Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by cosmicevan:
3.45/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured from 12oz bottle into ommegang tulip. This was a special treat from one of my fav beer spots as a toss in when I picked up a few rarities and got to talking with the staff about beer. As I was putting my final selections on the counter the owner (?) went to grab one of these from his private stash...SOLID!!!!
A - Golden copper color with frothy white head and nice steady carbonation bubbling up from the bottom of the glass. Sticky lacing.
S - Citrus dominated by an interesting malty smell. Can't put my finger on it, very unique...very bready/biscuity. Toffee, caramel, malty hops.
T - Malty and biscuity. Unique flavor that follows the nose. Very earthy and different. Not my favorite, but the unique taste was a step in the right direction from your average brew.
M - Smooth and malty...very malty. Did I mention it is malty?
D - Easy to drink, but the unique flavor isn't really my cup of tea. I'm glad I got to try it, but I couldn't see myself drinking a lot of these.
Serving type: bottle
01-28-2010 03:01:10 | More by cosmicevan
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3.85/5 rDev +7.2%
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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