Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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3.15/5 rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Fat Tire. How did this phenomenon happen? My friends categorically turn up their noses when I crack my "expensive" beer. Still, these same BMC devotees would have paid me a ridiculous amount of money to bring this stuff back to Indiana in bulk. How the people at New Belgium bridged the eternal gap from piss-water to respectable amber ale appreciators is beyond me. More power to them.
Speaking to the bartenders at New Belgium's brewery, it was more than clear that Fat Tire pays the bills but is by no means the brewery's heart and soul. Still, the beer is head and shoulders above most crap out there.
Copper. Slight, clingy head. Biscuit bomb on the nose, with hints of gummy plasticene malt character.
The mouthfeel is a tad clunky and heavyhanded. The package is pulled in with a slight, light bitterness. I could drink this, but no more than one or two.
My ambivilance towards this beer is cancelled out by my philosophical advocacy of the brewery and the continued experimentation this beer funds.
Serving type: bottle
10-03-2004 21:30:05 | More by GreenWBush
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