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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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Thanks to Dunn for bringing this back from his travels.

A - translucent copper with a very, thin lacing of white head

S - nutty, caramel, faint earthiness

T - nutty, caramel, malty - all flavors are light and subdued

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a decent, lighter brown ale. It has decent flavor even if a bit subdued. I'm glad I was able to try it once, but I'll probably seek a more full-flavored brown ale in the future.

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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fat Squirrel is an English Brown Ale, and as such, pours a clear chestnut brown color. Eggshell colored head dissipates quickly, and lace is minimal. A mild nuttiness covers most of every other aroma, with only a slight caramel and bready malt presence noticeable. A malty sweetness begins and grows throughout, with hints of coffee and nutty flavors cutting through the sweetness. Medium-full in body, this English Brown Ale is also higher in carbonation. Pairs well with grilled steaks!

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Amber brown color with a two-finger head that slowly settles
S: Nutty with toasted grains and a bit of hops.
T: Similar to the nose- lots of toasted nuts and grains. Just a hint of hoppy bitterness on the finish.
M: Medium-bodied with a smooth texture.
O: A well made beer that fits the brown ale style perfectly.

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