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RATINGS: 730   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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4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
fmbrewing (12) - Dodgeville, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2005
I have tried a number of nutty beers but this one tops them all! If this is on tap at a bar or restaruant, I always ask for it! I love it served real cold (which I typically dont like) and in a tall glass! Give me more please!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
unbound (2) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2006 does not count
Pours a rich amber with a diminishing head. A very smooth brown ale, one of my favorite browns. Rich caramel, with touches of biscuit, and some very faint hop notes on the finish. I love the mouthfeel, not too heavy, but rich and full.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (10085) - 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 didnt add real nuts to this. If you dont like this, then you are a real nutsack.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cperry8483 (41) - Platteville, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2007
Along with Spotted Cow (which isnt that great), this is the classic NG beer that everyone in WI claims to love. Very nutty flavor but not overpowering, with an excellent texture and mouthfeel. This beer is a great session beer, just very smooth and very tasty. There is a good reason this is one of the best Brown Ales on ratebeer. Outstanding.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
weatherdog (3) - Moline, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2007 does not count
At first I wasnt a fan but then this nut brown ale grew on me. Very nutty flavor but not overpowering and I enjoy it greatly. Ive had both bottle and on tap and I dont know if its the atmosphere but I prefer it on Tap. (not to mention its only $1 a frosty mug at my local watering hole)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
discmann131 (6) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2007 does not count
Overall this a great Nut brown ale. Smooth and inviting with a high drinkability quotient. I;ll once again search this one out when I go back to WI.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bstroh707 (13) - West Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2012 A malty, nutty concoction that is smooth and pleasing. A pleasant aroma, color, and pallate make this an easy drinkin nut brown. Id rate it higher if it had higher ABV. At only 5.5, Id probably rather drink a Scotch ale, but this is good if its all you have access to.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drp6 (12) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Really good full bodied dark beer definately nutty, but not overpowering, light aftertaste - best that New Glarus makes IMHO.

4.3
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
seymour (1924) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2015
Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a Newcastle schooner glass (infinitely better beer than Newcastle, by the way), a reddish brown colour with creamy beige foam, lasting with lace. Exquisite aromas of malt, brown bread, fruitcake, earthy/flowery English hops. Dried apricots and cranberries. Flavour was similar, even maltier, nice aromatic toasty complexity (go Victory malt!), not especially roasty, cacao nibs, and mild coffee, more tart stone fruit reminiscent of top-cropped, open-fermented Yorkshire ale yeast esters, great Fuggly balance. Medium body and carbonation, lingering multi-layered aftertaste. Crazy delicious, an especially great example of a great style. Too bad these are only sold in Wisconsin, I could drink it everyday. Thanks Andy!


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