Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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3.75/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance - Pours a clear amber color with a white, frothy 2-finger head which dissipates after a minute or two, leaving behind a nice, sticky lacing.
Smell - Mostly a malt presence on the nose - nutty and biscuit.
Taste - Lightly roasted malts to start, then a faint hop bitterness which leads into the main course: a nutty, biscuit flavor which makes up the bulk of the flavor and delivers well into the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel - Light bodied, with decent amount of carbonation and bite.
Overall - Ahhh, this is the Fat Tire I remember. My initial review was poured from a bottle that tasted flat and bland. Glad to find it was just a poor bottle which caused the bad review, and not the beer itself.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2012 01:00:55 | More by TheSixthRing
3.63/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
APPEARANCE: This beer, poured from a TAP into a pint glass, produced a 1" creamy white head that dissipated slowly leaving good head lacing. Carbonation was lively in a clear amber body.
AROMA: Moderate malts and light hops.
TASTE: Well balanced moderate malts and light lemony hops.
MOUTHFEEL: This beer had a light to medium body (somewhere in between) with a light to medium texture, moderate carbonation and good body lacing that dissipated slowly. The initial flavor was moderately sweet with a lightly bitter finish that lasted for a moderate length of time.
DRINKABILITY: This was a good session beer. Repeatable, providing good value for the price and easy to drink, it would be a good beer for a hot summer day. It's not very complex but is well-balanced and drinkable.
Serving type: on-tap
03-12-2012 12:39:20 | More by paulginva
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 5,972 ratings.