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

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Ratings: 893
Reviews: 194
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 14
Gots: 51 | 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:
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(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 07-24-2012)
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3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a nice deep amber color with an off white head with good retention
S-caramel, low hop aroma
T-great caramel flavor that leads into roasted toffee
M-medium bodied
O-great tasting beer, one of the better beers I have had from Sam Adams. Look forward to having this beer again

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of burnstar
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a nice dark brown with a good sized and very persistent head. Smell is mostly grassy hops. Maybe a touch of hazel nuts if you know to look for them. Pleasant caramel and toffee brown ale taste. Hazel nuts are again very much in the background but do add a pleasant touch of complexity and a little roundness to the taste that is noticeable in the late middle to finish. Pretty well carbonated and medium bodied. Pretty drinkable and overall a good brown ale with a minor twist.

Photo of KajII
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Dimpled Mug]

The pour was a clear medium brown with an average (1-2 finger) light brown creamy head that reduced down to a medium film and large collar with fair runny lacing.

The aroma was most definitely loaded with Hazelnut and also had a toasted caramel malt and a sweet earthy yeast with notes of caramel, toffee and a slight coffee roastiness.

The taste was malty, nutty and lightly sweet with a hint of caramel early on, with the finish possessing a mild toffee presence and a roasty coffee ending. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow with the roasty sweet nutty taste fading ever so slowly into the back ground.

Mouthfeel was a step or two below medium in body and quite creamy in texture with a good solid medium carbonation.

Overall a fantastic, unique tasting Brown Ale that had all the flavors blending so well that it made this drinking experience simply wonderful. Only thing I wish is that they sold it in six packs year round...

Photo of smcnulty1981
3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: 1 finger of a whitefish head that dissipates fairly quickly with little to no lacing deep brown red color very clear with lots of carbonation

S: the smell was a little disappointing it does have some hazelnut smell but was lacking any malt or hops in the nose I thought the hazelnut would be a little more prevalent

T: the taste reminded me of a hazelnut coffee with some cream the hazelnut flavor was clearly there followed up by a typical brown ale malt flavor the nuttiness of the brown ale fits well with the hazelnut

M; the body was a good medium with good carbonation fairly easy to drink

O: hazelnut is a good addition to a brown ale but it would seem that to really get the hazelnut flavor more would have to be used

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of chilidog
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Sammy glass. Brown, tan head that did fade. Lace was less if at all vs other SAMs.
Aroma of nuts, hazel, a little maple and brown sugar.
Taste was sweet and nutty.
Mouthfeel thank goodness was actually crisp and clean. The brew could of been thicker but that may have left you just to much nut.
I enjoyed the beer more than I thought, they layed off the maple which I thought this beer would be full of.
Overall not a bad brew though I wouldn't six it.

Photo of kylehay2004
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single finger head on deep amber body. Nuts, caramel, chocolate malts and breads. Flavors of chocolate, hazelnut, chestnut, caramel and bready malts. Medium body and high carbonation. Not a bad beer really. Drinkable but a little too sweet. Better than I was expecting from Sam adams for one of their side bar beers.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of tviz33
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle in to a Bandwagon Brewpub pint glass

A- Pours a clear brown body with a one finger khaki head that goes away quickly.

S- Nuts, nuts, nuts.

T- Roasted nuts and lots of malt make up the taste. Fairly sweet.

M- The nutty taste provides smoothness and density to the mouth, but overall I really think it could stand to be thicker.

O- Another Sam Adams easy drinker. A great fall beer to sit out on the porch and relax with on a cool day.

Photo of jcparish88
3/5  rDev -16.4%

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