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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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3.9
GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2005
Bottle shared with blankboy, tupalev & jerc - courtesy of jerc. Dark amber-brown colour, very nice looking. Aroma is nutty & roasty, with notes of coffee, toffee, and the faintest hint of soy sauce. Flavour is rasty as well, with some malt and chocolate, and a long, dry, nutty finish. Interesting stuff, really nice!

4.1
Gorbalev (3000) - 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.

3.7
jercraigs (11087) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2005
Bottle. I have been intrigued to try this one just because of the name which I think is quite cool. Dark brown - mahogany body, with a decent sized off white head. (3+) Dominant yet restrained roasty aroma with mild chocolate and malt undertones. Flavour is moderately roasty again, with the chocolate slightly more prominent in the flavour. Mild nuttiness throughout becomes more distinct and more clearly hazelnut in the finish. Medium bodied palate. I am suitably impressed, quite yummy. Thanks for the trade JPDIPSO.

3.5
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAY 21, 2005
Pours light brown with a solid head. Aroma is nuts, toasty malt, grain. Flavor is toasty malt, light caramel, nuttiness. Pleasent flavorful basic brown ale.

3.5
agl108 (1307) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2005
Thanks to lamas for the bottle. 12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep reddish-brown with a half-inch head that was gone within a minute or two. Slight lacing. Aroma is pretty bland, mainly malty with a touch of nuttiness. Flavor is overwhelmingly nutty and roasty. A hint of chocolate is also present. A nice level of carbonation, although a little on the thin side. Probably the nuttiest of the brown ales that I’ve tried.

3.5
willblake (2664) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2005
05.10.05 12oz bottle thanks to MrFacto. Pretty teak-brown with lazy, lofty, lacy tan head. Aromas are mildly grassy, very dry wood. Flavor is deeply nutty and fairly complex. HInts of iron, light bitterness, maybe a touch of tobacco. Nothing about the flavor or aroma really jump out, typical of what I usually think about a brown ale. Nevertheless, this one is nicely done and it surely grows on me as I drain the glass. Thanks Matt!

3.3
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2005
Rich bronze colour...I found this to be nutty and bitter, not much sweetness or body.

3.7
scooter122983 (17) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 3, 2005
Verry nutty which makes this brew a great one to drink with dinner or lunch or whatever. It is just good with food.

3.6
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2005
A great thanks to rater Wawood for sending this Wisconsin native down south.

Poured a natural tobacco leaf amber brown body and a weighty tan head. The aroma certinaly does bring nutty notes of almond, walnut, and lite suggestions of hazelnut. The flavor is lightly roasty… sweetness in the beginning & middle, then a more rounded finish with a touch of bitterness. Something reminds me of broiled butternut squash… strange, right? Nice notes of toffee, as it appears, tobacco… man… I haven’t had a filthy yet juicy wad of chew in several years and I still remember that spicy / smoky / vanilla / black pepper flavor. His truly is a nice brown ale!

2.9
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2005
Very clear and reddish brown with little head. Very sugary aroma with a hint of chocolate. Sweet and clean in flavor with some roasted caramel and hazelnut and a bit of chalkiness. Somewhat watery.


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