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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

6,110 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 6,110
Reviews: 1,781
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 122
Gots: 465 | 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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tpaetow

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-27-2014 22:31:22 | More by tpaetow
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dominic4beer

California

4/5  rDev +11.4%

07-22-2012 17:48:59 | More by dominic4beer
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - pours an amber color with lots of bright golden highlights. A fingers worth of bubbly white foam rests on top. Decent retention but eventually fades at just a white film. Leaves webs of lacing on the glass.

S - aroma is delicate. Soft gooey caramel and toasty grainy bread are first aparent. Hints of spice mostly cinnamon and clove. As it warms it turns to festive notes of gingerbread and spice cake.

T - toasted almond and sweet cake-like flavors are first apparent. Earthy bitterness steps in quickly for balanced. Spice notes of pepper and ginger mid palate. Sweet caramel on the short finish.

M - medium body. Smooth and creamy texture. Light carb, big bubbles. 3

Overall - I was impressed as it had a bit more complexity than I was expecting. Wish it had more carbonation though as it would've made it more refreshing but it is certainly a beer I would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 00:40:54 | More by Teleweizen2
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Samp01

New Jersey

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

Shared a draught pitcher with mikeg67 at the Shell Fish in Port Lavaca TX. Pours a nice clear amber with a nice white head. Aroma of malty caramel, light fruitiness, and some dough and bread. Taste is caramel malt, bready, and some very light hops. Palate is light body, good carbonation. Finish is sweet malt, doughy, very light bitterness, with a slight nutty ending. Seems a bit light bodied for an amber but overall a descent brew,, easy drinking, makes a for a good session beer

Serving type: on-tap

11-24-2010 17:42:10 | More by Samp01
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IronTom

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.4%

08-18-2013 20:37:28 | More by IronTom
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mmmbeerNY

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-13-2014 05:01:57 | More by mmmbeerNY
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Mortarforker

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.4%

09-08-2012 20:33:51 | More by Mortarforker
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TaborTime

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-16-2013 03:32:39 | More by TaborTime
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Luigi

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a clear rich amber color with a two to three finger white head. Retention is good with the ale settled down to a one finger head and lace around the glass from start to finish.

The aroma is full of lightly roasted and caramel malt. Mild bitter hops give the aroma a good balance.

The flavor is full of toasted malt. Nothing over done just wonderful drinking. There is nothing over the top. And with a light/medium body the drinking is easy.

Cheers to a great amber ale that is year around and makes a great session brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 05:10:29 | More by Luigi
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

02-26-2014 16:36:46 | More by JIMTRK16
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +39.3%

04-21-2012 11:56:44 | More by VikeMan
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tjsmith910

Florida

4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I literally only tried this beer because of the label. Man was I surprised. The smoothness and the color were incredible. I enjoyed it in the bottle but I loved it in a pint glass poured from the bottle. The taste was extremely smooth and not bitter at all. Not thick nor over powering by any means. The taste also lingered and felt like it became more enjoyable long after the gulp until the next sip. This beer definitely it one I will search for in future endeavors.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2011 21:25:09 | More by tjsmith910
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dowen44

Georgia

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-19-2011 01:45:17 | More by dowen44
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TR0219

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

10-23-2013 01:45:07 | More by TR0219
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Schmoog

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-18-2014 11:01:38 | More by Schmoog
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kenito799

New York

3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

20oz pint poured at the Red Lion, Vail.

After a long hot hike this was just what I needed. Medium amber color with a small head that recedes to a ring, but leaves lots of nice lacing. Not much aroma to speak of, maybe a little malt, but thi swas also served very cold. Mouthfeel crisp. Flavor has a nice mild dry toasty effect that is quite refreshing and very drinkable. Good session beer, no complaints at all.

Serving type: on-tap

07-18-2007 22:33:54 | More by kenito799
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zdk9

Texas

3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours out a beautiful clear light gold, with a finger of bright white head, and just a few fingers of lace reaching up to the top of the glass.

S- The smell is the weakest component of this beer- mainly because it's just weak. There's a light toasty huskiness to it with perhaps the slightest citrus, but I could def use more in the scent department.

T- A great balance of malty sweetness, with some tones of honey adding to the light malt- slightly toasty, and slightly husky- and then good earthy hops, which remind me of freshly turned dirt, in a good way.

D- A solid tasting beer, with a balanced taste that really impresses me. Recomended.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2008 22:42:22 | More by zdk9
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sdaly3

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-26-2014 17:11:52 | More by sdaly3
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salinasa

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

02-06-2012 01:00:49 | More by salinasa
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chodinheaven

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Crystal clear amber colored beer with nice sized white head that dissapates down to a patchy film. Decent amount of visible carbonation. Sharp grapefruit hops are picked up on the nose as well as a bittersweet smelling maltiness that makes me wonder.

Acidic but malty, with a piney kind of hop that is overpowered by complex buscuity malts. The hops are there to help out the balance, but in my opinion, the balance is a little off. A tad too much of the toastiness boasted on the bottle and not enough of the hop freshness, even in a fresh bottle. The hops that are there contribute a bite in the back that tries to balance but doesn't quite get there. This could be a personal preference thing, so I am giving the benefit of the doubt a little, but something is not quite meshing for me. Crisp, clean and dry finish that is spot on for the style though.

All things considered, not a bad beer and definitely worth the try, but I don't know if I get all the hype for it. Pick it up if you see it though and give it a shot for yourself.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 03:23:36 | More by chodinheaven
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fivetime

Idaho

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-21-2013 19:46:37 | More by fivetime
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Mikexw

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

05-22-2014 21:50:58 | More by Mikexw
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King_KongDCO93

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.4%

12-19-2012 19:03:11 | More by King_KongDCO93
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TonyY

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

10-21-2013 09:46:51 | More by TonyY
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21Maestro8

Virginia

2/5  rDev -44.3%

12-13-2013 19:06:56 | More by 21Maestro8
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 6,110 ratings.