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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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6,764 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,764
Reviews: 1,808
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 142
Gots: 758 | 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 Tilghman
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Used to think this was very good beer until I eventually more complex IPA's. Still, in its place a good beer

Tilghman, Sep 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

zachgroves, Mar 26, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

turbotype, Aug 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

PJBeav, Jul 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Westuh, May 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Bartos, Jan 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

jstevep00, Sep 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Mcwill51, Feb 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

BeerMeBrah, Aug 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

jshusc, Aug 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

prevatt28, Aug 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

chrishensley, Feb 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Peanut2074, Jul 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

tangoafterdark, Feb 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

colinclovt, Apr 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Dpayne, May 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

roblund, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of BeerSnobsUnited
3.26/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Good brew but kinda basic.

Appearance: filtered, see through, brown colour. Finger and a half of smooth off white head. Moderate carbonation.

Smell: Huge biscuit malt scent, strong caramel backbone, and well blended hops.

Taste: Identical to the aroma. Biscuit malt, caramel, and a bitter hop after taste.

Mouthfeel: Lacklustre. Carbonation bite on the tip of the tongue, medium to light body, with a somewhat dry finish... but not really.

Overall: Pretty standard beer. Not for those with adventure in their hearts, but more for those who want something simple to chill around the house with.

BeerSnobsUnited, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of emyers
3.26/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a very slightly hazy amber-gold with a half-inch white head.

Smell: Toasted biscuits and a little bit of caramel malt. Smell is predominately bready. Pretty simple, but that is to be expected.

Taste: Similar to the smell. Very biscuity/bready, with a touch of caramel. Maybe some raisins if I dig really deep, but once again there isn't a whole lot of complexity here.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied, medium carbonation. Very drinkable, but could benefit from a little more body.

Overall: For what it is, it's a solid beer. Just don't expect anything spectacular. I consider this to be something of a "gateway beer" to craft beer, and it doesn't hurt that you can find it in most bars that don't carry much other than BMC.

emyers, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of cokes
3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Earthy pale amber under a virtually non-existant foam.
Bready nose. Doughy mosty, but with underlying toasty wafts.
Pretty straight-by-the-nose taste profile. Biscuit malts up front, leaning towards toasted white bread by the midsection. Supressed flourish of cocoa, and ghosts of fruitiness. Lightly floral hop closure.
Nothing ever stands up and asserts itself. It is not bad, just bland.
Medium light bodied. Easy drinker, but pretty dang boring.

cokes, Jun 25, 2003
Photo of plfahey
3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance-Deep gold to light amber, brilliantly clear, huge frothy white head with fairly good retention and some nice lacing on the glass.

Aroma-Biscuity, toasty, bready malt aromas up front. Light floral and slightly citrusy hops. Very light, fruity esters, and just a hint of tartness (almost cherry-like). No flaws, but not overwhelming.

Flavor-Toasty and biscuity malt. Moderately low floral hop flavors, and low hop bitterness. Similar to the aroma, there is some light, tart fruit flavors (like cherries or pears) and some light funk. Certainly not bad, but not something I'm dying to drink.

Mouthfeel-Medium body, medium carbonation. Smooth, but lingers on the tongue and sides of mouth in a somwhat strange way.

Not exceptional, but definitely easy to drink. While I'm not dying to drink more, if this was the best thing on hand for the night I could definitely take down a few.

plfahey, Dec 26, 2010
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 6,764 ratings.