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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

6,419 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 6,419
Reviews: 1,785
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 132
Gots: 602 | 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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IronTom

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.4%

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

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.4%

04-12-2014 18:16:54 | More by Notacraftdrinker
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jeffwright

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-14-2014 01:23:01 | More by jeffwright
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cyclonece09

Maryland

3.68/5  rDev +2.5%

From a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a dark amber with a good 2 inch foamy head that has some good lacing. Has a nice nutty hue. Definitely a dark caramelized malt taste with slight chocolate taste, but not overpowering hops or any flavor. Good carbonation and goes down smooth. A good tasty beer that I am glad has finally reached VA.

01-15-2012 02:04:41 | More by cyclonece09
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bmoney

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-16-2011 00:45:16 | More by bmoney
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Shafaegalo

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-17-2014 00:25:24 | More by Shafaegalo
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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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Eastside151

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16.4%

04-21-2014 17:18:41 | More by Eastside151
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Matthew607

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-26-2012 21:23:18 | More by Matthew607
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BeerAngel

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.4%

Overall I like this brew quite a bit. Pours a clear pale yellow/amber with a 2-finger off-white head that dissipates quickly yet leaves a lace. The smell is that of a nutty malt with some earthy notes as well. Light bodied mouthfeel with a smooth well balanced flavor of a slight grainy, touch of caramel flavor, and finishes with a pecan type flavor on the tail. Highly drinkable. Cheers!

09-17-2002 20:24:10 | More by BeerAngel
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poppyjohn

Colorado

3/5  rDev -16.4%

01-21-2012 21:38:35 | More by poppyjohn
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AKuehn47

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-01-2013 14:25:06 | More by AKuehn47
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Cavanaghty

Maine

3/5  rDev -16.4%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Golden Amber with a thin off white head. Heavy lacing on the glass.

Smell: Mild hops and malts.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of bitter hops and malt. Mild citrus flavors.

Overall: Good beer. I would have this one again.

04-24-2014 22:11:36 | More by Cavanaghty
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beertaster13

Washington

3.35/5  rDev -6.7%

The appearance of this beer is a light amber with a quickly disapearing white head. The smell is of a roasted malt with a hint of hops, some caramel notes as well. The taste is pretty good, roasted malt with not enough malts in the kick. Feels full but flat in the mouth, a drinkable beer but too expensive for just an average beer. You can get way better for about the same price or less. Just a little above average, as far as ale's go.

02-25-2004 06:23:47 | More by beertaster13
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Jacobob10

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-14-2014 03:02:28 | More by Jacobob10
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Erdinger2003

Iowa

1.98/5  rDev -44.8%

Pours a small white head that falls fast into almost nothing. Smells sweet and has some spices in the smell. Has a brownish amber color that's very clear, almost golden. Taste reminds me of kit kat bars. Not desirable. Taste is a little woody. It's sweet flavor at first reminds me a little of an Oktoberfest. Mouthfeel is ok, a little harsh on the carbonation. Overall, I think I am happy to just try this, but I won't have too many more of these.

09-15-2007 13:52:29 | More by Erdinger2003
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dominic4beer

California

4/5  rDev +11.4%

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

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-05-2014 00:27:41 | More by AlMarzo
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JasonTaverner

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

11-28-2013 22:34:09 | More by JasonTaverner
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MUSHROOMCLOUD

Texas

3.83/5  rDev +6.7%

Fat Tire is a bright, clear amber color with some gold highlights. A 1/4" off-white head falls quickly to a cap. Very light lacing.

The aroma is bready with a bit of chocolate from the malt. Nice hoppy citrus character mixed in with smell of hay. Nice malty aroma.

Taste is earthy with some of the chocolate malt from the nose. Some sort of grainy(oat??) flavor in there as well.Light hop bite in the liquid as well. Nicely balanced overall, leans only slightly to the malty side.

Mouthfeel is good, it is a little less than full-bodied but worlds away from thin. Good carbonation, high drinkability. Smooth easy session stuff full of good flavor.

08-13-2005 23:47:10 | More by MUSHROOMCLOUD
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1fastz28

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev +6.7%

I really enjoy drinking Fat Tire, unfortunately i live in Illinois and for some crazy reason i have to drive to Missouri to buy it, but it is worth the drive. Has a great unique taste to it. I have a hard time putting my finger on distinct flavors or smells i just know it tastes great, very malty and almost no hop presence except for a pleasant aftertaste. if you get a chance to try it out, i suggest you do.

01-19-2007 02:56:43 | More by 1fastz28
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thecarster1

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +8.1%

recieved in a trade with briarscratch, thanks brad!

a- bottle poured into a pint, one finger creamy, bubbly head, clear smokey brown coloring, lots of legs, beautiful lacing, loads of head clinging to the glass.

s- clean, minimal hops, biscuity, flowery, slightly nutty.

t- smooth malts, biscuity, bready, mildly roasted malt, minimal hop presence.

m- slightly prickly in the mouth, light body.

d- great drinkability, it was a solid beer, just was expecting a bit more after all the hype with this one, but it was still pretty tasty.

10-01-2009 02:03:22 | More by thecarster1
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jonathaniler

Florida

5/5  rDev +39.3%

08-02-2013 07:29:10 | More by jonathaniler
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gr8zehaman

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-06-2013 19:43:32 | More by gr8zehaman
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GreyGhost4

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-03-2013 07:24:35 | More by GreyGhost4
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 6,419 ratings.