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Samuel Adams Hazel Brown - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams Hazel BrownSamuel Adams Hazel Brown

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821 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 821
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%


Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 07-24-2012)
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Reviews by Star80:
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Star80

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours out a dark brown color with a tan head. Can see some head clinging to the glass which looks nice.

S - Smell is overwhelmingly hazelnut, some faint toffee notes.

T - Taste is extremely nutty, some toffee notes in there. Not particularly complex as it vaguely taste like stale flavored coffee. However I do detect some faint pipe tobacco notes which do make things slightly more interesting.

M - Mouthfeel is adequate.

O - Overall an unwelcome addition to the variety pack. I got to hand it to Sam Adams for always trying new ideas but it also seems like their variety packs are always saddled down with a horrible style or two. I have to admit I don't like hazelnut at all and on second tasting I don't think it is too terrible considering the strength of that flavor but wished they could have included something else a little different, the smoked beer etc.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 02:21:27 | More by Star80
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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

03-08-2014 19:53:55 | More by Karibourgeois
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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Ohio

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California

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
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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

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North Carolina

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4/5  rDev +11.4%
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Appearance:
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.

Aroma:
Hazelnut through and through. Light chocolate and english toffee notes sneak in. It's simple and effective.

Taste:
Honestly, you really need look no further than the aroma notes... Clean hazelnut, with light toasted peaty character. Chocolate is noticeable, but just barely.

Mouthfeel:
A bit thin, but creamy and easy to drink. Clean finish even a bit zesty.

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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!"

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Samuel Adams Hazel Brown from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 821 ratings.