Fat Belly Amber - Montana Brewing Company
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Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
3.43/5 rDev -8.5%
06/20/05- On tap via samplers at the Montana Brewing Co. in Billings, MT.
Presentation- Two samplers poured into 4oz glasses.
Appearance- Orange-amber colored pour with very limited head and no lacing.
Smell- Very limited scent as well. Maybe a bit of sweet malt, but that's about all I could detect.
Taste- Nice mix of hops and sweeter malt. Maybe a woodsy flavor hop.
Mouthfeel- Super smooth and mildly creamy. Medium carbonation and a bit watery.
Drinkability- Right in there with you average amber ale. Worth a try for sure.
06-23-2005 16:31:30 | More by GClarkage
3.5/5 rDev -6.7%
A: Pours a dark amber brown color. A one finger beige head forms, but recedes in an instant. Light lace is left behind.
S: Caramel malt and sweet. Light diacetyl not much in the nose.
T: Again, sweet caramel malt. Some light hops as the flavor lingers. The diacetyl character is almost gone.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Easy and smooth to drink. I can session this with no problem.
The beer list at the brewpub labels this as a Scottish Ale. It is decent, but not what I would expect for the style. Still, it is worth a try.
08-27-2009 22:20:25 | More by champ103
3.73/5 rDev -0.5%
had on-tap at the brewpub in downtown Billings. served in standard shaker "pint" glass.
a dark copper / amber color in the glass. not a strong aroma, just mild malt. same goes with the taste, it has a mild, balanced taste.
lower carbonation, with an average medium body.
good drinkability, as it would make a good session beer, at a decent price.
10-21-2010 02:26:39 | More by jmdrpi
3.78/5 rDev +0.8%
Into a pint glass, poured a really nice amber with golden hues, littel head from service and just a little lacing. Sweet malty aroma, nice but actually a bit faint. Tastes rich and malty as advertised, with a medium body, too lively at first, but carbonation leveled out later, smooth , and a nice complement to my pasta dish, but I wouldn't get too excited about it.
06-28-2006 02:18:32 | More by objectivemonkey
4.28/5 rDev +14.1%
A: Pours a dark amber color, good sized head, slight lacing down the glass
S: Smell is sweet and malty. Also some fruity scents in there (grape/watermellon possibly)
T: Sweet and malty, same fruits as in smell. Slight woody hoppiness at the end.
M: Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Goes down very easy.
D: Excellent session beer, goes down easily, tasty and although I'm not sure what the ABV is, doesn't seem to be too high. Excellent amber.
06-03-2007 04:26:32 | More by loren01
3.85/5 rDev +2.7%
Wow, what an amber. Fuller than most, it's got a lot of really great malt flavor to it. It's not overly sweet, there are some slight hops in there balancing it all out. My favorite part is the appearance, it's a bit dark than I would stereotype. Carbonation is good, and I like the drinkability. Not too shabby.
05-23-2009 05:54:41 | More by aggiearcher13
3.8/5 rDev +1.3%
[review compiled from notes 10-16-2004]
A clear, dark amber ale; no head or lacing. The smell is a light balance of malt & hops. Strong malty flavor blended quite nicely with the hops. A smooth, malty mouthfeel, slightly bitter. Overall, this reminded me strongly of what a lighter version of Fat Tire would taste like. A good session beer...I wish that a) I had tried more than 4 oz. of it and b) I lived closer to Billings, MT...
12-11-2004 04:52:54 | More by swid
3.38/5 rDev -9.9%
On tap at the brewpub
A: dark, clear amber, not much lacing
S: citrusy caramel malt, not much really
T: slight roasted malt, some hop bitterness in the back, but again, not much
M: a little watery, but pretty crisp
D: alright, a little too subdued for the style
12-29-2007 04:05:14 | More by pheggeseth
3.98/5 rDev +6.1%
The menus logo for this beer displays a bear sitting in a hammock with growler on his belly. Fantastic! The beer is cola colored with a 1 mm head of foam. The beer seems both tart and sweet. I suspect ringwood yeast has been used. An apple favor is present as well as hints of tabacco. An interesting beer and overall quite drinkable.
12-01-2004 04:36:59 | More by Starchild
3.73/5 rDev -0.5%
A very nice dark amber ale with a smooth finish after the bread, caramel and slightly roasted dark malt flavors. Medium body and easy drinking. Good mouth feel, nice color and smell with the appropriate head for a 4 oz. sampler glass. Would be a nice session beer at 4.6% abv and 20 IBU.
08-21-2013 01:49:42 | More by DuncanSimmons
Fat Belly Amber from Montana Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.