Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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Fat Tire Amber AleFat Tire Amber Ale

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7,120 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,120
Reviews: 1,829
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 153
Gots: 953 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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3.31/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Copper colored with a good head and lacing.

Smell: Bready malts, with a hint of caramel.

Taste: Bready malts, with slight hints of caramel and hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, with the tiniest bit of hop bitterness.

The Verdict: Not bad. New Belgium is kind of the western version of Samuel Adams- craft beer with a big company propensity for mainstream. NB does have some tasty offerings, but Fat Tire is closer to the average end of the scale. Drinkable, but nothing to make it stand out.

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2012 can:

Appearance: Pours amber with a 1 fingerish off-white head that leaves for the most part after a few minutes.

Smell: Kinda smells like a moldy basement with some brown sugar sweetness. There's also some faint hops and malt in there. Trying to be nice about this, but up front there's some kind of off putting odor reminiscent of mold, weird. I'm also getting some salt? Sorry, but this is one of the most bizarre, off-putting smell-wise beers I've ever had(and I've had Ta Henkett...).

Taste: Beginning hop bitterness fades into a semi-sweet, malty ending. Nothing too fancy, but not bad. One thing I really like about this beer is how the aftertaste rolls off of your tongue. That said, you could call it a crisp finish that ends clean, with the palate reset and ready for more(or, perhaps another brew). A palate wrecker, it is not.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, with not much carbonation. It's definitely (dare I use the AB term)drinkable.

Overall: I know this beer has a cult following and it's by no means bad. It's just that for me, personally, it kind of has the taste/feel of a lager, not an ale. It's sessionable as hell and I'm sure it's pretty good on tap, but as a beer with dinner type of beer, this just wouldn't be my first choice. It's above average with a good/or lack of? aftertaste. Gotta give em' credit for that.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 7,120 ratings.