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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

6,136 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 6,136
Reviews: 1,781
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 122
Gots: 477 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,136 | Reviews: 1,781 | Display Reviews Only:
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calicaliente


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

Pours a clear orange-brown with a large, frothy, light tan head that lasted a good while. Fair lacing. Smell heavy caramel malt and light perfume hops. Can also detect a light alcohol/soy sauce odor and actually something very solvent like. Medium bodied with a creamy texture, soft carbonation, and a bitter finish. A long toasted cereal flavor that is lightly sweet and moderately bitter.

Serving type: on-tap

03-17-2012 15:51:57 | More by calicaliente
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Zombiepaper


4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-17-2012 07:23:09 | More by Zombiepaper
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JoLight

Georgia

4.58/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Amber, filtered, and an off-white frothy head.

Aroma - Toasty biscuit.

Taste - Toasty, biscuity malts, some sweetness, very smooth, and a slight presence of hops to round off the malts and sweetness.

Overall - Smooth, malty, unique, delicious, and thoroughly enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 05:09:43 | More by JoLight
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Timmuh


3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-17-2012 01:25:08 | More by Timmuh
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markallmon

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +39.3%

03-17-2012 00:46:24 | More by markallmon
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freehafe

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-16-2012 23:39:11 | More by freehafe
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jsboates


4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

03-16-2012 22:55:15 | More by jsboates
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DRECTOR


4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

03-16-2012 13:33:46 | More by DRECTOR
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arjun


4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-16-2012 13:22:04 | More by arjun
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KyleBatten


3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

03-16-2012 06:26:49 | More by KyleBatten
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xmuerte


4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

03-16-2012 04:07:53 | More by xmuerte
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Pat


4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-16-2012 02:41:16 | More by Pat
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Keegan

Germany

4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-15-2012 09:12:33 | More by Keegan
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BraveGator

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

03-14-2012 23:35:02 | More by BraveGator
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Garrett82


5/5  rDev +39.3%

03-14-2012 23:02:00 | More by Garrett82
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jamesrange62


3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-14-2012 15:13:29 | More by jamesrange62
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BarHop510

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-14-2012 06:08:21 | More by BarHop510
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dino821235

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-13-2012 20:09:31 | More by dino821235
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KnucklesObrien

Georgia

4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-13-2012 19:01:08 | More by KnucklesObrien
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

03-13-2012 01:56:51 | More by TheBigBoy
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TheSixthRing

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a clear amber color with a white, frothy 2-finger head which dissipates after a minute or two, leaving behind a nice, sticky lacing.

Smell - Mostly a malt presence on the nose - nutty and biscuit.

Taste - Lightly roasted malts to start, then a faint hop bitterness which leads into the main course: a nutty, biscuit flavor which makes up the bulk of the flavor and delivers well into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied, with decent amount of carbonation and bite.

Overall - Ahhh, this is the Fat Tire I remember. My initial review was poured from a bottle that tasted flat and bland. Glad to find it was just a poor bottle which caused the bad review, and not the beer itself.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 01:00:55 | More by TheSixthRing
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jrpeka

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

03-12-2012 20:35:00 | More by jrpeka
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.4%

03-12-2012 18:46:14 | More by UltimateLivewire
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NumberNone

Maryland

4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-12-2012 17:36:07 | More by NumberNone
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paulginva

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

APPEARANCE: This beer, poured from a TAP into a pint glass, produced a 1" creamy white head that dissipated slowly leaving good head lacing. Carbonation was lively in a clear amber body.

AROMA: Moderate malts and light hops.

TASTE: Well balanced moderate malts and light lemony hops.

MOUTHFEEL: This beer had a light to medium body (somewhere in between) with a light to medium texture, moderate carbonation and good body lacing that dissipated slowly. The initial flavor was moderately sweet with a lightly bitter finish that lasted for a moderate length of time.

DRINKABILITY: This was a good session beer. Repeatable, providing good value for the price and easy to drink, it would be a good beer for a hot summer day. It's not very complex but is well-balanced and drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2012 12:39:20 | More by paulginva
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 6,136 ratings.