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Fat Ten-Er #1 - New England Brewing Co.

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Fat Ten-Er #1
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very good

30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 7.73%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co. visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  3.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ZEB89 on 08-23-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Growler into a Gandhi-Bot tulip.

A: Hazy orange-gold body under an inch of delicate white head. Retention is just ok, but the lacing is impressive. Quite nice.

S: Light, fresh, and vibrant. The hops and yeast mix beautifully, with citrus, floral, and tropical hops alongside spicy, grassy esters. Not as intense as I'm sure some BAs would prefer, but simply wonderful for a session ale.

T: Even more amazing here, both because the hops have a greater depth of flavor than they did aroma and because they're balanced by a delicious, biscuity malt backbone. Citrus and mango hops are right up front, followed by fruity yeast esters midway through. Towards the finish the crisp (yet substantial) maltiness provides some welcome balance, only to have the hops come back on the finish with just enough herbal bitterness to leave me thirsty for more. Wonderful beer.

M: Fairly light-bodied with a moderate amount of rather prickly carbonation. Not bad, but a little too sharp.

O: I didn't know I needed a hoppy Belgian session ale in my life, but I did. This might be the easiest growler I've ever done solo, and I wish I'd gotten more. Here's hoping they repeat this experimental batch sometime in the future. Cans of this next summer would be welcome indeed.


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A yellowish amber colored brew, cloudy with a decent white smattering of bubbles on top and very respectable lacing. The aroma suggests bright lemon orange hop and clove soaked tobacco-seaweed with a notable bubblegum touch. Quite alluring. The flavor brings on a sharp lemon clove bread/cake that satisfies instantly. There's a little bubblegum and a touch of clove, peachy and hay-grass. This is a light bodied ale with a thin but effervescent feel. This takes a little adjustment out of the gate as it comes on so sharply but it grows on you quickly and ultimately blossoms into an ideal sessionable hop beauty with the Belgian touch to quench your thirst and your taste buds. NEB strikes again!

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Fat Ten-Er #1 from New England Brewing Co.
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