In this special beer blog, we are going to sample a beer from New Belgium’s Fat Tire And Friends. It is their own Fat Tire Amber Ale. If you read my earlier beer post on their beers, you know the history of this craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Colorado base craft brewery. Let us get into this amber ale.
It has a clear amber color with a white constant head. The aroma has a sweet caramel to biscuit notes. The taste has a sweet caramel, malty, and biscuit notes. The aftertaste has a sweet malty to biscuit finish. It is extremely drinkable.
Here is a description from their website (www.newbelgium.com):
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. Fat Tire: Pairs well with people.
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Closing, this is a classic brew and the one that put this craft brewery on the map. It also is the base for the following five beers in this sampler pack. Each beer will be featured on this blog. I am not a fan but a solid beer. I am not a big fan of the beer style of red and amber ales. I will try them now and then. I will try all the new ones that I never had. I know beer drinkers will like this beer. Believe me, I have saw it when they launched in the Chicago market. This beer is what everyone expects out of Amber Ale that was inspired by Belgium roots. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser