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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

7,211 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 7,211
Reviews: 1,856
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 164
Gots: 1,064 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 10-07-2000

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of BeardedPastor
4.94/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So far, this is my all time favorite beer. I'm always willing to try new thing, but I've yet to find a beer that I enjoy sitting back with than this one.

Photo of JodyPowers
3.22/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mattanooga
4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dkline39
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hophead723
4.7/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 5

This beer is timeless. It's universal. It's unmistakable. It's perfect. Okay it could use more hops but then it wouldn't be Fat Tire. I can only hope you are about to enjoy one as you read this review, because that's what beer is all about.

I've had it on tap a lot and poured this into everything from a coffee mug to a pilsner glass but this time around its a classic British pub glass from the bottle. Just like the beer, you can't go wrong with this approach.

A: This beer pours a gorgeous amber color. The head is a unique and characterful off white with fine bubbles.
S: This beer smells so good! Biscuit, fruity, with a whiff of grassy and herbal hops. But in no way hoppy. I am hophead 723 after all and my standards of hops are absurd if not just honest.
T: This beer tastes like beer (James May would appreciate that). By that I mean its delicious and drinkable malt character sings a chorus in your mouth with each pleasing sip. The malt is gentle and malty and the "hops" are grassy and supportive like a good wife. Yes grassy.
F: Smooth, but not vagina smooth like Superpower IPA which you will never be able to try unless you live in Denver so don't diss me. The carbonation levels are again, perfect and just so beer. I'd use words like "scrub" but I just can't be bothered.
Overall: Ill say it time and time again, this is beer. Yes its not an IPA and yes I'm a hop head but this beer is perfect and complete. It just plain works and it shall stand the test of time. I wouldn't compare it to any other Amber Ale even though there are many out there. Enjoy it any way you can but the tap brings just that much more magic to the experience. Drink up beer lovers. Drink up.

Photo of acoldrick
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Tyler1986
3.12/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Marvicsin
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rynej23
2.76/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

thin malty fat tire, where da hops at yo

Photo of alobo1
3.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JednoPivoProsim
3.24/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 FL. OZ. bottle into a pint glass. ENJOY BY: 15FEB15.

Look: Pours a light copper with a soft white head and bright carbonation.

Smell: Aroma of light bready malts with a touch of grassy Euro hop aroma.

Taste: Nutty brown ale flavor. Caramel malts and grassy hop taste.

Feel: Light and refreshing, not strong or overpowering.

Overall: A light, easy drinker. Not a standout, but pleasant. Fat Tire is a not as hoppy as Sierra Nevada Pale Ale or ubiquitous as Sam Adams Boston Lager, but a gateway into craft beer for many nonetheless.

Photo of fishstick_pete
5/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite beer. Moved from Chicago to Colorado, still my favorite beer.

Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.04/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of mikebcpa
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tumblingpenguin
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice caramel and chocolate notes. Creamy with lasting head.

Photo of Neil_Pfeifer
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lianne_Weaver
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dopespike
4.2/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cjohns73
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pintwacky
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of steverx8
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 7,211 ratings.