The Beer Savant

July 15, 2011

Fat Tire

Filed under: Ale,Amber,American — hikingsandiego @ 8:39 pm
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Fat TireDate:  July 1, 2011
Cost: $2.99/22 fl. oz. at Vons
Brewery: New Belgium Brewery, Fort Collins, Colorado
Alcohol content: 5.2%
Served: Cold in a chilled glass

New Belgium’s winning streak has come to an end, and with their best-known beer, no less. Fat Tire poured a clear, amber color with decent foam on top. And there’s the key word…decent.

I was expecting a lot from Fat Tire:  Other beer enthusiasts give it rave reviews, and I thoroughly enjoy New Belgium’s Mothership Wit and Ranger IPA, but I found it only satisfactory, only…decent. There’s a slight malt flavor, a bubbly lightness, but that’s about all I can say for this beer. Drink it if it’s offered, but if you have other ambers to choose from, give something else a try.

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