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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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3.5
thewolf (12936) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2011
Bottle. [thanks Lau]
Pours clear chestnut with a small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has hazel, grass, chocolate. Highish carbonation, fine creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is mild and very elegant. Nutty, chocolate, light grainy and mild bitter in the finish. Delicious brown ale.

3
jcwattsrugger (12559) - 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.

3.2
rosenbergh (11936) - 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.

3.9
shrubber85 (11706) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Bottle. Chocolate and nut malt aroma. Dark amber with large off-white head. Sweet nutty chocolate malt and mildly bitter fresh hay hops flavor. Very nice - another NG winner.

3.3
BVery (11458) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2011 TAP, BOTTLE: amber/chestnut brown pour. Mildly nutty aroma. Taste is malt, caramel, nut, with slight bitterness.

3.6
hopscotch (11433) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2004
Sparkling clear, copper ale with a large, frothy, off-white head... which diminishes to a small, creamy, lasting head. The aroma is all about milk chocolate, pecans and caramel... a turtle, basically. The flavor is well-balanced, chocolatey and nutty. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, chocolatey, dry finish.

3.5
alexsdad06 (11223) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear brown color with a small tan head that much like a thief in the night leaves no trace behind. The aroma contained roasted malts with a hint of caramel sweetness. I get much of the same with the flavor. Roasted malts, caramel, and just enough bitterness not to make this beer too one dimensional. Not a bad brown ale. One left until my next package from Wisconsin.

4.3
DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2006
Thanks to buckybeer for this one. Pours deep brown with 1-finger khaki head. Aroma of rich roasty malt, huge nuts (walnut, hazelnut, almond), brown sugar, peaty malt. Dense, complex, nutty palate, with flavors of roast malt, the aforementioned nuts, brown sugar, and cacao. This is a world class nut brown ale, and I cannot believe they didn’t add real nuts to this. If you don’t like this, then you are a real nutsack.

3.7
jercraigs (11071) - 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.

3.7
daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2008
Brown and hazy. Small beige head. Aroma is muted...malty, nutty and some light notes of chocolate. Flavor is really good, surprising after a pretty mundane aroma. Malty, chocolate, frutiy, nutty and sweet. Smooth and easy drinking. I would drink this any time!


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