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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
81
good

6,005 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 6,005
Reviews: 1,780
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 119
Gots: 419 | 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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Philousa

California

3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear orange amber with a small amount of white head. Aroma is mainly biscuit with some caramel and a tartness from the yeast. Flavor is sweet with biscuit and slight honey, some chocolate malt, and the tartness from the yeast prevails towards the end of the flavor profile. I'm guessing noble hops are used, as the finish of flavor is nectar and flowery that goes well with the sweet Belgian malt. Well balanced with a middling mouthfeel and a balanced finish. Easily drinkable with a sweetness is my take away from this beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2013 00:13:25 | More by Philousa
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Washington

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-13-2014 00:53:21 | More by Hopinho
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Florida

3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Purchased from one of the local grocery stores.

A: A clear ruby with moderate head and retention.

S: Malty and sweet smelling.

T: Same as the smell but more complexity. A tiny bit of fruit.

M: Surprisingly rich and smooth. Below average carbonation.

O: A decent brew but not the best of the style. Solid.

Serving type: bottle

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

07-12-2014 22:20:55 | More by ChristianT
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4.24/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Looks fantastic. It is a perfect coppery-reddish amber I look for in an amber ale. Soft white foamy head dissipates soon after. Smells like a great amber as well, somewhat modest with a sweeter scent. Not too much of a punch in the flavor however I find the mellow quality desirable. THere is a bit of an alcholic taste at first then dies down to a numbing sensation. Mouthfeel is incredible. Full thickness of the amber brew lingers in my mouth.
Had this beer had a better flavor, I would raise the overall score. As is, this beer rates a 4.25-4.5...Since it was room temp when I reviewed I will give it a 4.5.
Impressive ale here that I will enjoy again and again.

Serving type: bottle

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3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
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I first had this from the bottle and though it was a decent beer, it was nothing to recommend to a friend. Then I went to my local Irish Pub, with the intent of having a couple Guinness with lunch, and found they had this on tap. I ordered one.

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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 6,005 ratings.