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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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6,010 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,010
Reviews: 1,780
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.72%
Wants: 121
Gots: 421 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

04-16-2012 18:54:08 | More by pchalk
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

04-16-2012 00:40:12 | More by antoines15
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-15-2012 21:49:12 | More by Gregwa
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2/5  rDev -44.4%

04-15-2012 20:29:28 | More by Rozyravens
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3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a basement in 1991 to the flagship of the 3rd largest craft brewery a few short years later...

Growing up in Wisconsin I was always surrounded by GREAT beer. Bell's, New Glarus, Capital Brewing, Three Floyds, and the list goes on and on, but there was always rumors of this amazing beer just on the other side of the Mississippi.

Fat Tire Amber Ale pours a beautiful copper-amber color with one inch of white head that retains quite well and leaves a decent lace. Caramel and biscuit is strong on the nose, slight floral hop tones as well. Malt flavors, again biscuits, toffee, and caramel are strong out of the gate with a GREAT balance achieved by the subtle hops lurking in the background. Medium-light in body, somewhat creamy, and with a moderate level of carbonation. A cult classic!

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 19:19:48 | More by phishsihq
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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

04-15-2012 14:13:54 | More by j0501
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4.5/5  rDev +25%

04-15-2012 06:08:24 | More by monaquee
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3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a chilled pint glass.

Appearance - formed a nice head before dissipating after about 5 minutes. The color was a nice hue of amber.

Smell - Not really much to smell after pouring. Possibly a little sweetness

Taste - Very small amount of bitterness at first sip, quickly balanced out by the sweetness of the malt.

Mouthfeel - Surprisingly very smooth, with a medium amount of carbonation and a light feel. Very pleasant and easy to drink. If anything, it might feel a little too watery for my likes.

Overall - I was fairly impressed with this brew. Nothing spectacular, but it was a simple, easy, and drinkable ale that succeeds where others fail.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 01:43:58 | More by mullincs
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I have had a lot of this beer over the years, started drinking it in the Navy in the late 90s and on into the early 2000s. I have moved on to more interesting brews now, but occasionally find myself in a place where this is the best to be had, and in those cases times ain't bad. (Finding yourself in a PBR or High Life dilemma, now there's a REAL situation!) This brewery sprung up a cpl miles from where I grew up, so for a long time this was my "taste of home". I'll be as objective as that allows.

A - Rich mahogany brown body. Weak carbonation, lace ring dissipates to almost nothing and no trace left behind down the glass.

S - Nutty, earthy smell. Roasted grains. It smells better off the tap than the bottle for sure. Very slight grassy hop presence.

T - Mellow roasted grain, no sweet maltiness however. A little dankness comes out at the end. Decent, fairly unassuming.

M - Pretty wet and watery, bit of a funky aftertaste. I went through a phase when that aftertaste was disgusting to me, not so offputting now.

O - It was a good intro beer for me, but US brewing has moved so far beyond this. Afraid I have too, just ok now...

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2012 07:29:44 | More by bambam2517
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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1/5  rDev -72.2%

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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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