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RATINGS: 324   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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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2.9
luttonm (6634) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2013
12oz in MA. Light greyish brown. Big perfume aroma, hazelnut coffee creamer. Oddly artificial or pumped up nut malts. Liquid tootsie roll essence. Strong bodied but not my favorite.

3.4
obguthr (6587) - 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.

3.3
blutt59 (6576) - 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

3.3
Pailhead (6543) - 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. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, it’s a little on the sweet side for me.

3.3
Suttree (6484) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2012
This was in a six pack of Noble Pils that I bought. Apparently someone really wanted a single Noble and put this one in it’s place. So, Surprise Rating! Thanks, Food City guy who is kind of a jerk! Anyway, smells nice enough - Hazelnut, toffee and caramel, plus some coffee. Flavor is kind of a roasted pecan, hazelnut, some coffee and a dryish, woody finish. Now I don’t have buy the Fall mix pack.

3.5
Boutip (6483) - 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.

3.9
jgb9348 (6433) - 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.

3.7
nuplastikk (6414) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2013
12oz bottle. Filtered copper-brown-amber body. Steady, foamy off-white head. Big toffee, caramel tones. Really has a big hazelnut flavor, this is a beer they should make sixpacks out of. Surprisingly impressive. Medium bodied, drinkable. Bold flavors, balanced sweetness.

3.5
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.

4.2
dwyerpg (6365) - 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.


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