Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by goschool:
3.53/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I haven't had this beer in a while, so I mixed couple of bottles into my sixpack of SpringBoard to give it another try.
Appearance: The pour is amber-copper with a frothy white head.
Smell: The nose is mostly semi-sweet biscuity malts with a little bit of grain and a smidgen of floral hops.
Taste: Take a few swigs of Firestone Pale Ale, a drop or two of Piraat, then eat an unsalted biscuit with a little peanut butter and a small dab of honey. As soon as you burp, you'll get this flavor profile.
Mouthfeel: It's light, verging on medium bodied and smooth, almost creamy, with soft carbonation.
Drinkability: Fat Tire has a double whammy. It's a flavor profile that I usually don't enjoy and it's not good enough to be tasty in spite of it. I had two vintages of La Folie and they were unbelievable. I feel like boycotting or at least ignoring New Belgium until they send some of the that out here.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2008 09:27:01 | More by goschool
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3.54/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Serving: On tap, shaker pint
Served: 11 April 2014
Appearance: Brownish red with a cream colored white head. Head seemed pretty intense, but the bartender poured it off the beer when he was pouring it. Left some lacing.
Smell: Soft assertion of chewy caramel.
Taste: Some caramel maltiness with a slightly bitter finish. No hop presence other than the hint of bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Light with lively carbonation. A very refreshing brew.
Overall: An unimposing beer than is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Tastes like a toned-back Maerzen, which is itself not an imposing style. I would have liked to see a fuller assertion of the malts, with slightly more caramel/molasses notes. Not a bad beer, but probably not one I would buy for personal consumption at home.
Serving type: on-tap
04-12-2014 18:28:26 | More by Beric
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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