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RATINGS: 702   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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (7588) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7158) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2005
Bottle. Clear deep amber pour with a good 1/2" of off-white head. Probably the least brown brown ale I’ve tried. Wonderful deep roasty and nutty aroma with some caramel, and toffee. Nice medium malty backbone, and smooth across the palate... with some bitter citric notes on the finish. Nutty flavor with just enough sweet caramel was balanced very well with both floral hops and a slight citric twist. Very well done, once again!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2003
Not very dark for a brown ale, more of an amber/light copper color with a big pillowy white head. Lightly roasted, nutty caramel malt aroma. Light, soft cashew flavor with subtle malty undertones. Body is a little thin, but the finish is a dry, sweet, and satisfying one. This is a good smooth and drinkable session brown ale.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6990) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Big thanks to jarlbartar for bonusing me this brew. Pours deep golden brown with distinguished half inch white head. The nose is full of roasty maltiness, nuttiness and mild yeast spiciness. The initial moment of flavor seems to start out like a typical brown with a charge of malt astringency. But here it is faint and very brief. The taste quickly becomes rich, smooth, malty and nutty. The roastiness starts first then nuttiness enters along with faint caramel candy. Nice mild nutty after taste. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6819) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2009
courtesy of abents. Pours amber with off white head. Aroma is malty with light hazelnut nose, light hops with some esters. Taste toasted malts, nutty mouthfeel. Overall finish has good notes of the hazelnuts but also some hints of chocoltae and caramel. Possible ester palate with some faint fruity notes of dark fruits/pear in the after taste. At 5.5% this is an amazing brew, very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6622) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2011 TAP, BOTTLE: amber/chestnut brown pour. Mildly nutty aroma. Taste is malt, caramel, nut, with slight bitterness.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6609) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2010
12 oz. bottle from the brewery. Pours a clear amber-brown color with virtually no head. Aroma of nuts, brown sugar, caramel malts, barley, and toast. Flavor of nuts, brown sugar, caramel malts, barley malts, toast, bread, and mineral notes. Light-bodied, with minimal carbonation and a really light mouthfeel. This is pretty weak for a brown ale. It isn’t bad for a beer you’d drink a ton of in one night, but for a brown ale, it doesn’t do much.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6596) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 5, 2010
From bottle at Davis Beerfest 2010. Pours brown with a green tinge and a thick off-white head. The aroma is nutty, and so is the flavor, with a dry bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6579) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2012
12oz bottle, thanks to Jay. Good nutty and chocolate aroma. Hint of olive bread. Soft moderate carbonation. Medium body. Light bitter, sweet taste. Clear brown color. No head. Solid brown ale, good to enjoy with lunch

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - APR 11, 2008
Pours amber with a thin white head. Smells nutty with lots of chocolate and some earthiness. Tastes Chocolatey with some nutty undertones. More of a pale porter than a brown ale.


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