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

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Samuel Adams Hazel BrownSamuel Adams Hazel Brown

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Fall

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Added by TMoney2591 on 07-24-2012

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4.85/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A brand new style from Samuel Adams out of their Fall Harvest mix pack.

A: This beer pours a dark reddish/amber color with a thin mocha colored head that leaves some nice lacing.

S: The aroma starts out with Caramel and coffee, quite strong. Finishes off with a deep roasted hazelnut and some malts.

T: Coffee and caramel right up front in the flavor, followed by that dark roasted hazelnut. This beer finishes with a smooth, underlying spice from the hops.

M: Very rich and creamy, has a lot of nut flavor with a nice blend between the coffee and caramel. Dark and thicker than a typical Sam Adams, very drinkable.

O: Not a lot of beers except for stouts and a good IPA make me say "wow", but this beer does. Amazing flavor, the dark roasted nut flavor is very well blended with the coffee and caramel notes. I always save the newest beers in the mixed pack for last because they usually turn out to be the best. This one was no different and I couldnt ask for a better replacement of the "Bonfire Rauchbier" From 2011.

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4.71/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - nice opaque brown. Small bubbly head, decent lacing, attractive enough but doesn't scream drink me.

S - oh the smell. Oh my God the smell. It smells like hazelnut
Lots of hazel nut. I got some good coffee and toffee aromas mixed in there. I could smell this all day long.

T - this is hazelnut coffee in beers clothing. Good sweet hazelnut flavor mixed with a balance of bitterness and solid malt flavors. The hazelnut tastes so good that I honestly didn't care what else was in here. Hazelnut. Yes. I found no offensive flavors in this beer.

M - the body wasn't too full or too light, nice and easy on the palate. Medium carbonation. Just right.

O - I really love Sam Adams beer. But I do often get dissapointed with some of the beer choices in the seasonal collections. Not this fall. The 2012 harvest collection trumps the 2011 collection hands down. This is a perfect addition to their fall lineup and I hope it stays for years to come.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Clear, dark amber, small white head. Good lacing.

S- Holly Cow!! Nutty. Coffee. Chocolate. Sweet malts. Very rich. I don't like to give 5's but this earned it. Complex & rich.

T- Slightly bitter, chocolate, & sweet. Lingering nuttiness.

M- Medium body with velvety texture.

O- A very good & enjoyable beer that stands out.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled last night on 4/27/15. Think it was part of one of their 'Seasonal Samplers". Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a 'Sam Adams" pint glass.

This 'American brown ale' style brew pours a deep mahogany in color with a small foamy beige cap. A decent amount of lacing is seen when sipped that sticks to the sides of the glass. The aroma is of roasted malts with a hint of nuts. The taste is...WOW! Fantastic with LOTS of hazelnut right up front! Not even like from the aroma! Besides the hazelnut explosion, the hint of some light spice is also present along with the malts. Really tasty and does down very easy with no bitter or harsh aftertaste at all. Lighter to medium-bodied with perfect carbonation. This is a must try brew. Another tasty brew from Sam Adams.

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Samuel Adams Hazel Brown from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 916 ratings
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