Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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3.34/5 rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
People have been hating on this beer lately, but I suppose that happens with all craft brews that are marketed well and are, therefore, very successful. Anyway, I live in Mississippi, where New Belgium is unfortunately not sold yet. So, I had to pick it up in Memphis.
I got it in the can, as I am a firm believer that most beers (especially this one) taste better from a can. I don't know if it's the can conditioning, or the lack of sunlight reaching the beer, or the simple fact that it tastes colder, but I love it.
So, the beer itself is, in my opinion, the standard example of an amber ale. It's not as complex as a porter or an IPA, but it's not supposed to be. It's just a good, crisp, drinkable ale, suitable for tailgating at a football game, doing yard work, or just sitting at the house watching T.V. This beer would be my go to and I would keep it stocked if only it were available in my home state (hint hint New Belgium..)
Serving type: can
09-18-2013 00:52:20 | More by DMEsquire
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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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