Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by BaronRogue:
3.8/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Ah, Fat Tire. I remember having a taste of this in my college days and absolutely hating it. Now I laugh at how little i know about beer. Freshness dated 13JUN'11
Pours a light clear amber with a small head and non-persistant lace. Little bubbles coming up from the bottom.
Smells slightly hoppy, slightly like a crushed up graham cracker.
Tastes... hm. Well, you know those Bit-O-Honey candies? Tastes like one of those, to me. Slight hop edge and caramel/honey malts. Very tasty.
Mouthfeel is nice, mildly thick but still crisp.
Drinkability? Hell, this beer goes down like any beer should. Great in the bottle, even better on tap. What can i say? Its a nice ale.
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2011 02:33:28 | More by BaronRogue
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3.85/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle, with best before date of February 09, 2014 printed on the label. Props to the local Jewel for selling me outdated beer. Beer review #710 for me, and I am somehow just now getting around to reviewing this staple beer from New Belgium Brewing. It's been quite a while since I've last had this.
Poured into a clear balloon snifter.
A - Pours a nice coppery amber orange colored body with some okay clarity, and about a finger and a half of fluffy soapy off-white head. Decent head retention with some good thick scattered lacing. Looks pretty nice.
S - Smell is pleasant enough, and somewhat unique - bready biscuit malts, toasty nuttiness, a touch of honeyed sweetness, lightly grainy, some peach / strawberry / banana fruitiness, musty yeast presence, & some coiny metallics.
T - Taste follows the nose - brown bread, nuttiness, mild grain, lightly metallic. Hop / yeast derived fruitiness in the vein of strawberry, banana, & pear.
M - Feel is smooth, crisp, and clean. Light lingering breadiness / stickiness. Easy drinking, light bodied, & with nice carbonation.
Overall, a nice every day easy drinking amber ale from New Belgium; it's easy to see why this is their flagship beer. Not something I would pick up on a regular basis, but it is about as nice as an every day amber ale offering as they come, and it would go great with some BBQ on a hot summer day.
New Belgium Fat Tire ---4/5.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 00:01:26 | More by mfnmbvp
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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