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RATINGS: 733   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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3.4
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUL 24, 2004
Coppery brown. Fruity sweet malt aroma. Sweet nutty malt flavor. Finish is long and nice. Very well-balanced and quite drinkable. Merest hint of chocolate in the finish.

3.8
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2004
Bottle pours dark amber (kinda light for a Brown Ale), small off-white fizzly head, with plenty of carbonation but with below average lacing.   Malty and slightly nutty on the nose.   WOW, flavor is rather nice on this one.   Slightly sweet, nutty, malty and easy to drink.   Finishes clean and crisp.   Good mouthfeel too!   Probably one of the better Brown Ales that I have had.   Thanks goes out to batkins for the trade!


3.9
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JUL 13, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2005 (Re-Rate) IT WAS A FLUKE! I had this on tap last night and it was delicious, nothing like the previous 2.5 I gave it. Pours darker amber color. Flavor is lots of caramel and tofee. Sweet roasted malty body to it. Very nice!

3.1
heemer77 (5355) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 8, 2004
Has lots of carbonation and is a clear red and brown color. There is a small white head. The aroma is green beans and caramel. The taste is typical for the style. Has malt, caramel and a sour lemon finish. Good for the style.

3.7
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2004
My first New Glarus....and it makes me want to see what else this brewery has to offer. Light Brown Coloring. Nutty...caramel. Roasted? Very smooth and balanced.

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gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Clear, medium brown color, nose of sweetened coffee, very malty, tasty, somewhat like Amaretto.

3.8
fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2004
Brite brown color. Little to no head, dissapated quickly. Rich caramel and roasted malts, somewhat nutty in flavor. Slightly sweet and well balanced.

3.7
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2004
Good malty, somewhat sweet aroma. Good balance of malty sweetness and bitterness throughout. One of the more enjoyable brown ales I have had.

3.4
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2004
Pours a light brownish red with a miminal head. Ab aroma of malt and caramel, and taste of caramel and hazelnuts. A slight citrus in the finish. The beer softens and opens up with more flavor as it warms. A good choice.

3.3
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2004
Clear brown body with a full inch white head that quickly disappeared. The aroma has a nice nuttiness, chocolate, whole grains and lightly toasted bread. Light, drinkable body with nice smoothness. The flavors continue to show the heavy malt tendencies. Nuts, breads, grains, and a little roasted character. Easy to drink but rather unremarkable otherwise.


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