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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

6,124 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 6,124
Reviews: 1,781
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 122
Gots: 473 | 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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chuck_vindaloo

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +11.4%

04-10-2012 04:16:26 | More by chuck_vindaloo
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JoshSRNA

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-10-2012 03:50:03 | More by JoshSRNA
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kohailiam

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-10-2012 03:31:52 | More by kohailiam
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zrab11

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-09-2012 21:58:20 | More by zrab11
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MumboJumbo

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

04-09-2012 20:45:36 | More by MumboJumbo
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

04-09-2012 20:41:37 | More by smartassboiler
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JRBecks

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-09-2012 16:22:07 | More by JRBecks
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aztraz

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

04-09-2012 16:00:37 | More by aztraz
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tobelerone

Connecticut

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

An American classic..a gateway to craft..first bottle of this in nearly twenty years. Pours clear and amber with a fluffy off white head; retention and lacing are both solid. Mostly malt forward in both taste and aroma, mildly sweet caramel leads the charge. Some floral and vaguely piney hops...I'm sure this one struck me as way hoppier years ago but now it seems pretty balanced, leaning more to that bready caramel malt.

Body and carbonation are both medium..some creaminess in the mouthfeel. Clean and refreshing, fairly dry and crisp. This isn't the most exciting beer for me anymore but its certainly tasty and drinkable and would still be a nice gateway brew for a BMC drinker.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 03:21:23 | More by tobelerone
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fenix1300

California

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

04-09-2012 00:57:09 | More by fenix1300
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matzah

Georgia

4/5  rDev +11.4%

04-08-2012 18:50:09 | More by matzah
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Jsan


4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

04-07-2012 18:13:17 | More by Jsan
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

04-07-2012 14:08:06 | More by jrohrbacher
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DexterP236


3/5  rDev -16.4%

04-07-2012 03:15:52 | More by DexterP236
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cisteve

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

04-07-2012 02:08:01 | More by cisteve
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PGVG

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-06-2012 19:55:26 | More by PGVG
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2/5  rDev -44.3%

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UfosBigRigsnBBQ

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +39.3%

04-06-2012 16:02:19 | More by UfosBigRigsnBBQ
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Bockrules

New Mexico

3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pours a perfectly transparent light amber with only a few bubbles rising to the dense, two-finger, slightly off-white head. Head stays intact all the way to the bottom of the glass. Leaves behind a few large splotches of lacing.

S - A little bit of fresh earthy hops on a biscuity malt background.

T - Toasted biscuit with a little bit of fruitiness upfront. The body is very well balanced with light and fresh green apple and apricot notes balancing the biscuity malt. Smooth, toasted biscuit and fruit finish.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation that is slightly chewy. Backs up the flavor profile quite nicely.

I received this in exchange for doing an oil change on a friends car and I was surprised to discover I had not reviewed it. I was even more surprised by how well I liked it. The light, earthy fruit notes complimented the toasted biscuit flavors of the malt well and helped the beer come off tasting fresh. Very drinkable, I would buy this as a nice session beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 04:29:15 | More by Bockrules
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hainesly

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-06-2012 02:56:45 | More by hainesly
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BrownNut

Florida

3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had heard a lot of buzz about this beer and was excited to finally find it. Turns out it was really plain. I feel like the buzz must have been some sort of craft cachet amongst not-really-craft drinkers who liked the name and label artwork. I'd place this right about at Yuengling level, which is to say better than macros but about halfway to the level of interesting crafts. Nothing offensive about it but nothing memorable either. The definition of average. Fine for sessioning.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 23:43:47 | More by BrownNut
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BigAlofOrion

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.4%

04-05-2012 19:13:42 | More by BigAlofOrion
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HairyToeKnuckles

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-05-2012 06:30:36 | More by HairyToeKnuckles
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

04-05-2012 05:46:35 | More by MarkyMOD
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tln13

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

04-05-2012 02:03:44 | More by tln13
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 6,124 ratings.