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

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Ratings: 882
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 12
Gots: 50 | 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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Photo of LXIXME
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Big light brown head quickly falls into a decent carbonated lacing above a clear reddish amber colored beer.

Big hazel nut aroma pretty much drowns out anything else.

Big hazel nut taste pretty much over powers anything else.

Light dry aftertaste that brings with it some of the hazel nut on this medium bodied brown ale.

Ok for a bottle or two but really wouldn't want to drink to much of this stuff, although it might be pretty good with the right food pairing.

LXIXME, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of GMB
3/5  rDev -16.4%

GMB, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of Brad007
4.05/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This comes in the latest mixed 12 pack from Samuel Adams.

Pours a mild brown with a thin head into my glass. One can see through the body a bit. Wonder if it's thick?

Nutty aroma with a touch of brown sugar (or is it molasses?) in the nose. Perfect fall beer to me.

Ditto on taste. Sweet and nutty with a chewy texture. Very tasty. House yeast peeks through a bit but not enough to ruin the flavor profile.

Lingering chewy malt and nutty goodness serve to impress. Tasty. Carbonation is a bit high though.

One of the better ales available in the current 12 pack. Check it out!

Brad007, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of Bpierso1
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Bpierso1, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of DaveOB
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

DaveOB, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of buffcityx
4/5  rDev +11.4%

buffcityx, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of rfgetz
4.05/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a chestnut brown, with thin cap of khaki tinted head. Scent if sweet toffee, toasted nuts and hazlenut extract. Taste mellows out the expected sweetness and artificial/extract notes found in scent. Nutty toffee and hazlenut play very nice together... really enjoying this as I hope for cooler and dryer weather. Medium bodied, bubbly, a little more heft would do some good. All in all, impressed with the taste of this beer.

rfgetz, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of Fakexican
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Fakexican, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of Beefytits4
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Beefytits4, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of Kerrie
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Kerrie, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of Larrydoherty
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Larrydoherty, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of thebrood1987
4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Definitely get the sweet smell of hazelnut and deep rich almost burnt roasted malts. Velvet sweet rich roasted malts mixing in with the quite sweet hazelnut. It ends with the Noble spicy hops with a bit of earthy hops from the east kent goldings.

When I had the first beer that was in the mix pack I thought it was a bit too sweet and the hazelnut extract came off a little cheap but now with this second beer I'm appreciating the beer more. The sweetness of the hazelnut and rich roasted malts blend in really well together and the Noble hops really come through at the end with the spicy bitterness. I'll definitely be glad to have it again in another mix pack.

thebrood1987, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Into a pint glass:

A: dark brown body that leaves a half finger white foamy head that lasts for a good minute. Some foamy rings are left in the lace.

S: nuts, malts, and light toffee.

T: previously mentioned flavors with some light chocolate.

M: medium with nothing harsh on the tongue. It is very drinkable.

O: this is a pretty good beer that I won't have a problem drinking the rest.

BeerKangaroo, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of harlotry
4/5  rDev +11.4%

harlotry, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of sparx1100
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

sparx1100, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of acevenom
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Samuel Adams perfect pint glass. Pours clear toffee brown with a three-finger length eggshell colored head. The head retreats at a moderate pace. Some lacing is left on the side of the glass and a cap of head is left atop the beer. I can pick up aromas of caramel malt and hazelnut. It is not a strong aroma. The flavors of hazelnut and caramel malt hit the mouth right at the start. It's mildly sweet and very nutty. The nutty character from the hazelnut remains in the aftertaste. I also pick up some hops on the back end. The body is light with moderate carbonation. The drinkability is high. This is a very good beer.

acevenom, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of jkermitj
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

jkermitj, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of tjsdomer2
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: Thin, but dark nutty brown with a red tint. Foam is decent, but lacing and carbonation are lacking.

Smell: Strong, roasted hazelnuts with a bit of toffee.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Pleasant roasted hazelnuts with a bit of coffee. Mouthfeel is extremely thin though. Given the smoky flavor, this is quite unbalanced.

Overall Drinkability: This is an ok beer with hit-or-miss qualities.

tjsdomer2, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of KenRapoza
3/5  rDev -16.4%

KenRapoza, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of Milkysunshine
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Milkysunshine, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of jumbopanda
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

jumbopanda, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of Kunstman
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Kunstman, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of fisherbray
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

fisherbray, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of mothman
2/5  rDev -44.3%

mothman, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of Trent
1.5/5  rDev -58.2%

Trent, Sep 02, 2012
Samuel Adams Hazel Brown from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 882 ratings.