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RATINGS: 699   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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (3184) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (2921) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 8, 2013
This is just about everything you’d expect from a Brown Ale, but with very little to criticize. Nutty, toffee, and brown sugar. Medium bodied and well balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho (2201) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2003
Sweet malty, chalky molasses aroma. Deep orange body with largish particles. Large, off-white head that is mostly lasting. Excellent frothy lace. Good, visible carbonation. At first impression, this is your every day Tom, Dick & Harry Brown Ale. However, there are subtle complexities that thrust it above the average entries in the category. Has a rich alcoholic haze that suggests it is more than the stated 5.5% ABV. A nuttiness emerges as it warms. This is a quality brew.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gorbalev (2917) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2005
Alright, the good stuff in the evening’s tasting, thanks to Jerc for sharing some of these! Dark brown pour, big slightly off white head. Nice nutty root beer like aroma. Medium body, avoids the watery trap so many North American Browns fall in to. Solid malty brown ale malt taste with a good dose of nuttiness at the end (it really lingers). Excellent, one of the best browns I have ever had.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2007 Very very tasty. Pours a med/dark amber with a nice sized head. Wonderful nutty, malty aroma and flavor. Lightly bitter in the finish. Looks like another home run for New Glarus. This has turned into one of my favorite GO TO beers.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OD40oz (773) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - SEP 17, 2007
My buddy from Wisconsin brought this back with him. I was impressed as I usually am with brown ales. I wish we could get New Glarus brews here in SD.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6849) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gonzo46and2 (108) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Thanks Kraft! Dry roasted aroma. Flavor is subtle but very tasty. Light mouthfeel and very drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
A- Body is a transparent mahogany brown color with nice highlights of ruby red shining through it. Pours with a 1-2 finger foamy, slightly off-white (cream colored) head. Head fades slowly to a thick collar and leaves plenty of lacing behind in the glass. S- Nose is pretty sweet. Gives off balanced aromas of caramel, toffee, and nuts. No hints of bitterness and hops are hard to detect. T- Very similar to the smell. Caramel malt and smooth nuttiness are the highlights of the initial flavor with just a hint of toffee coming through also. The finish is consistent with the initial flavor. Flavor is well balanced and is not too strong or overpowering (like I have seen in many of this style) but is still very good. P- Medium carbonation and light, smooth, drinkable body. Body has the feel of a nice lager. O- This was a very nice nut Brown and one of my favorites of the style. Would love to try this again. Flavor has great strength and I find this very drinkable. Looking forward to trying other NG beers in the future! Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-05-2009 17:47:51

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - OCT 16, 2010
Very unique ale. Aroma heavy on the nuttiness, maybe a bit of hazelnut or hickory. Excellent rich reddish-brown pour, although for a supposedly "unfiltered" beer, very clear. Nice easy drinking ale with a hint of nuttiness in the flavor and pleasant, not overpowering, hoppiness at the end.


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