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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

6,771 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 6,771
Reviews: 1,808
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 142
Gots: 762 | 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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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Jeffreywhite22, Jun 19, 2012
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3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Have had this plenty of times. Just getting around to reviewing it now

A- I used to think this was a dark beer, pours an average copper color with a light tan head that falls back quickly

S- Some malts and roasty notes. I don't know how to describe it, there is a specific "fat tire" scent here that I haven't experienced in any other beer

T- Nice amber malts but not much else. Rather 1 dimensional, but not awful

M- Pretty smooth which i like alot

O- Solid beer. Nothing crazy but can't go wrong here

pschul4, Jun 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served in a little hotel glass. ideal on that count but you have to do what you have to do sometimes. review from notes of 04/18/10.

pours a clear amber/orange tone with a frothy off-white head. a bit of patchy lacing is evident; middling retention. malt-forward nose with a bready, biscuit-y character to it and a touch of floral hops in the background. decent aroma, nothing extraordinary.

flavor mostly follows the nose. again, biscuity, bready malt with a few subtle, secondary hoppy notes... it does have a certain uniqueness to it. reasonably enjoyable; a solid B range beer. medium-light bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall this is a solid if unspectacular offering. hits the spot when you're in vegas and low on options.

(originally reviewed: 04-19-2011)

BostonHops, Jun 13, 2012
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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 6,771 ratings.