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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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6,545 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,545
Reviews: 1,792
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 137
Gots: 660 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

ttylicki, Apr 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Chuffbomb, Jul 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

slowdaddy, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of nukem5
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%

A: Great copper color with a nice tan cap.

S: Sweet roasty malts with slightly fruity hops.

T: Malts and a warming alchoholic taste.

M: Light bodied and smooth, head is always there with a swirl 0f the glass.

D: Very drinkable and wished so very hard they would sell it .

nukem5, Mar 12, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

iKrystin, Jun 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

GoHabsGo, Jul 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

kobeer, Jul 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

StubFaceJoe, May 12, 2012
Photo of MMAJYK
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%

A- Copper/Orange transparent beer. Head is bright white, and thin. Goes away in the first few minutes for the most part. A thin film does stick around for the duration.

S- Smells of butter, almonds, caramel, nuts in general. I also pick up some biscuity aromas like homemade biscuits. I do pick up some sour yeasty smells too.

T- Taste of smooth, but burnt, nuts. Alot like the smell dictates. Smoky, woodsy, and yeasty. Finish is somewhat dry.

M- Mouthfeel is quite thin, but is decent. Nothing sticky, but definitely goes down good. I would call it low to mid carb. Just a little watery for my liking.

D- Very drinkable beer. Light on ABV and unique taste. Likeable and good. I will have to make another trip to the midwest sometime and pick more of this stuff up to bring back in my luggage.

This is one of the most talked about session craft brews and I can see why. It has enough distinctability to be a great craft brew and the drinkability to appeal to almost any beer drinker. Great job guys, keep up the good work.

MMAJYK, Oct 22, 2007
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3.08/5  rDev -14.2%

Live review of a 12 oz bottle.
A: Pale clear amber, it poured with a big cream head with lacing that slowly died.
S: Whole wheat bread, underripe bananas, slight coconut, leafy hops... OK.
T: Exactly what you'd expect from the smell, but with a metallic bitterness in the hops, a general "milk" creamy quality throughout, and a heftier wheat character. It's OK.
M: Thicker and milky with a frothy crisp finish.
O: This is all right. It would rarely be my first choice.

ne0m00re, Apr 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

dominic4beer, Jul 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Thickfreakness, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of gpogo
4.28/5  rDev +19.2%

A- Brilliantly clear light amber with moderate sized off-white head. The head dissipates to a smal covering, but leaves a nice full lacing behind.

A- Sweet malt aromas. Hints of biscuit malt. Quite a sweet bready aroma. Hints of caramel.

T- Right away I get that wonderful biscuit malt flavor, I've always thought of drinking this beer as eating delicious biscuits and washing it down with a nice beer. A bit sweeter than most amber ales I have had. Slight hop bitterness near the end. Aftertaste of biscuits!

M- Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. The sweetness isn't anywhere near cloying, but it is not crisp either.

D- This has been a favorite of mine mainly because of the biscuit malt I noticed as I was developing more of a taste for beer. Great beer for any occasion.

gpogo, Sep 21, 2008
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Beefytits4, Nov 25, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

jeffwright, Feb 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

dedbeer, Jun 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

JeffSuttonTX, Mar 11, 2013
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2/5  rDev -44.3%

suckaj, Aug 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

beerhast, Mar 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

DWolf, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of cyclonece09
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.

cyclonece09, Jan 15, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev +5.3%

A-Pours a dark golden color, not realy red at all, barely an amber hue. Has a nice medium creamy white head that has no retention but with ok lacing.

S-The aroma is kinda "musky" perse. But I think it's just esthers from the yeast.I don't think it's really a bad aroma, it's just odd, maybe off. I don't know. It has a slightly sweet aroma with a faint floral, maybe some citrusy hops. Not bad...

T- The flavor is even better that the aroma with a nice nutty flavor up from with a slight bitterness to keep it from being boring. An earthy hop flavor lingers nicely.

M-It's creamy medium body coats the mouth well with an average finish. Medium carbonation.

D-I possibly might be inclined to session this beer. It could be done with ease. Definatley not a bad beer.

hoplover82, Oct 02, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

gr8zehaman, Nov 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

einman, Aug 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Mack, May 04, 2014
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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