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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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7,296 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,296
Reviews: 1,875
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 168
Gots: 1,155 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 10-07-2000

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from a six-pack poured into a shaker pint glass. The first New Belgium beer to hit Alberta (along with Ranger IPA) and not a surprising choice at all considering that this is basically a craft beer legend in terms of broadening the mainstream drinker's horizons and helping to set the stage for the wonderful scenario we enjoy today (i.e, the widespread availability of beer that contains flavor). A coppery red-bronze brew with a moderate amount of whitish head and an aroma centered on biscuity, nutty malts, the overall impression is one of flavorful but not cloying biscuit and pecan nut flavors, supplemented by a little red apple skin and faint strawberry creme and pine flavors ... This latter element must be the hops making their presence known just enough to cut some of the sweetness. Others taste some Belgian influence here. I do not, although I suppose there is a rather more assertive yeast flavor than would be typical for a red ale and a middling rummy candi sugar vibe somewhere in the mix. All in all, its relatively safe, a great showcase for biscuit malt flavors, sweet but not overly so, there's a pleasingly moderate degree of carbonation, and the whole thing is tied together like a room featuring the Dude's rug.

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Appearance: Fat tire pours a copper color and is topped with ½” of white head that leaves the beer rather quickly.
Smell: The aroma of this beer is all malt with a little yeast in the background to add a little something.
Taste: The taste of fat tire is a lot like the aroma except that I don’t get any yeast or bread taste like there was in the aroma.
Mouthfeel: This beer is a medium bodied amber that is easy to drink and a great representation of what this style should be.

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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 7,296 ratings.