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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

6,163 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 6,163
Reviews: 1,781
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 122
Gots: 495 | 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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ChopsMeister

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.4%

08-24-2013 22:49:27 | More by ChopsMeister
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doublepneumonia

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-24-2013 22:27:21 | More by doublepneumonia
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Immortal6pack

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-24-2013 21:11:20 | More by Immortal6pack
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bocaoma

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-24-2013 14:46:00 | More by bocaoma
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JoshFrierson86

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-24-2013 02:17:48 | More by JoshFrierson86
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz, Best Before Date 12/13/13 (I think that is what it said)
Riedel tulip

*Can't believe I never reviewed this*

A: Pours a fairly clear reddish brown (amber) color. I got a nice two finger fluffy off white/tannish head on this. Nice carbonation. Leaves some lacing bits.

S: Get that nuttiness that you usually pull from a amber and brown ales. Some earthy hops are behind it. Definitely those sweet biscuit like malts that this beer is known for.

T: Taste follows the nose. Sweet bready malts dominate this brew. Definitely getting that nuttiness that you pulled from the nose. The hops are meshed in nicely. Easy light bitterness to match the sweetness. Finish is slightly dry. Lingering flavors from the malts.

M: Medium bodied. Good carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2013 15:50:52 | More by inlimbo77
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-23-2013 04:19:49 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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aleslover

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-23-2013 01:00:26 | More by aleslover
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iwillhaveanother

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

08-22-2013 21:54:19 | More by iwillhaveanother
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Mattsk1

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-22-2013 21:38:37 | More by Mattsk1
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C_S

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-22-2013 15:53:47 | More by C_S
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seavercm

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-22-2013 15:44:16 | More by seavercm
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PatM

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

08-22-2013 09:53:08 | More by PatM
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detrockcitey

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-22-2013 04:37:34 | More by detrockcitey
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MonkeyStain

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-21-2013 23:41:59 | More by MonkeyStain
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-21-2013 23:03:03 | More by LXIXME
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Isoruku

Illinois

2.78/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

God knows why Fat Tire is considered a worthy craft beer. New Belgium have cleverly marketed it as an icon of the micro-brewery phenomenon, but it has to be the one of the least memorable, blandest and unremarkable beers I ever experienced. I suspect that its unthreatening character is precisely why it is often the default "craft beer" in many taverns - the typical person ordering it is the State Farm agent who has an office in the strip mall and his date Tiffany, who drinks it from the bottle.

But give New Belgium credit - they've got a winning product here! One dimensional, boring, and not-too anything (e.g. not-too hoppy, not-too-bitter, not-too-malty).

Fat Tire may be a cash cow, but seekers after a rewarding drinking experience should look elsewhere.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 19:16:32 | More by Isoruku
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zestar

California

3/5  rDev -16.4%

08-21-2013 06:57:52 | More by zestar
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Celtics17

California

4.14/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This was my entry into craft beer years ago. This was my favorite beer for awhile. Although I've had better since. This beer has a solid taste,smell, and it's a solid medium body. The taste that always pops out is caramel, with some oak tasting notes. Some Toffee notes as well.

Appearance light cooper appearance. Some people call this beer watered down. I think it can be at times, it all depends which batch you get. New Belgium has some average beers out there, but their staple is always solid.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 05:41:15 | More by Celtics17
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einman

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-21-2013 01:16:03 | More by einman
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andy_c

Utah

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-20-2013 18:10:29 | More by andy_c
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Zjenn90

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-20-2013 16:02:32 | More by Zjenn90
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sanitarium16

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-20-2013 13:53:34 | More by sanitarium16
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-20-2013 04:19:34 | More by jaydoc
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BrandonZp5

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-20-2013 04:10:36 | More by BrandonZp5
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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