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

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Samuel Adams Hazel BrownSamuel Adams Hazel Brown

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Ratings: 880
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.8%
Wants: 12
Gots: 49 | 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)
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Photo of BenZ
4.08/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not a huge SA fan, bought the mixed twelve pack on a whim. This was the highlight of the pack. The nuttiness was just right and blended with the other flavors perfectly. The octoberfest was ok, as was the ipa, but this one was just right. Would buy a sixer of this for sure. Solid brew.

BenZ, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of TheFunGuy
3.14/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Purchased in the fall combo pack. Poured a thick, but not cloudy, very nice and dark brown. The head is tan-ish white and the small bubble head, about 1/32 inch, stayed there for five minutes.

The smell is malt and hazel. I could not smell hops, but I know other reviewers did. The hazel did not smell overpowering, but it bordered on strong.

The taste is malt at the tip of the tongue, with hazel rolling over the rest of the tongue. I did not get any hop/bitter until I swallowed, and then it was a faint bitter.

The overall effect after you swallow is meh. It just wasn't the good where you keep the glass in your hand for the next taste.

The look is great, the smell is pretty good, and it is down hill from there.

Thinking as I finish this, has anyone tried eating it with chocolate bars or chocolate cream pie? Just an idea, I have not because I thought of it too late.

TheFunGuy, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of ChipMurray
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

ChipMurray, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of CMOrak
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

CMOrak, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of Sazz9
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Sazz9, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of rgille2
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

rgille2, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of ujsplace
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

ujsplace, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of magine
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

magine, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of Weston19
3.76/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams glass

A: Bownish Amber, started off with a pinky sized head that diminished into about a quarter of that size. Beer is clear with moderate carbonation.

S: Malty, roasted nuts, caramel, toffee, sweet. A very pleasant and subtle smelling beer.

T: Well balanced. No bitter aftertaste, malty, hint of sugar, toffee, caramel, and has a nutty aftertaste.

M: Clean, no strong aftertaste, smooth, minimal alcohol taste.

O: Very smooth and tasty beer. Easy to drink and has enough flavor to drink several at once. Definitely enjoyed this one.

Weston19, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of gr0g
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark chestnut-brown. A couple fingers of foam cap it. Pretty nice head retention, while the clingy foam leaves some nice lacing. Nutty aroma of hazelnut is immediately apparent. Otherwise, this is generally malty on the nose with a trace of roast character. As long as you're a fan of hazelnuts, you'll probably find this to be nicely aromatic.

Flavor features a strong note of hazelnut upfront then segues into a mild bitterness. Hop bitterness holds up well amidst an otherwise malty flavor profile. Kind of lifeless toward the finish, as the initial rush of flavor fades to black. Mouthfeel takes a hit due to carbonation that's somewhat harsh, taking a while to settle down.

Broadly similar to Rogue's Hazelnut Brown Nectar. If this were offered in six-packs, I'd probably pick it up every once in a while, and it would be a solid value alternative to the aforementioned Rogue offering. As it stands, it's a worthy addition to the Fall seasonal pack.

gr0g, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of RWLawman
4/5  rDev +11.7%

RWLawman, Aug 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

remitrom, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of Dracarys
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Dracarys, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of FreshButterbeer
4/5  rDev +11.7%

FreshButterbeer, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of Punisher
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Punisher, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of jonaspb
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

jonaspb, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of Jekyll
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2nd up off of the fall mixer from Sam adams. Not a big brown fan but I enjoyed this. Must be the hazlenuts of which I ironically hate in any liquid form. Very subtle smell and flavor of the hazlenuts balanced well with the roasted malts. Tasted a lil chocolate as well though the coffee tastes as advertised eludes me. Hits all the right notes and I look forward to it getting a little more cooler so I can enjoy a few note of these.

Jekyll, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of HisBoyElroy
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

HisBoyElroy, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of elglueckert
4/5  rDev +11.7%

elglueckert, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of ronbo5421
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

ronbo5421, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of drinking12many
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

drinking12many, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Spartan13, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of TheMrFarnham
3/5  rDev -16.2%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of jham915
4/5  rDev +11.7%

jham915, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of brett606
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

brett606, Jul 04, 2013
Samuel Adams Hazel Brown from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 880 ratings.