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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Ratings: 1,606 |  Reviews: 535
Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of ONUMello
4/5  rDev +5.3%
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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Photo of Seamus7
3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of OriolesFan1008
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of MyMindSpray
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Renae
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of trail77
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Humulus85
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My last variety of a New Glarus sampler. These guys know how to brew. From a 12oz bottle into my Darkness snifter for effect.

Pours a beautiful auburn, crystal clear, with nice cream colored two-finger head. Solid retention and lacing. Very nice looking Brown.

Loads of toffee and caramel upfront. Some nuts. Hints of coffee and chocolate. A bit of earthy old-world type hops round this one out.

Follows the nose. Tons of toffee, but more nutty than the nose. Still hints of chocolate and coffee; you don't get those notes in many Brown. Not much hops in flavor, other than a bit of imparted bitterness in the finish. Maybe a slight whiff of alcohol off the tongue.

Medium in body, but relatively light for the style. Maybe a bit thin, but still creamy and highly drinkable. Wonderfully balanced finish, and perfect medium carbonation.

Overall this a pretty great Brown Ale. Classic toffee and nutty character. I love the subtle coffee/chocolate hints. Impeccably balanced. Perhaps a bit light on overall flavor and body, but you can't deny it's drinkability. Recommended to any who can find it. Cheers!

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of JRed
3.17/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reddish brown in body with large fluffy white head. Smells of nuttiness, slight hazelnut, slight coffee. Tastes of hazelnut, sweet maltiness, nuttiness, and a lil bit of cola. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. A little too sweet for me but overall pretty good.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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