Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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3.58/5 rDev -0.3%
I tried this amber in a shaker pint.
Appearance- A half-finger crown of white puff sits on top of the golden-amber body. I did not realize this one was going to have so many carbonation columns. There is also a solid ring of lace sticking to the glass.
Smell- This one has a very pleasant, sweet cookie-malt scent. I can also appreciate some earthiness. Most of the nose though is the sweet malt.
Taste- The palate still has the malt sweetness, but is dialed back, replaced with some more earthiness and slight hop bitterness. The malt finishes more bread-like than anything else. I would appreciate more hoppiness or a more complex malt bill.
Mouth feel- The beer has a nice tingle from the hop bill. The beer has nice carbonation but is not overdone. The feel was nicely handled.
Overall- While this sweeter amber is solidly crafted, it lacks in originality and is a pretty standard drink. If you are looking for a well crafted and easy going amber, you could hardly do worse.
If you were looking for something different, you may want to look somewhere else.
05-18-2012 01:01:33 | More by Pintofbrown
4/5 rDev +11.4%
Appearance: True to it's style, amber. 1 finger head.
Smell: Biscuty with a nice sweetness. Pretty mild but pleasant.
Taste: Malty with a mellow sweetness, some citrus notes with a mild hop bitterness towards the end.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, with a balanced carbonation and a light lingering bitterness after you swallow.
Overall: A very nice and tasty beer, and a fine example of the style. Sessionable and certainly a repeater.
05-14-2012 06:10:21 | More by CCStix
2.63/5 rDev -26.7%
12oz bottle dated best before 01JUL12. Served in pint glass. Beer is a medium orange amber with lots of fizz but very little head. Aroma is of biscuity malt/yeast.
Flavor is pretty flat, however. A little bit bitter, a little bit chalky, a little bit skunky/lagery. Highly carbonated on the tongue. I don't appreciate any Belgian inspiration here. The strongest flavors are of toast and biscuit, with an underpinning of nondescript hops, neither floral nor citrusy.
Highly overrated IMO, and not nearly as good as many others from New Belgium.
05-11-2012 02:40:38 | More by hreb
3.65/5 rDev +1.7%
The reasons why we drink beers we don't love is because they are the best choice at the given location. Fat Tire was the best choice recently and I'll honestly say there is nothing wrong with it. It's a little carbonated for me and it's a little boring for me. I'm always burpy after drinking it. There is so much better from New Belgium but it's Fat Tire that we are always stuck with.
05-08-2012 21:46:51 | More by TSJ4000
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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