Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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3.41/5 rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Coppery-amber in color, about one finger of foam in the mug. Crown of lace all around the glass. Floral, aromatic hops. Citrusy, but not as much as the hoppy ambers I'm used to (such as Troegs Hopback). Underlying Caramel malt note.
Moderate hop bitterness in the flavor, but little grapefruit or other citrus. Toffee malt backbone with solid bitterness. Not really a lot going on, but nothing offensive either. Crisp hop bite keeps it from being too boring. Mouthfeel is slick with some prickly carbonation.
Kind of bland overall, but I could see how this would make a good gateway craft beer.
Serving type: on-tap
01-19-2014 17:51:02 | More by gr0g
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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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