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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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6,773 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,773
Reviews: 1,809
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 142
Gots: 764 | 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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3/5  rDev -16.4%

3agle87, Oct 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

frogfan, Oct 11, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

terrysjag, Oct 10, 2012
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1/5  rDev -72.1%

mikeyonline, Oct 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Hebi, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, amber colored with a nice white head that lingers leaving some lacing, clear

S: light pine hops, caramel malt, toffee

T: nice toasty malt flavor balanced by pine hop bitterness, breast, caramel, toffee

M: thinner with good carbonation

O: solid widely available go to amber ale

M_C_Hampton, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of WanderingFool
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Fat Tire pours a clear amber color with a small, frothy white head on top. The foam dissolves quickly leaving behind a netted pattern of lace on the glass.

The aroma is malty with caramel with a touch of pale malt and a touch of rye. Some light fruit (apple) and a touch of grassy hops.

Each sip of this light to medium bodied beer is creamy with light carbonation. The flavor is malty with a touch of spice. Caramel malt and bread dominate, possibly rye. A little fruityness in the middle with a moderate grass and pine hoppy bitter finish. Once gone the bread and grass bitterness lingers on the palate.

This is a tasty, easy drinking beer. A bit more malty than I expected. Have to thank a friend for giving me a can from a recent trip to the mid west.

WanderingFool, Oct 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Chrixsus, Oct 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

hacker1892, Oct 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Boudy17, Oct 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

FEUO, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of mckenziac
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams Boston Lager glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear, amber color. Has a large fizzy, head that dissipates down to a large cap which leaves behind some decent lacing.

Smell: Smells sweet and caramelly, with a bit of toastiness to it. Has kind of an apple juice-like smell to it as well.

Taste: Toasty, with a bit of caramel sweetness. Has a nice, balancing hoppiness to it as well. Leaves a pleasant, toasty aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, with a medium body.

Overall: An excellent beer and a constant go-to for me.

mckenziac, Oct 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

TheStashRide, Oct 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

dougtt, Oct 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

JamesMcCaffrey, Oct 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

PaulsBrew, Oct 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

chugginsteve, Oct 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

TheAlumnus, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of searsclone
4.28/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured from a bottle into a new belgium goblet

clear amber color with a decent head and ok lace.

smell is malts, dark chocolate, spice and hops

taste is bready, malts, a touch of spice, and celery. to me, it used to be a different beer every time you tried it, and different from every source. it seems to me that they have gotten the recipe to the point where it is now consistent everywhere

mouthfeel is nicely carbonated with a clean finish

overall, easy to drink and good flavor. this is the beer that got me transitioned me away from macros and into "real beer". definitely worth a try!

searsclone, Oct 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

cleonile2000, Oct 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

fatboy91, Oct 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

doctorb, Oct 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

a6ladd, Oct 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

ADM, Oct 05, 2012
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 6,773 ratings.