Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by Shaw:
3.78/5 rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
New Belgium arrived in Florida this week. I've had this beer, probably a decade ago, and remember being underwhelmed. This is my first official review.
Pours a lovely amber in color with a pretty white head.
Mild aroma of yeast and bread.
Nice biscuit flavor. Quite Belgian. Fruit notes and a hint of hop bitterness. Nothing extreme here, but that's the point.
Overall a fine beer Nothing the slightest wrong with it. I can see how this is the gateway craft beer do so many people. Give this to someone to show them there's more to beer than fizzy yellow lagers.
Serving type: bottle
08-03-2013 02:15:02 | More by Shaw
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4.24/5 rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Looks fantastic. It is a perfect coppery-reddish amber I look for in an amber ale. Soft white foamy head dissipates soon after. Smells like a great amber as well, somewhat modest with a sweeter scent. Not too much of a punch in the flavor however I find the mellow quality desirable. THere is a bit of an alcholic taste at first then dies down to a numbing sensation. Mouthfeel is incredible. Full thickness of the amber brew lingers in my mouth.
Had this beer had a better flavor, I would raise the overall score. As is, this beer rates a 4.25-4.5...Since it was room temp when I reviewed I will give it a 4.5.
Impressive ale here that I will enjoy again and again.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 09:44:38 | More by Gabriel_Vaughn
3.85/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I first had this from the bottle and though it was a decent beer, it was nothing to recommend to a friend. Then I went to my local Irish Pub, with the intent of having a couple Guinness with lunch, and found they had this on tap. I ordered one.
The head was minimal, but the appearance was a nice amber. The taste had a bit of hop but finished sweet. I'd describe the flavor as hoppy bubblegum. Surprisingly, I liked it. It was much better on-tap than from the bottle. I liked it so much I had another and never got to my Guinness (Sorry Grandpa McBride).
Serving type: on-tap
07-11-2014 23:19:08 | More by cb500rider
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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