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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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7,201 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,201
Reviews: 1,852
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 162
Gots: 1,052 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 10-07-2000

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3.23/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance- A really nice clear amber-to-copper color, with a 2-finger creamy off-white head. Great lacing on the glass.

Aroma- Grains, slightly sweet malts, a little toast. I don't get much hops at all, but I poured it at 40F. Grape nuts.

Flavor- More grains, some "mineraliness." Biscuit.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, medium carbonation.

As unique as I think that this beer is, I think that New Belgium has some much better offerings.

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4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Slightly cloudy appearance with a uniquely sweet aroma. Smooth taste with a fruity finish.

Very easy to drink and has no negative aspects. Particularly enjoyed drinking the Fat Tire slowly and with a non-spicy meal such as fries.

Overall a solid daytime draft beer.

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

It smells like light malts, and some noble hops it seems. Sort of lemon-lime in character. I also get a very nostalgic raw/ being brewed smell of grains and hops. Something you only really smell when you are making beer. Also some nice caramelized malts. Not strong, but above average for its complexity.

A sweet malt flavor, very faint hop flavor coming through with a mild but satisfying hop bitterness. a slight cocoa taste at the very end. Reminds me of some of the nice Euro Lagers.

Definitely not something I am clambering for, but I can sure see why people like it so much. Solid.

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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 7,201 ratings.