In this special beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from New Belgium Fat Tire And Friends. It is a joined beer with Rhinegeist Brewery. The beer is called Fat Pale Ale. If you read my earlier beer blog posts, you know the rich history of New Belgium Brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know New Belgium Brewery. There is not much information about Rhinegeist Brewery. I do know that they are from Cincinnati, Ohio. Let us get into this Pale Ale.
It has a clear copper to light amber color with a semi on white constant head. The smell has a malty to biscuit notes. The taste has a malty, biscuit, slight citrus notes with a malty aftertaste. It is extremely drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.newbelgium.com):
Fat Tire to the XP and A. The innovative folks at Rhinegeist went all new-style on Fat Tire. The result is a Belgian-style XPA. A combination of fruity Belgian yeast, bready-sweet European and Colorado malts and a healthy dose of fruity, vinous hops. Perfect for hopheads, wine lovers, beer fanatics and even whiskey quaffers.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Website: www.newbelgium.com and www.rhinegeist.com
Twitter: @newbelgium and @rhinegeisr
In the end, I am liking this sampler pack so far. I am not a fan of Rhinegeist Brewery. I am hoping that they learn something from New Belgium from this experience. This beer is called a Pale ale. I am not sure on that but still a solid beer. Either way, New Belgium and Rhinegeist Brewery did a great job on this beer. I recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser