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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
81
good

6,584 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 6,584
Reviews: 1,795
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 139
Gots: 673 | 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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Photo of PatronWizard
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed a bomber from some shabby local liquor store. Best by 15Feb08. Today is 10Aug08. Guess I shoulda looked before I leapt. Won't trust those bastards again.

Anyway I noticed as I poured that it was 6 months outta date, or if you prefer, and in this case I do, this particular bottle had been aged 6 months. How considerate.

So after the pour, I thought it was quite beautiful. Nice translucent copper shade of caramel. Thick white frothy head. Very tempting.

Smelled some kind of unidentified grain, wish I had the words, but it was pleasing.

Tasted like it smells. I like it. Very easy to drink, has a pleasing flavor. Maybe I'm just a mook who don't know better, but I swear I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. And hey, it's all about me anyway.

PatronWizard, Aug 11, 2008
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

buddyvelt, Oct 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Amp, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

KidRagnarok, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

columbiankramer, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of ViveLaChouffe
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden amber with a frothy white head. Nice and lacy. Smell is fruity and lightly yeasty. Light mown hay aromas.

Tastes fruity and very bready. Some citrusy undertones. Nice crispness in the finish. Really it's all about that bready flavor with the fruitiness from the yeast. A crisp lightly bitter finish. Light and refreshing. Much more substancial than most amber ales. A good session beer and very well done taken for what it is.

ViveLaChouffe, Oct 20, 2004
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Talbott92, Nov 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

abrackin, Mar 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Arsenal0328, Apr 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

SkinniePost, Apr 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

marshrat63, Dec 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Tivlavrie, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

garuda, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Fishbone, Mar 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Hylianpirate, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

ThePAYeti, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

eulerthegrape, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Miles228, Feb 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

mmmbeerNY, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of katan
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber, dated feb 2008

A - Pours a dark golden brown color. Very clear - no haze. Has a moderate amount of carbonation that dissipates quickly. Obviously an amber ale.

S - The smell is dominated with roasted specialty malts. Not much for hops there.

T - Doesn't initially hit me with much flavor. Perhaps a balance of some malt flavors balanced by a light bitterness. But then it changes quickly. Finishes with a sweet chocolate flavor. Seems sweeter than most that I've drank.

M - Smooth mouthfeel - almost creamy. Not overcarbonated.

D - I could drink this rather easily. It agrees with my stomach and has the alcohol of a session beer.

I know that people tend to give Fat Tire a hard time since its almost the proverbial "macro" craft beer. But I have to say it is still quite enjoyable, and for the price, its hard to find better value.

katan, Feb 22, 2008
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

rheff, May 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Gators2074, Jun 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

username, Mar 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

rocklibster, Feb 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

tgatort, Aug 19, 2013
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 6,584 ratings.