Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by Andreji:
4.1/5 rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Again I have to credit good friend, colleague and fellow beer enthusiast Rafael Bernal for this fantastic gift. I held back from trying it for a few days- my plan was new year's but then i fell asleep- so I popped it today as an ode to my (oh so happy) 1 week vacation.
I like this beer from all perspectives. The pour looks good, a cristal orange hue with a fantastic, tall white head and tonnes of lacing. some fizz within, not too much though.
While the smell doesn't fill the room or is abundant in any way, it is indeed its most complex and intriguing attribute. it morphs somewhat and makes you have to process it for a while. At first it was a dominant cumin like feel, very spicy. maybe even a pure cacao (the non-sweet, 100% pure type). Then again, you go smell it again and it feels like some caramel, some fruitier notes. indeed, complex.
The taste is also very good. It is soft, much unlike what i expected for the beer, but it holds all things good about american beer- a caramel-hop duo, very soft and refreshing, blending and complementing a complex smell. it is very light but by all means tasty. and in spite of a low abv, it has a perceibable boozy undertone that is only complimentary to the whole deal.
Indeed very drinkable, very enjoyable year round. can't wait to get my hands on more New Belgium.
Serving type: bottle
01-08-2011 23:28:47 | More by Andreji
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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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