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RATINGS: 712   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Poured a rich amber hue with very little head or lacing and a fruity cherrylike aroma. Light bodied, malty with light bitterness, caramely. Clean short finish. Not as good as I thought it would be, no bottling info that I could see.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WisconsinBeer (712) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2006
Decent looking beer. Deep transparent amber color. This beer starts well with a nice roasted malt profile - hazelnuts, etc. But then it starts to go wrong. The hops come into the end of it and give it a sour almost metallic finish. I understand that in a brown ale you have to give it a decided hop profile to keep it from being ultra boring, but these hops just dont do it for me.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Bottle. Pours a tea-like clear brown with a thin beige head that disappears quickly. Nuts, rye and barley with a slight bitterness. Alright.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2007
Pours a nice brown color. Taste is very up front with hazelnuts. One of the better brown ales I’ve had but it’s not the type of beer I can enjoy a lot of. Good for what it is.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2007
Kind of a Wisconsin version of Newcastle. Lighter than you’d think and maltier than you’d think, but really nothing that wonderful. NG has done better.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Very smooth though neither overly complex nor extremely tasty. This dark brown ale is very smooth and goes well with salty foods, such as pizza or burgers. Rather malty, though not in an aggressive way, with nice nutty notes and very light barely notes.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2007
Thanks Josh! clear very light brown. not so great tan disappearing head. unimpressive caramel aroma with a hint of hazelnut. sweet caramel flavor with some hazelnut notes. medium dry sweet cola hazelnut finish. light to medium body. lively carbonation. its just not that great.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2007
12oz bottle-pours a foamy light tan head and hazy amber color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-caramel/chocolate/toffee, nutty, medium fruit, secondary spicy/woody hops. Taste is medium malt, secondary spicy/woody/metallic (English hops). Taste not as complex as aroma. Comes across as a nice mild ale, mellow. Mild carbonation. Thanks Wasatch.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HailSquishface (16) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2008
Pours bright amber into my glass with lively carbonation and a nice fluffy white head. Smells of caramel, a bit nutty, and kind of like old pennies. Tastes a little fruity and nutty, with a dash of burnt sugar in the finish. It’s okay but I wouldn’t go out of my way to try it.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2008 Kind of dark for a nut brown ale. Slight caramel taste. Finish almost reminds me of a bock. Nice light colored head. Not a bad beer.


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