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Old 06-07-2009, 02:29 PM
 
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Anyone out there tried the beer "Fat Tire" by New Belgium?

I tried it at a sampling table in Whole Foods about 2 months ago

and since then I have been hooked. Kinda pricey but worth every penny.

A local bar just added it to their taps and keep selling out every week.

The bottle says it has a light biscuity flavor and is dead on. Man,

I'm gettin' thirsty just thinkin' about it now!
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Old 06-07-2009, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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The Schlitz label has been restored, looking exactly like the traditional. We have it here in south Texas, where it is priced with the super-cheap stuff (Milwaukee Best, Keystone, etc.), but it is really, really good. I undersand it is made in the Pabst brewery in San Antonio. If it comes to your town, be sure to try it. Schlitz here is about $2 a dozen cheaper than ubiquitous Coorbudiller---certainly just as good and probably better.
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I'm still crazy about my old beer

.....but I may very well give a new beer a chance. There are quite a few places in Orlando that have a great variety of international beers. I'll look for the one you mentioned.
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Old 06-11-2009, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Fat Tire is a yuppie beer, like most other "amber" beers.

An amber beer is not much different than a "blush" wine. They have an identity problem. A "golden" light flavored beer or a more flavorful, distinct style?

Amber beers are neither. A bit more caramel or crystal malt and a bit more hops.

New Belgium Brewery does produce some more interesting beers - including real Belgium ales.

I'm glad you enjoy it - because it is 10,000 times more flavorful than the mainstream Big 3 beers.
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Bay Area
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Anyone out there tried the beer "Fat Tire" by New Belgium?

I tried it at a sampling table in Whole Foods about 2 months ago

and since then I have been hooked. Kinda pricey but worth every penny.

A local bar just added it to their taps and keep selling out every week.

The bottle says it has a light biscuity flavor and is dead on. Man,

I'm gettin' thirsty just thinkin' about it now!
Yes! My husband and I love it! Screw the dude w/ the insecurity around real beer lovers..we obviously like quality! Not p+++ water.

Now, if you really want to splurge on the finest beer I've ever tasted (it's expensive, but you only need one!). It's called "Fin du Monde" by a Canadian brewery called Unibroue...

You'll **it you're pants when you taste it..they make several styles and they are all to die for. I actually tried it while in France of all places and I've been hooked ever since (when I'm up for splurging on the good stuff). I think you can get it at Beverages and More, and Cost Plus (if you have one around where you live).
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Old 06-13-2009, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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I brew my own usually, but when I do buy some, Fat Tire is good...I used to live 2 miles from the brewery. Sadly, no more and the shipped stuff doesn't taste quite the same. But the other poster is right, NB does make other great beers too, 1554 being a personal favorite. Outside that, if you want to go lighter, Hoegaarden is the style-definer for witbier. Pike Place brewery makes some very good ones like Kilt Lifter, a scotch ale, but they're unfortunately primarily Seattle based so far.
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Old 06-13-2009, 07:40 PM
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Location: MA/NH
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Mayflower Golden Ale is our current favorite beer. I also like Blue Moon.
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Old 06-13-2009, 07:46 PM
 
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I've heard a lot about it, so I'll probably try it, but I like thick, chewy beers like Russian Imperial stouts. Guinness is probably the lightest beer I drink..goes down like water.
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