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

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TMoney2591 on 07-24-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
915
Reviews:
197
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
14.56%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
54
For Trade:
0
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Photo of jkermitj
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of tjsdomer2
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: Thin, but dark nutty brown with a red tint. Foam is decent, but lacing and carbonation are lacking.

Smell: Strong, roasted hazelnuts with a bit of toffee.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Pleasant roasted hazelnuts with a bit of coffee. Mouthfeel is extremely thin though. Given the smoky flavor, this is quite unbalanced.

Overall Drinkability: This is an ok beer with hit-or-miss qualities.

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Photo of KenRapoza
3/5  rDev -19.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Kunstman
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of fisherbray
2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of mothman
2/5  rDev -46.1%

Photo of Trent
1.5/5  rDev -59.6%

Photo of Satchboogie
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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2/5  rDev -46.1%

Photo of schoolboy
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Don't get me wrong, this is a well made beer, but I really don't like it. The nut flavor is out front and bold - like a strong hazelnut coffee. Underneath that is a nice brown ale. The aroma doesn't fully give away whats coming at you in the nut taste.

For some reason is it relatively flat in the glass. I spilled a little from my glass and I wont consider it alcohol abuse - I would prefer to steer clear of this in the future.

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Photo of Hibernator
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Samuel Adams Hazel Brown
12 oz brown bottle
February is notched on the side label
Served in a 20 oz tulip glass

Pours a chestnut brown with a decent khaki colored head on top that quickly turns to a thin lace around the glass.

Whiffs of flavored coffee and malts.

This beer is malty with syrupy caramel flavors with hints of toffee. I think the most distinctive trait about this particular brown ale are the strong hazelnut notes. There is also a vanilla sweetness mixed in there as well. The finish provides a mini hop snap.

A pretty average beer for the style. There is nothing here that leaves a lasting impression, but I'm glad I tried it.

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Photo of ssjkyle
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of coz
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of BeerTaster727
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of Zorro
3.2/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear brown colored ale with a small tan colored head.

Smell is sweet with caramel scent on toasted bread. Slight coffee scent and the scent of hazel nuts. Little bit of chocolate scent, smells like Nutella on toast.

Starts out dry and yeasty. Mild chocolate, nuts and a little caramel. Mildly bitter. Tastes like nuts.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall average, not a favorite.

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Photo of musicman7070
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +28%

Photo of LouDogg114
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of spinrsx
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle from CJ's Potsdam NY for 2.50$

Appearance - Clear dark brownish red colour with an average size fizzy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 4 minutes.

Smell - Malts, nuts, toffee

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel/toffee, and hazel nuts. There is also a hint of chocolate and some faint hops. It ends with a malty sweet aftertaste.

Overall - A very solid beer that I would drink again. It has an interesting taste that makes it worth picking up to try at least once..

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Photo of CloudStrife
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Best by Jan.

A: Pours a clear ruby brown with a frothy 2 finger white head. Some visible carbonation, decent lacing on the glass.

S: I get the hazelnut and plenty of roasted malt. Definitely some carmel, chocolate and toffee in there. A little fake smelling.

T: As with the smell there is certainly some hazelnut in this brew. A little lackluster in its depth. Mostly get the malt and nuttiness from it.

M: Light to medium body, a little watery and thin. A brew like this needs some more creaminess.

Overall its not a bad beer by any stretch, just could use some more character. Fits well in the mix pack but I wouldnt seek this out.

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Photo of George75
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Samuel Adams Hazel Brown from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.71 out of 5 based on 915 ratings.
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