Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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3.3/5 rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a...well...amber. Off-white head sticks around for a while.
S: Not too much here, some woodchips and caramel. No hops apparent in the nose.
T: Mild woody flavours. Some dark fruits and maybe a bit of mild apple tang? Overall everything is extremely muted and weak.
D: Good drinkability, but not complex enough to choose this over another beer.
Overall: Fat Tire is just...boring. It doesn't offend; it doesn't really do anything. It just delivers an unoffensive and weak-flavoured version of a style that isn't all that exciting (unless its all hopped to hell) to begin with.
Serving type: bottle
11-15-2011 18:43:26 | More by JohnnyChicago
3/5 rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Welp...since I reviewed Fat Tire's big brother Ranger, why not give this one a spin? You know the old saying, you've made it big when you're on a neon sign behind the glass of your local wine and spirits place at the grocery store...
A: Nice, average fiery amber coloring with acceptable lacing on the glass.
S: Decently average smell of bready malts with some hints of caramel.
T: Well...um...it's average. It's a malt bomb with an adequate amount of roasted, bready, biscuity flavor. Not detecting much hops on the tongue.
M: Very average in its feel, with an average amount of carbonation and heft on the tongue.
O: This could very well the most average beer I've ever drank. Nothing terrible about it, and nothing great, either (except for the value that is...) It's a monument to pure adequacy, therefore, 3's across the board for this one!
PS: this would make absolutely fabulous beer bread.
Serving type: bottle
11-15-2011 07:49:28 | More by ThisWangsChung
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 6,009 ratings.