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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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Ratings: 880
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.8%
Wants: 12
Gots: 49 | 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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2/5  rDev -44.1%

Tom_Quartararo, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of schoolboy
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Don't get me wrong, this is a well made beer, but I really don't like it. The nut flavor is out front and bold - like a strong hazelnut coffee. Underneath that is a nice brown ale. The aroma doesn't fully give away whats coming at you in the nut taste.

For some reason is it relatively flat in the glass. I spilled a little from my glass and I wont consider it alcohol abuse - I would prefer to steer clear of this in the future.

schoolboy, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of Hibernator
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Samuel Adams Hazel Brown
12 oz brown bottle
February is notched on the side label
Served in a 20 oz tulip glass

Pours a chestnut brown with a decent khaki colored head on top that quickly turns to a thin lace around the glass.

Whiffs of flavored coffee and malts.

This beer is malty with syrupy caramel flavors with hints of toffee. I think the most distinctive trait about this particular brown ale are the strong hazelnut notes. There is also a vanilla sweetness mixed in there as well. The finish provides a mini hop snap.

A pretty average beer for the style. There is nothing here that leaves a lasting impression, but I'm glad I tried it.

Hibernator, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of ssjkyle
3/5  rDev -16.2%

ssjkyle, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of coz
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

coz, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of Nightrain87
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Nightrain87, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of BeerTaster727
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

BeerTaster727, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of Zorro
3.18/5  rDev -11.2%

Clear brown colored ale with a small tan colored head.

Smell is sweet with caramel scent on toasted bread. Slight coffee scent and the scent of hazel nuts. Little bit of chocolate scent, smells like Nutella on toast.

Starts out dry and yeasty. Mild chocolate, nuts and a little caramel. Mildly bitter. Tastes like nuts.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall average, not a favorite.

Zorro, Aug 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

musicman7070, Aug 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

mmars010, Aug 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

LouDogg114, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of spinrsx
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%

12oz Bottle from CJ's Potsdam NY for 2.50$

Appearance - Clear dark brownish red colour with an average size fizzy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 4 minutes.

Smell - Malts, nuts, toffee

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel/toffee, and hazel nuts. There is also a hint of chocolate and some faint hops. It ends with a malty sweet aftertaste.

Overall - A very solid beer that I would drink again. It has an interesting taste that makes it worth picking up to try at least once..

spinrsx, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of CloudStrife
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Best by Jan.

A: Pours a clear ruby brown with a frothy 2 finger white head. Some visible carbonation, decent lacing on the glass.

S: I get the hazelnut and plenty of roasted malt. Definitely some carmel, chocolate and toffee in there. A little fake smelling.

T: As with the smell there is certainly some hazelnut in this brew. A little lackluster in its depth. Mostly get the malt and nuttiness from it.

M: Light to medium body, a little watery and thin. A brew like this needs some more creaminess.

Overall its not a bad beer by any stretch, just could use some more character. Fits well in the mix pack but I wouldnt seek this out.

CloudStrife, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of George75
3/5  rDev -16.2%

George75, Aug 28, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -51.1%

kevmcdin2003, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of areich6
4.28/5  rDev +19.6%

A: pours a dark bronze/ brown color just like a good brown ale should.

S: can smell a small amount of toffee/ caramel sweetness. Whats there is good but it is somewhat faint.

T: very sweet caramel and toffee taste, just like the smell but much stronger.

M: little carbonation and pretty thin, fairly standard for a brown ale.

O: very solid brown ale overall one of the best offerings from Sam Adams that I have had.

areich6, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of pschul4
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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

pschul4, Aug 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

pooogy, Aug 28, 2012
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3.83/5  rDev +7%

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.

Cylinsier, Aug 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

dgeebs07, Aug 27, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +11.2%

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.

JoeyBeerBelly, Aug 27, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

chim52chim, Aug 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

carteravebrew, Aug 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Wally1912, Aug 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

stinadez, Aug 26, 2012
Samuel Adams Hazel Brown from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 880 ratings.