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RATINGS: 331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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FROTHINGSLOSH (7697) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a ruby-brown color with a medium sized foamy brown head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was sour nut, a strong vegetal presence and a hint of dark fruits. The flavor was definite hazelnut with toffee, sour caramel, a hint of vegetal malts and cocoa. Long finish of hazelnut and cocoa. Medium body though somewhat undercarbonated. Ok.

3.4
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Bottled. Poured clear, medium reddish-brown with a tall, creamy off-white head. The aroma picked up sweet hazelnuts, bready notes, and toffee with light, fresh earth and vanilla around.. nice. The flavor found more hazelnuts plus caramel, vanilla, and biscuity malts at the core.. dry earthy bitterness and more vanilla around.. went back to the hazelnuts on the finish. Light-medium bodied and scratchy on the palate.. a bit watery on the middle.. overall a decent drinker, but not much more.

3.6
AirForceHops (7144) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 26, 2012
12 oz. bottle from Fall 12 pack. Used a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Typical medium brown color with real thin head. Normal amount of carbonation. Light hazel nut and light chocolate. Taste is above average with lingering hints of Hazelnut coffee, vanilla and toffee. Not overly sweet and balanced nicely. Body is on the lighter side of medium. Nicely done and I wanted another so... it drinks pretty well for me.

3.6
Iphonephan (6952) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Poured from a 12 oz bottle at home. Pours a dark reddish brown with a tan head. Toffee aroma. Hazelnut flavor is noticeable but nicely balanced with caramel malts. Quite tasty.

3.6
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle:   Ruby colored brown, large foamy eggshell colored head, nice lacing.   Soft hazelnut and toasted malts on the nose.   Somewhat of a spritzy tongue, malty, toasty, with soft hazelnuts.   Decent beer so far, only wished it were a bit sweeter and a bit more malty/chewy.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes with lots of Hazelnut, slight bakers chocolate, and toasted malts.   Overall a nice Brown Ale, very little hops.   Enjoyable.


3.4
wlajwl (6749) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Aroma is nutty malts and grains. The flavor is hazelnut, toffee, malts and a mildly tart finish.

2.7
kramer (6682) - 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. Ill take a pass on this one if a second go around comes.

3.3
blutt59 (6562) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2012
bottled, almond brown color with no head, aroma is maltedmilk chocolate and roast flavors of mostly tootsie rolls, roast and malty, dry finish

3.8
Patrickctenchi (6556) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Clear, red-copper with a creamy tan head. Caramel, cola aroma....sweetly nutty. Hazelnut/toffee flavor....malty.... Increasing nuttiness as it warms.... A real pleasure.

3.3
Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Courtesy of northernbrews

Bottle: The aroma consists of cocoa, hazelnuts, caramel, and some vanilla. It pours a transparent orangish-brown with a small off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with cocoa and caramel. The finish has light-moderate hazelnuts and vanilla extract. Its medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, its a little on the sweet side for me.


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