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Coming Your Way Soon - Fat Tire

  • Nov 7, 2011
Rating:
+4

How does it look? How's the color? Clarity? Head?
 Fat Tire is an Amber Ale 

 

How's the nose (smell)? Sweet, spicy, fruity?
 To me it has a spicy nose.

 

How does it taste? Malty? Hoppy? Fruity? 
Its hard to describe I think.  It has some hopps but is not too hoppy.  It has a little of a malt taste also.  It reminds me of Yeungling beer.

 

Is it full-bodied? Medium bodied? Weak? Clean?  
I would call it a medium bodied beer.

Fat Tire is slowly introducing itself state by state spreading now to the east coast.  I first tried it on the Outer Banks in North Carolina about a year ago.   Now I am finding it in my home state of Maryland the past three or four months.  At first you could only find the 22 ounce bottles.  Then it started appearing on draft.  Its becoming very popular and can be found in 12 ounce bottles at a lot of local bars in Baltimore.   

 

Where did you buy it? How much was it? 
Fat Tire is slowly introducing itself state by state spreading now to the east coast.  I first tried it on the Outer Banks in North Carolina about a year ago.   Now I am finding it in my home state of Maryland the past three or four months.  At first you could only find the 22 ounce bottles.  Then it started appearing on draft.  Its becoming very popular and can be found in 12 ounce bottles at a lot of local bars in Baltimore. 

 

What do you think overall? Would you buy it again?
I do like it.  I usually try to find it on draft.   We have Yeungling Beer here locally in Maryland and have had it for many years.   Fat Tire reminds me very much of Yeungling.   

 

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Named in honor of our founder Jeff's bike trip through Belgium, Fat Tire Amber Ale marks a turning point in the young electrical engineer's home brewing. Belgian beers use a far broader palette of ingredients (fruits, spices, esoteric yeast strains) than German or English styles. Jeff found the Belgian approach freeing. Upon his return, Jeff created Fat Tire and Abbey Belgian Ale, (assuming Abbey would be his big gun). He and his wife, Kim traveled around sampling their homebrews to the public. Fat Tire's appeal quickly became evident. People liked everything about it. Except the name. Fat Tire won fans is in its sense of balance: toasty, biscuit-like malt flavors coasting in equilibrium with hoppy freshness.

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Type: Amber Ale
Country: Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Brewery: New Belgium
ABV: 5.2%

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