GarrettB (1204) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
April 20th, 2012 - Following fast on the heels of a sample of Moon Man is New Glarus’ Fat Squirrel - a brown ale, and an excellent test of New Glarus’ brewing style. If there’s a brew I’m more apathetic and saturnine about, it’s 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. There’s no doubt - this is a notable brown ale, and another reason I should be living a little bit closer to New Glarus, Wisconsin.
Funkatrocious (101) - - DEC 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour from bottle at Yaegers in Rothschild. Not bad brown with decent but short lives head. Carmel burnt not the best
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deekyn (1364) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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
Jaysbeers (85) - - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
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Rando7 (776) - Iowa, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
mandylee (50) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
kkleu357 (561) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
BeerKurve (518) - - NOV 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
Mittenator (1595) - Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Garnet with a beige head. Sourish bread and malt aromas. Bread, caramel and booze.
VIBhunter (25) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a snifter tasting glass from a bottle. The beer has a amber color. There was a good mix of aromas: nut, caramel, vanilla, and fruit (peach). The beer had a clean, smooth, crisp sweet finish.