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Offline bierview

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Fat Tire
« on: March 25, 2016, 09:10:56 PM »
All the hype behind bringing this ale to the east coast I was really expecting something terrific.  Just had my first. Very disappointing. Literally no taste. I'm looking for malt. None. Trying to detect hops. None. Is it just me?  Opinions.   Reminds me of the time they brought Coors east back in the early 70's. Same reaction on my part.

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Re: Fat Tire
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2016, 09:15:29 PM »
Yeah, it's a very mild amber. I remember the hype before we got it here (and any number of other beers like Coors,etc., too). Nothing bad or offensive, just kinda boring IMO.
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Re: Fat Tire
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2016, 09:18:02 PM »
Yeah, it's a very mild amber. I remember the hype before we got it here (and any number of other beers like Coors,etc., too). Nothing bad or offensive, just kinda boring IMO.
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Re: Fat Tire
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2016, 09:24:57 PM »
It's pretty good fresh, especially on tap. In my area it's very difficult to find fresh though, and I would assume the same may be true for the rest of the east coast.

Best pint of it I've ever had was down in Ft. Walton Beach, FL. Tasted like liquid bread.
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Re: Fat Tire
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2016, 09:30:30 PM »
Back when it first was introduced it was nice to be able to find a good craft beer wherever you went in the Western US.  Tastes change though and having it now, it just seems sweet and bland.
I do like the choice of having it on most Southwest flights - that's quite a leap of craft beer awareness.
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Re: Fat Tire
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2016, 09:31:56 PM »
Surprised there is still hype surrounding that beer. That was basically my introduction into craft beer almost 20 years ago. I think it is a good beer but nothing special. In 1998 it was an eye opener for me...
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Re: Fat Tire
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2016, 09:38:51 PM »
Surprised there is still hype surrounding that beer. That was basically my introduction into craft beer almost 20 years ago. I think it is a good beer but nothing special. In 1998 it was an eye opener for me...
Hype because we couldn't get it. Every time I went into a beer store that had a wide variety and asked for it, their eyes would bulge out and say "oh my supplier can't get it this far east".

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Re: Fat Tire
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2016, 09:42:00 PM »
I might choose a Coors banquet beer over a Fat Tire.  Never really enjoyed it.  Even 20 years ago.
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Re: Fat Tire
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2016, 09:42:15 PM »
Surprised there is still hype surrounding that beer. That was basically my introduction into craft beer almost 20 years ago. I think it is a good beer but nothing special. In 1998 it was an eye opener for me...
Hype because we couldn't get it. Every time I went into a beer store that had a wide variety and asked for it, their eyes would bulge out and say "oh my supplier can't get it this far east".

Oh I assumed the hype was related to it supposedly being a really good beer.
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Re: Fat Tire
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2016, 10:49:01 PM »
Fat Tire is my wife's go to summer beer. I really don't care for it either. However, New Belgium Ranger and Rampant are very solid IPAs at a nice price (usually $8.99 a six).
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Re: Fat Tire
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2016, 03:38:09 AM »
Fat Tire was overrated from the minute it came out. But it's built New Belgium to what it is today I guess.


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Re: Fat Tire
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2016, 03:50:55 AM »
I'm not a really a fan, either.
New Belgium has other beers that are excellent, though.
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Re: Fat Tire
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2016, 04:36:30 AM »
Fat Tire was my cross over beer from Macro to Micro. I still like to have a glass of it from time to time for that reason. I owe it a lot :)
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Re: Fat Tire
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2016, 04:38:21 AM »
I swear the recipe has changed from several years ago. I used to love the stuff...now I cant even choke it down. It has gone to s*** over the years. I no longer taste the bready biscuity malt character and fresh hop balance. Its watered down and I honestly think its more than just my tastes evolving.  Little by little I think they tweaked the recipe for the masses. It surely does not seem to be the same beer that boosted me into craft beer.

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Re: Fat Tire
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2016, 10:43:33 PM »
I did a Fat Tire "clone" recipe with Abbey Ale yeast a while back and I thought it was pretty good.
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