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RATINGS: 690   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
unbound (2) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2006 does not count
Pours a rich amber with a diminishing head. A very smooth brown ale, one of my favorite browns. Rich caramel, with touches of biscuit, and some very faint hop notes on the finish. I love the mouthfeel, not too heavy, but rich and full.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (7481) - 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 didnít add real nuts to this. If you donít like this, then you are a real nutsack.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cperry8483 (41) - Platteville, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2007
Along with Spotted Cow (which isnít that great), this is the classic NG beer that everyone in WI claims to love. Very nutty flavor but not overpowering, with an excellent texture and mouthfeel. This beer is a great session beer, just very smooth and very tasty. There is a good reason this is one of the best Brown Ales on ratebeer. Outstanding.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
weatherdog (3) - Moline, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2007 does not count
At first I wasnít a fan but then this nut brown ale grew on me. Very nutty flavor but not overpowering and I enjoy it greatly. Iíve had both bottle and on tap and I donít know if itís the atmosphere but I prefer it on Tap. (not to mention itís only $1 a frosty mug at my local watering hole)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
discmann131 (6) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2007 does not count
Overall this a great Nut brown ale. Smooth and inviting with a high drinkability quotient. I;ll once again search this one out when I go back to WI.

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 drinkiní nut brown. Iíd rate it higher if it had higher ABV. At only 5.5, Iíd probably rather drink a Scotch ale, but this is good if itís all you have access to.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2003
And I though I was impressed with the Native Ale(brown) but this is a solid beer all around. Nice light syrup brown with a amber tone to its slightly hazy color, tall one inch cream colored head that recedes slowly to a thin skim always present and thin whispy web stings and patches. Aroma is dry and woodish, slightly sweet and roasty with a nice overlay of nuttyness, hazel and almond I make out pretty well but I believe there is more here then I'm cable of putting my nose to. But its a pretty nice whiffer either way you put it. Nice taster too, flavor is mild but stays long of a nice little roasty maltyness with some nutty factions of almond candybar and hazelnut. A super fine drying quality just keeps sitting there on your palate which is quite extraordinary. The dryness produces a nice little wood-like dryness with a small bready fluffyness thats really nice. Solid medium body, bold, nearly full in the middle, lightly creamy in a way near the finish along with all the nice little drying qualities, which I'm really digging about this beer. Subtle but flavorful with lots of things going for it. Another New Glarus winner! A session beer all the way!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ssinger1485 (23) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2007
I love this beer. It has an excellent and fairly strong nutty/caramel aroma to it. It has a wonderful nutty flavor to it. It has a nut texture...Imagine the texture in your mouth right after youíve swallowed some pecans. I guess itís hard to explain, so youíll have to try it yourself! Highly recommended.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JacksBeer (5) - Bristol, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2008 does not count
moderate,, good color, nice aroma, bitter if beer is served too cold. Best taste in the 50 to 60 degree range. A beer I enjoy to drink.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (2845) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown with medium murky body. Massive rootbeer like head and lacing. Tons of clear bubbles. Aromas of chocolate, roasted and crystal malts, cinnamon, hazelnut. Taste is insanely nutty with cocoa, cashews, caramel malts, hazelnut, and a nice fruity hop backbone mixed in to the smooth, rich, and roasty flavors of this brown ale. First time trying this yearly New Glarus beer. Very drinkable with this lighter body.


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