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Hazelnut Hills | Golden Road Brewing

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3.89/5
Very Good
16 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Golden Road Brewing
California, United States
goldenroad.la

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,235
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
16
pDev:
9%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
2
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0
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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of WoodBrew
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I got a can of this from the Kroger just down the road from south metro ice in Dayton,OH. It poured a nearly opaque dark mahogany with ecru head that is not leaving any lace. The scent is hazelnut. The taste is nicely balanced and easy to drink with hazelnut roast flavor. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.

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Photo of RootDown
3.02/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 9/14/2017. Pours slightly hazy deep reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big hazelnuts, caramel, brown sugar, and toasted brown bread; with lighter notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toffee, vanilla, dark fruit, herbal, grass, and toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/bready/light roast malts, hazelnut flavor, and mild earthy hop/yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of big hazelnuts, caramel, brown sugar, and toasted brown bread; with lighter notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toffee, vanilla, dark fruit, herbal, grass, and toasted earthiness. Mild herbal/grassy hop and roast bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of hazelnuts, caramel, brown sugar, toasted brown bread, milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toffee, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/light roast malts, hazelnut flavor, and mild earthy hop/yeast flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 5.5%. Overall this is an awesome English brown ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/light roast malts, hazelnut flavor, and mild earthy hop/yeast flavors; extremely smooth and easy to drink with the mildly bitter finish. Nicely rich malt complexity with balanced hazelnut flavors; mild earthy hop balance against sweetness. Not overly roasty. Not overdone on any aspect. A really enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of norinco
4.41/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.31/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pretty dark beer for a brown ale. Pushing the boundaries while still remaining brown.
And the nose is, wow, so much nuttiness. It's crazy how they achieved that.
The taste follows up the nose exactly. Huge nuttiness.
Mouthfeel is creamy.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.37/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass, medium brown with a short tan head that lingers leaving some lacing, clear

S: smell of hazelnut and other light nutty scents, brown bread, slightly sweet

T: hazelnut is dominant, earthy, malt forward, bitter hop finish

M: light to medium

O: I love the hazelnut flavor. Frangelico meets beer.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zanico
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of avalon07
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a deep, dark brown color and an opaque consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, off white, fairly long-lasting head. Not much lacing to speak of.

S: A very nice aroma of hazelnuts, malt, hops and a little caramel.

T: Tasted of a mild amount of hops (mostly in the finish), a good shot of malt, a big pile of hazelnuts, some light chocolate notes, and a tinge of caramel. Though this isn't a classic brown ale flavor, it's still incredibly tasty. The addition of the hazelnuts definitely works in its favor. Very much akin to Rogue's Hazelnut Brown Nectar in flavor.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a vibrant, slightly dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: One the better brown ales I've tried. Complex and drinkable.

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Photo of Furlinator
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pkalix
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazelnut Hills from Golden Road Brewing
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 16 ratings