Fat Tire Amber Ale
Fat Tire is brewed by New Belgium Brewing Company located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Not an overwhelming beer, it is a great session beer.
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Named in honor of founder Jeff's bike trip through Belgium, it has a fairly light body and with a nice, moderate carbonation.
Nice malty, nutty and butterscotch aroma... The taste is well balanced; toasty, biscuit-like malt flavors coasting with earthy hoppy freshness.
The mouthfeel is smooth and then gives way to some carbonated bitterness. It's a very drinkable American style amber ale.
Chef Todd Davies, Partner of Tap House Grill, recommends:
Fontina stuffed banana peppers with smoked chicken, fennel sausage, corn flan, and tomato fonduta. Spicy banana peppers cut the sweet malts as the stuffing of the sweet hickory smoked chicken and fennel scented sausage complement. The fontina adds a pepperey element, complimenting the hops. The tomato sauce, cooked with Fat Tire, blends and smooths the ingredients, and the sweet corn flan cuts the spice while adding and intensifying the sweetness of the malts.
Derek Kennedy, Owner/Cheese Aficionado at Choice City Butcher, recommends:
Fat Tire is a perfect example of a beer that pairs with lots of different flavors. Its sweet malts and aromatic, bittering hops allow a choice of a robust cheese. I like to go big with either a farmhouse cheddar or Parmigiano-Reggiano. The cheddar is creamy and plays with the sweetness of the malts for a swirl of difference; the dry nutty undertones of the parm allow the fullness to come through.
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