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Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
81
good

6,164 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 6,164
Reviews: 1,781
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 122
Gots: 496 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 10-07-2000)
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HarryPotHead

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Started seeing this beer more frequently in Maryland over the last year so I figured I would "take it for a spin". ...groan.

S - Poured from 22 oz bomber with a 1/13/13 "best by" date into my favorite frosted mug.

A - A better than expected and frothy head sits on top of a rich amber body. The head eventually yielded, but hung around for at least half of the first pour. Average amount of lacing left behind.

S - The smell is the best thing about this brew! Not overpowering but very pleasant indeed. Subtle hints of cherry with a malted headiness. Very well balanced and unique.

T - Was expecting more based on the beautiful aroma, but was slightly dissapointed here. A little heavy on the malt for my tastes, but not bad. Aftertaste lingers awhile but is not bad either. Enjoyable, but nothing spectacular... a solid 3 in my book.

M - Lightly textured, cool, and crisp without a lot of bite. Nice.

O - I might have enjoyed this beer a lttle more a few monts back. It's winter here in Maryland and I think this beer would be a good summer ale. I'll stick with my porters and stouts and come back to this in April or May! This is a good solid American ale with a lot going for it... Just nothing remarkable. The label says they are "wind powered and employee owned"...I wish I could add extra points for those two facts alone!! Kudos!

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 03:37:55 | More by HarryPotHead
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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 6,164 ratings.