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Fat Weasel Ale - Steinhaus Brewing Co.

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Fat Weasel AleFat Weasel Ale

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240 Ratings

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Ratings: 240
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 17.94%
Wants: 1
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Steinhaus Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-19-2001

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

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3.7/5  rDev +22.9%
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.

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -25.2%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of secondtooth
3.08/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Photo of yesyouam
3.3/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

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3.34/5  rDev +11%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of Spikester
3/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Decent amount of foam and lacing.

Smell: Malts and hops, slightly fruity.

Taste: Nicely balanced between sweet malts and hops. Not too bitter, but enough of a hop presence to give it some flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, fairly smooth. Leaves a slight bit of "beer" taste behind, similar to the adjunct brews.

The Verdict: Pretty good brew. Another one of Trader Joe’s line of affordable beers, this one is my favorite so far. Easily worth the $5.99 price, you get a strong 7.1% pale ale. It is labeled River Trent Brewing, but is probably from Mendocino.

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1.75/5  rDev -41.9%

Fat Weasel Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
70 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.