Fat Squirrel Ale | New Glarus Brewing Company

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

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

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

3.0 A: Clear deep amber color. One finger of frothy off-white head. Retention is below average and not really any lacing is left.

3.5 S: Toasty and nutty with a moderate neutral malty sweetness. Light earthy hoppiness. Quite pleasant.

3.5 T: Again toasty and nutty. Moderate sweet maltiness is there in a perfect proportion, giving the brew some body and balance. Very nice.

4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Plenty of creaminess, especially for how light it is.

4.0 D: Superbly well rounded, tasty, and with a great mouthfeel. I wish I had a few more.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this fine offering at the brewery today. Served to me in a 16 oz New Glarus glass.

A) A nice looking varnished chestnut brown. Not much head, maybe a frothy half a finger, which settled to a dusting. Some pretty nice lacing.

S) Toasted bread, caramel sweetness, maybe a little butterscotch too. Definitely a pleasing nutty aroma. Slightly earthy/grassy.

T) Follows the nose pretty closely. Nice malty sweetness, nutty, and then a somewhat earthy grassy finish. Really nice aftertaste too.

M) A lighter body, nearing what I perceive to be medium, but not quite. It has the perfect amount of carbonation for me. This is crisp, satisfying and easy drinking.

O) This is a really well put together brown ale. I was told this may be replaced by Black Top as a year round brew from New Glarus. It would be hard to argue against that decision, but I hope this makes an appearance as a seasonal, if that in fact turns out to be true. This is really tasty brown. Glad to recommend...

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Fat Squirrel Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 65.9% out of 100 with 1,606 ratings
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