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Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
81
good

6,594 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 6,594
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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4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

RancidAggro, Dec 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

MisterE, Dec 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

richmarkle, Dec 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Beerdrinker21190, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of Kevin-Wieken
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Fat Tire Amber Ale
New Belgium Brewing, Colorado
---from bottle to pint glass---

Appearance
Bright and clear copper color, two fingers of ivory head, good lacing.

Smell
Smells very sweet, grainy, biscuity, good light hoppy smell.

Taste
Almost all malt here, grainy and biscuity, small touch of citrusy and tart hops at the end.

Mouth-feel
Light body, grainy flavor lingers – reminding you that you’re drinking a beer, but nothing more

Overall
Nothing inspiring here, easy to drink, a good beer to introduce non craft brew drinkers to. A toasty beer that won’t overwhelm your taste buds…

Kevin-Wieken, Dec 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Evarigan, Dec 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Cooker_stp, Dec 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Madgin21, Dec 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

ziggyzoggy, Dec 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

jbarletto, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of azorie
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a place holder review on draft until I can try it in the bottle.

A: I had this on draft in a tall glass. Red in color. Clear. Served sadly to cold. Flat, no lacing. no head

S: It has a nice light hoppy perfume like note. Some Light cereal notes, some light hay and straw malt notes. sweet light yeast notes.

T: nice malty PA like beer with a nice refreshing hop bite aftertaste. body was and is light to medium, sort of in between to me. The texture was kind of thin. average carbonation, bitter finish.
Nice beer to drink, nothing fancy, but nice. not much kick even in a big pour, I had another 1.
Its a good beer and its goes well with lunch. Good long lasting flovor, lightly sweet, acid and bitter was all light, no bad notes.

m: Thin texture, soft carbonation (low). easy to drink. Nice aftertaste. light body etc.

O: its a good PA type beer. I liked and enjoyed it, had it 4 times now on draft. I need to buy a 6 pack and try it at home.

azorie, Dec 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

k_clarkie, Dec 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

TaborTime, Dec 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

jp312, Dec 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

WallyHop, Dec 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

pagesofphotographs, Dec 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Pog-Mo-Thoin, Dec 15, 2013
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3.24/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured the 22 ounce bottle into a glass. Average head, some lacing, fair retention. Smell is comprised of biscuits and fruit. Taste is again biscuit but with nut and fruit there too. This is very dry. It's a bit too light /thin and it's not complex at all, but as others have said, it's a decent and fairly inexpensive session beer that's technically craft beer but that won't overwhelm anyone.

DeFaz, Dec 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

frothy_80, Dec 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

EvanWilliams, Dec 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

BeerGod27, Dec 13, 2013
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2/5  rDev -44.3%

21Maestro8, Dec 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

DonRayJax, Dec 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Deerslayer210, Dec 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

berlinabb, Dec 12, 2013
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 6,594 ratings.