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New Glarus Fat Squirrel Nut Brown Ale

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RATINGS: 693   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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100% Wisconsin malt of six different varieties impart the natural toasted color to the bottle conditioned unfiltered ale. Clean hazelnut notes result from these carefully chosen barley malts. Hops from Slovenia, Bavaria and the Pacific Northwest give Fat Squirrel its backbone.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
peacefrog6799 (1) - brunswick, USA - APR 19, 2014 does not count
While visiting Wisconsin I found New Glarus Fat Squirrel. I found it to be one of the best craft brewed beers I have tasted. Too bad it is only sold in Wisconsin.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryecatcher (650) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours a medium-deep chestnut color with an off-white head, superior retention and lacing. Nose is caramel, nuttiness, hops, toasted bread. Mouth is medium bodied, those same caramel malts, dates, mild sweetness that fades quickly, not much of a finish body. I find brown ales to be a feast or famine style and this one isn’t really all that I’d hoped it would be... a bit weak to be honest. Plenty of squirrels up here in the Dells but I haven’t seen any actual fat ones... but it is the end of a very long winter, so that’s not surprising.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KillerMoran (11) - - APR 17, 2014
Not a very strong smell when the bottle is cracked. It is a slightly darker beer in appearance and feels amazing in your mouth. Not so sure about the taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (184) - Iowa, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle. Light brown amber with light brown head. Nose is sweet malt caramel. A little coffee?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EtTuCthulhu (899) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2014
The appearance fuses a hazy brown color with a large off-white head, and the aroma blends toasted and nutty malts and a hint of earthy hops. The taste is mildly sour and a touch sweet, and the palate fuses an average carbonation, fairly abrupt but nutty finish, medium body, and a slick and thin texture.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (811) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle from New Glarus. Poured lighter brown amber with thinning beige head and lace. Aroma of sweet malt caramel. Light carb med light carb. Sweet light nut roast malt. Sessionable lol.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RRistow12 (175) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Tasted from bottle. Pours a clear dark brown with tan head. Pretty nice complex aroma with notes of caramel, nuts, biscuits, brown sugar, toffee, maple syrup. Taste is moderate sweetness with a faint bitterness at the end. Pretty thin overall with light to medium body. Flavors of caramel, nuts and biscuits. Above average for style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thome50 (889) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle that Brendo brought back from moving his mom. Pours a deep brown with slight white head. Aroma is malty and light roasted pistachios. Taste is very thin and watery brown ale. Nothing special here.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bacterial (1205) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2014
A solid brown ale by New Glarus. Not much going on here. Subtle hops, subtle malt. Roasted, slightly burnt aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mnmike (991) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2014
A bit of an off putting after taste, but still a respectable brown ale that has some good roasted elements.


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