Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by Illtryit:
4.38/5 rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours golden - orange with off white head 2 fingers deep that leave awesome lacing.
Smells grainy, mellow, and somewhere in there is fruit too
Taste has a surprising, almost chocolate flavor. Very mellow hops round it out. Very impressive.
Mouthfeel is full bodied, complex, nicely carbonated.
Overall, I am really impressed with Fat Tire (and New Belgium in general). I had thought of this beer as a 'mass produced' craft beer and was sure I'd be disappointed due to lack of complexity. I was wrong. New Belgium really has a full line of great beers and Fat Tire is one of their best.
Serving type: bottle
10-03-2011 00:03:10 | More by Illtryit
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3.54/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Serving: On tap, shaker pint
Served: 11 April 2014
Appearance: Brownish red with a cream colored white head. Head seemed pretty intense, but the bartender poured it off the beer when he was pouring it. Left some lacing.
Smell: Soft assertion of chewy caramel.
Taste: Some caramel maltiness with a slightly bitter finish. No hop presence other than the hint of bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Light with lively carbonation. A very refreshing brew.
Overall: An unimposing beer than is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Tastes like a toned-back Maerzen, which is itself not an imposing style. I would have liked to see a fuller assertion of the malts, with slightly more caramel/molasses notes. Not a bad beer, but probably not one I would buy for personal consumption at home.
Serving type: on-tap
04-12-2014 18:28:26 | More by Beric
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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