 14, 2014
12 oz. bottle poured into sensory glass. Pours a clear, deep reddish brown color with a tan head that stays a while before leaving a fair amount of lacing. Smell is heavy on hazelnut, sweet malt, toffee, and chocolate. Taste is of hazelnuts and very well balanced sweet chocolate and toffee with some hop bitterness. In the mouth, smooth, creamy, and medium bodied. Overall, an excellent brown ale that uses hazelnut as well as any beer I’ve had. Well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1419) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
Surprisingly rich, despite a kind of malaise in the glass. Nutty, amber, dry and reflective of a nice malt, toast experience.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4643) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Quite surprised by how tasty this was. Not nutty at all, the sweetness is faint. More than anything else this is creamy. A good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3646) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 25, 2014
Quite nice too. Very smooth but interesting in shape. NIce aroma and enjoyable at the TV also.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
cafgen (144) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Really flavorful beer. Nice creamy head. You can smell the sweet and nutty ingredients. A really tasty beer. Would rate it as one of my favorites if I could buy and drink a six pack, but because it's a flavored beer I would only have one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (2264) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance was a dark brown body that leaves a half finger white foamy head that lasts for a good minute. Some foamy rings are left in the lace. The smell had nuts, malts, and light toffee. The taste took the previously mentioned flavors and added in some light chocolate. The palate sat about medium on the body with nothing harsh on the tongue. It is very drinkable. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that I had no problem drinking the rest.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 34


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50