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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

6,581 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 6,581
Reviews: 1,795
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 139
Gots: 673 | 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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3.05/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Surprised that I've never actually tried this one. Brought back by a friend. Best by date of August 13th. Poured into a Sam Adams sensory glass.

Big, frothy 2 finger white head with good retention. Beer is clear bronze. Lacing is spotty with average stick. Good.

Nose is uninspiring. Decently aromatic. Nutty with hints of brown sugar, chestnut, and tree bark. Not really what I'm looking for from the style. Missing that nice, hop presence.

Opens nutty. Brown sugar, chestnut, and a weird, yeastiness. Big malt presence throughout. An odd metallic taste peaks out at the end. Sweet, sugary aftertaste. Strange, but not bad.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and easy drinking. Goes down watery with an accent. Finishes sharp with a mellow, lingering aftertaste. Refreshing.

I can't say I'm surprised by New Belgium's flagship brew. Its nothing special but the flavor is decent, not offensive, and very conservative. Not much to hate here but not much to like either. I'd have this if this was one of the only craft options.

SpeedwayJim, Jul 12, 2012
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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 6,581 ratings.