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RATINGS: 728   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13344) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2007
Bottle trade from shigadeyo. Poured a clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet nutty malt aroma. Medium body with lively carbonation. Solid balanced toasted flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (13106) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2007
Bottle poured a clear brown with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of tootsie rolls, carmel and a hint of nuts. Palate was light to medium bodied, crisp yet smooth. Flavors of cocoa, carmel and a hint of nuts with a smooth malty finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (13077) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2008
(12oz bottle, thanks mj) Medium beige head atop clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some spice, light nut. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, some nut, light chocolate, spice. Low carbonation, light-medium body.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (12141) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2007
12oz bottle-pours a foamy light tan head and hazy amber color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-caramel/chocolate/toffee, nutty, medium fruit, secondary spicy/woody hops. Taste is medium malt, secondary spicy/woody/metallic (English hops). Taste not as complex as aroma. Comes across as a nice mild ale, mellow. Mild carbonation. Thanks Wasatch.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12027) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2011
Bottle. [thanks Lau]
Pours clear chestnut with a small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has hazel, grass, chocolate. Highish carbonation, fine creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is mild and very elegant. Nutty, chocolate, light grainy and mild bitter in the finish. Delicious brown ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11605) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 6, 2008
12 oz. bottle courtesy of Alraomon. Thanks Sean! Pours an inviting brown-tinged red color with a minimal off-white head. Aroma is strong green-apple with cherry and nutty notes. Smooth taste with caramel, nuts, apple and toasted malts. Medium bodied and very well balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11339) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2005
Bottle from Vinny’s bar at La Crosse airport. Dark brown color with a medium thin beige head. Thin sheets of lacing. Aroma of malt and walnuts. Medium body with a roasty character, lots of nutty and malty flavoring. The finish is clean and sweet with more malt and nut flavors. I like it!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2005
Poured a medium and see through brownish/amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, nuts, and toasted malts. Tastes of toffee, caramel, nuts and toasted malts. Had a light citric quality to it as well. Lively body.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (11198) - Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Had it on tap at the brewery, it was okay. IT seems to pour a lighter color than most brown ales.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2008
Name: Fat Squirrel
Date: 03/15/2008
Mode: bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: clear amber, wispy beige head, streaks of drippy lace,
Aroma: huge nutty malt aroma with lots of chocolate and a dark caramel toffee sweetness,
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, lots of nutty character, touch of dark caramel sweetness, light balancing bitterness,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 10/10
Score: **4


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