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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

7,102 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 7,102
Reviews: 1,824
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 152
Gots: 932 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Living in colorado this beer gets way to much hype.

A- Dark copper with good carb.

S- very malty with big biscuit notes in the nose.

T- smooth and easy to drink but a little heavy on the gut IMO. taste has aLOT of odd malt flavour not sure what.

M- slick but heavy on the palate. might be good with a stew or other heavy meal but by it self i dont see myself drinking again.

O- Ok for a local amber but there are so many others with better offers. (Durango brew, Oskar blues or Steamworks)

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance--Pours a deep, semi-translucent amber with a white, foamy head that deflates to a ring.

Smell--Lemongrass-y; airy, grainy, lightly sweet. A bit mossy.

Mouthfeel--Decent carbonation, pretty light body. Clean.

Taste--Light, sweet grains. There's a washed-out, light citrusy easiness.

Overall--Pretty basic, but drinkable and easy to approach. Not memorable, but hard to dislike.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- a dark gold or amber with a good head that sticks to the glass.

S- a buiscuity smell from the malts with just a touch of hops lingering on the top.

T- good malt flavor with the main flavor from the malts being a biscuity taste, the hops balanced it nicely but not taking the beer away from the malt. While it was good nothing about it made me think that it was a terrific taste.

M- good carbonation that gave a crispness to the beer.

D- Goes down easy but the flavor just isn't quite at the scale that I want it to be.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 7,102 ratings.