Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by zeledonia:
3.48/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A classic summer beer that I drank many times before becoming a real beer enthusiast. Trying it again, for the first time. Bottle says best before 11 Sep 2011.
Pours a medium orange-amber color, quite clear, with a fluffy one-finger off-white head. Head recedes rather quickly, but leaves a load of sticky lacing on the glass, and a coaster of foam on the surface.
Smells super toasty and biscuity. Loads of sweet, buttery, bready malts dominate the aroma. With the exception of the light hop aromas hiding in the background, it smells like a cookie.
Taste is fairly similar to the smell. I get much more of the toasted malts than anything else. Not quite as cookie-like as the smell, but still pretty biscuity. Very little hops in the flavor. Overall, I find it kinda bland. And not as refreshing as I remember it, largely due to the mouthfeel...
Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, rather light on the carbonation. Feels like water, but heavier. Kinda weighing me down on this warm summer night. It's got no spring in its step.
Decent beer, nothing special. Solid biscuity malt flavors, but I don't find a whole lot more to it than that.
Serving type: bottle
06-22-2011 04:16:54 | More by zeledonia
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