Fat Squirrel Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company
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3.48/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Haven't had a Fat Squirrel in a while, thought I'd revisit.
Brown longneck, no visible bottling date.
A -- Clear, deep amber to chestnut color with a slow-settling, light tan head.
S -- Nutty malt character balanced with fruity esters of mild pear or green apple. Some light vegetal character peeks through at the end.
T -- Light roasted malts with a lingering nuttiness. Some light dark fruit character in the middle with the vaguest of caramel or vanilla at the end and a dry bitterness in the finish.
M -- Mouthfeel is smooth and soft with a rather light, thin body.
O -- This is definitely not in the American Brown category based on its low hoppiness, but it also doesn't have any of the rich, sweet maltiness one expects from an English Brown Ale (northern or southern). Makes me wonder if this beer has always been more lackluster than I recall, or did I get old stock?
Investigating the empty bottle I find ink-jetted numbers that could be a Julian dating code. If so, this beer was bottled almost 3 moths ago, which I don't consider old. Amazingly -- a somewhat disappointing NG beer.
Serving type: bottle
11-08-2012 20:53:32 | More by steveh
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Fat Squirrel Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
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