I picked this up at Trader Joe's and found this to be a very simple beer with a lot of character. Steinhaus brewed a beer with a well defined raw malt backbone adding sharp hops that were refreshingly clean and bitter.
Fat Weasel poured golden with a light amber tint. The head was white with loose big bubbles that did not last long.
The aroma was light with raw malt notes that came across as earthy. On top was some apple sweetness.
Dried raw malts dominated this ale. The hops were very crisp and added a good amount of bitterness without adding the floral notes like an IPA. I would even compare the hops to a European pilsner.
The body was medium-to-light and heavily carbonated. The latter seemed to give the texture of the beer a gritty quality.
Given this was a 7.1% ABV, I could not taste the alcohol.
What I liked most about this beer was, this tasted like beer. A few weeks ago I picked up Steinhaus - frugal joe's ordinary beer and enjoyed that for the same reasons.
As with frugal joe's, this was a reasonably priced beer with a lot of flavor. Along with the JW Dundee beers and Hollandia, this is an everyday beer that is nice to have on hand.