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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

5,997 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 5,997
Reviews: 1,779
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.72%
Wants: 119
Gots: 416 | 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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katybee

Oregon

2.8/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

hmmm. The taste of this ale was puzzling to me. Completely missing the hopping my tastebuds have acclimatized to, and lacking the overt maltiness as well.

pouring a deep golden yellow, creamy foam poured from the unshaken bottle. most impressive head I've seen in a while.

the smell however, was very mildly sour, or dry, somewhat in the way of Guinness...no hops really to balance it. As the beer warmed, this became more present, and on the palate as well.

the taste was different. totally lacking excessive hopping. If present, the hops were mildly greenish and floral, definitely no citrus or pine. Perhaps lightly peppery. But mostly the taste emphasized a biscuity maltiness, not sweet at all, or burnt, chocolate or coffee...just grainy but wholesome and rounded....A bit like a pale light version of Guinness stout or budweiser without the hops.

Very lightly creamy, especially as it warmed up, but only light-medium bodied.

Overall this is a very nuetral beer, a nice change of pace from stouts, black ales, imperial ales, and hop czars. Much more substantial than a PBR, and none of the wheatiness of widbeers and hefweizen.... Don't know that I'd seek it out, though.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2011 02:47:54 | More by katybee
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Gabriel_Vaughn

California

4.24/5  rDev +17.8%
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

07-12-2014 09:44:38 | More by Gabriel_Vaughn
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this_is_casey

California

4.5/5  rDev +25%

07-12-2014 07:38:21 | More by this_is_casey
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MikeDAdams

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-12-2014 03:18:26 | More by MikeDAdams
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-12-2014 02:17:10 | More by DrBier
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kbrandr

Arizona

3/5  rDev -16.7%

07-12-2014 01:59:45 | More by kbrandr
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Kallenovsky

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-12-2014 01:29:12 | More by Kallenovsky
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Florida

4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-11-2014 23:30:21 | More by endlessillusion
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cb500rider

Florida

3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

The head was minimal, but the appearance was a nice amber. The taste had a bit of hop but finished sweet. I'd describe the flavor as hoppy bubblegum. Surprisingly, I liked it. It was much better on-tap than from the bottle. I liked it so much I had another and never got to my Guinness (Sorry Grandpa McBride).

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2014 23:19:08 | More by cb500rider
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SteveKuhl


5/5  rDev +38.9%

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TSBarnette


4/5  rDev +11.1%

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hoosier222002

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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flmericabeer1


4/5  rDev +11.1%

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Dief88

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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DerekM


3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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joemetric

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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drwatson32

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16.7%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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slym

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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Nikk

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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chip26

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 5,997 ratings.