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Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
81
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6,114 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 6,114
Reviews: 1,781
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 122
Gots: 467 | 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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Reviews by airheadmtrcycle:
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airheadmtrcycle

Georgia

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An aggressive pour into a New Belgium over-sized wine glass looks nice. About a finger or more of head over a copper ale. It leaves some nice lacing.

Aroma is malty/biscuit -y, some spice and something I can't place. Not much hop aroma.

Taste is dominated by the malts, and they are delicious. It is different than other amber ales, but I can't say why, really. The finish is (very) mildly spicy and hoppy, but that doesn't take anything away from this beer. In fact, it shows restraint and makes for a tasty brew.

Most of the beers I favor are in the extreme category. Lately I'm going back and trying to fully appreciate a well done beer, even if it's right in the middle of the bell curve. Fat Tire is one I would put right down the middle. I can appreciate the craftsmanship that went into Flat Tire.

The mouth feel seals the deal. It's medium on the palate with a perfectly refreshing carbonation.

Overall, Flat Tire is a very good beer and one I'll come back to. Don't come looking for any extreme bitterness or alcohol and I can give it a solid recommendation. I will pair it with a burger or dog from the grill, hot wings or just about anything else for that matter.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2011 18:38:08 | More by airheadmtrcycle
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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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