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Fat Weasel Ale - Steinhaus Brewing Co.

Fat Weasel AleFat Weasel Ale

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BA SCORE
70
okay

214 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 214
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 18.12%


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 +3.4%
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 +12.4%
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
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prock180

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

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

New Hampshire

2.86/5  rDev -4%
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 +8.7%
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 -7.7%

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

Virginia

3/5  rDev +0.7%

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

New Mexico

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

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

Ohio

3/5  rDev +0.7%

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

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

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

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -32.9%

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

California

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

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

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

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

Michigan

3/5  rDev +0.7%

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

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +0.7%

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

Louisiana

3/5  rDev +0.7%

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

Kansas

2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

01-29-2014 15:49:55 | More by Whiskeydeez
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dansushi

New York

3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

01-18-2014 04:34:39 | More by dansushi
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3/5  rDev +0.7%

01-17-2014 02:13:54 | More by mattmarka1
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mkel0365

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

11-28-2013 05:31:24 | More by mkel0365
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3/5  rDev +0.7%

11-17-2013 23:19:32 | More by Hopstout
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gregu2

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-08-2013 02:19:19 | More by gregu2
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RIKIM

Rhode Island

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

10-26-2013 22:41:58 | More by RIKIM
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Aaron_Ramson

California

2.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours with a soapy, sudsy head and a slightly hazy light copper color, same color as a pale ale. Nose has a sharp bitterness to it; boozy, some bready malts, has the familiar smell of malt liquor, that sugar adjunct smell. Taste is a bit better than the nose but definitely reminds me of a malt liquor. Does not have the toasted, malty or caramelly goodness that comes with an all-grain brew, so adjuncts are definitely a big factor in this brew. Tastes like table sugar and not rice or maize. I'm very disappointed by this because I bought it on a whim from Trader Joe's and was excited to try it. Should have gone with the Session Lager for the same price, instead of this inferior brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2013 06:15:54 | More by Aaron_Ramson
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MrBallz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +0.7%

09-14-2013 23:12:35 | More by MrBallz
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Fat Weasel Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
70 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.