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RATINGS: 718   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8701) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Draft pint at Dotty’s in Madison. Light nuttiness, with some sweet chewy malt flavors throughout. Munich-malt is what it tastes like, with some sweet tea and maple. A decent brown ale but very simple and uncomplex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (8697) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2006
Thanks to buckybeer for this one. Pours deep brown with 1-finger khaki head. Aroma of rich roasty malt, huge nuts (walnut, hazelnut, almond), brown sugar, peaty malt. Dense, complex, nutty palate, with flavors of roast malt, the aforementioned nuts, brown sugar, and cacao. This is a world class nut brown ale, and I cannot believe they didn’t add real nuts to this. If you don’t like this, then you are a real nutsack.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (8193) - Plymouth, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (8032) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle @ Christers. Courtesy of Jeff, Thanks. Pours brown lwith a light tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, light caramel, nuts, grain. Flavor is malts, caramel, litttle dark chocolate, dark fruits, nuts. Medium body, soft carbonation. 231013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8022) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7905) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 17, 2008
Bottlee from kosko20. Pours a hazy chestnut hue with a thickish, medium sized off-white heead. Aroma of nuts, a bit of maple and some chocolate. Taste is nuts and caramel with a bit of oatmeal and cinnamon and a couple of hops poking through. Watery with light bubbles.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (7825) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7819) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7565) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (7445) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 1, 2010
Another nice brew thanks to Eric. Pours a golden/copper hue with a small white head. The aroma is rich nutty and malty notes. The flavor is smooth and clean; lots of caramel, bitter hops, hazelnut. Nice. The malts were very lightly toasted, a borderline amber ale perhaps.

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