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RATINGS: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stampion (238) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2012
A great beer. Really tastes like chocolate and hazelnut in a good way. A great dessert beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBear11D (365) - Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (5640) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2270) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2012
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 I’ve tasted.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregwilsonstl (2108) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Smells strongly of hazelnut. Tastes like hazelnut. Clear brown. Medium body. This is one of the best Sam Adams I can remember.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keanex (1789) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Best before February, 2013.
Appearance: This is a beautiful looking beer from the clear mahogany body to the creamy tan head that fills out my pint glass and slowly dissipates into a creamy coating and some tan lacing. This is how a brown ale should look!.
Aroma: This also smells wonderful, slightly sweet of hazelnuts with a light roasted aromas. I love this and any hazelnut coffee drinker should as well.
Taste: Light caramel and toffee are on the intro with a mild rasted hazelnut flavor leads into the finish. This is balanced well and very drinkable, I love this.
Palate: Medium bodied, a bit thin on texture, with crisp carbonation.
Overall: Sam Adams nailed this one, I absolutely love this. If this made it into 6 packs year round I would buy one often. Well done!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerandhockey8 (354) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - SEP 15, 2013
From 12oz bottle to lager glass. Pour is a deep copper, thick white head with active carbonation. Nose is caramel, malt, bread, toffee, slight chocolate. Taste is a mixture of bitter and sweet, light body with a thick creamy feel. Just right amount of carbonation, finishes very sharply. Great beer, Sam Adams kills this Harvest Sampler pack.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ROBC3366 (148) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Pours a dark brown with a beige head. Smells of hazelnut coffee and tastes of creamy buttery chocolate roasted coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Nice clear brown w/ a tan head. Very strong hazelnut and toffee aroma. Very pleasant sweetness, nice mild finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
garrison (811) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Alright, part of the seasonal batch purchased at Remke/Biggs - This is a sweet, haxel infused session brew. I like it!

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