Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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3.95/5 rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Was able to locate a few bottles of Fat Tire while on vacation in Texas - bought a sixer and drank 5 of them. Definitely well worth the investment.
Appearance looks very nice (I never got a chance to pour it out of the bottle, so this is based on the bottle itself and what glimpses I could get from the action inside the bottle). Excellent head and retention inside the bottle though.
Smell is a bit tangy with hops, malts, and some other "bready" aromas that intermingle to create an overall pleasing aroma.
Taste is simply quite unique. I've never really had a beer before that actually tasted quite "biscuity". There's some real meat on the bones and it's got touches of malt and just a bit of hops at the end. I like the flavor of Fat Tire! But it's just a bit offbeat enough that I wouldn't always want this beer.
Mouthfeel was nice - really chewy, carbonated decently, and smooth for the most part. I didn't have any problems drinking this beer but it didn't make me want to gulp it like a fish.
Drinkability is excellent. I was able to use this as a session beer and also very glad to have found this beer. If I could get it in Ohio, I'd make it a part of my rotation but I'm unable to locate this without going to extremes.
Overall, excellent brew and I wish I could get it on a consistent basis at home.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2008 22:47:25 | More by xare
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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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