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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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6,772 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,772
Reviews: 1,808
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 142
Gots: 762 | 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 thekanna
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Light amber with a decent amount of white head.

S: Subdued hops and faint toasted caramel malts.

T: Strong hops at the outset which leads into a biscuity, toasted rice type taste. Hops are still present but muted in the aftertaste, and mostly the toasted rice shines through.

M/D: Light, juicy, muted carbonation. A relaxing and drinkable brew. Good refresher from the meatball sub I was having.

thekanna, May 20, 2010
Photo of dominic4beer
4/5  rDev +11.4%

dominic4beer, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of Guitars_and_beer
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Guitars_and_beer, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of HuntDaddy540
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

HuntDaddy540, May 08, 2014
Photo of tmm313
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

tmm313, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of NickyDee21
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

NickyDee21, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of 4Socialanxiety
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

4Socialanxiety, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of GeoffFromSJ
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very nice solid beer. Not the greatest beer in the world, but us beer snobs need to get over that. It is a nice, solid beer which can introduce good beer to the masses. It is extremely well balanced with a nice malty taste and a noticeable hops presence. The balance gives it a very high drinkability.

The hype is there for a reason. This is a good beer which the masses can enjoy. Thanks to the CA contingent of my wife's family for sending this out.

GeoffFromSJ, Nov 06, 2003
Photo of saintwarrick
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

New into the state and hoping I'll see what all the buzz is about. Pours a perfectly clear light amber (as you would expect) with a sudsy white head that is a nice size for the style and leaves a nice lace down the glass. Aroma is very biscuity but not a lot else there. Taste follows that, pretty dry at first, bready and plenty of malt there. Not very sweet, reminds me of some of the dryer Octoberfests in that regard. Some dried fruit in the background, but mostly this is just dry, easy-drinking malty brew. No hops to speak of, though this beer is not sweet or cloying in the least.

A solid brew and a fine amber ale but nothing to write home about.

saintwarrick, Jun 11, 2009
Photo of tonistruth
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22oz bomber

A-copper color with a white/slight off white head. Mouth-watering apperance. Very appealing

S-strong smell of buttery biscuits, noticed some toffee scents in there also.

T-definetly taste those buttery biscuits as well, more butter than biscuit though. Finishes quick and dry, not much if any lingering after taste. Leaves a nice buttery feeling taste on ur lips though.

M- much less than thick, definetly more than thin though. Nice feel on the palate.

D-drinking this is not problem at all. Goes down easy, really easy. Dont be surprised if you are seeing the bottom of your glass too soon. That can be majorly attributed to the dry finish though.

Without a doubt a unique, enjoyable, and must give a try beer. I wont be stocking up on it, but i wouldnt turn it away either.

tonistruth, Feb 19, 2006
Photo of blbarnett3
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

blbarnett3, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of marshmeli
3/5  rDev -16.4%

marshmeli, Nov 06, 2012
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
Photo of obrike
3.36/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear, amber colored brew with a decent head that disappates quickly, leaving a thin white ring for the duration of the drik.

Smells a bit like a buttered biscuit...quite malty...slight whiff of sour fruit...

Taste matches the smell, the sourness brings it down just a bit for me.

Smooth, light to mod carbonation. Easy to drink though.

This is a decent summer beer...I like it with salty snacks actually a lot more than just on it's own.

obrike, Apr 01, 2011
Photo of jshusc
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

jshusc, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of johnhenryconway
3/5  rDev -16.4%

johnhenryconway, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of jmccullough108
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

jmccullough108, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of billhelm
3/5  rDev -16.4%

billhelm, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of paresis
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

paresis, May 03, 2014
Photo of dedbeer
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

dedbeer, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of ssgunbond
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

ssgunbond, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of ConradKenney
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

ConradKenney, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of kiki3drt292
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

kiki3drt292, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of Carl_R
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Carl_R, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of afinepilsner
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle

Fat Tire Amber Ale was a clear amber color with an off-white head. The head had good retention and left some lacing behind. The aroma was sweet crystal malt and a little toasty. The taste was malty and sweet upfront with a more balanced finish. The body was medium with medium carbonation. Drinkability was good. Overall it's a good beer and would make a good session beer.

afinepilsner, Oct 21, 2006
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 6,772 ratings.