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

7,563 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 7,563
Reviews: 1,947
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 186
Gots: 1,451 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 10-07-2000

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,563 | Reviews: 1,947
Photo of CJNAPS
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

One of my first loves

Photo of DanielMB
4.23/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I think this is an incredibly underrated beer. Now, in my experience, it does have a somewhat subtle flavor that doesn't always come out. But when it does, it's amazingly toasty and scrumptious, sort of like some sort of pastry. It's hard to describe; it's unique.

Photo of Markwas
4.75/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great "go to" beer. Nothing to brag about in any specific aspect, but fantastic overall. A chunk of medium rare cow and a ice cold fat tire draft should be the adult PB&J.

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a clear, filtered golden amber. Forms one finger of head which dissipates down to a film. Very minimal whispy lacing.
S - Lightly sweet caramel, mild hops and an earthy garden aroma to it as well.
T - Little sweetness, little pilsner, little hops and little bitter, very light and mild, well balanced, easy drinking.
O - A nice sessionable drinking beer.
V - Medium.

Photo of frozen-1984
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Nothing special about this amber any more but it is still a go to for my outdoor trips. Good flavor and session worthy.

Photo of BeardedPastor
4.94/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So far, this is my all time favorite beer. I'm always willing to try new thing, but I've yet to find a beer that I enjoy sitting back with than this one.

Photo of hophead723
4.01/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This beer is timeless. It's universal. It's unmistakable. It's perfect. Okay it could use more hops but then it wouldn't be Fat Tire. I can only hope you are about to enjoy one as you read this review, because that's what beer is all about.

I've had it on tap a lot and poured this into everything from a coffee mug to a pilsner glass but this time around its a classic British pub glass from the bottle. Just like the beer, you can't go wrong with this approach.

Appearance: This beer pours a gorgeous amber color. The head is a unique and characterful off white with fine bubbles.

Aroma: This beer smells so good! Biscuit, fruity, with a whiff of grassy and herbal hops.

Taste: It's delicious and drinkable malt character sings a chorus in your mouth with each pleasing sip. The malt is gentle and bready while the hops are grassy and mild.

Mouthfeel: Smooth. The carbonation levels are perfect and make this beer a classic.

Overall: Ill say it time and time again, this is beer. Yes its not an IPA and yes I'm a hop head but this beer is perfect and complete. It just plain works and it shall stand the test of time. I wouldn't compare it to any other Amber Ale even though there are many out there. Enjoy it any way you can but the tap brings just that much more magic to the experience. Drink up beer lovers. Drink up.

Photo of rynej23
2.76/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

thin malty fat tire, where da hops at yo

Photo of JednoPivoProsim
3.24/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 FL. OZ. bottle into a pint glass. ENJOY BY: 15FEB15.

Look: Pours a light copper with a soft white head and bright carbonation.

Smell: Aroma of light bready malts with a touch of grassy Euro hop aroma.

Taste: Nutty brown ale flavor. Caramel malts and grassy hop taste.

Feel: Light and refreshing, not strong or overpowering.

Overall: A light, easy drinker. Not a standout, but pleasant. Fat Tire is a not as hoppy as Sierra Nevada Pale Ale or ubiquitous as Sam Adams Boston Lager, but a gateway into craft beer for many nonetheless.

Photo of fishstick_pete
5/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite beer. Moved from Chicago to Colorado, still my favorite beer.

Photo of tumblingpenguin
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice caramel and chocolate notes. Creamy with lasting head.

Photo of 2beersaday-stronglikebull
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Really good beer, no gimmicks, no fluff, simple. If you're just getting into craft beers this is a good one to start with.

Photo of Izzi
4.35/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good Amber ale. Would drink again.

Photo of Drew03cmc
3.87/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A good Amber, not too bitter, not too sweet.

Photo of Reppend
4.38/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Um, its good umm kay?

Photo of Mackbekeza
4.39/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Good casual beer on a warm day

Photo of Brunnworth
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Too bitter at the end for my taste

Photo of Inyoureyes85
3.36/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A good tasty relaxing beer

Photo of SWPA_Brew
3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Was expecting more from this.

Photo of Peter1977
2.49/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It Tasted a little flat

Photo of Trooper92292
4.74/5  rDev +32%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A great beer to start off trying craft beers with. Smooth taste and nice finish.

Photo of Halfpintsized
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

A little heavy on the taste buds

Photo of Bezy901
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

One of my favorite beers! The toasted slightly yeast like flavors really come through. I definitely prefer to have it on tap or poured into a glass rather than from the bottle because it becomes a different beer altogether when it has time to breathe.

Photo of trishhart
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Dark ale robust flavors of hops and malt.

Photo of robgutie
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Solid always available choice for an enjoyable beer.

Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 7,563 ratings.