Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
3/5 rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Welp...since I reviewed Fat Tire's big brother Ranger, why not give this one a spin? You know the old saying, you've made it big when you're on a neon sign behind the glass of your local wine and spirits place at the grocery store...
A: Nice, average fiery amber coloring with acceptable lacing on the glass.
S: Decently average smell of bready malts with some hints of caramel.
T: Well...um...it's average. It's a malt bomb with an adequate amount of roasted, bready, biscuity flavor. Not detecting much hops on the tongue.
M: Very average in its feel, with an average amount of carbonation and heft on the tongue.
O: This could very well the most average beer I've ever drank. Nothing terrible about it, and nothing great, either (except for the value that is...) It's a monument to pure adequacy, therefore, 3's across the board for this one!
PS: this would make absolutely fabulous beer bread.
Serving type: bottle
11-15-2011 07:49:28 | More by ThisWangsChung
More User Reviews:
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
3.43/5 rDev -4.7%
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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