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RATINGS: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (6231) - 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 wasnt 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2012
The beer pours a clear, dark brown color with an off-white head. The aroma is full of toffee and some hazelnut character. The flavor is very similar. There is a good amount of sweet chocolate and toasted nuts, as well as a hint of toffee and caramel. The beer is very sweet and has no real hop character to it. I also get a light hint of mint, but that may be my imagination. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (6143) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Aroma is nutty malts and grains. The flavor is hazelnut, toffee, malts and a mildly tart finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (6131) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2012
(12oz bottle thanks to Blutt59) clear medium to light brown, wispy tan bubbles with soapy edge bubbles. Nose of rich hazelnut, sweet cream, nutty, fairly rich. Taste of hazelnuts, nutella spread, brown sugar, nice finish. Really good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (6130) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2012
Bottle: Poured a clear brown color ale with a rather large off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of light caramel malt with light traces of hazelnut. Taste is a pretty easy to drink mix of light caramel malt with some notes of hazelnut and light residual sugar. Body is a bit light with good carbonation. Easy drinking with limited complexity.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (6123) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Pours dark brown with a bronze hue and large beige head. The aroma has lots of hazelnuts, heavy toast/roast malt, some coffee bitterness and moderate sweetness. Really nice and pleasing aroma. It has a medium smooth body that has a bit of roughness when the lightly sharp carbonation hits. The flavor starts with nice toasted malt, heavy hazelnut, cream and roasty bitterness. The finish has more bitterness (malt?, hops?), pepper and heavy nuttiness. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (6123) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle. Dark almost cola-colored brown pour with a medium, frothy tan head. Aroma is hazelnut, caramel, soft chocolate and dessert notes. Rather appetizing, to be honest. Taste is chocolate and hazelnut, hazelnut cake, caramel and more dessert notes. Touch of bitterness here. Body is medium with a moderate, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more dominant hazelnut, chocolate, cocoa notes, coffee, hazelnut cake and light earthiness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RobertDale (6023) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 4, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours reddish brown with a nice biege head. Aroma of sweet malt, nuts, caramel, and chocolate. Taste is similar. Just a bit too sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (6006) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Moderately strong aroma of soil, clay, and nuts, more pecan than hazelnut. Clear brown, medium tan head. Nutty flavor, astringent. Nice earthy nuttiness but falls flat otherwise.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5980) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Rich deep brown coloured body with a thick, three centimetre tall tan head and a nice copper glow at the bottom. Aroma of coffee, nuts, earth, malt, pistachios, hazelnuts and a lot of nutty depth - very nice. Medium-bodied; Slight coffee flavours up front with a rather large bitterness, but the caramel and earthy malts follow behind with a super strong hazelnut flavour that persists. Aftertaste shows quite the depth with the malt and nuts really coming through, a little bit of sugar and some minor bitterness at the end. Overall, a great nut brown with an amazing hazelnut flavour throughout. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle pulled from a sampler case, purchased from Costco in Arlington (Pentagon City) on 20-October-2013 for US$25.99/24 pack, sampled at home a few steps away from Costco on 15-December-2013.


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