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RATINGS: 727   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1567) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2006
More of a dark copper/amber color than brown. A slight creamy head. There is sort of a sweet candy aroma. Flavor is mildly bitter, a little sour, and totally devoid of anything nutty. I donít care though because this is actually pretty tasty. Great, smooth mouthfeel. A little nut comes out over time. The body is fairly rich. Loses a point overall because itís not close at all to a nut brown in my opinion. I bet this is really good on tap....By the end of this bottle Iím thirsting for more. This is probably the best "brown ale" Iíve had though itís not very typical.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - FEB 8, 2006
Thanks to 1fastSTi for this one. Pours dark amber, light for a brown in my mind. Creamy khaki head that lasts a while. Mostly toasted nuttyness, with some toffeish notes in the aroma. Tastes toasty, nutty, lightly bitter. Not much hop presents beyond that, as it should be. Feels very nice in the mouth. Fuller bodied. Round. Sweetness hangs on for a bit. Enjoyable enough. Thanks Blake.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2006
I would like to age this unfiltered gem of a beer. Sent from the Cellar of Gondor. More nutty than many Browns, and by this I mean there is an underlying sweetness to add to the distinctive nut aromas. I think the hoppiness (spices, flowery tips of spices like a muted and petaly pepper) of this makes it a little thin on the palate. Thereís some iron in the flavors, too. Interesting mix. A good beer, but on the nuttier brown side, just so ya know.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deadguy (42) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2006
Bottles "trucked" in from Wisconsin from a friend.

Nose of fresh sweet bread. Red amber body with a thin white head with light lacing. Initial taste is malts with hints of roasted nuts and a nice crisp, sharp hop taste - Amazing crispness for a brown ale. Nice balance of malts and hops. After taste is a nice subtle hazlenut.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Bottle. Chestnut colored with a small finely bubbled off white head. Smells like...well.. roasted nuts, of course. Sorry for not being more creative. Slight hop note in nose, but no fruitiness. Tastes so much like there is hazelnut extract in there somewhere, but there isnít. Amazing what quality toasted malts can do. Just a slight hint of fruitiness in the flavor. Slight sweetness doesnít linger past the dry roast finish. Good hop balance. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Nice nutty aroma. Decent brown color with an off-white head. Has a wonderful nutty flavor to it. Decent body and carbonation. Overall, this is a good ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - JAN 21, 2006
Bottle, amber in color, small head with minimal lacing, nice aroma of roasted malt, follows through in the taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
malachi (62) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2006
Golden amber pour. Lively carbonation. Slight walnut/hop mix aroma. Smooth nutty flavor, but a burned/roasted nut finish grows. No real strong hop presence. Probably woudnít have again, but a good drinkable ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2006
This beer offers an aroma that resembles roasted hazel nuts. It is a caramel brown color that has a decent head. This beer enters the mouth heavy yet smooth. It has a mild bitter nutty taste that lingers well.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Pours a dark toasted amber color with a slight amount of white head. Thin aroma of roasted malt and citrus. Body is a bit thin, and the taste is very similar to the aroma. It was OK.


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