1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Samuel Adams Hazel BrownSamuel Adams Hazel Brown

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

850 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 850
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 12
Gots: 39 | FT: 1
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)
View: Beers (127) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 850 | Reviews: 192 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by chinchill:
Photo of chinchill
chinchill

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle dated best before Feb. (2013) and served in a Unibroue snifter.

Pours a clear ruby-brown, with a weak beige head that leaves a moderate amount of lacing.

S: plenty of hazelnut here, along with caramel, toffee, and a touch of hops. [4.25]

Taste: {4.25] The hazelnut component is still in the forefront, but with a nice roasted nut aspect. Enough hops to add some spiciness, but not quite enough to fully tame the sweetness. Not overly sweet, however, but instead lightly sweet at a level that seems appropriate for the other aspects of flavor.

M: Light-medium body; moderate carbonation. A bit too thin.

Overall: a surprisingly good hazelnut brown. Bettered by the world-class Rogue Hazelnut but closer in overall quality than I expected, even from this highly reliable brewery. Improves with warming.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2012 00:29:30 | More by chinchill
More User Reviews:
Photo of yuenglingfan101
yuenglingfan101

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

07-10-2014 20:36:44 | More by yuenglingfan101
Photo of ffshore545
ffshore545

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-06-2014 22:19:10 | More by ffshore545
Photo of Goldfishman
Goldfishman

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

07-06-2014 12:40:13 | More by Goldfishman
Photo of Beerlover
Beerlover

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

07-04-2014 05:30:05 | More by Beerlover
Photo of joegard
joegard

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-04-2014 00:44:07 | More by joegard
Photo of drwatson32
drwatson32

Ohio

5/5  rDev +39.3%

06-29-2014 03:04:10 | More by drwatson32
Photo of NCStateAE
NCStateAE

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-28-2014 00:20:52 | More by NCStateAE
Photo of Brendan1984
Brendan1984

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

06-25-2014 18:17:47 | More by Brendan1984
Photo of jonny1138
jonny1138

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

06-21-2014 21:44:58 | More by jonny1138
Photo of RyanCrawford
RyanCrawford

Colorado

3/5  rDev -16.4%

06-19-2014 17:25:54 | More by RyanCrawford
Photo of JeffSK
JeffSK

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -16.4%

06-09-2014 01:39:16 | More by JeffSK
Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
ArsMoriendiOU818

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-07-2014 23:03:52 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
Photo of tsgooch79
tsgooch79

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-30-2014 18:57:11 | More by tsgooch79
Photo of astronautjones
astronautjones

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-30-2014 00:09:14 | More by astronautjones
Photo of DCocco86
DCocco86

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-24-2014 01:29:36 | More by DCocco86
Photo of KevMo84
KevMo84

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-23-2014 19:10:43 | More by KevMo84
Photo of Bluegrass49
Bluegrass49

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.4%

05-21-2014 13:40:55 | More by Bluegrass49
Photo of Danny1217
Danny1217

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-19-2014 05:14:27 | More by Danny1217
Photo of Kubrickx
Kubrickx

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

05-18-2014 14:26:34 | More by Kubrickx
Photo of Dudon
Dudon

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-13-2014 13:59:13 | More by Dudon
Photo of Svendozen
Svendozen

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -16.4%

05-06-2014 03:21:04 | More by Svendozen
Photo of jedijezus
jedijezus

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-05-2014 16:02:27 | More by jedijezus
Photo of h4ger
h4ger

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

05-02-2014 01:34:19 | More by h4ger
Photo of blackcompg
blackcompg

Illinois

3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a quick finger of light tan head, body is a translucent reddish amber, a little carb in toe body, some decent webbed lacing after the session.

Smell - Hazelnuts right off the bat, touch of breadcrust, light toffee, and whiff of chocolate.

Taste - Much like the nose, hazelnuts, light roast, some dark toffee, and some light minerals in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Lighter side of medium, almost medium carb is smooth over the tongue with some bright edges along the sides and back of the tongue, a very easy drinker.

Overall - A pretty good beer actually, very pleasantly surprised. Drink it fresh though, I forgot about one for a few months and the mineral like flavors take over.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 02:46:53 | More by blackcompg
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Samuel Adams Hazel Brown from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 850 ratings.