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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (1921) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 25, 2004
12oz. bottle: This beer pours a fairly clear amber color with an off-white head. It didn't linger for long. The aroma is caramel malty with some roastiness. A bit nutty also. The roastiness comes through in the taste with a good malty body behind it. Some nuttiness also. A very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - FEB 15, 2004
pours an amber color with an off white head... malt, carmel, and slightly roasted nutty aroma overall quite complex. medium body with great roasted malt flavors coming through with sweetness and nuts on the way down with a dry roasted finish. this was great with the slow cooked chili i had last night!!! another great beer from New Glarus!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2004
Cloudy nutty brown with a big frothy head. Aroma of toasted malts and caramel with a hint of hoppyness. Bitter tingly opening with a strong taste of dark chocolate and hazelnuts. Mouthfeel is tingly and a bit thin on body, leaves your mouth dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdog76 (85) - madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2004 This was a nice ale. Had a smooth nutty taste. And just hoppy enough. Something I would buy again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2004
maybe I've had too many, but this beer smels like saw dust!!! Luckily it does not tast like saw dust. In fact, it is rather good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 1, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2006 January 2004: Bottled. Very clear light brown, little head. Light grainy aroma with just hints of hazelnuts. Earthy, moderately sweet flavors, thinnish finish. What to say? Not bad but probably won’t buy again. 6/3/6/3/12 3.0

October 2006, draught at Glarner Stube in New Glarus, WI: the nose is much more full, fruity-spicy cherry/hazelnut/chocolate notes with a touch of allspice, the mouthfeel rounder with lots of chocolate and light nutty oiliness, fat and juicy and very enjoyable. Rating used is for this sample.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2003
Tasted at the brewery. Pours a deep amber brown with a nice head and some lace. The aroma nutty, malty, and sweet. The flavor initially comes in as sweet malt, then progresses into a very nice nut flavor. The palate is right for the flavor. Overall, I like this one and bought more for the hotel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2003 RERATE 12/26/03: I'm upping my rating after sampling another sixer of this. The taste is better this time around; more rounded and nuttier. ORIGINAL RATING: Orangish brown color & slightly cloudy. Medium head that laces nicely. Good initial maltiness & plenty of roasty flavors. Some hint of hazlenut in there but not as powerful as Berghoff's Winterfest Ale. Hops are on the light side but still make themselves known. Pretty decent depth. It would be very easy to put a lot of this stuff away in one sitting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6358) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2003
Deep amber almost brown hue with small white head and some lace. The aroma hints of roasted malts, hazelnut, hayfield, light caramel, aromatic hops, and some citric tones. The taste starts sweet and dusty. A hit of twang and bitterness follows. The finish is dry wood and peanut. The mouthfeel is lively but thin. Good brown ale, very quaffable. I would like the malt to be stronger to counter the hop presence.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2003
Very mild aroma. Slight malt, but I would expect more for a nut brown. Color is brown, but fairly light, also I would have expected the color to be a bit darker. Carb is good and a big head forms, but fades fairly quickly. Taste doesn't disappoint however. Nice malty sweetness, slight hops in the finish keep it from being overtly sweet. A nice dryness develops as you go that is like a slight woody taste. A great session beer, as a previous poster stated. Well done.

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