Fat Tire Amber Ale

Today’s beer is Fat Tire Amber Ale!

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Bottle Size: N/A purchased it draft

Cost: $4.00 (At a happy hour)

ABV: 5.2%

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.

Grade: B

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

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