Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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Fat Tire Amber AleFat Tire Amber Ale

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7,125 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,125
Reviews: 1,830
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 153
Gots: 956 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz brown bottle

New Belgium Fat Tire poured a slightly hazy amber color producing a thin off-white head that fades quickly and left very thin lacing. The aroma is of light malt, bready and soft citrus, The taste is dominated by malt, is bready and has soft bitterness in the finish. Mouth feel is medium-light with an almost fizzy carbonation.

This is my second beer from New Belgium. I was impressed with their Trippel so I had high expectations for Fat Tire. Well, I am sorry to say I was a little disappointed with Fat Tire - still worth a try if you are a fan of the style.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a nonic pint

Pours a crystal clear, light chestnut brown with three fingers of fluffy off-white head. Leaves a solid cap and plenty of soapy lacing. Aroma is somewhat muted but has traces of caramel, biscuit, and grassy hops.

Body is smooth with mild carbonation. Starts off light with a somewhat creamy feel, but finishes thin and a bit watery. The flavors are tame like the nose. Dark bread, caramel, raw sunflower seeds, and a slight earthy hop bite are most distinguishable. As it warms I get a slightly funky stale aftertaste.

Nothing exciting but it does make for a smooth, easy drinking option that goes well with a variety of meals. Not one of my favorites but I find myself buying a bottle here and there for times I'm in the mood for something light.

Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 7,125 ratings.