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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

6,437 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 6,437
Reviews: 1,785
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 133
Gots: 613 | 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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Das_Reh

Florida

3.73/5  rDev +3.9%

RE-REVIEW

This beer's popularity has exploded here in recent months in Florida, and after putting it off I decided to see what all the fuss was about.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into an octagonal pint glass

A = Nice amber color, clear as crystal, with about a 1 cm head after an easy pour. An attractive amber ale, but nothing exciting.

S = sweet and malty, with a chocolate characteristic. Very pleasant and inviting.

T = Sweet malts are at the helm of this amber ale. Previous example I had was almost devoid of any hop bitterness... perhaps it was an 'off' bottle or I was drinking it too cold. Hop bitterness is fairly balanced, but play second role to the malt. There is a chocolatey, almost "Tootsie-Roll" like flavor. Bready and sweet.

M = Medium bodied, well rounded but not filling or too heavy.

O = I shouldn't have rated this so poorly on my first review. Whether I had a bad bottle or was drinking it too cold, I missed out. This is a solid amber ale, something that most everyone can enjoy. Even my BMC loving cousin likes this beer. My only complaint is that I find it a bit too much on the sweet side to be sessionable, but that's completely subjective.

11-17-2013 23:56:24 | More by Das_Reh
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

11-17-2013 13:37:15 | More by KevinGordon
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Booner818

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-17-2013 07:44:56 | More by Booner818
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BrewsOverHoes

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-17-2013 05:42:58 | More by BrewsOverHoes
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harleymonster1

Delaware

3.8/5  rDev +5.8%

this beer is very approachable, beautiful color for a red, love the toasty texture. wish I could spread butter on the biscuit like beer. poured with a nice lacy head. love it, this is an ale that can stand up to many that claim to be better. Stewart's Brewing Company's Red is a bit sweeter but compares nicely.

11-17-2013 05:42:23 | More by harleymonster1
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JustOneMorePlz

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-17-2013 00:26:42 | More by JustOneMorePlz
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-16-2013 21:48:49 | More by HattedClassic
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mreatsum

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-16-2013 06:14:25 | More by mreatsum
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V3XX069

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-16-2013 05:39:33 | More by V3XX069
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SeatsTaken

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-16-2013 05:20:21 | More by SeatsTaken
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

11-15-2013 22:38:20 | More by mmulebarn
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Lewdd

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-15-2013 20:35:13 | More by Lewdd
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HelpMeBloody

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-15-2013 15:35:07 | More by HelpMeBloody
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Hypersomnia

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

11-15-2013 02:11:28 | More by Hypersomnia
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Flathead_Monster

Montana

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-15-2013 00:25:05 | More by Flathead_Monster
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jlwilson_27

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-13-2013 23:22:58 | More by jlwilson_27
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Guitars_and_beer

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

11-13-2013 19:02:26 | More by Guitars_and_beer
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gspeer711

California

3/5  rDev -16.4%

11-13-2013 05:28:42 | More by gspeer711
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GeorgeH

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-13-2013 02:23:21 | More by GeorgeH
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SoCalBeerBabe

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-12-2013 22:55:09 | More by SoCalBeerBabe
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wshell1

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

11-12-2013 18:15:25 | More by wshell1
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chewy6935

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-12-2013 04:36:59 | More by chewy6935
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chadski

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-11-2013 22:13:06 | More by chadski
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SanMikeva

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-11-2013 19:28:58 | More by SanMikeva
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yuenglingfan101

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

11-11-2013 16:57:26 | More by yuenglingfan101
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 6,437 ratings.