AdamSplitter (7) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2008 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours deep golden red, with a sweet ,sherry aroma. Offers just a hint of Abbey Ale taste and has a full balanced mouthfeel. Detected a hint of apple? Deep fermented fruit with a nice malty finish. My bottle said it was Steinhaus in Ulm MN, but the brewery appears to be located in California. This was a Trader Joe’s find.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shiny gold, thick lasting foamy head. Fresh nose of floral hops, bread dough, and soft earthy caramel. Very well balanced with floral and grassy hops that are tightly layered over a sweet malt base. Medium to full bodied, soft smooth carbonation, mellowed hoppy finish. Maybe because this was a fresh bottle, but I thought this was very well done. Underrated in my opinion...
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2007 Latest update 1/24/07. Our local Trader Joes has been out of this for several weeks now; I’m starting to worry. I drank my last bottle a few days ago and I have to reiterate my respect for this brew. It’s an amazingly good buy and has quickly become one of my "staple" beers.
ORIGINAL RATING: I picked up a ’six’ of this on a whim at Trader Joe’s. I wasn’t expecting much for the price, but was pleasantly surprised when I took my first taste--this stuff ain’t bad! It’s fairly ’malty’ with not a lot of hoppiness, but even for people who prefer brews on the bitter side of the spectrum (like me), Fat Weasel Ale tastes pretty darned good. I’ll be a repeat customer for sure...SECOND SAMPLE: Grabbed another six while visiting in-laws in the Chicago area. I’m going to revise my ratings upward slightly because this batch tastes even better than the first ones I tried. My beer-drinking buddy next door was positively amazed at how good this stuff is after I handed him a bottle over the backyard fence...amazing beer for the $$$
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good beer, nice malt nose and citrus after taste. Hops are noticeable, clean fresh and flavorful. Try it you’ll like it.
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice beer. Nothing special, but it has a fairly good flavor. For the price (under 5 bucks at Trader Joe’s) you can hardly go wrong. Enjoyable.
jtclockwork (7137) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lightish color in glass. Nose and taste is strong alcohol and bitter. Rated 8/21/03
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium gold color, large head. Medium bodied ale. A malty and hoppy ale, malts slightly sweet. Fairly aggressively hopped. Nice balance. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is smooth and clean. Aftertaste is a little bitter. Taste is a trifle thin, but still a nice beer.
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear orange/gold with a white head. Aroma is very malty with some floral character. Taste is very full-bodied, sweet and malty with notes caramel, honey and of fruits such as grapefruit and mango. Moderately bitter with a good dose of hops, this brew also has a slight alcohol burn at the end with a hint of dark fruit. As it warms, it seems like a very light barleywine. Doesn’t feel like an amber ale at all. Mouthfeel is very full and round. An underrated brew.
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Found this one bottled in Batavia, Illinois. Bright, medium and bubbly gold pour with a thick, white head. Flowery nose with some baked bread and a little chocolate. Balanced between rosy hops and light malts. Good!