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Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
82
good

6,829 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 6,829
Reviews: 1,809
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 145
Gots: 790 | 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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Photo of TheAlumnus
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
Photo of doctorb
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

doctorb, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of a6ladd
4/5  rDev +11.4%

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

ADM, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of deanhead
4/5  rDev +11.4%

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

cousineddy, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of Mavigo
4.23/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a nice big bottle of this, poured in a pint

A: pours a nice clear amber-orange, with a thin off white head, has some lacing

S: has a nice autumn aroma, wheat, grains

T: toasted malts, wheats, grains, malty, light hops

M: very crisp, refreshing, to me it reminds me of fall, medium carbonation

O: A great ale, smooth, crisp, refreshing, light but still hearty and flavorful.
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Mavigo, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of jcparish88
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

jcparish88, Oct 05, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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

mikediesel124, Oct 04, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

JJFordick, Oct 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

BrutalBeerFan, Oct 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

mmilyko, Oct 04, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Jimboe, Oct 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

xgregorsamsax, Oct 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

jaswilson2, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of BrownAleMale
4.45/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a Kasteel goblet glass.

Appearance- Light orange in color with a half finger of bubbly white head that dissipates to about 1/8 layer. Lots of carbonation bubble flow to the top. Nice alcohol leg and very very good lacing for a Red ale.

Smell- Lots of malty smells. Sweet malt, bread malt, bisquits, carmel, and a small twinge of hops.

Taste- I get bready sweet malt goodness. Almost coffee like notes with a slight hop finish. The hop is the same they use in most of the New Belgium brews. An earthy roasted hop.

Mouthfeel- Medium body. I would prefer a bit more crisp bite on the finish.

Overall- A top notch red ale that is very good for malt and coffee lovers.

BrownAleMale, Oct 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

MikeCactusGordon, Oct 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Beer_Belly, Oct 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Labeorphile, Oct 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Boston_Creme, Sep 30, 2012
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 6,829 ratings.