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Fat Squirrel Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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very good

1,381 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,381
Reviews: 500
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 73
Gots: 99 | FT: 3
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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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.4/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Okay, so I might be a bit excited seeing as this is only the SECOND beer I've had by New Glarus, the first being the wonderful Serendipity... but DAMN this is a good brown ale!

Starts off with a great pour, thin compared to other brown ales, but none the less it pours beautifully, into a rich brown color akin to fallen leaves and (hah!) a brown squirrel, with an opaque head that disappears rather quick.

Upon first sniff, a warm malty aroma fills the nostrils, vaguely sweet and savory. The pallet follows with rich malt but with an almost caramel sweetness. Definitely a drinkable, delicious beer.

Overall, another great beer by New Glarus, definitely worth trying.

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3.52/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

12oz poured into a pint - no date on bottle but was purchased at brewery last week so should be fresh.

A - standard pour produced a light 2 finger white head that dissipated quickly. Some lacing. Deep amber color but a bit murky from the bottle - A bit of stray yeast I imagine.
S - Not much going on on the nose- slight roast notes with a bit of bready sour dough, but not really much there
T - This is more like it! Light roast malt up front with a clean almost lager like finish a hint of bitterness and hops to balance
M - Light and refreshing - a good bit of carbonation aids the light mouth feel

O - I am biased as this was one of my first craft beer loves, but it still gets the job done years later. It really is just a nice simple light brown ale - take a pale ale, toast the malt a touch and back off the hops... Nostalgia wins extra points but it really is just a nice every day beer

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3.56/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Beer pours brown in color with a strong white head.

Flavor is light and crisp, some malt and chocolate but not overwhelming in any way.

Flavors are very subtle and subdued. Beer is ok, nothing special.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Fat Squirrel Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,381 ratings.