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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

6,602 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 6,602
Reviews: 1,796
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 139
Gots: 676 | 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 BigJohnShow
1.25/5  rDev -65.2%

BigJohnShow, Jun 29, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -65.2%

kvnstfrd, May 23, 2013
Photo of drinkfella
1.28/5  rDev -64.3%

drinkfella, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of Mattdgrant
1.48/5  rDev -58.8%

Mattdgrant, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of kopper65
1.48/5  rDev -58.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I've tried to like this beer on many occasions, but I just can't. It was actually hard for me to finish my last one, and I'm not one to like the idea of struggling to finish ANY beer. It's just way too malty and soapy for my tastes. A shame, too, because I happen to like a lot of other New Belgium styles.

kopper65, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of Jordanbryan10
1.5/5  rDev -58.2%

Jordanbryan10, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of thelargeone
1.5/5  rDev -58.2%

thelargeone, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of adahm16
1.5/5  rDev -58.2%

adahm16, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of Kuongming
1.5/5  rDev -58.2%

Kuongming, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of mwbrady12
1.5/5  rDev -58.2%

mwbrady12, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of IrishFrenchman
1.5/5  rDev -58.2%

IrishFrenchman, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of Gery285
1.5/5  rDev -58.2%

Gery285, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of JFrankParnell
1.5/5  rDev -58.2%

JFrankParnell, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of storko22
1.5/5  rDev -58.2%

storko22, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of KimenTshom
1.5/5  rDev -58.2%

KimenTshom, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of jasonpeckins32
1.68/5  rDev -53.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

I tried this one on-tap at the Hard Rock Cafe in San Diego while on vacation. We were bar hopping and I think this was the third place I went to that suggested I try this particular beer after I asked what good craft beers they had available. So I finally decided I'd give it a whirl. To be honest, I dont have a clue what those southern californians were thinking because I was terribly unimpressed by this beer.

It had an auburn tint, transparent, with very little carbonation at all. I usually dont like quaffing flat beers and this was no exception. Not a lot of flavor, a bit bready. I'd almost just assume have a busch light if you could believe that. So for 5 bucks a pint, this wasnt one of my best purchases.

jasonpeckins32, Oct 16, 2007
Photo of nightcrawler
1.7/5  rDev -52.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Lots of people praise this beer and I had to go to a couple of stores to find a bottle. I really wish I hadn't been able to find it.

The smell is something horrid. Like the inside of a warm rubber or something. The taste was like a stale cracker or bread crust. Maybe it would go better with some kind of food, but by itself, it was not refreshing.

Sat on my stomach like a heavy brick.

nightcrawler, Sep 24, 2007
Photo of PaulAndrew
1.73/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I had this on a freezing winter night this past year. I heard rave reviews of it and saw countless people buying pitchers at my local wing joint and decided to give it a try. It was slightly black in appearance and tasted like gasoline. I don't feel that I received a good batch or something else was wrong with it because it didn't look the same as when i had seen it in the past. I'd be willing to give it another go if it was offered to me.

PaulAndrew, Mar 09, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -51.3%

Dayman766, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of Jemenhiser
1.75/5  rDev -51.3%

Jemenhiser, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of Steven21805
1.75/5  rDev -51.3%

Steven21805, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of thegerm87
1.75/5  rDev -51.3%

thegerm87, Apr 08, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -51.3%

GarbageMan, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of kristenspaintings
1.78/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

This beer is slightly bitter and has very little flavor otherwise. I expected more from this beer, given how much I’ve heard about it and how often I see it around. If you don’t want your beer to interfere with tasting your food, this would be the one for you.
There’s nothing offensive about it. It was really quite disappointingly neutral. An amber ale is supposed to have more flavor I think.

kristenspaintings, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of mikechance
1.8/5  rDev -49.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I have never enjoyed Fat Tire from a bottle so I tried it recently off a tap. It still does nothing for me. It is just not a good beverage. It smells a little off and funky. It tastes very flat and almost spoiled and leaves a very nasty after taste. I struggled to get a pint down. As the "flagship" beer of an excellent brewery this beer should be avoided; sample the other treats New Belgium has to offer.

mikechance, Apr 26, 2011
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 6,602 ratings.