Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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3.73/5 rDev +3.9%
This beer's popularity has exploded here in recent months in Florida, and after putting it off I decided to see what all the fuss was about.
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into an octagonal pint glass
A = Nice amber color, clear as crystal, with about a 1 cm head after an easy pour. An attractive amber ale, but nothing exciting.
S = sweet and malty, with a chocolate characteristic. Very pleasant and inviting.
T = Sweet malts are at the helm of this amber ale. Previous example I had was almost devoid of any hop bitterness... perhaps it was an 'off' bottle or I was drinking it too cold. Hop bitterness is fairly balanced, but play second role to the malt. There is a chocolatey, almost "Tootsie-Roll" like flavor. Bready and sweet.
M = Medium bodied, well rounded but not filling or too heavy.
O = I shouldn't have rated this so poorly on my first review. Whether I had a bad bottle or was drinking it too cold, I missed out. This is a solid amber ale, something that most everyone can enjoy. Even my BMC loving cousin likes this beer. My only complaint is that I find it a bit too much on the sweet side to be sessionable, but that's completely subjective.
11-17-2013 23:56:24 | More by Das_Reh
3.8/5 rDev +5.8%
this beer is very approachable, beautiful color for a red, love the toasty texture. wish I could spread butter on the biscuit like beer. poured with a nice lacy head. love it, this is an ale that can stand up to many that claim to be better. Stewart's Brewing Company's Red is a bit sweeter but compares nicely.
11-17-2013 05:42:23 | More by harleymonster1
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 6,437 ratings.