Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by GCBrewingCo:
3.78/5 rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
The beer poured into the glass clear golden amber with an off-white and frothy head which rose tall and fell slowly, lacing the glass.
The aroma was nice caramel coupled with a good malt backbone and a nice nuttiness. The aroma most closely resembled Munich malt.
The flavor was malty with a nutty character and a light hop bittering which kept the malt in check. The malt and hop balance was well done but malt led the charge and won the war in this battle. The flavors were nicely crisp.
The finish was dry with a light crispness into the afteraste. The body was medium and well done with a nice acidic bite from the carbonation. Very easy to drink.
12 ounce bottle dated 21 Oct 05. Thanks mentor!
Serving type: bottle
09-05-2005 22:45:33 | More by GCBrewingCo
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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