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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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3.59/5
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916 Ratings
Samuel Adams Hazel BrownSamuel Adams Hazel Brown
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Fall

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Added by TMoney2591 on 07-24-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,436
Reviews:
197
Ratings:
916
pDev:
14.76%
Bros Score:
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Photo of Khaack
3.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBorsato
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the fall variety pack this pours a dark brown color with a fairly thick, foamy, off white head. The smell is a hazelnuts and a little alcoholic. The body is actually fairly light. The taste is a little malty with flavors of cocoa and coffee and a fairly strong hazelnut finish. The finish is very creamy and a little syrupy. This is a pretty good beer from Sam Adam’s. It’s not as good as a few of their beers, but probably better than average. The hazelnut is a nice addition that keeps this from being a fairly pedestrian brown ale, though it does come off as a little artificial.

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Photo of HoppyBeerisHappyBeer
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmmbeerNY
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thepenguin
3.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed 8/30/12

L: A very dark, somewhat hazy brown with khaki head.

S: Nutty, with loads of brown sugar and cinnamon. A lot of sweet, bready malt.

T: Also nutty and reminiscent of brown sugar. Very bready, with slight bitterness and a finish that is not quite dry, but not too sweet either. Finish is actually quite nutty.

F: Medium body, velvety mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

O: A very nice example of the style. Balanced and tasty, this beer is great on its own but would certainly pair well with food.

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Photo of hozersr
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jzeilinger
3.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark burgundy brown color with a thin toffee colored lacing ring, very mild carbonation.

S - Hazelnut (go figure, huh?!), dark roasted malt, nutty.

T - Hazelnut dominates along with some chocolate and dark roasted toffee malt with a hint of vanilla.

M - Full medium body, slippery.

O - Not a fan of Brown Ales but the hazelnut adds a really nice dimension to the that makes it enjoyable.

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Photo of gregcordle
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PJCarnell
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpuetz
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Thecalmdrinker
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phigg1102
3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eziel
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.27/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.54/5  rDev +26.5%
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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Photo of redsoxjim
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Electros
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SierraFlight
2.87/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

From the bottle at a party. No assessment of appearance. Aroma was caramel, hazelnut, maple syrup. Flavor is sweet malt, hazelnut, faint hop spice. Light to medium bodied, neither thick nor thin, high carbonation.

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Photo of FreshButterbeer
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of warpig372
4.11/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Goodspeed83
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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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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