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RATINGS: 268   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.63   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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Editor’s Note: Contract brewed for Stienhaus Brewing Co. / Trader Joe’s by August Schell but more recently by River Trent Brewing in Ukiah, CA; which is assumed to be Mendocino Brewing as River Trent Brewing is not a true entity.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jazz88 (2592) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 30, 2004
Bottle. Light golden yellow color with a white head. A wet musty aroma with a cardboard flavor. A little sticky on the palate a slightly harsh malt flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2004
A golden medium bodied ale. Well hopped, sweet malty balance. Better if drunk a bit colder to keep the alcohol from showing up too much.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
r464 (2019) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2004
Cloudy golden color. Malty and strong like a Belgian ale. Not bad, but would not be one of my first choices for an ale...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2003
Golden color, malty alcohol taste with some bitter hops at the finish. Kinda tin can tasting (in a bottle).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 19, 2003
Not too much flavor to cover up the 7.1. Does have a nice amber maltiness to it up front, but a bit watery and not too much too this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2003
Got this at Trader Joe's - is this contract brewed for them? Anyway, golden bodied, small head with multi-sized bubbles, great lacing. Taste was thick and malty sweet - almost reminded me of a maibock in character. On the other hand, the 7.1% alcohol shows up stronger as it warms, making me think of a typical 40 of malt liquor. Not too bad, actually.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bb (7306) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 31, 2003
Bottle. I would swear they've changed the recipe to this one over the last few years. The beer is fairly non-descript. A few hops add to the overall flavor, but it's a little thin and doesn't stand out. We've included this in 2 blind beer tastings. years ago it finished fairly well (tied with Sierra Nevada), but the last time it finished near the bottom.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUL 25, 2003
Liked the name of the beer. Fat weasel drank a little darker than the average amber. It had ssome fruity flavors in the aroma and taste. Fat weasel is an average brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 19, 2003
Golden amber color with a moderate white head. Malty aroma with taffy, sweet corn and flowers. Sweet malt flavor, with peach and a light hoppiness - not quite balanced. Medium body with little to no carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggie80 (788) - Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2003
Weak head with a weak lacing. Nice golden yellow color and a nice level of carbonation. Nice touch of crisp bite to the flavor that serves as a good quencher. Aftertaste is a back of the throat touch of hops. A pretty good, drinkable brew!

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