Popvar (3) - - SEP 29, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Almost like drinking a piece of candy. The hazel nut, toffee, and caramel really complement each other well.
maxwelldeux (2720) - Spokane, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Damn... I was really surprised to find this one from Sammy. This is the Nutella of beer. Hazelnut and chocolate notes to this come in both taste and smell. Itís so easy to drink...
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.
brittanynl (42) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2012 Burnt orange color great lacing taste of vanilla and hazel nut itís like a drinkable dessert so enjoy! Hazel nut bias! So if you donít like hazel nut you wonít like this at all
MarkSachon (435) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle from the Fall 2013 sampler case. This is a really mellow and rich brown that deserves high marks for craftsmanship. Letís hope Sam Adams keeps these types coming.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Samuel Adams Hazel Brown is a very clear, deep reddish brown ale topped with a dense, off white foam that has outstanding retention and lacing. Caramel, toffee and hazelnut are in the first sniff. There is some roastiness and maybe some grass. Soft, dry and medium bodied, it leaves the tongue a little chalky. This is bursting with hazelnut. Itís not huge or overpowering. The flavors all melt very well. Thereís just enough bitterness to avoid seeming sweet at all. This is so smooth and easy. It could be a session ale any time.
Mat42m (160) - orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells incredible. Dark roasted nuts. Sweet taste upfront. Medium body. Finish is toasty nut finish. Sort of spicy and the finish lingers. I was surprised and greatly impressed with this beer
Stampion (126) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great beer. Really tastes like chocolate and hazelnut in a good way. A great dessert beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
TheBear11D (104) - Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The Hazel Brown pours a very deep amber brown with a thick, frothy sand-colored head that lasts and lasts leaving thick lacing. The aroma is hazelnut and spice. The flavor is dominated by hazelnut with spice and a touch of pine hops. This brown is packed with flavor. I am definitely amazed with how much this brew has to offer. Definitely worth trying.
obxdude10 (1945) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer pours a rich, ruby brown color with a soft, but thick and pillow-like tan head. The nose is full of roasted malt, caramel, nuts, toffee and bread. The body is velvety smooth and very drinkable. The flavors are absolutely delicious, with a smooth and balanced character. I taste plenty of caramel malt and toffee, with hints of nuts, whiskey and rye. The finish is semi-sweet, with more notes of nuts, caramel and toffee. This is probably one of the best brown ales Iíve tasted.