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

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Ratings: 898
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 15
Gots: 53 | 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

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Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 07-24-2012

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Ratings: 898 | Reviews: 195
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3.77/5  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.

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3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

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Appearance: Reddish/brown/amber; clear; big frothy beige head; long lasting

Aroma: Roasted malts; slight hazelnuts and chocolate (cocoa); coffee

Taste: Malty and nutty on start; creamy; quick move to dry, nutty notes in the middle with some bittersweet chocolate notes; finishes nutty and slightly dry

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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