Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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Fat Tire Amber AleFat Tire Amber Ale

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7,124 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,124
Reviews: 1,830
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 153
Gots: 956 | 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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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle in to pint glass

Appearance – Pours a nice amber color with a one finger white head. The head fades over a moderate amount of time to leave a decent level of lacing on the glass.

Smell – The aroma is of caramel and some light roasted malt aromas. Mixed with these are subtle hop aromas of citrus and a light herbal smell.

Taste – The taste begins with some of the bready and caramel flavors. These are quickly meet by a lighter fruit flavors of a sweeter citrus hop as well as some very light roasted notes. As the taste advances to the end a light herbal flavor come to the tongue and leave a sweet, light hop, and light roast flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the average side with a carbonation level that is slightly lighter than the average. Perhaps a bit more carbonation would have made it a bit more crisp and good for the fruit and herbal hops, but yet the not as good for the roasted flavors. It’s hard to say which would be better.

Overall – A good easy dining brew with some nice flavors. Quite tasty.

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ahh the ubiquitous fat tire, probably the flagship of New Belgium (although curiously it isn't a Belgian brew).

This cult classic is amber with a respectably thick white head. Not bad but nothing special either.

This beer smells like citrus fruit slightly sour

The taste in one of maltiness and slight sourness.

Overall this a good beer that I would recommend

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3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - perfectly clear, dark apple juice with tiny effervescent bubbles. Head is one finger high and clumpy but thin. No lacing.

S - crisp sting of fresh hops and ting citrus zest. Simple. A model for this style.

T - initially sweet sour and bitter. Sweetens as it warms.

M - thin but slightly fizzy.

O - easy to drink. Smooth inoffensive. All around good.

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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 7,124 ratings.