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RATINGS: 698   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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2007
bottle - wow - a REALLY good nut brown ale! Normally brown ales do nothing for me - I’d almost rather drink a Yeungling than most brown ales. This one however was fantastic. Good malt body with notes of nuts and grains and just a hint of chocolate. Hops are a perfect balance to the malt and gives it a nice finish. This is probably my highest rated nut-brown ale ever.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2008
This is a top notch brown ale. Pour is a orange, reddish brown with an off white, thick head. Aroma is pure, crisp and clean of hazelnuts, caramel, malts, and barley. Flavor is hazelnut malts and other various malty flavors. Palate is smooth, and warm and finishes dry with a slight bitterness. Very impressed.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2151) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Wow, talk about true to style! Poured with a medium sized, cream colored head with light brown highlights, that lasts and lots of lace. Aroma is malty, chocolate, a bit roasty, toffee. Flavor is like aroma; great nut flavor. Body is full, a bit chewy, satisfying, with excellent carbonation. Finish is like flavor and perfectly balanced with slowly tapering medium length. Session beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VeeDubber (21) - Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Aroma- Just about everything you expect a nut brown to be. Nutty, malty, undertones of syrup Appearance- Coppery brown Taste- Nutty, malty, some maple syrup, some toastiness. Overall- This beer was given to me by some awesome friends I have from work that were up in Wisconsin. Definitely one of the better nut browns I have had in a while. One I would recommend to someone who is looking for one to use as a basis of comparison to other nut browns.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2005
Superior Brown Ale!!! Don’t exactly have the largest sampling record on this category but this could possibly be my favorite. Nice nutty flavor, little bitter, smooth and very drinkable. Another great Wisconsin beer courtesy of JPDIPSO. Can’t miss on New Glarus!!!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2006
An attractice, orangish brown color with a thin, malted milk ball core-colored head. Warm, chocolatey, cocoa, malty, caramel sweet, toasty, hazelnut aroma. WOW, perfect for a brown ale. Flavor is of an American brown ale. Caramel forms a perfect foundation for the complex aroma components that transition flawlessly into the flavor as well. That caramel foundation is balanced more by a dry, cocoa powder sensation than hop bitterness or acidity. The addition of a beautiful, bright, dark fruit (from the warm ferment) in the flavor only increases its complexity and is why New Glarus beer are some of the best. A great effort at perfecting one of the hardest ale styles to brew correctly.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2010 Hey this is a good beer. The color is a beautiful reddish brown. The body is semi thin but the flavor is full. Very nutty it goes down smooth. Not one I would drink every single day but I enjoyed this beer. A good beer for cold weather.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AOF (306) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Gotta say I absolutely loved this one. Just one of those right beers at the right moment. Pours a medium brown with a decent off white head. Sugary chocolate malt nose with a subtle roasted pecan nuttiness. Light to medium in body and very smooth on the palate. Sweet, but not overly so. Slightly hoppy finish makes this one nearly perfect.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Fat Squirrel was one of the best beers I have tried lately. Good head and carbonation. Just sweet enough not to be obnoxius. Wish I could get New Glarus all the time down in TN.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bstroh707 (13) - West Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2012 A malty, nutty concoction that is smooth and pleasing. A pleasant aroma, color, and pallate make this an easy drinkin’ nut brown. I’d rate it higher if it had higher ABV. At only 5.5, I’d probably rather drink a Scotch ale, but this is good if it’s all you have access to.


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