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Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing

Fat Tire Amber AleFat Tire Amber Ale

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5,487 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5487
Reviews: 1753
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%


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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Jason

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz brown twist off bottle with a packaged on date on the neck.

Appearance: Bright copper hued brew with a thick one fingered stickage of lace for the glass to deal with.

Smell: Hard biscuity malt with suggestions of bing cherries & a faint floral scent of roses.

Taste & Mouth Feel: Moderate body with a clean smoothness. Nice undertow of biscuity malt from start to finish. Light flash of hops to tame the malt a bit, some fruitiness becomes lively with hints of pear. Finishes semi-dry with a long lingering toasted flavor.

Drinkability & Notes: This beer is now of cult status in the US, such an uncomplicated amber ale … so easy to knock back a few, whether at a pub with friends or after a hard days work.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2004 01:01:47 | More by Jason
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Todd

Colorado

3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fat Tire ... what a great session and cross-over to craft beer beer. Light, bright amber in color, creamy white lace head with a sweet grainy / biscuity aroma. Taste is unobtrusive, very mild, very slight bitterness with plenty of sweet, toasty grain flavor. There's a somewhat undesirable husky, tannin grain flavor that's very biscuity, but you get used to it. Mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy on the palate, even. Biscuit finish.

Nothing stellar, but it is what it is and does a good job at that. Did I say that this beer is biscuity?

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2004 20:03:55 | More by Todd
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz slender brown bottle with raised glass around the neck of the breweries name.

Appearance: Deep golden amber with a patchy white lace.

Smell: Mildy fruity with a malty nose of toasted and biscuity aromas.

Taste: Crisp and medium in body, big malty palate with a restrained hop bitterness that seems to only balance the brew. Toasted malt with a bread crust flavour is the theme, good amount of grain in the finish also. Hint of fruit and yeast adds to the complex flavour.

Notes: Very tasty, good focus on the malt. Great American style amber ale ... very drinkable to say the least.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2000 00:00:01 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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