Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by MurphyMacManus:
3.9/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
longneck into big pint glass
A: light amber with a massive, rocky white head. Admittedly, I did pour a little hard, but that's still a lot of foam. And it sticks around too.
S: bready/slightly toasty malt. I'm getting vague notes of citrus rind -- which I assume to be the hops. Spicy note too. Not sure what that is.
T: bottle describes malt flavor as biscuity, and I tend to agree. Very mild hop presence, just enough to balance, but the malt is what really comes through.
M: beer? It's wet, it's carbonated, it doesn't drink like a milkshake and I didn't expect it to. End of story.
D: Balance between hop and malt flavor and lower alcohol content make this ideal as a session beer.
Serving type: bottle
12-02-2009 06:46:40 | More by MurphyMacManus
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3.85/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle, with best before date of February 09, 2014 printed on the label. Props to the local Jewel for selling me outdated beer. Beer review #710 for me, and I am somehow just now getting around to reviewing this staple beer from New Belgium Brewing. It's been quite a while since I've last had this.
Poured into a clear balloon snifter.
A - Pours a nice coppery amber orange colored body with some okay clarity, and about a finger and a half of fluffy soapy off-white head. Decent head retention with some good thick scattered lacing. Looks pretty nice.
S - Smell is pleasant enough, and somewhat unique - bready biscuit malts, toasty nuttiness, a touch of honeyed sweetness, lightly grainy, some peach / strawberry / banana fruitiness, musty yeast presence, & some coiny metallics.
T - Taste follows the nose - brown bread, nuttiness, mild grain, lightly metallic. Hop / yeast derived fruitiness in the vein of strawberry, banana, & pear.
M - Feel is smooth, crisp, and clean. Light lingering breadiness / stickiness. Easy drinking, light bodied, & with nice carbonation.
Overall, a nice every day easy drinking amber ale from New Belgium; it's easy to see why this is their flagship beer. Not something I would pick up on a regular basis, but it is about as nice as an every day amber ale offering as they come, and it would go great with some BBQ on a hot summer day.
New Belgium Fat Tire ---4/5.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 00:01:26 | More by mfnmbvp
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
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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