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

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864 Ratings
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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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pschul4

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Hazel Brown? Nailed it. Very brother with a nice white frothy head that laces well

S- Lots of brown, just a little bit of hazel. Sadly Not getting as much hazelnut as I'd like out of the nose

T- Everything the nose leaves off the mouth takes advantage of. Tons of hazelnut flavoring here. Loving this

M- Could be smoother but nothing wrong with where it is

O- Very very tasty. Probably my favorite out of the Mix pack

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2012 02:14:16 | More by pschul4
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pooogy

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-28-2012 02:03:28 | More by pooogy
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

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

12 oz.

Pours a reddish brown with an eggshell inch head, slow dissipation.

Smells of lightly toasted grains, caramel, buttered bread and nuts.

Slightly toasty and brown sugar sweet with a whisper of hazelnut and some mildly bitter dry hoppiness. Cocoa in the finish.

Medium body with soft carbonation over the tongue.

A drinkable and enjoyable brown ale with just a hint of hazelnut, this is pretty good and enjoyable. Though its not groundbreaking, I can't think of another brown ale that is really leaps and bounds ahead of it. Certainly worth having.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 21:42:39 | More by Cylinsier
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dgeebs07

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

08-27-2012 01:34:41 | More by dgeebs07
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

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

12oz bottle served in a glass beer mug.

L - clear amber color with a off-white head that thinned to a ring.

S - hazelnut with sweet toffee.

T - sweeter tasting brown ale with lots of hazelnut flavor.

F - medium bodied, crisp and refreshing.

O - good fall beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 00:07:29 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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chim52chim

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

08-26-2012 23:59:16 | More by chim52chim
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carteravebrew

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

08-26-2012 23:37:15 | More by carteravebrew
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Wally1912

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-26-2012 21:04:08 | More by Wally1912
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stinadez


4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

08-26-2012 20:53:31 | More by stinadez
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.4%

08-26-2012 19:51:05 | More by Davepoolesque
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mfigueroa713

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-26-2012 19:18:11 | More by mfigueroa713
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Lordquackingstic

New York

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

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Dark mahogany brown with a half a finger of white head. Lacing is minimal and carbonation is medium by the looks of it.

S: Freshly brewed hazelnut coffee with a slightly spicy side to it. They definitely hit the nail on the head with the aroma for this one, it smells awesome.

T: The hazelnuts hit the palette first followed by a dark coffee roast flavor. Slightly sweet malts play backup and don't overpower the brew. Just enough hop bitterness to keep it interesting. Not picking up the spiciness that I got on the nose, but I'm not deducting points for that. This is pretty solid.

M: Medium carbonation with a long and lingering hazelnut coffee finish.

O: I've always had a problem with SA, but I'm starting to respect them more in recent times. This is definitely the best one I've ever had by them (followed by Norse Legend, which is also very solid) and I would love to see six packs or bombers of this, but that's probably not going to happen. The one gripe I have with SA is that I HATE buying their variety packs just to get two beers of a style I want to try. Fucking take out the Boston Lager and the other year round and keep it to the seasonal varieties!

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 17:55:14 | More by Lordquackingstic
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frankiepop

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I just ripped Samuel Adams for their Pumpkin Beers and their safe approach with a lack of flavors in recent years. This also is a quiet beer, but Hazel Brown has a nice smooth sweet nutty flavor and texture that some may love. I merely like. This is a subtle beer. The flavor will not overwhelm you.

This is a good fall beer. Nice job Sam. Hey guys maybe a little less in the number of varieties and a little more quality. You're starting to behave like a macro beer company throwing shit at the wall to see what sticks.

So what goes with Hazel Brown? I recommend a dose of Bach's music.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 13:09:48 | More by frankiepop
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WaydeRafnel

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-26-2012 03:41:17 | More by WaydeRafnel
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duff247

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-25-2012 23:24:48 | More by duff247
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greyghost86

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-25-2012 19:35:32 | More by greyghost86
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heizerbjj

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

08-25-2012 18:53:18 | More by heizerbjj
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-25-2012 14:54:48 | More by deapokid
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rcatalano

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-25-2012 02:18:10 | More by rcatalano
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-24-2012 19:52:17 | More by jaidenjb
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Rich540

California

3/5  rDev -16.4%

08-24-2012 19:31:18 | More by Rich540
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tpauer

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-24-2012 00:51:18 | More by tpauer
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EigenBeer

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-24-2012 00:32:17 | More by EigenBeer
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KingBiscuit

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-23-2012 00:17:07 | More by KingBiscuit
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber color, approaching brown, about a finger of head that fades rather quickly, bubbles slightly larger than normal, no lacing on the glass.

Smell has a huge aroma of toffee and nuttiness, the hazelnut does come through rather well to make the aroma more complex than your typical brown ale, hops are unsurprisingly lacking.

Taste is big on the roasted malt front, the hazelnut is still well represented yet not as big as it was on the nose, toffee, bit of a burnt malt bitterness in the aftertaste, body is thin but a fairly assertive carbonation distracts from it.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2012 20:51:54 | More by deltatauhobbit
Samuel Adams Hazel Brown from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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