Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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3.68/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A: Clear amber, with a thick finger of yellow-white head. Lacing was uniform down the length of the glass.
S: Fresh-baked bread. Faint yeast. A hint of floral notes in the background.
T: Bready malt, that becomes sweeter after a moment. The hops are bitter but flat in the lingering finish. There's a hint of pears somewhere in there, too.
M: Decent carbonation, a little dry but not astringent in the finish. No discernible alcohol.
O: A good brew, but also rather boring. It's fine for quenching your thirst, but I wouldn't drink it purely for the taste experience. Certainly not worth the extra coins it costs.
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2012 23:50:59 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
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3.85/5 rDev +7.2%
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 Props to the local Jewel for selling me outdated beer.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
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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