Samuel Adams Hazel Brown - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.1/5 rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.
A - Pours nicely with two fingers of pretty dense head, lots of lacing that lasts. Dark brown, but not murky.
S - Hmm. Better than expected, lots of hazelnut obviously, and some caramel and chocolate. Not charred chocolate like you might expect in lots of beers like this, but chocolate chocolate.
T - Wow! Pleasantly surprised. The head tastes even more of hazelnut than the beer itself, almost makes you want to swish it around to make more head. But who knows, I like a flavor to have some pop, but maybe too strong or singular for some people's tastes who prefer a lower profile. Also, that same non-burnt chocolate taste.
M - Medium carbonation, very creamy. In a good way.
O - Again, pleasantly surprised. One of the better browns I've had. Some people say the Brewer Patriot has gotten cocky with their seasonals, and if that's true, this may have brought them back from there. And if you love hazelnut, dive right in.
Serving type: bottle
09-15-2012 05:26:07 | More by punky796
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4.48/5 rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
12 oz. bottle poured into sensory glass. Pours a clear, deep reddish brown color with a tan head that stays a while before leaving a fair amount of lacing.
Smell is heavy on hazelnut, sweet malt, toffee, and chocolate.
Taste is of hazelnuts and very well balanced sweet chocolate and toffee with some hop bitterness. In the mouth, smooth, creamy, and medium bodied.
Overall, an excellent brown ale that uses hazelnut as well as any beer I've had. Should be available year-round in six packs. Well done.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2014 00:12:58 | More by HuskerTornado
Samuel Adams Hazel Brown from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 861 ratings.