New Belgium Fat Tire
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We tend to focus on the Lips of Faith Series when reviewing New Belgium here on BDR. Those beers tend to be more exotic and quite frankly more fun to review. But that doesn’t mean their flagship beer doesn’t deserve some love.
I have consumed a ton of this in the past 5 years or so, and the biggest reason for that is because it’s good. This American Amber/Red Ale has biscuity malts from start to finish that mixes perfectly with that distinct “New Belgium” flavor. A flash of crisp hops keeps this one honest. I am always amazed at how this old standby still hits the spot, and is all to often the best option at many sporting events and restaurants. This beer also has a very loyal following, so much so that it is often confused for the name of the brewery. A question I hear quite a bit at work, “Do you have any Fat Tire beers?” I have moved on from a number of beers in my life for various reasons, but I still enjoy New Belgium Fat Tire several times a year.