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RATINGS: 714   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bigassfish (140) - Naperville/Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2005
Pours brown with off white head. Rich nutty flavor. Smooth tasty treat.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - APR 9, 2005
Gitchee Gumee Brewfest 2005. The aroma was bland and of plain malt. But, wow, the flavors really bowl you over. They’re simple and fairly one-dimensional, but you get a good mix of nuts, mostly domianted by roasted hazlenut (a personal favorite), so this beer spoke to me. Has a few other weakness, but pretty exceptional for a typical brown.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2005
Pours a lovely bronze brown color. Aroma is faint, but noticeably nutty and sweet. The taste is all malt, not even a trace of any hops until the very end of the aftertaste. Velvety smooth marzipan and nougat are the key flavors, with some sweet chocolate and caramel. The tastes combine to make a liquid-smooth candy bar. The body is perfect, a nice balance of chewy and smooth, with not a sign of grit or chalk to it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2005
On tap in New Glarus. Smells spicy and nutty with sweet accents from caramel malts. Color is a deep brown/copper with a white creamy head. Taste is robust and nutty, and leaves a certain dry impression. Caramel and roasted malts highly contribute to the semi-sweet, nutty and gently spiced composure. Some toffee characteristics as undertones. Nice balance of hops and malts.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2005
This was your basic brown ale. Nice walnutty flavor, smooth goin down and awesome mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2005
nice brown color small white head walnut and light malt nose w/ a medium body lightly creamy and smooth palate w/ some good carbonation. Lightly bitter hop and light roast malt w/ a weak nutty flvr in the finish. Overall pretty solid.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hezron (610) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2005
Dark redish brown with a light tan head. Simple aromas of buttery-nut malt. Roasted nut flavor with some chocolate and then pine in the finish, good flavor. Medium body, somewhat watery palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deadon71 (7) - algonquin, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2005 does not count
Tried this in Wisconsin Dells. Got me into brown ales. The flavor was average, and could use a little more alcohol. Not a bad beer, but there is definitely better out there.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
erod61 (31) - Bangor WI, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Brown ales aren’t really my favorite style but this is one of my favorite breweres. There is much more malt aroma and malt taste to this brown ale. It has a roasty charachter to it that makes it more enjoyable than most I’ve had.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (4811) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2005 About as good as a brown ale can get. Unspectacular malt aroma. Brown with sediment. Flavor is surprisingly complex for the style. Dark roasted malt, similar to an oatmeal stout. Sweet and nutty.


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