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Fat Squirrel Ale | New Glarus Brewing Company

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Fat Squirrel AleFat Squirrel Ale
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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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Ratings: 1,610 |  Reviews: 535
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of tvv375ia
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
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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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.29/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - transparent amber/brown, nice 1/4" of off-white head, nice lacing

S - all i can smell is malts.. a little "copper" smell

T - the best part of this beer.. i'm getting 100% overabundance of chocolate on this one! nice caramel, chocolate, malt - sweet and delicious

M - for as malty as it is, it is a very light and refreshing beer, very sweet yet easily drinkable (maybe too easy!)

O - this is STILL my favorite New Glarus staple beer. spotted cow is good and all, but i think a little on the over-rated side.. this one's an underdog that should really be making it on people's top lists.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.38/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured this from a 12oz bottle into a glass, about 4 months after purchase in Wisconsin.

Appearance: Amber Brown that has an initial head that dissipates almost complete in a minute or two.

Smell: Not strong, hints of toffee/caramel and roasted nuts.

Taste: not too strong, easy drinking. toffee caramel malts with a sour and bitterness to balance it out. Occasionally I notice hops.

Mouth: Initial smooth creamy with decent amount of carbonation. Light and dry crisp finish.

Overall: Love this because it is a good easy drinking beer. Tastes great in general, but after consideration, it is a bit too sour. I still love New Glarus and they consistently deliver quality beers.

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a chestnut brown body with a fleeting cream head that forms a thin collar.

S - Sweet grain, oak wood, vanilla, raw walnuts, toasted sweet bread.

T - Toffee/caramel malt rounded out with notes of nutmeg, vanilla, oak and nuts. Hops take on a grassy/peppery role.

M - Light to medium body, well carbonated, creamy texture.

Very tasty. The malt is nice and sweet with plenty of nutty flavors going on. The hops add a nice spice. Just a well rounded Brown Ale. Very impressed!

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Fat Squirrel Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 1,610 ratings
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