Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Ratings: 5,320 | Reviews: 1,740 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Josievan:
3.9/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Standard amber hue, perfectly expected for the style. Decent head sticks around for a spell, then gives way to a generous ring of lacing.
Smell: Malt and hops duking it out, but at a distance.
Taste: Toasty and quite malty, though I'm tasting the hops in this beer more than I ever have before. In the end, balance is the key characteristic.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with decent carbonation.
Drinkability: Easily sessioned, as I have done many a time.
Notes: Fat Tire was a gateway into the craft beer world for me. As such, it will always have a warm spot in my heart. Upon revisiting it after a long absence, I find it once again to be more than a decent brew. I'd say the draft version is superior to bottle, although you can't go wrong either way.
Serving type: on-tap
11-18-2009 05:30:23 | More by Josievan
More User Reviews:
1.73/5 rDev -51.8%
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 -4.5%
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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