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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
umich03jm (1580) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle from trade with Crajun. Pours a clear light brown color with very little head. Aroma is mostly toast and hazelnut with a hint of fruitiness. Taste is decent but watered down. Nice hazelnut and red fruit flavor but I wish there was more body to this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrjaxson (265) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Nice nutty and chocolaty aroma lets you know that indeed there are mondo malts to come. By my count, six malts vs. three hops should mean sweetness throughout and it does. The hops certainly balance the mix a bit but the malts do dominate the taste and smooth finish. Yet another delicious beverage from western Wisconsin’s best brewery. (OK, NGBC compares pretty well with the breweries from the other compass points in my home state, too.)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuff_Links (35) - - JAN 6, 2013
It poured a brown with about a finger of head that left some good lacing. The aroma was of mild caramel with a hint of vanilla and nuts. The taste was that of caramel with a hit of nuttiness. The hops provided, for me, a crisp finish. I found a nice medium body. An all around good brown ale, which I would drink again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bjshades (156) - Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Pours a reddish brown with loads of malty flavor, hints of hazelnut with clean finish

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pch49 (4) - Alabama, USA - DEC 30, 2012 does not count
12 oz bottle. Pours brown/amber. wonderful aroma - malts, caramel, hazelnut on back end. Very nice body. Well done New Glarus.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ausomeawestin (151) - Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Aroma of sweet raisin and malt Tastes of sweet and sharp raisins, some subtle bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Coolhandbrew (13) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Aroma of chocolate, coffee.Appearance red, brown. Taste is slightly bitter, nutty, which is appropriate for the beer name. Soft, creamy texture.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkzambia (1395) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle: Clear light brown with a small off-white head. Malty, nutty aroma with a smoky, nutty taste with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Thin body. A great all around brown ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wilnatp (508) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle. Color is dark brown with thin and disappearing white head. Aroma of hazelnut, clove and banana. Taste is sweet malt with some slight bitterness. Full flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2127) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2012
12 oz. bottle poured to my SA pint glass at home, showing a clear, brownish copper color, with a modest amount of cream/light tan head foam that diminished rather quickly to a ring and film, and left some wavey spots & spray on the glass. The nose was toasty, with notes of caramel sweetness, light malt, light graininess, a touch of cocoa, and an underlying nuttiness. The flavor was similar, the body was medium, and a lively carbonation accentuated the moderate hop which was lightly earthy, and lingered nicely into the finish with a light, bitter bite. Decently sessionable!


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