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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

6,768 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 6,768
Reviews: 1,808
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 142
Gots: 761 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

GreenEggsHam1, Jan 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Bartos, Jan 19, 2014
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3.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Coppery-amber in color, about one finger of foam in the mug. Crown of lace all around the glass. Floral, aromatic hops. Citrusy, but not as much as the hoppy ambers I'm used to (such as Troegs Hopback). Underlying Caramel malt note.

Moderate hop bitterness in the flavor, but little grapefruit or other citrus. Toffee malt backbone with solid bitterness. Not really a lot going on, but nothing offensive either. Crisp hop bite keeps it from being too boring. Mouthfeel is slick with some prickly carbonation.

Kind of bland overall, but I could see how this would make a good gateway craft beer.

gr0g, Jan 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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northcoastwolf, Jan 19, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer seems to be rather hyped up here in Ohio. I bought a bottle with a shoutout to my state. Says is good until "30Mar14."

I get a finger of cream colored head from my pour. The body is a nice light copper color with a lot of bubble activity. It keeps a thing layer of froth, and laces up rather well.

The aroma is rather grainy, in a good, pleasant, bready manner. There is some earthy/gardeny notes to it as well.

Up front, this beer has a good bready tone to it, with a little sweetgrass to top it off. A wheat flavor continues all the way through to the earthy end.

The mouthfeel is light medium bodied. It grasps the tongue while still refreshing.

CFHMagnet, Jan 19, 2014
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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 6,768 ratings.