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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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BA SCORE
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864 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 864
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 12
Gots: 44 | 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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stampfler07

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

10-15-2012 03:06:08 | More by stampfler07
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Dark amber, off white head that is maybe 1/8" off the body. Looks little simple.

Smell: Smells of light coffee with touch of caramel. Little light if you ask me.

Taste: Complex, very rich in a nutty feel.it is unique and quite tasty. Slight caramel feel and bit a of coffee. Has a complex taste that is slight over whelming. Little sweet but maintains it's bitter feel that is extremely likeable.

Mouth: Medium to heavy, super smooth.

Overall: Great beer, this is one of those beers that you get a lot for your money. It isn't strong or an imperial that ok...what matters is, is that it is quality. Rare you a product this good and this easy to find especially for the price. Salud!

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2012 02:30:23 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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tronester

Oklahoma

3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear reddish brown with a thin light tan head. Smell is mostly hazelnut, and maybe a little chocolate. Taste is initially very sweet, with some strong hazelnut flavor after that. Next is some toffee, and then some light espresso. The finish is slightly nutty and earthy. Mouthfeel is average. Overall a very interesting beer, I hope they keep it and have it again next year.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2012 00:53:57 | More by tronester
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blmar311

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +11.4%

10-14-2012 20:49:54 | More by blmar311
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SonOfKyuss

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

10-14-2012 19:16:56 | More by SonOfKyuss
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Musicjack


4/5  rDev +11.4%

10-14-2012 18:50:36 | More by Musicjack
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Mojoman8561

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

10-14-2012 12:06:14 | More by Mojoman8561
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EclipzHorizn

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

10-14-2012 01:55:42 | More by EclipzHorizn
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MouldyCrow

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

10-13-2012 21:41:06 | More by MouldyCrow
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PoppyRobison

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

10-13-2012 21:23:55 | More by PoppyRobison
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Tone

Missouri

3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, dark brown color. 5/4 inch head of an off-tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong sweet malt, nuts, hint of roasted malt, hint of hop, and slight pale malt. Fits the style of an American Brown Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong sweet malt, slight wheat, hint of hops, nuts, and a hint of pale malt. Overall, good appearance, feel, and aroma. The biggest flaw is that the wheat metallic flavor is slightly off-putting.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 14:05:55 | More by Tone
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crobinso

Colorado

4/5  rDev +11.4%

10-13-2012 11:15:40 | More by crobinso
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TrickyxMick


3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

10-12-2012 22:13:58 | More by TrickyxMick
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Scandoppelganger

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

10-12-2012 05:05:38 | More by Scandoppelganger
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a light to medium brown color with a big billowy tan head. The head has very nice retention and slowly fades over time as the big bubbles trapped within the head pop. Once the head recedes it leaves a medium level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is sweet and has an interesting mix of aromas. It is big of a sweet toffee and caramel with notes of some brown sugar sweetness and a lighter roasted smell. With this, there is an almost apple cider sweet smell. The spices and the sugary smells bring this on. Finally there is a lighter nutty aroma in the nose which, when combined with the rest, gives a very sweet and pleasant aroma.

Taste – The taste starts with a smooth roasted malt and sweet and buttery toffee flavor. A nice roasted hazelnut flavor along with some caramel soon meet the tongue and combined with the toffee and roast. These flavors take the taste to the end where they are joined by some lighter spice flavors as well as some earthy hop flavors. While these enter the taste, the hazelnut flavor gets even stronger and leave a pleasant sweeter roasted nut flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the creamier side with the carbonation level being on the lower side of the spectrum. The creamy body is fantastic to the flavor profile with the carbonation level, being on the lower side, allowing all the roasted and nutty flavors to really be sensed by the tongue.

Overall - Very easy drinking and quite tasty. A pleasant drinking brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 00:46:48 | More by Darkmagus82
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daliandragon

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is the latest newbie in the rotating spot in the Sam fall mixed twelve. Brown ales are usually pedestrian but I like the addition of hazelnuts as a change of pace. Nose is sweet with sweet malt and creamy hazelnut extract. Not much head or lace on top of a transparent brown body.

Standard brown ale with a medium body and a touch too much carbonation. the hazelnuts add complexity and a touch of smoothness. There are some late breaking hops to reckon with as well. More complex than most browns for a nice change of pace. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 00:46:34 | More by daliandragon
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Pjev11

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

10-11-2012 20:47:50 | More by Pjev11
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

10-11-2012 05:02:25 | More by Chucker17
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mtackIPA

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +11.4%

10-10-2012 23:48:16 | More by mtackIPA
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a brownish-copper with a half finger of head that dissipates very quickly. Hazelnuts are clearly present in the nose. The modest sweetness of hazelnuts are also present upfront in the flavor. There is a subtle touch of bitterness on the finish that is a very nice accompaniment to the sweetness, indeed.

This offering is a bit thin, but there certainly has a tasty side to it in spite of the thinness.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 06:11:14 | More by 57md
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JHendu

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.4%

10-10-2012 01:41:40 | More by JHendu
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought as part of a mixed 12 pack. Brown ales can be found all over, but the hazelnut in this one gives it a nice touch. Smells a bit nutty with a roasted aroma. Taste is medium bodied, some nice roastiness and the hazelnuts really come through, along with a touch of caramel and toffee. Nice balance and finish, a nice change of pace for a usually boring style.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 00:21:28 | More by oriolesfan4
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outsider

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

10-09-2012 22:40:02 | More by outsider
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michaelwinstead


4/5  rDev +11.4%

10-09-2012 18:03:00 | More by michaelwinstead
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

10-09-2012 16:23:45 | More by shockrocker65
Samuel Adams Hazel Brown from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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