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Samuel Adams

Hazel Brown

This flavorful dark brown ale has a distinct hazelnut aroma and taste.  Slightly sweet caramel and toffee malt notes accentuate the pleasant roasted hazelnut character.  This medium-bodied brew finished smooth with an underlying spiciness from the hops.

HOP VARIETIES

Hallertau Mittelfrueh Noble hops, East Kent Goldings

MALT VARIETIES

Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend, Caramel 60, Dingeman's biscuit, Paul's roasted barley

YEAST STRAIN

Samuel Adams ale yeast

COLOR

Rich brown, SRM: 28

SPECIAL INGREDIENTS

ALC. BY VOL/WT

5.2%ABV - 4.0%ABW

IBUs

20

CAL PER SERVING

174

AVAILABILITY

Not Currently Brewed

TASTING VIDEO


TASTING NOTES

nutty
Hazelnut flavors provide richness with hints at cocoa.
caramel
Variety of malts used contribute a slightly sweet flavor profile, including caramel and toffee notes.

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  • THE TOOLS

    Like every ingredient we use, the hazelnut, which is so often paired with a chocolate and other sugary treats, is something to savor. So it’s no surprise that this flavorful nut brown ale’s distinct hazelnut aroma and taste are accentuated by slightly sweet caramel and toffee malt notes.

  • THE TRADE

    For this beer, we wanted to brew something that would be appealing and satisfying during the fall when the days become crisp and cooler.  Brown ale, while a good beer any time of year, seemed like a great fit for this. While the brown ale was tasty by itself, we wanted to take it a step further by adding Hazelnut for a rounded flavor and richness that hints at cocoa.

  • THE LEGACY

    While nut brown ales are a more recent creation, brown ales date back to 17th century England.  As tastes began to shift towards lighter pale ales, brown ales with their more expensive malts, became harder to find.  But their popularity returned around the 1920’s as drinkers sought out the signature smooth and rounded flavor. 

    For our nut brown we started with the Northern English Brown Ale that's slightly more robust than the Mild or Southern English Brown Ales.  The northern version also typically has a slightly bolder hop character and strength.  To this smooth brown ale we wanted to add a bit more roasty and nutty character with the addition of hazelnuts creating a rich, rounded, and hearty brew for the fall. 

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