Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by elNopalero:
3.56/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This pours a light auburn amber with thin foaming. There’s a hint of a caramel malt aroma, with a touch of caramel and a pinch of roast flavor. It’s a sweetish finish but not all that exciting to drink.
However, that being said…
Last time I had Fat Tire I was drinking it from a can while floating down the Guadalupe River. Those were some good times and that was a good beer for the occasion. From the bottle it lacks that creamy, frothy mouthfeel. I’m guessing there’s something to be said about the can vs. bottle, especially if the beer is can-conditioned, because that oomph is completely missing in the bottled pour.
Serving type: on-tap
06-24-2013 03:15:09 | More by elNopalero
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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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