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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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Ratings: 1,610 |  Reviews: 535
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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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3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank cold straight out of a bottle from a cooler.


S=A slight hint of nuts and cocoa?

T=Slight hint of roasted nuts and bitter chocolate...but not much. Not bad, just lacks flavor.

M=Nice medium body with average carbonation.

O=A nice, lighter option for a brown on a summer day, but not nearly as flavorful at Ale Asylum's Madtown Nut Brown.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This poured out as a clear looking brown color. it had a light fizzy head on top that left behind some film over top of the beer. The smell of the beer had some toasted malts with a light earthiness to it as well. The taste of the beer gave of a slight nutty flavor with some dry malts in there as well. The mouthfeel is easy going, light enough to drink a few if you choose to do so. Overall I thought it was a pretty good Brown Ale. I wouldn't turn it down if it were offered to me.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

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3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at The Wisconsin Cheese Mart in Milwaukee.
Appearance is a deep brown with one finger of tan head. It has a nose of chocolate, nuts and barley. The taste of fat squirrel is lights malts, hazelnut, a little bitter. Mouthfeel is light, rather easy going english brown ale. This finishes with a clean, crisp aftertaste. A very nice beer from these good people out of WI.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle to pint. Has small head that reseeds quickly. Has a dark amber or reddish color.
Odor is sweet toffee and malt.
Taste is heavy upfront with malt, caramel, and a little floral. Fades at the end with very little lingering aftertaste. Mouth feel is full and is rich.
Overall, I think the taste is a little on the average side. The other characteristics are good.

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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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