Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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3.6/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12 oz brown bottle with a best before date printed on the label. Served in a mug.
Pours a light copper with a huge, foamy, off-white head. It has a sparkling clarity and abundant carbonation. The head is mostly lasting and leaves behind an impressive amount of lacing. The aromas are well balanced, first noticing caramel/toasted malt and then some floral and citrus hop scents along side. Flavor is much as advertised by smell, the biscuity malts, with a very noticeable caramel presence, and some herbal and slightly citrus hops. There is an added touch of spice that rounds out the flavors. Mouthfeel is medium to medium-full bodied with a bit of a course texture and some prickly carbonation. Finish is mostly clean.
Overall, I find this beer to be a solid, easy drinking brew that would be good for times when you just want to throw back a few. It has a pretty good balance to the ingredients, with the malts taking a definite lead. It seems to be nicely fit to the style. It is a good, but certainly not great beer that I probably wouldn't seek out, but I would gladly drink another.
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2008 21:44:14 | More by littleshamrocks
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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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