July 21, 2017

Fat Tire Amber Ale

B- / 3.2
Fat Tire Amber Ale

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 with its sense of balance: toasty, biscuit-like malt flavors coasting in equilibrium with hoppy freshness.

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Reviews of Fat Tire Amber Ale

Review by Aaron D. Campbell on October 1, 2010

B- / 3.2

Appearance – Very clear maple color, small amount of head, light lacing.

Smell – Biscuit and toasted malt.

Taste – Toasted malt, light but fresh hops.

Mouthfeel – Light bodied, low carbonation, somewhat watery.

Drinkability – Not what you expect from a place called new belgium. Not that great.