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Fat Weasel Ale - Steinhaus Brewing Co.

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Fat Weasel AleFat Weasel Ale

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227 Ratings

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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 17.94%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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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Photo of MashingGoodTime
4/5  rDev +32.9%

Very refreshing on a hot day!

MashingGoodTime, Yesterday at 10:04 PM
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3.6/5  rDev +19.6%

Jcnigg, Wednesday at 12:22 AM
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

harpus, Sep 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

StrangerTides, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of JoelClark
2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of sd123
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

sd123, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.25/5  rDev +8%

LooseMoose1978, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of Brenden
2.99/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

Brenden, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.33/5  rDev +43.9%

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.


RonaldTheriot, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of Bluegrass49
3.25/5  rDev +8%

Bluegrass49, Jun 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

KevMo84, Jun 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +8%

Durandal_777, May 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

dsanty, May 03, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

prock180, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of FunkNroll87
2.86/5  rDev -5%

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!

FunkNroll87, Apr 19, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev +7.6%

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.

jTmakkiCx, Apr 16, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

Smarty_Pints, Apr 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

williahd, Apr 13, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

LXIXME, Apr 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

Matt2509, Mar 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +8%

tpauer, Mar 26, 2014
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2/5  rDev -33.6%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

zestar, Feb 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +8%

jdkitchi, Feb 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

bigaddy, Feb 13, 2014
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Fat Weasel Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
70 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.