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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

7,208 Ratings
THE BROS
82
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Ratings: 7,208
Reviews: 1,854
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 164
Gots: 1,061 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 10-07-2000

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of BallsDeep
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RozzieBoy
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of citruscane
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CalebDouglas
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Nice clear brown/amber color with a nice 1.5 inch fluffy white head. Sticks with you, leaves moderate to heavy amounts of lacing on the edges, all the way to the bottom of the glass.

S: Nice malty, mildly sweet, grain smell. Very pleasant, nothing off putting here.

T: Slight sweet, malty, toast flavor. Minimal hop presence, almost undetectable. Has hints of an indescribable flavor that reminds me of a brown ale, which I do not like. Kind of a hint of staleness to it. Not sure if it is normal or a odd bottle, would like to check out again to compare.

M: Light to medium amber. This is a lighter option when looking for a heartier beer. More substance here without being overly heavy or thick.

O: Was pleasant, a nice departure from all the over the tops hops that seem to be the trend these days. Not necessarily a standout, but is worth a taste.

Probably won't seek out again, may possibly purchase, depends if I am in the mood for it. Not a wow beer, but pleasant.

Photo of bmac093
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cheefdaddy1
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CJNAPS
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

One of my first loves

Photo of gabe89
3.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jermdean
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jxc5
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brewqueno
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of DanielMB
4.23/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I think this is an incredibly underrated beer. Now, in my experience, it does have a somewhat subtle flavor that doesn't always come out. But when it does, it's amazingly toasty and scrumptious, sort of like some sort of pastry. It's hard to describe; it's unique.

Photo of Marcos_Graziano001
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Markwas
4.75/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great "go to" beer. Nothing to brag about in any specific aspect, but fantastic overall. A chunk of medium rare cow and a ice cold fat tire draft should be the adult PB&J.

Photo of Shawnxa3
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mirthrandir
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrBuffalo
4.06/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of peachy-tay
3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a clear, filtered golden amber. Forms one finger of head which dissipates down to a film. Very minimal whispy lacing.
S - Lightly sweet caramel, mild hops and an earthy garden aroma to it as well.
T - Little sweetness, little pilsner, little hops and little bitter, very light and mild, well balanced, easy drinking.
O - A nice sessionable drinking beer.
V - Medium.

Photo of frozen-1984
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Nothing special about this amber any more but it is still a go to for my outdoor trips. Good flavor and session worthy.

Photo of BeardedPastor
4.94/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So far, this is my all time favorite beer. I'm always willing to try new thing, but I've yet to find a beer that I enjoy sitting back with than this one.

Photo of JodyPowers
3.22/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mattanooga
4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 7,208 ratings.