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Fat Weasel Ale - Steinhaus Brewing Co.

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Fat Weasel AleFat Weasel Ale

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BA SCORE
70
okay

222 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 17.94%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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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Jason

Massachusetts

3.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz brown long neck bottle with no freshness date or info about the beer or brewery.

Sufficient lace, fluffy and off white … the retention is good also. Hazed pale amber golden colour.

Fruity, alcoholic esters and sweet residual malt dextrin aroma.

Chewy and slick body, spicy alcohol with suggestions of cinnamon and black pepper. Sweetness is abundant underneath the alcohol, flavours of honey and dough biscuit come to mind. Fruitiness is of ripe golden raisins and pears. Faint solvent like character. Hops are there but lost in a way as they through down a bitterness and leave. Warmth from the alcohol increases and a residual sweetness in the finish.

The higher alcohols are a bit too much to handle and throw the brew off balance, add the sweetness to this and it drops a drinkability even lower. Not a horrible beer at all but just not something I’d go back to anytime soon.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2002 17:34:49 | More by Jason
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Todd

Colorado

3.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A good, sweet and malty beer. Light coloured, hardly a true amber brew. The 7.1% abv was a bit extreme and out of place -- lots of fussel alcohols on the palate, which also made it less enjoyable and drinkable as a result.

It was okay, but I wouldn't drink another.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2001 11:38:19 | More by Todd
More User Reviews:
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sd123

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-26-2014 02:26:51 | More by sd123
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LooseMoose1978

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +8%

07-19-2014 22:17:28 | More by LooseMoose1978
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Brenden

Ohio

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 20:17:51 | More by Brenden
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

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.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 23:16:56 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Bluegrass49

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +8%

06-16-2014 02:35:54 | More by Bluegrass49
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KevMo84

California

3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

06-09-2014 00:25:21 | More by KevMo84
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +8%

05-22-2014 02:12:39 | More by Durandal_777
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dsanty

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-03-2014 02:25:41 | More by dsanty
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prock180

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

04-20-2014 20:33:20 | More by prock180
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FunkNroll87

New Hampshire

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!

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 21:38:06 | More by FunkNroll87
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jTmakkiCx

Maryland

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 22:20:45 | More by jTmakkiCx
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Smarty_Pints

California

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

04-14-2014 01:41:51 | More by Smarty_Pints
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williahd

Virginia

3/5  rDev -0.3%

04-13-2014 23:05:42 | More by williahd
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LXIXME

New Mexico

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

04-06-2014 20:06:45 | More by LXIXME
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Matt2509

Ohio

3/5  rDev -0.3%

03-27-2014 00:42:12 | More by Matt2509
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tpauer

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev +8%

03-26-2014 23:12:19 | More by tpauer
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -33.6%

03-16-2014 14:20:09 | More by Fettpopps
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zestar

California

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

02-19-2014 09:00:38 | More by zestar
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jdkitchi

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev +8%

02-17-2014 01:34:54 | More by jdkitchi
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bigaddy

Michigan

3/5  rDev -0.3%

02-13-2014 00:20:10 | More by bigaddy
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tdm168

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -0.3%

02-02-2014 01:13:15 | More by tdm168
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -0.3%

02-01-2014 21:32:37 | More by tbryan5
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

2.25/5  rDev -25.2%

01-29-2014 15:49:55 | More by Whiskeydeez
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Fat Weasel Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
70 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.