Fat Squirrel Ale | New Glarus Brewing Company

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Fat Squirrel AleFat Squirrel Ale

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by UncleJimbo on 05-17-2003

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Photo of oline73
3.27/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a sam adams perfect pint.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a finger of off white head that fades to a layer on top of the pour.

Smell: Sweet malt with a strong fruity presence. Sort of reminds me of a glass of apple juice to be honest.

Taste: Much better than the smell. I'm getting some mildly sweet malt with some bready and fruity notes. There is a slight bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tons of carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I'm glad this tasted much better than it smells. The carbonation was a bit high, but still an alright beer.

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Photo of Tyrawlings
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Kevin79
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Crstumpf
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of jopi2222
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of thomismydad
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of groovy24
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of bigbeers84
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of mpdrago
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of klipper
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of awellusedwallet
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Besteffen82
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Fitzmke
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of yooper920
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of JayTurk
1.5/5  rDev -60.8%

Photo of slimntubbs
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of JerseyKirk
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: vienna red to brown. Small head that went quickly.

S: nut, caramel, chocolate.

T: nutty, caramel, toffee, sweet.

M: sweeter side although balanced for a nut brown.

O: good just not crazy over nutty but really exceptional for the style. Nut browns are an interesting style since no nuts are present in the grist but it's an acquired taste.

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Photo of jaidenjb
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of DaveHack
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of AceMaster
5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of boyler
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of jhillwastaken
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of floydie83
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of tvv375ia
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A-a sepia brown with about a finger of head that leaves some good lacing as it fades to an incomplete cap

S-mild carmel malts with a hint of nuts and vanilla hops don't really come through though

T-more flavor than the smell, but many of the same flavors that are present in the smell, carmel, mild nutiness some vanilla with some hops to give it a crisp finish

M-nice medium body with creamy finish

O-good all around brown ale, I wish it would show a little more on the nose but will definitely try to find when I am in Wisconsin again

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Photo of zenwatts
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Fat Squirrel Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 1,604 ratings.
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