bubbleflubber (2167) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber brick pour, with a medium head and spider lace. Maybe Iím the only one to note it, but I know thereís some cabbage and spice to the nose. Fruity caramel balance of flavors, nicely balanced hop, with a definite biscuit finish. Really explores all taste areas of the tongue. Iíve heard a lot about this brew, and was glad to try it on my visit to Chicago.
ebarnes (261) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - JUN 17, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at the Hyatt in Denver
Deep amber with a small head that laced all the way to the bottom of the glass. Aroma was nutty and malty. Flavor was slightly fruity and a little bitter.
kfarrnd (113) - Oldsmar, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at The Grand Bar in St. Louis. Interesting that I get my first taste of this beer that Iíve heard so much about in Budís town. It arrived a ruddy brown color with just a wisp of tan head. Aroma was mostly malt with just a touch of dried fruit. The flavor had scant hops into some nice malt and just a touch of dried fruit on the finish. The palate was crisp and clean. Reminded my of Yuengling with a little more fruitiness. Not bad at all.
yemntftb (106) - USA - JUN 14, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A really great combination of Fruits and Malts, and I really like this beer for anytime of year. Everything has been said.
DuffMan (9610) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the ESPN Zone in Vegas while watching game #3 of the Stanley Cup final. Fruity and malty, this is an excellent session beer... especially since the Oilers won this one!!
Lowe1983 (1517) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a brownish amber color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is of dough, caramel, and slight hops. Flavor starts off sweet then gives way to the doughy and caramel flavors. Finishes with very little hops. Not sure what all the excitement is all about. Itís mediocre at best.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From 12oz Bottle. Wow, it pours the color of amber. Nice, even transparency with a generous serving of white head. Mild aroma of whole wheat bread dough witha touch of caramel sweetness. Very minimal hops presence in the nose - only a trace whiff of cedar bark is discernable to my sensing abilities. Light bodied carbonation with palate sensations that are quite similar to the aromas. Needs more hops, in my opinion, but then again, the lack of hops may very well contribute to this beerís broad distribution and mass appeal, so hats off. Some crispy breakfast biscotti flavors are in there, and are followed by a finish of low sodium trisket crackers. Not great, but still highly enjoyable and drinkable. Overall, a great beer to provide at social gatherings where your guests are wanting something better than domestic macros, but who arenít adventurous enough to try something truly unique and hair-raising.
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - JUN 11, 2006
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
At best, unremarkable. This beer doesnít have any definable flavor. General bitterness and sourness. Slightly roasty. A poor choice.
humuluslupulus (7) - USA - JUN 9, 2006 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice head, sweet, slightly bitter taste transitions to malty.. (im uploading some old mental notes of mine on 100+ beers to this site so iíll keep it simple, and retaste soon)
bgoguen (53) - Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An undying staple for any Colorado resident. This is a great run-of-the-mill amber micro in the same class as Honey Brown. In fact I went to many a keg party in high school serving Fat Tire when I was younger. But after having all the other New Belgium products it just doesnít stand out. Other than the terribly banal Sunshine wheat, Fatty is probably my least favorite from NB. But I have to give credit were it is due - Fat Tire beats the hell out of Bud and all the other macro brews any day of the week.