Review: Fat Tire and Friends Fat Sour Apple Ale | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
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Fat Tire and Friends Fat Sour Apple Ale
87 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.
Fat Tire and Friends Fat Sour Apple Ale

Style: Misc Fruit & Spice Quick Sours

ABV: 5.9

87
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 17
Mouthfeel: 4

Fat Tire and Friends Fat Sour Apple Ale

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What the brewers say

“Our Portland heroes at HUB pedaled Fat Tire straight to the apple orchard. This slightly sour homage starts out with a snap of tartness, courtesy of Lactobacillus and apple juice, then gets balanced with Fat Tire–inspired malty sweetness and a slight herbal bitterness. Nice ride, HUB!”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Sweet red apple and tart green apple notes with a hint of lemon and a touch of biscuit malt sweetness. Spicy cinnamon notes, as well as a slightly vegetal/herbal character, and aromas of orchard and wet earth.”

Flavor: “Sweet and tart apple followed by subtle tartness develops into hints of biscuit malt sweetness. The acidity is definitely present, but not particularly sharp or tangy. A dry cidery bitter character contributes some grapefruit and citrus aftertaste. Clean and refreshing.”

Overall: “Simple by design, this beer is designed for enjoyment but not excessive analysis. The apple and earthy fermentation character makes it taste a bit like a lightly hopped Normandy cider, and the lingering acidity is more pronounced than in the flavor.”

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