Signalwriter (86) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This highly rated beer did not find favor here. Provided to Mr and Mrs Signalwriter by the Jersey Girls, we sampled bottles in Minnesota and Texas - though from the same batch/carton. Bottles pour a Coca-Cola brown with a quite light head. Aroma and flavor are mild and aromatic, and the taste is tart. Dry mouthfeel. Average taste.
Bacterial (1205) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A solid brown ale by New Glarus. Not much going on here. Subtle hops, subtle malt. Roasted, slightly burnt aftertaste.
EtTuCthulhu (899) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The appearance fuses a hazy brown color with a large off-white head, and the aroma blends toasted and nutty malts and a hint of earthy hops. The taste is mildly sour and a touch sweet, and the palate fuses an average carbonation, fairly abrupt but nutty finish, medium body, and a slick and thin texture.
arnold931 (195) - Iowa, USA - APR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light brown amber with light brown head. Nose is sweet malt caramel. A little coffee?
RRistow12 (175) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a clear dark brown with tan head. Pretty nice complex aroma with notes of caramel, nuts, biscuits, brown sugar, toffee, maple syrup. Taste is moderate sweetness with a faint bitterness at the end. Pretty thin overall with light to medium body. Flavors of caramel, nuts and biscuits. Above average for style.
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KillerMoran (11) - - APR 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a very strong smell when the bottle is cracked. It is a slightly darker beer in appearance and feels amazing in your mouth. Not so sure about the taste
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mnmike (993) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit of an off putting after taste, but still a respectable brown ale that has some good roasted elements.
peacefrog6799 (1) - brunswick, USA - APR 19, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
While visiting Wisconsin I found New Glarus Fat Squirrel. I found it to be one of the best craft brewed beers I have tasted. Too bad it is only sold in Wisconsin.
thome50 (892) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle that Brendo brought back from moving his mom. Pours a deep brown with slight white head. Aroma is malty and light roasted pistachios. Taste is very thin and watery brown ale. Nothing special here.
ryecatcher (653) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a medium-deep chestnut color with an off-white head, superior retention and lacing. Nose is caramel, nuttiness, hops, toasted bread. Mouth is medium bodied, those same caramel malts, dates, mild sweetness that fades quickly, not much of a finish body. I find brown ales to be a feast or famine style and this one isn’t really all that I’d hoped it would be... a bit weak to be honest. Plenty of squirrels up here in the Dells but I haven’t seen any actual fat ones... but it is the end of a very long winter, so that’s not surprising.
charule (811) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from New Glarus. Poured lighter brown amber with thinning beige head and lace. Aroma of sweet malt caramel. Light carb med light carb. Sweet light nut roast malt. Sessionable lol.