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Fat Squirrel Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,439 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,439
Reviews: 513
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 73
Gots: 130 | FT: 4
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:
Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 05-17-2003

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Voodoo72
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My favorite new glarus brew.

Photo of Dovers
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dacubz
4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vermilcj
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PauI
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnLabisch
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kark
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpendergr
4.41/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of slipperysoup
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chiefy770
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 Fl Oz Bottle
Bottled on November 6th, 2014
Reviewed on January 15th, 2015
Served in a Nonic Pint Glass

Eyes
Clear amber-brown body capped off by an off-white foam cap… roughly two fingers deep. A decent amount of sticky lacing followed through.

Nose
Lots of nutty bread. Sweet malts also stood out.

Mouth
Toasted, bready grains were packed with great nut flavours. Hops quickly kicked in and prevented the malts from becoming too heavy. Not a lot from the hops but enough to balance this brew out, and then some. Medium-bodied. Light/Moderate carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel all around.

Overall
Great nutty brown ale!

Photo of schimschim
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Djohnson300
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Stay close to the restroom if your drinking these - they give my stomach a turn for the worse. Maybe that's because I have 12 of them in 1 sitting, I don't know. I tend to stay away these days - NG is better known for their fruit beer.

Photo of Buttermilk
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Griffin2
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Matthew607
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vogie
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucular
4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another delicious beer from New Glarus. I have to admit, I was cracking mixed nuts and eating them while drinking the beer. I felt corny doing that but it was fun and certainly didn't hurt the flavor experience!

Photo of 9udders
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of erogers
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of damndirtyape
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle (date stamp 2694 15:13) served in a shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Clear dark copper-amber. Thin off-white head with thick strands of persistent lacing.

Smell: Roasted malt with a hint of chocolate.

Taste: Lots of roasted and toasted malts - definitely a malt forward beer, but not exceedingly sweet. Some notes of chocolate and hazelnut. The beer has a mild bitter finish with some noble hop character.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, approaching prickly on the palate. A bit sticky, but not too much. Nicely thick.

Overall / Drinkability: A very nice brown ale. I had this beer many years ago in Milwaukee and seem to remember it as more coffee-like in taste, but that was almost 6 years ago now and my palate has changed. I'm still enjoying all the roasted malt flavors though. Went well with food (stuffed shells with cheese and butternut squash) and I would not mind having another one, but sadly I only have the one bottle. A very good brown ale.

Photo of Stillyman11
4.17/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trooper92292
4.84/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

New Glarus never disappoints. A great brewery.

Photo of Vukusich
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fat Squirrel Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,439 ratings.