Indra (2530) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 26, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yep! Itís an amber! Snooze. Worst beer by far from this normally outstanding brewery. Itís not horrible or anything, just boring.
jazz88 (2509) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber copper color with a big foamy off-white head. A smooth caramel and malty aroma and flavor.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good, above average beer. Nice rich auburn color, with a refreshing balance of hops. Slightly tangy.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I saved this one for last out of the sampling of New Belgium I got (thanks PhillyBeer2112!). This is one instance where I did not save the best for last though. While this was a very good Amber it is definitely not one of their better offerings. Pours a nice amber color with virtually no head which is a noticeable break from NBís other brews. Passable malt aroma. Rather sweet malt flavor with a slight apple finish. Iím glad I finally got my hands on this but it doesnít compare to the Trippel.
Aggie80 (776) - Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Better draught then in the bottle, as expected. Strong lace, good head. Very nice color and the right balance of malt and hops without anything being overpowering. It was the best item on the bar.
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 30, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Iím just not getting much out of this. A little sweet in the nose, the appearance is of a rather ordinary amber. Thereís quite a bit of malt sweetness in the first wave, but then it descends into a funky sugar substitute aftertaste I didnít really enjoy, and even that came off kind of bland and watered down. Iíll pass.
lizziesage (180) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It just occurred to me while drinking a Fat Tire at a local restaraunt that I had yet to rate it. Fat Tire is always enjoyable and for some reason readily available. With an odd regularity here in St. Louis, restaraunt beer choices are Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob Amberbock, and Fat Tire. Suffice to say I end up drinking it quite a bit. It is crisp and just bubbly enough to dance across the tongue. The drink is smooth and warming. It is said that this brew was inspired of Belgium. While American in production I think that a lot of Belgium is hidden in a bottle of Fat Tire. Biscuit malt flavor is embellished by an afterthought of sourness. A faint bouquet of fruit and hops rears itself just as you swallow. Fat Tire is well executed and balanced masterfully.
jaseonem99 (19) - USA - SEP 29, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice Amber Ale. Very smooth beer. Gets bonus points because it is the beer the caterer served at my wedding...
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 28, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium gold color, small head. Nicely malty, smooth taste with a touch of hoppyness. Good balance. Nice flavor. Mouthfeel is full. Great taste. Simple flavor, very nice. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is malty, no bitterness.
Nuffield (3541) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Plain beer. Dusty aroma, smelling of dirty hair. Amber color with a thin head, a bit retained throughout. Just a faint hint of dry grape fruitiness in the finish as I got to the bottom of the glass. Undistinguished. On tap at the TGI Fridays restaurant at the Texas Rangers baseball stadium.