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. … more
New Belgium Brewing’s Fat Tire Amber Ale is a brew my buddy Elmer told me about and he often praised it’s tastiness. He would only get it when he headed west, I believe, usually on a beer run to prep for Bonnaroo. So naturally this is the first one of their brews I tried. And he understated its excellence, if you ask me. According to the Web site: 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 … more
Good gateway beer that brings alot of people over from the BMC craze. Other then Sierra Neveda, this was one of the first craft beers that I tried that I really enjoyed. Over the years this belgium ale has become more visible in pop culture and is bringing micro brews into the mainstream. It's popularity I think is in part due to it's attractive label for most non-craft drinkers. Whatever the reason, anything that brings people away from the bud light scene is a good thing in my humble opinion.
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.