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Fat Weasel Ale - Steinhaus Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Fat Weasel AleFat Weasel Ale

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236 Ratings

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Ratings: 236
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 18.27%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Steinhaus Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-19-2001)
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2.68/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev +8%

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2/5  rDev -33.6%

Tastes like a cheap domestic brew....the malt liquor comparisons are right on, yuk. Really no redeeming quality other than the high alcohol content. I drank half of one and dumped the rest down the sink.

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2.6/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.12/5  rDev +36.9%

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2/5  rDev -33.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev +32.9%

Photo of Ozzie5365
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of MashingGoodTime
4/5  rDev +32.9%

Very refreshing on a hot day!

Photo of Jcnigg
3.6/5  rDev +19.6%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Brenden
2.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This beer of apparently line-blurring classification is moderately hazed and a dark gold color. The head is ivory-colored, big-bubbled and fluffy, easing down to less than one finger in height but retaining that well. Lacing is at about the median in its strength and resiliency.
Sugar and toast hit the nostrils, with fruits contributing an interesting part of that with tang as well. It's followed by herb, a touch of not-quite-cheesy funk (?) and some grains pulling in underneath. I wouldn't call it bad.
The flavor ends up confused; it overripe dark fruits seem steeped in sugar then fusel alcohol and weird almost rotten or wet wood notes come out, but some biscuit helps to tame it before it derails completely. Unlike the aroma, there's only a vague note of hops bitterness, but the herb is there.
Somehow on the thinner side while feeling almost thick, there's a stickiness that fortunately doesn't last the entire sip. The body manages to hang on to medium and builds up, while spicy dryness cuts the sweetness.
This beer straddles the border of pass/fail.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.33/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fat Weasel Ale has a thin, white head, a clear, bubbly, golden appearance, and a good amount of lacing left behind. The aroma is of pungent, semi-sweet bread crust, vegetable oil, and some hop resin. Taste is of sweet, white bread crust, moss, malt, and nice hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium and somewhat slick, and Fat Weasel Ale finishes semi-dry, easy drinking, and delicious. Only a bit of the alcohol shines through.


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3.25/5  rDev +8%

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3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +8%

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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of FunkNroll87
2.86/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a dark golden color that you can see through almost like a pilsner but darker. Not much of head to it but lacing is solid. Smells good like you would expect for an American ale bready doughy malt sweetness with a nice solid alcohol wiff. Taste is over powered by the alcohol but there is a nice mouth feel that is accompanied with the bready ale taste with some hops behind it to help balance things but the hops are gone as soon as they appear. Overall, mediocre and yes I would drink it again!

Photo of jTmakkiCx
3.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours smooth with a frothy, yet thin, head that dissipates quickly. A bit of lacing. Cloudy, golden amber. Refreshing and light. Has a nice wheatiness balanced with the lingering bitterness of the hops. Almost has a tea-like aftertaste. Unremarkable but easy to drink.

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Fat Weasel Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
71 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.