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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

6,163 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 6,163
Reviews: 1,781
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 122
Gots: 495 | 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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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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04-06-2012 18:22:40 | More by
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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
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TappaKeggaBrew

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear amber, with a thick finger of yellow-white head. Lacing was uniform down the length of the glass.

S: Fresh-baked bread. Faint yeast. A hint of floral notes in the background.

T: Bready malt, that becomes sweeter after a moment. The hops are bitter but flat in the lingering finish. There's a hint of pears somewhere in there, too.

M: Decent carbonation, a little dry but not astringent in the finish. No discernible alcohol.

O: A good brew, but also rather boring. It's fine for quenching your thirst, but I wouldn't drink it purely for the taste experience. Certainly not worth the extra coins it costs.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 23:50:59 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
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Adam5150


3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear light amber color with a good sized white head that diminishes quickly into a ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is biscuit and caramel malts. Taste is similar with biscuit and caramel malts along with a slightly grainy finish. Finishes with a mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to light with good drinkability.

Serving type: on-tap

04-04-2012 23:15:46 | More by Adam5150
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GreyPilgrim

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-04-2012 23:03:14 | More by GreyPilgrim
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Anything

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-04-2012 20:04:23 | More by Anything
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-04-2012 04:29:41 | More by Falcone
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grannaniwa

Massachusetts

2.6/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A little bit of tire/rubber on the nose on a base of malts. Color is a good-looking amber, tending toward golden.

Mouthfeel starts pretty flat, and then picks up from the carbonation. Not much to the taste experience. Some of the same rubber undercurrent. A little bit of bitterness on the second half. Ends with biscuity malts. Flavors start to come together a little more on subsequent sips, but flits away a little too quickly for me. Aftertaste feels like it is stuck in my throat.

Overall: B-

Serving type: can

04-04-2012 01:34:20 | More by grannaniwa
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DocJitsu

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a rich amber cream head. Poor head retention, but laces the glass with sticky bubbles as the beer is drunk. Nice, wet mouth feel with a nearly perfect carbonation. Caramel malt aroma and flavor. The flavor is mild with the slightest note of hop finish. This beer is middle of the road. Nothing special, but drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2012 19:52:25 | More by DocJitsu
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Lucia


4/5  rDev +11.4%

04-03-2012 12:59:04 | More by Lucia
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Colebug

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

04-03-2012 04:32:08 | More by Colebug
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Roger415


4/5  rDev +11.4%

04-03-2012 03:47:12 | More by Roger415
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FATH3RH0P5

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-02-2012 15:27:28 | More by FATH3RH0P5
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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