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Autumnus - Hazelnut Double Brown Ale | Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company
California, United States
tioga-sequoia.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,158
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
26
pDev:
9.52%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 26 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bomber from Donald poured into Crane snifter.

Light brown sandy color pouring to form a mahogany-brown and a creamy beige head of 1/2 finger.

Wow. Just an astounding, stammering amount of hazelnuts on the nose. Beautiful hazelnut butter. Slight tree sap. Wood bark. Brown and lightly roasted malts. Faint butterscotch.

Flavor is hazelnuts alright, but as if they were torched and blackened by a lighter. Slight brown malt, dry pasta, bitter herbal planty hops, burnt popcorn, various shades of pale and cara malts, and a huge presence of woodiness.

Feel is medium bodied with lots of busy, prickly carbonation. Dryness from the nuts, but also slightly from the alcohol.

Overall, a very interesting and good hazelnut double brown. I could do a 12 oz easy, that would be about right for me, but this 22 oz might be a touch too much of this particular beer. Might end up capping it for tomorrow.

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Photo of Captain69
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

LOVE BREWERS USING HAZEL NUTS / THIE ONE IS DONE RIGHT - JUST THE RIGHT AMOUT OF HAZELNUT FLAVOR

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Photo of RyanK252
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a Tioga Sequoia Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours deep chestnut brown with a frothy tan head that settles to a light layer and laces quite nicely.

S: Hazelnut jumps right out, sweet toffee, roasty toasty malt, chocolate, earthy, and a hint of dark fruit.

T: Roasty toasty malt, milk chocolate, hazelnut makes its presence known, underlying earthy faintly herbal bitterness, a touch of burnt toast and dark fruit, and toffee sweetness.

M: On the fuller side of medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: If you're a hazelnut fan you'll probably dig this one. My only critique is that they could probably drop the IBUs back by just a few, otherwise really good stuff.

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Photo of illtexzona
4.74/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L - Rich carmel color, and medium head. Not as dark as I'd expect a double brown.
S - hazelnut, Hazelnut, HAZELNUT... and some toasted hazelnut.
T - A lot hazelnut with some buttered toast, and not too overly sweet malt.
F - Medium body, slight oily.
O - As someone who has had plenty of hazelnut adjunct beers, I can say this is the most clear and true representation of hazelnut I've come across.

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Photo of PprBurke
3/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.49/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Type: 13-oz. draft
Glass: Clear tulip class
From: Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company in Fresno, Calif.
Price: $6.00
Purchased: Oct. 13, 2016
Consumed: Oct. 13, 2016
Reviewed as: English Brown Ale
Misc.: N/A

Sure, one more for the road. Had a hard time deciding on my final one (before I grabbed a sixer of one of their lighter beers for the road), but went with Autumnus, which was labeled as a double hazelnut brown ale.

Poured a medium-to-dark brown color with 1-to-2 fingers of khaki tan, frothy head. Light bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Very good lacing. Good retention. (Sight - 3.75)

Double hazelnut is right on the nose. Jeez. Also got roasty nuts, espresso, caramel, popcorn, toffee and honey. (Smell - 3.50)

Tasted almost exactly as the nose. Got popcorn, big dose of hazelnut, dark espresso, caramel, honey, roasty nuts, hunts of chocolate and buttery malts. (Taste - 3.50)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Roasty finish. (Feel - 3.25)

Was just not that much of a fan of this one. I guess it was true to the style, but maybe I’ve been wrong about hazelnut this whole time. (Overall - 3.50)

3.49 | 79 | B-

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Photo of thedemise
4.82/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dodgerrigo77
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Unique take on a brown ale
Pours a dark brown with huge head that quickly disapates. Really impressed so far as I can smell the malt or just sweet brown grain jumping out of the glass.
Smell is restrained hazel nut with other roasted grain
Huge flavor if smooth malt followed by a fist to the nose of hazelnut, it's relentless, if your not sure about how much you enjoy hazelnut this may be offensively strong.
Really nice texture and carbonation on the start and finish.
Awesome beer, cheers Tioga! Thanks Daniel U for the bottle!!

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Photo of HoppyBastard1
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle.

A: Deep, rich malt aroma with brown sugar, caramel notes, coupled with moderate hazelnut character. The beer finishes semi-dry.

A: Dark brown with a light amber hue, the beer is pretty hazy with a moderate white head that has adequate retention. There is light lacing in the glass.

T: Deep caramel, brown sugar malt sweetness, slightly biscuity, coupled with moderate amounts of hazelnuts.

M: Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Quite delicious; the beer is a hybrid of English browns: the hazelnuts provide ample nutty character (typical of South English Browns), while still being a luscious, rich malt oriented beer (Characteristic of North English Browns). The beer has a very rich, complex malt aroma and flavor that is nicely complemented by the addition of ample hazelnuts.

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Photo of Brewski
3.87/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveHack
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wowcoolman
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

8% Brown Ale with a wonderful hazelnut nose and very full mouthfeel. Way to go TS.

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Photo of random846
3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bnelson997
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow, smells just like hazelnut coffee creamer. Mouthfeel is rich and full. Tastes like autumn dessert!

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Photo of ldhughes3
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ChaseTheAce
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metsfan1
4.2/5  rDev 0%

Photo of IpaBeerDrinkers
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not as familiar with this style as I usually stick with IPA...so take my review with a grain of salt... But I find this to be pretty tasty and a great "Fall" seasonal. The hazlenut shines. For those who like this style, I'd imagine this is a home run. Pretty good, I'd drink again. TS is getting pretty good at these specialty brews

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Photo of iDole5
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of KnowYourCraft
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Two40addict
4.84/5  rDev +15.2%

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Autumnus - Hazelnut Double Brown Ale from Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 26 ratings