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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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ssinger1485 (23) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2007
I love this beer. It has an excellent and fairly strong nutty/caramel aroma to it. It has a wonderful nutty flavor to it. It has a nut texture...Imagine the texture in your mouth right after you’ve swallowed some pecans. I guess it’s hard to explain, so you’ll have to try it yourself! Highly recommended.

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JacksBeer (5) - Bristol, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2008 does not count
moderate,, good color, nice aroma, bitter if beer is served too cold. Best taste in the 50 to 60 degree range. A beer I enjoy to drink.

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PhillyCraft (7230) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown with medium murky body. Massive rootbeer like head and lacing. Tons of clear bubbles. Aromas of chocolate, roasted and crystal malts, cinnamon, hazelnut. Taste is insanely nutty with cocoa, cashews, caramel malts, hazelnut, and a nice fruity hop backbone mixed in to the smooth, rich, and roasty flavors of this brown ale. First time trying this yearly New Glarus beer. Very drinkable with this lighter body.

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ads135 (4607) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 8, 2013
This is just about everything you’d expect from a Brown Ale, but with very little to criticize. Nutty, toffee, and brown sugar. Medium bodied and well balanced.

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seymour (2045) - 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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kingofthemtn (55) - - DEC 6, 2015
A very enjoyable beer. I’m not sure I’d call it hazelnut. It has a nice brown color and strong malt aroma. I found a noticable alcohol flavor on the finish and wondered at the strength. Would be great with shepherds pie or beef stew.

4.1
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
A- Body is a transparent mahogany brown color with nice highlights of ruby red shining through it. Pours with a 1-2 finger foamy, slightly off-white (cream colored) head. Head fades slowly to a thick collar and leaves plenty of lacing behind in the glass. S- Nose is pretty sweet. Gives off balanced aromas of caramel, toffee, and nuts. No hints of bitterness and hops are hard to detect. T- Very similar to the smell. Caramel malt and smooth nuttiness are the highlights of the initial flavor with just a hint of toffee coming through also. The finish is consistent with the initial flavor. Flavor is well balanced and is not too strong or overpowering (like I have seen in many of this style) but is still very good. P- Medium carbonation and light, smooth, drinkable body. Body has the feel of a nice lager. O- This was a very nice nut Brown and one of my favorites of the style. Would love to try this again. Flavor has great strength and I find this very drinkable. Looking forward to trying other NG beers in the future! Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-05-2009 17:47:51

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BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - OCT 16, 2010
Very unique ale. Aroma heavy on the nuttiness, maybe a bit of hazelnut or hickory. Excellent rich reddish-brown pour, although for a supposedly "unfiltered" beer, very clear. Nice easy drinking ale with a hint of nuttiness in the flavor and pleasant, not overpowering, hoppiness at the end.

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cblado (298) - Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2011
It’s a cool October night in Madison. We roll into the neighborhood haunt, three young folks ready to unwind after a long day. What’s on tap? The usual macros, plus Spotted Cow, a Capitol Brewery seasonal, and Tyranena’s Bitter Woman IPA. Hmm... a pitcher of Spotted Cow? Sure. Wait, oh I didn’t see, they’ve got Fat Squirrel too! Yeah, let’s go with that!

4.1
loafgoat (53) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Lasting white head and clear brown color. Good mouthfeel and lasting nutty flavor.


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