RATINGS: 730   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Signalwriter (86) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2011
This highly rated beer did not find favor here. Provided to Mr and Mrs Signalwriter by the Jersey Girls, we sampled bottles in Minnesota and Texas - though from the same batch/carton. Bottles pour a Coca-Cola brown with a quite light head. Aroma and flavor are mild and aromatic, and the taste is tart. Dry mouthfeel. Average taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MetalNHopHead (1579) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 2, 2016
A whole lot of love and local malt went into fat squirrel. The name isnt misplaced. This is a hearty winter brew thatll stick to your bones. Rich, nutty aroma with lots of toasted malt sugar. Caramel, chocolate, hazelnut, and lightly spicy hops at the finish. Brown Ales are often treated like a half-assed one-off for most breweries. New Glarus doesnt appear to have any throwaway styles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (10895) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2016
12 oz bottle. (Festival Foods) La Crosse, WI.
Clear reddish brown color with a small off-white head. Nuts, wood, mild hops, some bitterness, dryness and sweetish malt in the aroma. The flavor is nuts, nougat, caramel and malt in the flavor. Pretty decent brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdixon77 (2389) - Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Solid Brown. About what you expect. Nutty, malty, caramel, fuller bodied. Easy nothing special

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Pours a nice golden brown, Aromas of nuts, caramel, and hops. Flavor is semi-sweet caramel and nuts with a nice subtle hop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (2446) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2016
Bottle pour mahogany brown with copper hue and thin tan head. Nose big malt and mild nut. Taste all sweet malt, caramel, toffee. Easy drinker

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eruizgarcia (319) - - APR 14, 2016
About as nice an ale as I've had. Simple, nutty, malty and pleasantly sweet with slight bitterness at the end. Perfectly balanced and easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckyNBeer (44) - Schofield, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2016
I purchased an individual bottle of this directly from the New Glarus brewery. Poured into a pint glass with a dark copper hue and a moderate head that left behind a nice lacing. This beer smelled malty with hints of nuttiness. The taste was smooth with the malt and nut combining together nicely. There was also just a bit of hop bitterness. Yet again New Glarus has made a fantastic beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gregwilsonstl (2198) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Super tasty brown. Light. Subtly, very subtly tart. Pecans or hazelnuts? Thx jackl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyBird (2655) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2016
Pours a clear orange/brown color with a tan head. The smell is toasted malt, spice, brown bread, caramel. The taste is caramel, toasted malt, it is dry, herbal and spicy with some fruitiness on the end. Light/medium in body with average carbonation. Nice cold weather beer...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aggiebob (873) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle. Brown with a tan head. The aroma was nutty malt while the flavor was the same with some hints of caramel. It was fairly well balanced.

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