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Fat Squirrel Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,269 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,269
Reviews: 492
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 65
Gots: 61 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 05-17-2003)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Chilled bottle into a glass. Picked and sent by mattafett in the beer exchange. Thanks!

A: Pours a ruddy amber color with a finger of creamy off-white head. It retains pretty well, for about a minute, then collapses into a scattered series of bubbles on the brew, with a moderate collar. Some spots of lacing down the sides.

S: Toasty grain and nuts. Some toffee and caramel. Quite a nice, subtle malty aroma. There is a small fruitiness to it that I can't quite pick out, as well as an undercurrent of herbal hop smell.

T: A subdued bready sweetness in the initial taste. It gets progressively sweeter toward the middle, introducing caramel, chocolate, toffee, and a hint of nuts. The finish reveals an undercurrent of balancing herbal hops, which pull into a lightly bitter finish that reveals hints of fruit (red berries of some kind?). One of the best beers I've tasted in this style.

M: A tad fuller than light-bodied. Medium carbonation. Very light and even airy on the palate. Goes down very well.

D: I expect more from non-session beers, and this one delivers quite handily. It's incredibly tasty. I think this is going to be one of my gold standards for the style.

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Appearance - Light orange-brown. Clear with a few bubbles. Short off-white head.

Smell - Primarily toasted malt. Slightly nutty. Fairly light, but appetizing.

Taste - Sweet toasted malt to start. Nice nutty character. Finishes with surprisingly noticeable hops bitterness. Seems to balance out nicely. Flavorful and delicious.

Mouthfeel - Medium.

Drinkability - New Glarus makes some very good beers. Unfortunately their flagship, Spotted Cow, is only middling. This beer is probably the second most widespread of the New Glarus line and is much more deserving of notice. A great beer from a great beer crafter.

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Fat Squirrel Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,269 ratings.