Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Beer Tasting: New Glarus Fat Squirrel

The Beer: New Glarus Fat Squirrel
Style: English Brown Ale
Reviews: Beer Advocate Rate Beer
Packaging & Date Stamping: 12 oz. brown bottle; no evident date stamp on bottle

From where & how stored: Came via Wisconsin from a friend of a friend of a friend...seriously. Stored at 42F since then

Pricing: $x.xx

Availability: Year-round

ABV, IBU, and Other Available Stats: 5.8% ABV
Bryan's Notes
The Look:
- 2-finger head sticks around for a while
- cloudy orangish-brown ale
- not much sediment in the bottle to speak of...some floaties in the glass

The Aroma:
- light, pleasant malt aroma...slight citric hoppiness is noticeable

The Taste:
- nutty flavor (psychological? squirrel..)
- medium body, moderate carbonation
- slight bitterness in the finish
- toasted malt flavors dominate

The Verdict: I could certainly drink a few of this smooth drinking, nice malt beverage. Quite a good reminder of why english browns can be so good.

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