Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by nimrod979:
3.73/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured a clear lightly hued bronze with a small white head.
Aroma is mostly caramel malts and biscuity, toasted bread notes. Even a little hop character shows through.
Taste is similar with some bready, roasted malts before giving way to a slightly more bitter floral hop finish.
Medium body with the most exceptional creamy mouthfeel.
Pretty good per the style but I've had so many people tell me this was their favorite beer that you couldn't get on the East Coast. Now that it's here I don't see what all the fuss is about. it's a pretty solid, and very drinkable brew. And I will say, on tap, only intensifies the creaminess and smoothness this beer has. I enjoy it much better on draft.
Serving type: bottle
09-27-2011 22:51:49 | More by nimrod979
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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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