Samuel Adams Hazel Brown - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.58/5 rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
I'm not a big fan of hazelnut beers but this is pretty good, if not great and a bit simple.
Copper-brown, it has a medium pale tan head soon thinning to ring.
Aroma is strong toasty, slightly caramelised bread crust, barley with strong hazelnut, bit of wet bread & earth.
Taste is toasty caramelly-earhty up front with hazel soon joining. The hazelnut is firm but not overpowering, it's pretty balanced and his toasty-bitter-sweet finish and aftertaste.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2014 23:27:13 | More by Offa
4/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Clear, deep mahogany body allows the active carbonation levels to take center stage. Respectable beige head hangs around for awhile before fading to a thin ring and leaving light lacing behind.
Hazelnut through and through. Light chocolate and english toffee notes sneak in. It's simple and effective.
Honestly, you really need look no further than the aroma notes... Clean hazelnut, with light toasted peaty character. Chocolate is noticeable, but just barely.
A bit thin, but creamy and easy to drink. Clean finish even a bit zesty.
I was caught completely caught off guard with this one. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Easy to drink, tasty (so long as you enjoy hazelnut), and a super smooth body make this a fantastic. I found this in a sampler and have not seen it in its own sixer which is a bit disappointing - this deserves a slot on the shelf all to itself. At this point, I should probably mention the enjoy by date on the botte is January. I'm reviewing in Febuary. I can't wait to get my hands on this and see hw much better it will be "brewery fresh!"
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2014 05:25:38 | More by alphagnome
Samuel Adams Hazel Brown from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 812 ratings.