Fat Tire New Belgium Ale
Finally, a Pint post! Ha! Hey, it’s hard finding time for the alcoholic portion of our show when there’s a one year old running around under one’s feet. 😉 But today, I made an exception and popped one while he’s down for his long nap of the day. After all, Fat Tire has finally made it to Alaska!
I first tried Fat Tire beers when I lived in Georgia, about 3-4 years ago. It was at the beginning of my vast developing love affair with beer, and I still thought that the moon hung on Blue Moon.
(To be fair, Blue Moon is still my comfort/default beer of choice! It’s just so yummy!)
When my soon to be brother-in-law at one of the local alcohol distributors in town informed me that they’d start carrying it up here, though, I was determined to revisit it. And lo, it was a good decision!
My notes on this beer:
“smooth, slightly sweet/malty, balanced hops. Good beer-not quite sessionable, as it’s a little thicker than I’d say for that term, but definitely something I could have 2-3 of on a good night!”
This amber ale is described as such: Fat Tire Amber Ale’s appeal is in its feat of balance: toasty, biscuit-like malt flavors coasting in equilibrium with hoppy freshness.” So pretty much what it says is what you get!
Honestly I enjoyed this beer a lot-I’ll probably squirrel the ‘commemorative’ bottle away somewhere in hopes that one day I can show it off. And I’ll definitely be buying more!
And my newest fridge magnet! 🙂
Be back in a few days with my review of Digital Nails’ Bad Wolf. See you then!