New Belgium Fat Tire

Beer: Fat Tire Amber Ale
Brewery:
 New Belgium Brewing Company
Style: American Amber Ale
ABV: 5.2%

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Serving Style: Bottle
Drinking Establishment: Broomfield, Colorado
Primary Consumer: Kerensa

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OVERALL RATING:

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Sight: Crystal clear golden body with a frothy white head.

Smell: Sweet, apple-cinnamon aroma with a slightly metallic smell.

Flavor: Bread and toast malt flavor that is subtly balanced with some mellow hops.

Feel: Thin, creamy body with intense carbonation.

Concluding Remark: New Belgium Brewing Company produced the first Fat Tire Amber Ale over 20 years ago. Known for their European-style beers, New Belgium has here a pleasantly balanced Amber Ale. Missing are the in-your-face hop flavors that dominate many beers of this style. Instead, Fat Tire tastes like a German lager crossed with an English Brown Ale. This comes as no shock, as the main malt is the Munich malt (star of the German lager) and the hops are those often used in English-style ales (Williamette, Golding, and Target). The result is a well-balanced Amber Ale that lacks the dynamism of its tastier peers, but is nevertheless a solid ale for any evening.

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