Monday, November 7, 2016

New Belgium Fat Tire (2016 re-review)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20ChadPolenz (1709) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2016

2015 BJCP Category: 19A American Amber Ale

AROMA: Amber and pale malt presence with caramel being a predominate flavor (though mild overall). Faint citrus or floral hop presence. Slight tang due to age of bottle. 8/12

APPEARANCE: Orange/copper hue; mostly clear. Moderate off-white foam. Good lacing. 2/3

FLAVOR: Malt-forward palette, but not overtly sweet. Moderately high caramel and some toffee flavor on the back end. There is an underlying current of citrus/floral hop flavor and minor, noticeable bitterness to offer balance. Some orange marmalade emerges on the finish. No tang taste. No alcohol presence. 16/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body and carbonation. Texture is soft and smooth. Minor aftertaste of hops and caramel is pleasant. No alcohol warmth. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Not a particularly robust palette, but to-spec for the style and enjoyable. 7/10

TOTAL SCORE: 37/50

here's my video review from 2010 (I didn't write a text review of it at the time):