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RATINGS: 699   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bubblehouse (382) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 3, 2014
I donít really like brown ales in general but this one isnít bad. Still my dislike for the style wins again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1039) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 2, 2014
April 20th, 2012 - Following fast on the heels of a sample of Moon Man is New Glarusí Fat Squirrel - a brown ale, and an excellent test of New Glarusí brewing style. If thereís a brew Iím more apathetic and saturnine about, itís brown ales. Anybody that cane make a brown ale something more than mundane is okay in my book, and I say New Glarus is counted in that group. The aroma is rich with peat, mimicking a scotch ale, but diverging from its kilted cousin with the nutty smell that is unique to pistachio, all complemented by a rich layer of roasted malts. The flavor is rich, and gleaming, with ribbons of caramel, more peat, and freshly kilned malt, served on a medium and quenching palate. Thereís no doubt - this is a notable brown ale, and another reason I should be living a little bit closer to New Glarus, Wisconsin.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Funkatrocious (97) - - DEC 29, 2013
Pour from bottle at Yaegers in Rothschild. Not bad brown with decent but short lives head. Carmel burnt not the best ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deekyn (1187) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 22, 2013
A - drank from the bottle... S - aromas of toasted malts with some chalky chocolate. Biscuity and vegetal notes with a slight nuttiness. M - light and sweet and high carb. Lingering sweet end. T - sweet brown ale. Lightly toasted malts, caramel malts, vegetal and bready malts. Chalky chocolate and/or carob. O - too sweet. 2.9

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jaysbeers (69) - - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle to glass. A dark golden brown. Smell is a little metallic? Light to medium carbonation. A sweet nutty flavor, but it is balanced. Very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rando7 (736) - Iowa, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle pours caramel color with faintly yellow head. Malty aroma. taste caramel malt and nuts, bread. Clean slightly dull mild hop finish, none of the unpleasant finish you find in some nut brown ales. Full palate. Very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mandylee (50) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Caramel color with a malty aroma. Great malty flavor, almost creamy feeling with a nutty finish on the back of your tongue. Great gateway beer into the nuttier sort.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkleu357 (289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Sweet malty caramel smell. Light brown in color with a white head. Lots of malt flavor. I like nuttyness too. Similar to Fat Tire, but much better. At $7 a six pack, this is great!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerKurve (501) - - NOV 19, 2013
Hazy Brown with a touch of crimson, filmy head, mild carbonation and good lacing. Very roasty nose with chocolate, hazelnets, roasted barley and some mild hoppiness. Flavor is fairly roasty and chocolate forward with some nutty notes, roasted barley & malts and some mild floral hoppiness. Body is fairly light with some pretty strong carbonation. Very tasty brown ale!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1304) - Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle. Garnet with a beige head. Sourish bread and malt aromas. Bread, caramel and booze.


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