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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

227 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

(view ratings)
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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3/5  rDev -0.3%

tdm168, Feb 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

tbryan5, Feb 01, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -25.2%

Whiskeydeez, Jan 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

dansushi, Jan 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

mattmarka1, Jan 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

mkel0365, Nov 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

Hopstout, Nov 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

gregu2, Nov 08, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

RIKIM, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of Aaron_Ramson
2.84/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Aaron_Ramson, Oct 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

MrBallz, Sep 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +8%

warpedrevolution, Aug 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

DuffDaddy, Jul 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

XCOR, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of TastyAdventure
3.68/5  rDev +22.3%
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.

TastyAdventure, Jul 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

NappyB, Jul 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

WizzardOfHops, Jun 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Wedcat, Jun 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

AnitaBrewski, Jun 17, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -25.2%

maxwelldeux, Jun 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

cre83, Jun 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

leprechaunandfatman, May 26, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

SFNC, May 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

fastrodney, May 09, 2013
Photo of secondtooth
3.06/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

secondtooth, May 08, 2013
Fat Weasel Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
70 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.