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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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jcwattsrugger (12420) - 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
slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
"poured light for a brown ale. mahogony. smelled of pleasant sweet malt and nuts. nice malt profile in the nose and flavor. clean hazelnut flavor. not as "stand up and take notice" as say, a Rogue Hazelnut brown, but above average with a smooth finish."

3.2
rosenbergh (11532) - 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 (11408) - 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.

3.6
hopscotch (11104) - 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.

3.7
daknole (11049) - 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!

3.6
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2008
Name: Fat Squirrel
Date: 03/15/2008
Mode: bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: clear amber, wispy beige head, streaks of drippy lace,
Aroma: huge nutty malt aroma with lots of chocolate and a dark caramel toffee sweetness,
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, lots of nutty character, touch of dark caramel sweetness, light balancing bitterness,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 10/10
Score: **4

4.3
DocLock (10702) - 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.

3.6
cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2011 Bottle in Minneapolis. Dark amber brown appearance with a brownish tan head. Toasty brown malty nose. Hazel nutty and quite toasty brown ale flavor with a hint of maple syrup. Sweet, nutty finish.

3.3
BVery (10510) - 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.


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