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Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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Fat Tire Amber AleFat Tire Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

6,009 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 6,009
Reviews: 1,780
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.72%
Wants: 121
Gots: 421 | 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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JayTheFinn

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3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I enjoyed this one more than I thought I would. I guess all the hype made me want to not like it, but I do. Relatively nice and smooth for it's kind. Light fruity taste combines nicely with a subtle malt. Quite drinkable.

The pedestal my friends have put it on I think is a little too high. Everyone seems to like this one and it's good, but not the best thing out there. In general New Belgium does good, solid beers. Definitely above average.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2006 03:55:09 | More by JayTheFinn
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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 6,009 ratings.