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RATINGS: 728   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerjason (14) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2005 Great tasting brown. Not much head. Tastes great, pours great, smells great. My new favorite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (7216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2005
Bottlle shared with GregClow, tupalev & jerc -- courtesy of jerc. Pours a hazy reddish-brown with an average white fizzy head. Very mild nutty malt aroma, couldn’t detect any hops. The words "Nut Brown" scared me off a little but this was quite pleasant -- it did indeed taste like a "Nut Brown" but a good one, which in my experience has been hard to find. Not great but a decent, enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Juelze (1144) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2005
Pours reddish-brown. Little head. Smells of caramel malt with a slight nutty smelll. Taste is of roast, chocolate, hazelnut. Best brown ale I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GregClow (3183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2005
Bottle shared with blankboy, tupalev & jerc - courtesy of jerc. Dark amber-brown colour, very nice looking. Aroma is nutty & roasty, with notes of coffee, toffee, and the faintest hint of soy sauce. Flavour is rasty as well, with some malt and chocolate, and a long, dry, nutty finish. Interesting stuff, really nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2005
Alright, the good stuff in the evening’s tasting, thanks to Jerc for sharing some of these! Dark brown pour, big slightly off white head. Nice nutty root beer like aroma. Medium body, avoids the watery trap so many North American Browns fall in to. Solid malty brown ale malt taste with a good dose of nuttiness at the end (it really lingers). Excellent, one of the best browns I have ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9835) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2005
Bottle. I have been intrigued to try this one just because of the name which I think is quite cool. Dark brown - mahogany body, with a decent sized off white head. (3+) Dominant yet restrained roasty aroma with mild chocolate and malt undertones. Flavour is moderately roasty again, with the chocolate slightly more prominent in the flavour. Mild nuttiness throughout becomes more distinct and more clearly hazelnut in the finish. Medium bodied palate. I am suitably impressed, quite yummy. Thanks for the trade JPDIPSO.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAY 21, 2005
Pours light brown with a solid head. Aroma is nuts, toasty malt, grain. Flavor is toasty malt, light caramel, nuttiness. Pleasent flavorful basic brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
agl108 (1057) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2005
Thanks to lamas for the bottle. 12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep reddish-brown with a half-inch head that was gone within a minute or two. Slight lacing. Aroma is pretty bland, mainly malty with a touch of nuttiness. Flavor is overwhelmingly nutty and roasty. A hint of chocolate is also present. A nice level of carbonation, although a little on the thin side. Probably the nuttiest of the brown ales that I’ve tried.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2005
05.10.05 12oz bottle thanks to MrFacto. Pretty teak-brown with lazy, lofty, lacy tan head. Aromas are mildly grassy, very dry wood. Flavor is deeply nutty and fairly complex. HInts of iron, light bitterness, maybe a touch of tobacco. Nothing about the flavor or aroma really jump out, typical of what I usually think about a brown ale. Nevertheless, this one is nicely done and it surely grows on me as I drain the glass. Thanks Matt!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2005
Rich bronze colour...I found this to be nutty and bitter, not much sweetness or body.

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