Hazel's Nut House Ale
Wisconsin Dells Brewing Co.

Hazel's Nut House AleHazel's Nut House Ale
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Style:
American Brown Ale
Ranked #434
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
84
Ranked #30,952
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 18.98%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
26
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Wisconsin Dells Brewing Co.
 
Wisconsin, United States
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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 26 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by FBarber:
Photo of FBarber
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of scaliasux
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of matjack85
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

One of 4 beers inside a variety pack case of 12 bottles from the Wisconsin Dells Brewery (3 of each). No freshness date on any of the bottles.

The beer poured a dark brown color with a 2-finger creamy tan head that stuck around awhile and left some moderate lacing.

Big time hazelnut aroma. It smelled like one of those iced hazelnut coffees from McDonald's.

The hazelnut flavor was not as strong as the hazelnut smell but it was still the dominant flavor of this beer. Mild coffee, mild chocolate, and mild hop bitterness round out the rest of the flavors.

Smooth and creamy with a medium body and higher than average carbonation.

Haven't been impressed with most of the offerings from this brewery, but this one is pretty good.

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Photo of brandoman63
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Faunland
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of enelson
4.48/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of kidrogers
1.66/5  rDev -55.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

If you absolutely love hazelnuts more than anything else in life this is your beer. The smell is overwhelming, the taste us like a slap in the mouth and it lingers, and lingers and lingers until you drink something else. I bought a sixer because why not. I really want my money back

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Photo of Soneast
3.29/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of dhannes
3.04/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JackieTH
3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes. Had on tap at the brewery in Wisconsin Dells

Brown beer with a minimal head, trace of lacing. Aroma is spot on hazelnut coffee with some background chocolate. Smells like a flavored coffee drink, which isn't a bad thing. Taste is much of the same, definite hazelnut, some coffee, chocolate, mildly sweet malty. Medium-light body with medium carb. Tasty for the pour I had but I wouldn't want to drink more than a pint.

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Photo of grahuba
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dactrius
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of superfriend
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
3.39/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrewtalHonesty
5/5  rDev +33.7%

Rich hazelnut flavor!

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark, robust color. Like a porter. Sliver of head, beige in color.

Smells like rich hazelnut and the most amazing coffee house on earth. I just. Can't even. Wow.

Flavor doesn't quite translate as well. The hazelnut is there, followed by a second of melted chocolate, some trailing coffee, and some sour bitterness. The sourness almost lends itself to cherry-like flavors, leading me to think it's just a touch infected - but not badly. Some copper/stone on the finish. Still, it's chocolatey hazelnut up to the finish even when it's confronted with nazi soldiers of metal.

Feel is super carbonated, lending to an easy drinking beer overall. Some slight dryness and nuttyness on the finish.

Overall, Hazel's Nut House was almost a knock out beer for me. Unfortunately I can't try it again to see if I just got a slightly infected sample. I'll gladly take another though for science ;-) Try it if you can get ahold of it.

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Photo of Mullerm
4.04/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Loudog1411
4.14/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brkfrnr03
5/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of Hoppity1
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The smell was great but the taste was not quite as good. OK beer.

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Photo of leisnere
2.97/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of monty79_1997
4.36/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Liked it better than Hazel's Nuts

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Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Shipwreck61
3.07/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I tried this ale at Moose Jaw Brewery in Wisconsin Dells. It is dark colored with a one finger white/ tan head. Their was no lacing on the pint glass. I tasted roasted nuts as well as a sweet taste that I found hard to identify. After a suitable time period I decided that it was a sweet butterscotch taste. I purchased a six pack of this ale so I could taste it again at home. It left little aftertaste. I think it tasted a little too sweet for my tastes.

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Photo of B-rett
4.39/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Hazel's Nut House Ale from Wisconsin Dells Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 26 ratings