New Belgium Brewing Company
New Belgium Fat Tire
Brewery: New Belgium Brewing Company
Style: Amber Ale
Format: 355ml Bottle
Named in honour 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 travelled 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 is in its sense of balance: toasty, biscuit-like malt flavours coasting in equilibrium with hoppy freshness.
Note: New Belgium place 4 months BB dates from date of packaging. Fat Tire will be drinking fine for up to 12 months from packaging.
WHAT OTHER CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Awful, may have been off, rubbish beer, horrible after taste, BAD
Sessionable amber reminiscent of stone & wood. Not as strong as some ambers but very enjoyable.
a decent amber, but not really better than the major ambers you can find at your local.
"Very well made Amber. Doesn't do anything exciting, but what it does do, it does well.
Plus if you're on Untappd, there is a badge available for it right now."
I can see why this is the beer that keeps New Belgium in business and allows them to brew other stuff. It is a great amber ale that always make me want a little bit more. Grab a bottle if ambers are your thing, in fact get one if beer is your thing.
Quintessential Colorado Beer
Fat Tire is the classic Colorado micro-brew beer (even though it's now massed produced and sold world-wide). It has a distinct nutty flavour that tastes like being in the Rockies. Great beer that reminds me of skiing in Breckenridge!
Caramel and toffee nose. Dirty spice front. Sweet malts. Ginger like finish.
"Big hit of biscuity malt is the first thing you'll notice in this beer.
Definite Belgian yeast characters going on as well.