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Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing

Fat Tire Amber AleFat Tire Amber Ale

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5,478 Ratings
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Ratings: 5478
Reviews: 1753
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15%


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 goschool:
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goschool

California

3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I haven't had this beer in a while, so I mixed couple of bottles into my sixpack of SpringBoard to give it another try.

Appearance: The pour is amber-copper with a frothy white head.

Smell: The nose is mostly semi-sweet biscuity malts with a little bit of grain and a smidgen of floral hops.

Taste: Take a few swigs of Firestone Pale Ale, a drop or two of Piraat, then eat an unsalted biscuit with a little peanut butter and a small dab of honey. As soon as you burp, you'll get this flavor profile.

Mouthfeel: It's light, verging on medium bodied and smooth, almost creamy, with soft carbonation.

Drinkability: Fat Tire has a double whammy. It's a flavor profile that I usually don't enjoy and it's not good enough to be tasty in spite of it. I had two vintages of La Folie and they were unbelievable. I feel like boycotting or at least ignoring New Belgium until they send some of the that out here.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2008 09:27:01 | More by goschool
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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 5,478 ratings.