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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

6,010 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 6,010
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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hyuga

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear amber brew with golden edges. A small head forms on top, but goes down quickly. Like the bottle suggests, toasty and biscuit-like malt dominates the aroma. It smells like bread! You could say this for many beers, but this one has a particularly strong biscuity aroma that gives me that impression. Slight fruitiness and spice in the aroma as well. Lots of malt in the flavor, toasted, biscuit-like, bready, and grainy. Hops are there, but stay subtly in the background. A bit of spicy dried fruit gives complexity and a Belgian feel to this brew. The carbonation creates a Belgian-like mouthfeel as well. Light to medium body. This beer is overrated by the general public, but it's still pretty good. Great session beer. It's also good for converting macroswillers.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2002 03:50:43 | More by hyuga
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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.

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Impressive ale here that I will enjoy again and again.

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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 6,010 ratings.