Fat Squirrel Ale | New Glarus Brewing Company

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86
very good
1,604 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
newglarusbrewing.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by UncleJimbo on 05-17-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,604
Reviews:
534
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
10.97%
 
 
Wants:
93
Gots:
244
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 1,604 |  Reviews: 534
Photo of Kahlstrom
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Schlitz74
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a nice reddish brown color with an off white finger of head. I t is very drinkable without any strange aftertaste. It leaves a nice lacing on the glass as well. This is a great beer if you visit WI In the fall as it is seasonal.

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Photo of Wer34truh
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrKarl
4.27/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jonbonfondle
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jjwisenheimer
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerLovingSonofA
4.59/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I'd take this OVER the Staghorn as a go to, Fall brew. Perfect for a weekend hockey or football game. I agree with the others, malty/nutty taste with hints of chocolate. Caramel and toffee notes in there as well. New Glarus hits with another outstanding, perfect Fall beer.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Fat Squirrel pours what I invision to be the most accurate, beautiful, example of excellence in a brown ale I could imagine. The body is just a lovely chestnut brown with a roasty glow and fiery orange at the bottom. The head is thick and creamy, leaving hills of lace. To style? 5.

Nutty aromas waft up to the olfactory with some hints of roast and coffee; some dry and musty barley as well. It's not very loud and does take quite a bit of effort to get a nose on.

The flavor is malty, naturally, but tastes of metallic peanut hull and day old coffee grounds. Some natural barley flavor also occurs, in its naked state. The flavors are there for an English brown - they just aren't applied artfully and enjoyable. What's left is tons of malty, metallic, peanut hull mess.

Feel is creamy and absorbs into the mouth quite well, leaving a dry sticky primer on the palate. Nice roasty feel left behind. This I can dig.

Overall, Fat Squirrel may be my least favorite New Glarus offering to date...I mean, it's not even good, it's just bland and blah. Nearest sink?

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Photo of SMH_NWI
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jodio
3.4/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SteveJeremy
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Beer Advocate user Chicagopartisan is right as can be with this one - perfect beer to drink on a fall afternoon while watching football. Malty, caramel/chocolately, with a beautiful and smooth finish as good as the mouthfeel, not too carbonated, and not too bitter. A delectable treat.

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Photo of Mollyellis
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of psoriasaurus
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ChicagoPartisan
4.37/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

7/4/16

From bottle. Standard pint glass.

A: Beautiful amber color with slight appearance of gold/orange. Very little head - about one index finger of tan/brown of the soapy variety. Very transparent. Decent carbonation.

S: Malts up front. Relatively mute. Sensing some raisin. Some chocolate there.

T: Dark chocolate up front - unexpected but very welcome. It's not overwhelming, but I can see how someone who dislikes chocolate may think so. Very malty as well. Thinking this would be great in the Fall. I really like this.

M: Moderately dry. Medium-bodied. Carbonation present.

O: This one is excellent. Good today, but thinking it would be best served on a cool Fall Sunday with the Bears game on. The chocolate tones are dark and never give the appearance of "flavoring." This will become one of my favorite beers.

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Photo of ZEB89
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wolverine0712
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hendryxdp
3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tmryan21
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Squire123
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
4.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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