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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

6,567 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 6,567
Reviews: 1,792
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 138
Gots: 670 | 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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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.

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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.

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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 6,567 ratings.