As one of the first beers to achieve a cult-like status in the American craft-beer scene, Fat Tire is a little infamous. Overall, this is a well-made and impeccably balanced beer, albeit a bit straightforward. The malt leads the nose and palate, with forward biscuit, toasted grain and roasted nut notes throughout. It's medium bodied, with a touch of an earthy hop flavor to add structure and some tannic grip to the palate and finish.
12 oz/6 pack
American Amber/Red Ale
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Reviews wines from South Africa and Languedoc-Roussillon.
Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast Magazine
in 2006 as a tasting coordinator, and eventually became Tasting Director and Senior Editor, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tasting and review program. Most recently, Buzzeo assumed the role of Managing Editor. Since coming to Wine Enthusiast
, she has made it one of her personal missions to promote the acceptance of cross-drinking, encouraging everyone to embrace finely crafted libations across all beverage categories. Buzzeo is also an avid homebrewer and a member of the AHA (American Homebrewers Association).