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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (4412) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle to pint. Looks solid; a transparent brown with light beige head that quickly dissipates into lacing. Smells of hazelnut.Tastes the same with a bit of hops. Average on the palate. Better than I expected.

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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4280) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Appearance: Pours a translucent, amber-brown body with a reasonable-sized, ivory-hued head.

Smell: Well, hazelnuts, to be precise, with the brown ale backing notes smelling of roast, toasted breadcrusts, and caramel (even a bit of cocoa). Very soft fruitiness. Light tea-like notes delivered by the hops.

Taste: The aforementioned toast, roast, and sweetish caramel (oh, and the cocoa powder) maltiness dialed back just a bit by a bite from the spicy, herb notes imparted by the noble hopping. And, of course, thereís the hazelnut flavoring. Standard SA house yeastiness. Semi-dry, nutty, malty finish.

Mouthfeel: On the light side of medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Not too thick, not too thin, with just the right about of suds.

Overall: A tasty brew. Why, itís like a Hazelnut Nectar with the nigh unmistakable SA house yeast character.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (4163) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Pours mahogany into a Sam glass. Tan head with excellent retention recedes leaving scant spiders. Sweet hazelnut aromas. Sweet hazelnut and caramel upfront turning dry in the lasting toast, roasted nut and earthy hop finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4144) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2012 The aroma is nutty with hazelnuts, roasted malt, caramel, and toffee. There is a light hopping. The appearance is medium, brown with a two finger head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is typical. Overall a nice beer but slightly watery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4126) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Had this 12oz bottle from one of those Sam Adams box-sets. Poured a creamy brown color with an off-white head. Aroma was pretty distinct hazelnuts with some nice roasted nutty character and some sweet toasted malts. Flavor was hazelnuts, with some toffee and caramel. Perhaps it is a bit artificial, but I enjoyed the brew enough I think.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4123) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2013
12oz bottle. Filtered copper-brown-amber body. Steady, foamy off-white head. Big toffee, caramel tones. Really has a big hazelnut flavor, this is a beer they should make sixpacks out of. Surprisingly impressive. Medium bodied, drinkable. Bold flavors, balanced sweetness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (4079) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Bottle. Dark amber pour, with an off white head. Quite sweet, toffee, hazel nut, musty malts, and sugar. Not easily drinkable, taste is ok.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4032) - Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2012
12oz bottle. Medium brown color. Smells of sweet toasted sugar and a nutty character. Flavor is heavy hazelnut extract. A touch of chocolate malts in the finish.(3444)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2013
On tap at Tylerís, Apex. Semi-translucent brown pour, modest carbonation and some nice (and appropriate) stickiness. Nose is softly nutty, and has indications of a solid and balanced brown beneath. True to form, itís not overly sweet and gives a nice impression of roasted nuts from a street vendor, a few of them candied, with a dry and modestly hoppy finish.


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