Samuel Adams Hazel Brown - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.1/5 rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Aroma: This beer comes as advertised. All hazelnut. "It's a bit nutty" to quote Austin Powers. I get a little earthy background hop aroma and some peanut-like aromas but hazelnut is what dominates.
Appearance: Shoe leather brown pour with ruby edges. A lot off-white head that fades and leaves a sticky film on the surface.
Flavor: More hazelnut! The flavor reminds me of Nutella on wheat toast. A little bit of sweetness but fades to some bready and chewy flavors that round out the palate. There is a bit of background hop bitterness and it's dry enough that it's not overly sweet. But the nutty and bready flavors dominate. Balance is to the malt. Finish is dry.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. The carbonation helps improve the perception of dryness.
Overall impression: A drinkable novelty. I wouldn't want it all the time but perfect for the time of year and it lives up to the label. Worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
09-09-2012 19:01:51 | More by mattcrill
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