Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by saintwarrick:
3.48/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
New into the state and hoping I'll see what all the buzz is about. Pours a perfectly clear light amber (as you would expect) with a sudsy white head that is a nice size for the style and leaves a nice lace down the glass. Aroma is very biscuity but not a lot else there. Taste follows that, pretty dry at first, bready and plenty of malt there. Not very sweet, reminds me of some of the dryer Octoberfests in that regard. Some dried fruit in the background, but mostly this is just dry, easy-drinking malty brew. No hops to speak of, though this beer is not sweet or cloying in the least.
A solid brew and a fine amber ale but nothing to write home about.
Serving type: bottle
06-11-2009 04:13:12 | More by saintwarrick
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3.85/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle, with best before date of February 09, 2014 printed on the label. Props to the local Jewel for selling me outdated beer. Beer review #710 for me, and I am somehow just now getting around to reviewing this staple beer from New Belgium Brewing. It's been quite a while since I've last had this.
Poured into a clear balloon snifter.
A - Pours a nice coppery amber orange colored body with some okay clarity, and about a finger and a half of fluffy soapy off-white head. Decent head retention with some good thick scattered lacing. Looks pretty nice.
S - Smell is pleasant enough, and somewhat unique - bready biscuit malts, toasty nuttiness, a touch of honeyed sweetness, lightly grainy, some peach / strawberry / banana fruitiness, musty yeast presence, & some coiny metallics.
T - Taste follows the nose - brown bread, nuttiness, mild grain, lightly metallic. Hop / yeast derived fruitiness in the vein of strawberry, banana, & pear.
M - Feel is smooth, crisp, and clean. Light lingering breadiness / stickiness. Easy drinking, light bodied, & with nice carbonation.
Overall, a nice every day easy drinking amber ale from New Belgium; it's easy to see why this is their flagship beer. Not something I would pick up on a regular basis, but it is about as nice as an every day amber ale offering as they come, and it would go great with some BBQ on a hot summer day.
New Belgium Fat Tire ---4/5.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 00:01:26 | More by mfnmbvp
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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