In this beer blog, we are going to sample a flagship beer, which is Fat Tire Amber Ale, from New Belgium Brewery. It was a beer inspired from a bike ride in the Belgian county side. If you read my earlier beer blog posts, you know the history of this craft brewery. If you have not read those posts, please, read them to get to know New Belgium Brewery. Let us get into this Amber Ale.
It has a clear amber color with semi constant white head on this Amber Ale. The aroma has a malty to biscuit notes. The taste of this light to medium body beer has a malty to biscuit notes with a hint of light carbonated caramel. The aftertaste has a caramel to nice refreshing hop finish. It is an extremely drinkable beer.
Here is a descriation from the beer bottle:
Fat Tire Amber Ale perfectly balances biscuit-like malt flavors with hoppy freshness. Named in honor of a storied bike ride through Europe, Fat Tire cruises with Belgian imagination and inspiration.
Here is a descriatin 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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In closing, this light to medium body amber ale packs a ton of flavor and punch. It is drinkable for anytime of the year. It is a nice craft beer to get your American Lager drinkers to try. It is also a great beer for the experience craft beer drinkers to revisit and enjoy it all over it again. I love the story behind this beer and I love the fact they made American version of De Koninck. It is fresher and packs more of a drinkable style. This beer can pair with any food dish that is what their website says. It is better with people. I recommend you trying this beer or retrying it. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser