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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

6,173 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 6,173
Reviews: 1,781
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 122
Gots: 503 | 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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darshinator82

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.4%

05-18-2012 19:39:21 | More by darshinator82
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irongator

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-18-2012 01:58:46 | More by irongator
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light amber with a lively carbonation. Head is white and drops to a thin, spotty cap. Some wisps of lacing cling to the glass. Clear.

Smell: Biscuits and flowers. Very much a floral hit. Almost like rosewater at times. Big, chewy, sweet malts. Caramel malts and something akin to caramel candy. Bright citrus backing. Bready. Runs the gamut from dough up through crust. It's an edible experience. Toasted grains add a nice depth. Mild roasted profile. Almost fruity...ripe cherry?

Taste: Toasted and roasted. Clean grain profile upfront. Malts run sweet and drop big caramel notes, almost hitting toffee. Mega toasted. Bread all up in this thing. Dry crust and fresh-baked goodness. Mild fruitiness wrapped in a delicious doughy exterior. Nice roasted profile keeps things from getting stale. Some pale malts as well. Gritty.

Mouthfeel: Moderate body with a solid carbonation. Smooth and a touch gritty. Nice to drink.

Overall: This is solid, but not mind-blowing. I wish I had more plentiful access to this as its unique enough to warrant drinking from time to time.

Serving type: can

05-18-2012 01:12:39 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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Pintofbrown

Iowa

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I tried this amber in a shaker pint.

Appearance- A half-finger crown of white puff sits on top of the golden-amber body. I did not realize this one was going to have so many carbonation columns. There is also a solid ring of lace sticking to the glass.

Smell- This one has a very pleasant, sweet cookie-malt scent. I can also appreciate some earthiness. Most of the nose though is the sweet malt.

Taste- The palate still has the malt sweetness, but is dialed back, replaced with some more earthiness and slight hop bitterness. The malt finishes more bread-like than anything else. I would appreciate more hoppiness or a more complex malt bill.

Mouth feel- The beer has a nice tingle from the hop bill. The beer has nice carbonation but is not overdone. The feel was nicely handled.

Overall- While this sweeter amber is solidly crafted, it lacks in originality and is a pretty standard drink. If you are looking for a well crafted and easy going amber, you could hardly do worse.

If you were looking for something different, you may want to look somewhere else.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 01:01:33 | More by Pintofbrown
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Disease

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-17-2012 05:33:05 | More by Disease
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KevinDrace


4/5  rDev +11.4%

05-16-2012 20:22:27 | More by KevinDrace
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clickyourfingers


4/5  rDev +11.4%

05-16-2012 13:45:55 | More by clickyourfingers
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.4%

05-15-2012 13:36:22 | More by ncstateplaya
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-15-2012 05:42:36 | More by warpedrevolution
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fiedler84

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

05-15-2012 01:39:12 | More by fiedler84
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JJOVa

Virginia

4/5  rDev +11.4%

05-15-2012 01:00:12 | More by JJOVa
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CCStix

California

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: True to it's style, amber. 1 finger head.
Smell: Biscuty with a nice sweetness. Pretty mild but pleasant.
Taste: Malty with a mellow sweetness, some citrus notes with a mild hop bitterness towards the end.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, with a balanced carbonation and a light lingering bitterness after you swallow.
Overall: A very nice and tasty beer, and a fine example of the style. Sessionable and certainly a repeater.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 06:10:21 | More by CCStix
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freshtojeff

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.4%

05-13-2012 23:18:12 | More by freshtojeff
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king_of_hefe

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

05-13-2012 23:17:13 | More by king_of_hefe
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seeswo

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

05-13-2012 20:36:12 | More by seeswo
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alexw07

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -16.4%

05-13-2012 19:22:10 | More by alexw07
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ToddCommish

California

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

05-13-2012 00:09:01 | More by ToddCommish
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BeerdNick


3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

05-12-2012 05:35:05 | More by BeerdNick
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StubFaceJoe

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

05-12-2012 05:31:28 | More by StubFaceJoe
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ArsenalBB

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-12-2012 03:24:44 | More by ArsenalBB
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Pat316

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

05-11-2012 11:36:38 | More by Pat316
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hreb

Washington

2.63/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle dated best before 01JUL12. Served in pint glass. Beer is a medium orange amber with lots of fizz but very little head. Aroma is of biscuity malt/yeast.

Flavor is pretty flat, however. A little bit bitter, a little bit chalky, a little bit skunky/lagery. Highly carbonated on the tongue. I don't appreciate any Belgian inspiration here. The strongest flavors are of toast and biscuit, with an underpinning of nondescript hops, neither floral nor citrusy.

Highly overrated IMO, and not nearly as good as many others from New Belgium.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2012 02:40:38 | More by hreb
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hjblanchard

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-11-2012 02:23:20 | More by hjblanchard
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RyanRiley

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-10-2012 14:13:04 | More by RyanRiley
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wmc0005

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-10-2012 00:25:34 | More by wmc0005
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 6,173 ratings.