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RATINGS: 326   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.


Lightrider's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lightrider (270) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Bottle into a goblet. Aroma is that of malt and hazel nut. Pour is a nice dark brown gold with a nice brown head. Taste is hazel nut with an earthy malt. Finish is a clean nutty malt, a very nice ale.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1325) - 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 (4354) - 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 (3603) - 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 (69) - 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
hockeybeerguy (910) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (201) - CROATIA - MAR 16, 2014
Nice brown ale with nice caramel, hazelnut taste. I have only seen it the winter sample packs which is a shame since I would buy this beer on its own.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (4687) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Tap. Pours a clear light chestnut brown body under a small wispy off white head. The nose is really sweet and loaded with hazelnut, smells a bit artificial. The flavor is just as sweet as expected, tastes like hazelnut coffee with a light nuttiness and some caramel on the finish. A little too artificial and sweet with not enough body to back up the flavoring. Light bodied with soft fizzy carbonation and a too long lingering hazelnut finish. I’ll take a pass on this one if a second go around comes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerfest5 (1062) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 17, 2014
12 oz bottle from winter sampler pack. Poured a thin brown into the pint glass, overwhelming aroma of roasted hazelnuts. You better like that taste if your going to try this one. Nice caramel malt smoothness combines with the richness of the hazelnut and makes an enjoyable beer but not a session ale, the flavor becomes cloying and too sweet for having more than one or two.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smcolw (529) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Modest starting head. Shrinks to ring lace. Clear, brown color. Smells like burnt molasses with hazelnuts. Lots of toast. Sweeter taste with a strong deep roast of hazelnuts. A bit sweet. Thin bodied and high in the carbonation. Short aftertaste. Relatively non-descript.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brandon1989 (228) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2014
this beer pours a brown color with a nice thick tan head that leaves lots of lacing. the aroma was hazelnut, nuttiness, coffee, caramel, chocolate. there is so much sweetness in the aroma. the flavor is identical to the aroma. this beer is very good in my opinion and i highly recommend it,


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