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RATINGS: 698   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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
juliejalapeno (16) - USA - SEP 4, 2005
nice and a little nutty(kinda like me) but i have to say i still prefer the spotted cow.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - AUG 31, 2005
Bright copper pour with a small skim of light tan head that mostly fades away. Clean, lightly toasty carmel aroma, earthy mild hops, just a hint of butterscotch; simple, but rather nice. Nice nutty carmal flavors. Not overly sweet, though there is a bit of sweetness in the finish. Clean palate. Apart from their mind-blowing fruit beers, one of my favorites from New Glarus, and the nicest American-made brown Iíve tasted. Understated, but full flavored and well balanced. Iím wishing I picked up a six of this, instead of just a single. Ah well. Next time I get to WI.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2005
Unusually huge head for the style. Hazelnut undertones...a nice change. Generally a pretty good brown...but that might be damning with faint praise!

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
fmbrewing (12) - Dodgeville, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2005
I have tried a number of nutty beers but this one tops them all! If this is on tap at a bar or restaruant, I always ask for it! I love it served real cold (which I typically donít like) and in a tall glass! Give me more please!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5437) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2005
From the bottle this pours a light & clear nutty brown with a short white head. Itís got a roasted barley smell with some nuts and some earthy hopping. Medium-to-light bodied, it has a sweet caramel flavor with some roasted malt, nuts, and a light hop bitterness. Not earth-shaking, but a decent enough drink.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 20, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2010 On tap at the Hotel Trempleau. Brown with a white head. Strong toasted nut aroma and flavor. Rich, sweet, and strong. Color is the darkest edge of amber to brown. UPDATE 11/29/10: In the bottle. color seems more of a reddish amber than I last remember. Strong nuttiness continues. A finishing mild bittering palate. Lots more sweetness to this. Almost a lactose sweetness. Big hazelnut at warming. Not a thick beer, but the huge sweetness deters you from wanting more than one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2005
Pours a clear light brown with a small white head that quickly diminshes.The smell gives off a caramel sweet scent that is reminiscent of a candy bar. Flavor has a nutty aftertaste but in between there is a sweet caramel nut flavor. I donít think I could think of a better name for this brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 15, 2005
Pours a deep clear amber w/ a frothy, sticky head. Aroma is nutty and chocolaty. Flavor is chocolate cookie with some earthy hops. Med. body. Clean ferment. Med-low bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3333) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2005
Sampled from a bottle. It pours to a thick white head that disapates fairly quickly to a rocky patchy slick. So-so lacing atop the brown body. The aroma has TONS of concentrated roasted hazelnut aroma. Light hint of burnt caramel. Perhaps a bit too roasted nuttiness for my tastes. It smells good but is overpowering. The flavor is different than I would have expected given the aroma. Lightly chocolatey, hugely nutty. Grilled sourdough bread. Dry roastiness. Not too shabby, but Iím still not a big brown ale fan. Iíd have to say, however, that this is well done. Fairly complex. I definitely get the Bavarian hops in the flavor. The palate is smooth, creamy, a touch of dryness. Worth trying...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
twindadplus2 (585) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2005
Medium brown with a nice light brown head. Good nutty, malty aroma. Taste is Nutty, with caramel and roasted malts. Smooth, dry finish with just a hint of bitterness. A very good brown ale, right up there with Rogueís Hazelnut Nectar but not quite as full bodied.


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