New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale
In our ongoing regular Thursday night phone review series, we have a look at the Fat Tire, which is brewed in Fort Collins, Colorado by the New Belgium Brewing Company. John notes that he remembers having this on tap at a restaurant before, but doesn’t remember which one – possibly Weber Grill in Chicago?
The beer itself is a 5.2% ABV brew. The initial pour yields a 1/2″ off-white/light beige head that quickly dissipates though it has a healthy, active carbonation to it. The color is light amber with orange and brown hues. The aroma has a floral scent to it, as well as some citrus tones – possibly pineapple. It’s a deliciously fragrant beer. The taste is a mild caramel and floral combination that really works. It’s also got some notes of cereal (think Grape Nuts). It laces well on the glass as you drink it. The aftertaste doesn’t linger and it’s a very clean finish.
Overall it’s a really good beer. It’s very repeatable and very drinkable. The light hops work in harmony with the malts and it’s got a very good balance to it. It would go great with red meat – a hamburger or steak or any part of the cow you might want to pick from. Worth a six pack for sure.
New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale Rating: 6 out of 10 (?)
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