Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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3.58/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Quick review: Very sessionable beer with more flavor than I'd remembered, but not as much as I'd like.
I picked this up as part of New Belgium's Folly Pack 12 pack. I poured it into an American style pint glass hard enough to produce ~2" of head. The body has that tea look I've been noticing lately: totally transparent orangey amber. The head dissipated over the course of a few minutes, leaving sticky traces on the walls of the glass, reducing ~1/8" of foam. Very slight, continuous nucleation.
Malty on the nose. I can't smell any hops discernibly.
The taste is smooth and malty with some hop trailing as I finish the sip. Some hop flavor, but no overwhelming bitterness to speak of. A nice balance.
Not quite as thick in the mouth as I expected. Not quite a light beer, and thicker than a BMC lager. Maybe it is just as thick in the mouth as it should be.
I could drink several of these. They go down easy. I might be turning to something else to get more flavor, but then those something elses would not be very sessionable.
Serving type: bottle
06-07-2009 23:31:40 | More by TeeCee
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