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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
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5,983 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 5,983
Reviews: 1,777
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 120
Gots: 405 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Shaw

Florida

3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

New Belgium arrived in Florida this week. I've had this beer, probably a decade ago, and remember being underwhelmed. This is my first official review.

Pours a lovely amber in color with a pretty white head.

Mild aroma of yeast and bread.

Nice biscuit flavor. Quite Belgian. Fruit notes and a hint of hop bitterness. Nothing extreme here, but that's the point.

Solid body.

Overall a fine beer Nothing the slightest wrong with it. I can see how this is the gateway craft beer do so many people. Give this to someone to show them there's more to beer than fizzy yellow lagers.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 02:15:02 | More by Shaw
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Moore568

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-03-2013 02:14:20 | More by Moore568
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Thedrizzle

Florida

3/5  rDev -16.4%

08-02-2013 22:37:58 | More by Thedrizzle
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balinor

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +11.4%

08-02-2013 20:02:04 | More by balinor
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Bromine

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-02-2013 14:14:21 | More by Bromine
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TwoForty

Florida

5/5  rDev +39.3%

08-02-2013 10:12:58 | More by TwoForty
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jonathaniler

Florida

5/5  rDev +39.3%

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

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-02-2013 06:45:05 | More by GabeQ
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hopkrid

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-02-2013 03:31:46 | More by hopkrid
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RockinRob925

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-02-2013 02:31:28 | More by RockinRob925
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pualie84

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-01-2013 23:14:53 | More by pualie84
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krome

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-01-2013 17:42:22 | More by krome
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Schwantz

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-01-2013 16:26:58 | More by Schwantz
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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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archiegraham

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

08-01-2013 04:11:41 | More by archiegraham
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DeeMalloy

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-01-2013 02:53:39 | More by DeeMalloy
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jmdavisson

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-01-2013 01:20:58 | More by jmdavisson
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meehandennis

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-01-2013 01:13:44 | More by meehandennis
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TheDoak

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-01-2013 00:17:23 | More by TheDoak
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billyrenfroe

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-31-2013 23:55:12 | More by billyrenfroe
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Newenglandcraftbrew

Maine

2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

07-31-2013 03:49:41 | More by Newenglandcraftbrew
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Mlawrence

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-31-2013 02:09:11 | More by Mlawrence
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mlhyatt

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-31-2013 01:54:51 | More by mlhyatt
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AMCPhD

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-31-2013 00:55:39 | More by AMCPhD
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shand

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

New Belgium has just started rolling into Florida. The bottle has a commemorative Florida release label, cool touch. Basically, from what I've heard, Fat Tire is the Boston Lager of the West. A widely available and tasty malt-forward brew. And that's exactly what I got. The aroma is great, there's earthy hops hanging out with some sweeter caramel malts. Balance is really the name of the game all the way around, there's nice sweetness in the middle of this brew, but with a nice, mildly bitter aftertaste that stops it from being cloying. Extremely well-crafted, and one of the best choices for a more traditional (read: not a "red IPA") American Red.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 00:03:28 | More by shand
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 5,983 ratings.