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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

220 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3
pDev: 18%
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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gregu2

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

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

Rhode Island

2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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

California

2.84/5  rDev -5.3%
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%

09-14-2013 23:12:35 | More by MrBallz
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

08-12-2013 15:47:01 | More by warpedrevolution
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DuffDaddy

Florida

3/5  rDev 0%

07-31-2013 14:13:49 | More by DuffDaddy
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XCOR

California

3.75/5  rDev +25%

07-27-2013 03:59:18 | More by XCOR
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TastyAdventure

Kentucky

3.68/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - clear golden with shades of orange. paler than I'd image an American strong ale. 1 finger head that dies down to paper thin. undesirable soap sud type bubbles

S - dark fruit, complex fruity yeast, bread,

T - Not as much depth as the nose suggests, but very nice. hints of dark fruit, a forward grain husk and straw, some yeast makes its presence known, hop bitterness definitely there to not only balance but also add slightly piney, sharp but not powerful bitter flavor.

Overall- I wouldn't believe this beer cost $1.30/bottle! Not Arrogant Bastard (the pinnacle of American Strong Ales) but for the price, it's worth having a 6 pack of these around.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 01:29:04 | More by TastyAdventure
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NappyB

Illinois

3/5  rDev 0%

07-20-2013 20:36:38 | More by NappyB
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WizzardOfHops

California

3/5  rDev 0%

06-29-2013 06:38:54 | More by WizzardOfHops
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Wedcat

California

3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

06-19-2013 01:06:53 | More by Wedcat
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev 0%

06-17-2013 23:00:20 | More by AnitaBrewski
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maxwelldeux

Washington

2.25/5  rDev -25%

06-03-2013 01:48:41 | More by maxwelldeux
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cre83

Washington

3/5  rDev 0%

06-03-2013 01:11:33 | More by cre83
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +25%

05-26-2013 21:02:17 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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SFNC

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

05-19-2013 14:53:00 | More by SFNC
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fastrodney

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

05-09-2013 22:49:52 | More by fastrodney
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a murky golden-amber, with a rich, frothy head. Lace is thin and insubtantial.

Nose is caramel and toasted malts. Simple.

Taste is also very malty, with toasted grain and a touch of fruitiness. I also get some honey and caramel. Seems overall to be too sweet and a tad of balance-wise. Not one I'd return to.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 13:57:42 | More by secondtooth
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yesyouam

New York

3.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Fat Weasel Ale is a lively golden ale topped with a soft, creamy, white head. It leaves thick sheets of foam on the glass. It has a light aroma of citrus and wood. It has a smooth, medium body with a chalky finish. It has a sweet and sour malt flavor. It's tangy and the bitterness is ample and wooden. I guess this is a Scotch ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 01:19:04 | More by yesyouam
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.35/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle, no date. the bottle art makes this stuff seem ominous.

semi-unfiltered, orange-amber ale look, with a thin layer of foam. smell is dusty grain, dark fruit, beef jerky(?), and some numbing hops. taste is similar to malt liquor, but slightly better: fermented apple, slick/sweet malt, touch of bittering hops.

for a malt liquor, this is pretty good stuff. as a 'strong ale' it fails.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 06:58:18 | More by jimmah120
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +25%

04-16-2013 23:09:26 | More by mattparsons
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Spikester

Oregon

3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours clear blonde amber with one finger of quick vanishing white head. Lots of fine bubble lacing far outlasts the head.
Smell is slightly floral.
Taste is sweet malty something with a good back of bitterness. Hops? Who knows.
Mouthfeel is like a light Barleywine or Malt Liquor. Olde English 800 pops to mind.
Overall pretty disappointing. Bargain priced buzz IMO.
Also says River Trent Brewing Co. Ukiah California.
There actually is some kind of a date stamp below the label but I couldn't read it.
Update: 6/10/2014.
Adjusted rating to 3.00 all the way. Okay.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 06:59:19 | More by Spikester
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BrewBear

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev 0%

03-21-2013 15:09:41 | More by BrewBear
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Caskaway

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

03-13-2013 01:44:20 | More by Caskaway
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Goobastic

New York

3/5  rDev 0%

03-01-2013 03:44:13 | More by Goobastic
Fat Weasel Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
70 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.