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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.64   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Fat Weasel Ale is a lively golden ale topped with a soft, creamy, white head. It leaves thick sheets of foam on the glass. It has a light aroma of citrus and wood. It has a smooth, medium body with a chalky finish. It has a sweet and sour malt flavor. It’s tangy and the bitterness is ample and wooden. I guess this is a Scotch ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arayaga2 (1754) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2013
Slightly hazy honey colored. Aroma and taste slightly indistinct and tannic with some sweetness. Not sure what to think of this. $2

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
shonobiwan (211) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Long Island, NY - 12 oz. bottle poured a slightly hazy amber color with moderate lacing. Aroma is an ok mix of hops and malt. A mediocre amber ale ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Imaena (1701) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Bottle. Cheap and powerful. That’s really all there is to say about this stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaliWill (19) - - FEB 10, 2013
This is a decent beer, its flavor is mostly bitter but not much hop aftertaste, it does have some hop aroma though, and its a little sweet, and there’s a tiny bit of hot alcohol taste. It’s an average tasting IPA-Amber.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (9921) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Golden orange pour with a white head. Lemon, grass, and sweet grain on the aroma. Some hints of yeast, metallic notes, and some damp straw. Tastes of bread, grain, lemon peel, and grass. Lightly metallic on the palate, some weak floral hop notes, and very light bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DCLawyer (1312) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Bottle->SA. Light orange gold with frothy white head. Aroma: grains, some malt. Taste: hops and bitter malt. Fairly unpleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
MattH (608) - California, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Bottle from Trader Joe’s. Aroma of spicy hops. Taste is sweet and hoppy up front with a a heavy bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tgncc (2663) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2012
The aroma is weak, caramel, noble hops. The appearance is a clear amber, fluffy white head. The flavor is weak also, caramel, light fruit. The finish is noble hops, also weak. Medium in body, creamy mouthfeel. The aroma, flavor and finish are low in intensity. But overall, not objectionable, and not terrible.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
brewer2 (2) - - AUG 26, 2012 does not count
Bottle from Trader Joes. Light color for amber ale. Aroma is malty/bready with some toast highlights. No hops or esters. Alcohol is quite evident for a 7.1%abv beer. Flavor is lightly toasty with no hop flavor. Finish is dry from alcohol. Cleanly fermented. Medium body and carbonation. Alcohol is far to dominating as a flavor characteristic. Bittering just keeps it from being sweet.

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