Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by Chiefy770:
3.45/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium Brewing Company glass. I must say that the company had me with their exceptional beers, however the free glasses they sent me for commenting on a Facebook post really had me in love with them. (What can I say... I'm a sucker for free stuff)
Anyway the beer...
A: A very, very light brown color. When held near light it appears as a nice, light mahogany glow. A fluffy, thick head dissipates to a flat foam on top. Bubbles constantly circulate the glass though.
S: The slightest hint of apples is present. The hops are the standout scent. All of the fragrances are wrapped in a caramelized aroma.
T: This tastes very much like the scent. A grainy/biscuit taste is present. There is not an overpowering characteristic to this beer. Everything is balanced.
M: Light mouthfeel. Creamy aftertaste. Little bite.
Overall: This is a very fine beer. Yes it is not a beer for a budget but this is something people should try at least once. New Belgium offers beers that are much better than this in my opinion. As far as American Ambers go, Fat tire is above average.
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2012 05:13:12 | More by Chiefy770
More User Reviews:
1.73/5 rDev -51.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
I had this on a freezing winter night this past year. I heard rave reviews of it and saw countless people buying pitchers at my local wing joint and decided to give it a try. It was slightly black in appearance and tasted like gasoline. I don't feel that I received a good batch or something else was wrong with it because it didn't look the same as when i had seen it in the past. I'd be willing to give it another go if it was offered to me.
Serving type: on-tap
03-09-2014 08:57:39 | More by PaulAndrew
3.43/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Clear light yellow (not amber...?) with a thin fizzy half a finger of white head, no lacing.
S - Big floury wheat and biscuit malt aroma, a little yeasty.
T - Unique in flavor, has a little of that belgian yeast trait, biscuit dough, has a little burnt caramel flavor too.
M - Just ok, a little watery.
O - This is not really an amber ale at all, I'm not sure where you'd place it, but its lame. Though, everyone's had it, and people act like its a big deal to drink.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 00:17:08 | More by Omnium
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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