Fat Tire's depth of flavor, achieved with neither a disproportionate sway toward hops or malts, tandems well with a full spectrum of today's engaging cuisines. Salmon, dry-aged cheeses, roasted chilies, omelets at midnight, sweet potato French fries and just about anything with grill marks or garlic are just a few of the edibles we like to partner up with our Amber Ale.
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.