Blind tasting review
New Belgium Fat Tire
New Belgium Fat Tire

Family Pale Ale Style American Amber Ale
Country USA (CO) ABV 5.2%
Price $$ Packaging 12oz/355ml, 22oz/650ml bottle; 12oz/355ml can
Characteristics Malty

Overview Colorado is home to dozens of breweries, most notably Coors and Fort Collins’ bicycle-obsessed New Belgium, which will be a familiar sight to any reader cruising the micros section of the local grocery store.

Flavors and aromas New Belgium is clearly capable of producing some fine, unique beers, but we found their flagship Fat Tire, with its intense hop character of sharp grapefruit and pineapple, to be charmless and thin. Stick to the smaller-production offerings to find the charm and potential that New Belgium has to offer.
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