Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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3.5/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
2006 vintage. Served in a pub glass.
Pours a dark amber with large white head that last throughout drinking. Moderate amount of lacing. Large amount of tight carbonation.
Smells very yeasty/bready. Moderate citrus hop smell with vague cinnamon and ginger.
Initially, there is a slight sweet maltiness that progresses into a dry hop citrus finish. There is a slight peppery taste to the finish. The flavors are kind of muddy; not very distinct in the presentation. The bready/yeasty flavors seem to dominate.
Light plus bodied, properly carbonated. Not watery. At times, slightly too astringent in the middle and the finish. I noticed this much more with the bomber vs the 12 ounce bottles. I don't know why, but that's what I found. I almost didn't drink the 6 pack for the bomber.
Easy to drink. Sessionable. Uncomplicated beer. I was somewhat disappointed in the taste since I've been wanting a fat tire on reputation for almost 2 years now.
Serving type: bottle
11-07-2006 04:53:30 | More by laintringulis
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