rader58 (900) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 27, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark honey color. Aroma of hazelnut, caramel, vanilla, peat. Flavor of Hazelnut, caramel, with a touch of dark chocolate and vanilla. I really enjoy this brown ale. ronaldtheriot (1920) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Samuel Adams Hazel Brown has a very thick, creamy, beige head and a clear, bubbly, brown appearance, with some lacing left behind. The aroma is of hazelnut, roasted, sweet malt, and coffee. The flavor is of hazelnut coffee, sweet malt, some underneath bitterness, wood, and even a beer taste sneaking in. Mouthfeel is medium, and Samuel Adams Hazel Brown finishes soft, mostly dry, mellow, and easy drinking. Overall, this is very good, and I think it’s worth a try. RJT
jandd1983 (4276) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Sampled at the Artisans Craft Beer Festival 2012. It poured an amber brown color with a tan head. The aroma was caramel, bread, with light brown sugar and some nutty notes. The taste was medium sweet caramel-molasses, lightly spicy and nutty with a very light bitter earthy finish. bbbeer (811) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2012
More red than brown, medium lingering tan head. Strong aroma of roasted nuts, malt, caramel. Medium body, creamy feel, small amount of carbonation. Flavor caramel coffee, roasted malt. Not bad but maybe a tad too sweet. jbruner (4697) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Pours a translucent brown with decent tan head and moderate lacing. Aroma of hazelnut and roasted malts. Taste is like hazelnut coffee creamer. Decent and intetesting, a good step outside the box for sam adams.
joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 24, 2012
12 oz. bottle. It pours an orange/brown with a small off white head. The aroma is pleasantly toasty with notes of hazelnuts. Pretty dry. The flavor is a bit sweeter with stronger notes of hazelnut creamer and toasted malt. The body is medium. Pretty simple and straight forward. I appreciated that this wasn’t too cloying with the artificial hazelnut flavor you get with these kind of brews. The emphasis was more on the dry, toasty malt. Pretty enjoyable brown ale. williamstome (1868) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Dark brown, foamy offwhite head. Nutty caramel aroma. Very nice! Flavor is a bit bitter but nutty. Palidor19 (3186) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2012
this beer emphasis the hazel nuts it is silky and smooth with more malt than hops. their is a bit of soapy flavor at the middle. still its taste reminds me of autumn. Fatehunter (2561) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Poured into a pint glass. Finger of head, clear amber color... not a hint of brown color.
Rich smell. Nutty and roasted coffee beans.
A good nutty taste; hints of chocolate, coffee and bitterness. Pretty good.
Crisper body and moderate carbonation.
A descent brown ale. An actual brown colored beer would help though. drjay44 (3682) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium well retained ivory head, with some lacing over a clear light brown(SRM 18) body.....nose is heavy roasted hazelnut, lighter toffee/caramel.....taste is strong hazelnut, slight toffee/caramel, finishing slightly dry....mouth feel light, carbonation low. The nutty aroma and flavor, while pleasant, dominate the malt and hop back bones too much. I would prefer more balance and complexity. BJCP 7/3/13/4/6