Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by jpwilliamson:
2.85/5 rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
I've been drinking this beer for a long time...probably since it was introduced over 15 yrs. ago. It is one of the only beers that I can say I am sick of drinking. Not that it's terrible, but it has a sweetness that wears on you after a while.
It has good qualities, and east coasters love to drink it when they venture out west, but for any seasoned western craft beer fanatic, I'd choose just about anything else.
Serving type: on-tap
06-20-2007 22:26:43 | More by jpwilliamson
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3.25/5 rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
This is quite the popular beer with non beer geeks so I knew not to expect too much. I was not let down. The pour is quite handsome with a nice reddish copper color and a foamy white head that lasts throughout the pour with a little spiderweb of white lacing. The aroma is nearly non existent but what there is is malty and sweet but definitely not deep and complex. The mouthfeel is quite light and easy to sip almost reminiscent of a light lager. The flavor is very unremarkable. A little hop bite and a significant amount of sweet malts. There is a bit if a bready Belgian yeast flavor as well. This is by no means a bad beer and I can understand why people not used to craft beer would enjoy this, but personally I won't be buying this one again.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 04:29:26 | More by lochef81
3.58/5 rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12 ounce bottle into signature globe glass, best before 4/27/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear pale orange copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, floral, grass, herbal, light citrus, light pepper, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of caramel/toasted malt and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, floral, grass, herbal, light citrus, light pepper, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Slight herbal/pepper bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, floral, grass, herbal, light citrus/pepper, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Well balanced flavors of caramel/toasted malts and moderate herbal/earthy hop flavors; with solid robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this a good amber ale style. Balanced caramel/toasted malt and earthy hop flavors with solid robustness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 01:26:57 | More by superspak
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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