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RATINGS: 716   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
RRistow12 (944) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Tasted from bottle. Pours a clear dark brown with tan head. Pretty nice complex aroma with notes of caramel, nuts, biscuits, brown sugar, toffee, maple syrup. Taste is moderate sweetness with a faint bitterness at the end. Pretty thin overall with light to medium body. Flavors of caramel, nuts and biscuits. Above average for style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
thome50 (1295) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle that Brendo brought back from moving his mom. Pours a deep brown with slight white head. Aroma is malty and light roasted pistachios. Taste is very thin and watery brown ale. Nothing special here.

3.1
Bacterial (3051) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2014
A solid brown ale by New Glarus. Not much going on here. Subtle hops, subtle malt. Roasted, slightly burnt aftertaste.

3.3
mnmike (1091) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2014
A bit of an off putting after taste, but still a respectable brown ale that has some good roasted elements.

4.8
punkabilly1970 (4) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2014 does not count
This is a nice solid brown ale. This will remind you of your first bottle of Newcastle when you were a kid, but without the awful skunked smell/taste.

3.1
cards04 (2922) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
A solid ale. Pours a clear brown. Aromas are roasted nuts and malts. Flavors are toasty malts. A bit of sweetness but mostly roasty.

3.8
forresjm (1) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2014 does not count
An excellent bottled brown that tasted fresh as any bottled beer can hope. Toasty, biscuity aspect to the nose with caramel notes. Malt on palate, yet finishes fairly dry with some hop flavor playing a supporting role. Really decent bottled product. Would love to have it locally on tap!

3.3
Oogiee (72) - Taipei, TAIWAN - JAN 4, 2014
caramel, nuts, roasty, earthy, leaves, wet ropebrown, clear, minimal head, medium sweetness, creamy, average carbonation,

2.8
bubblehouse (1556) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 3, 2014
I don’t really like brown ales in general but this one isn’t bad. Still my dislike for the style wins again.

3.6
GarrettB (1658) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 2, 2014
April 20th, 2012 - Following fast on the heels of a sample of Moon Man is New Glarus’ Fat Squirrel - a brown ale, and an excellent test of New Glarus’ brewing style. If there’s a brew I’m more apathetic and saturnine about, it’s brown ales. Anybody that cane make a brown ale something more than mundane is okay in my book, and I say New Glarus is counted in that group. The aroma is rich with peat, mimicking a scotch ale, but diverging from its kilted cousin with the nutty smell that is unique to pistachio, all complemented by a rich layer of roasted malts. The flavor is rich, and gleaming, with ribbons of caramel, more peat, and freshly kilned malt, served on a medium and quenching palate. There’s no doubt - this is a notable brown ale, and another reason I should be living a little bit closer to New Glarus, Wisconsin.


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