Bottle Size: N/A purchased it draft
Cost: $4.00 (At a happy hour)
Background Information (via NewBelgium): Named in honor of our co-founder‘s bike trip through Europe, 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. Together with co-founder, Kim Jordan, they traveled around sampling their homebrews to the public. Fat Tire won fans with its sense of balance: toasty, biscuit-like malt flavors coasting in equilibrium with hoppy freshness.
Now let’s get to the beer!
Style: Amber Ale
Appearance: Amber color with a medium-sized, frothy head that dissipates slowly and leaves some lacing.
Scent/Smell: Has a fruity smell like that of apples or apricots. Has a malty/biscuity scent to it as well. Not much here in the hop department.
Taste: Quite fruity and malty particularly in the beginning. Mild amount of hops throughout. Aftertaste is quite bearable which is always a plus.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied with high carbonation which doesn’t make it the easiest going down.
Drink with (food): Beef, fish, chicken, and sharp cheeses.
There is a lot going on with this beer. I was quite surprised. A pretty good beer, hopefully I’ll have a couple more sometime in the future.
Next: Fuller’s London Pride