New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale

New Belgium Brewing Company

USA

When I first encountered this, I was a neophyte about microbrews, and didn't have a large base of comparison, so I thought it was delicious. I've changed my mind. This is a pretty decent beer, but it won't knock your socks off. Malty, not too sweet, but the color's wrong. It looks more like an American lager. And the taste is a bit too thin. Decent carbonation. Don't get me wrong--I'd reach for it in the ice chest before nearly any American lager. And I applaud their "Green" approach to brewing. But then again, Adolph and Augustus purport to be heavy into the environment, and I ain't buyin' their swill.

Reviewed: August 16, 2003

Rating: 5/10

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