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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

7,355 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 7,355
Reviews: 1,894
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 172
Gots: 1,217 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: kbub6f on 10-07-2000

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Ratings: 7,355 | Reviews: 1,894
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pours a perfectly transparent light amber with only a few bubbles rising to the dense, two-finger, slightly off-white head. Head stays intact all the way to the bottom of the glass. Leaves behind a few large splotches of lacing.

S - A little bit of fresh earthy hops on a biscuity malt background.

T - Toasted biscuit with a little bit of fruitiness upfront. The body is very well balanced with light and fresh green apple and apricot notes balancing the biscuity malt. Smooth, toasted biscuit and fruit finish.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation that is slightly chewy. Backs up the flavor profile quite nicely.

I received this in exchange for doing an oil change on a friends car and I was surprised to discover I had not reviewed it. I was even more surprised by how well I liked it. The light, earthy fruit notes complimented the toasted biscuit flavors of the malt well and helped the beer come off tasting fresh. Very drinkable, I would buy this as a nice session beer.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had heard a lot of buzz about this beer and was excited to finally find it. Turns out it was really plain. I feel like the buzz must have been some sort of craft cachet amongst not-really-craft drinkers who liked the name and label artwork. I'd place this right about at Yuengling level, which is to say better than macros but about halfway to the level of interesting crafts. Nothing offensive about it but nothing memorable either. The definition of average. Fine for sessioning.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear amber, with a thick finger of yellow-white head. Lacing was uniform down the length of the glass.

S: Fresh-baked bread. Faint yeast. A hint of floral notes in the background.

T: Bready malt, that becomes sweeter after a moment. The hops are bitter but flat in the lingering finish. There's a hint of pears somewhere in there, too.

M: Decent carbonation, a little dry but not astringent in the finish. No discernible alcohol.

O: A good brew, but also rather boring. It's fine for quenching your thirst, but I wouldn't drink it purely for the taste experience. Certainly not worth the extra coins it costs.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear light amber color with a good sized white head that diminishes quickly into a ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is biscuit and caramel malts. Taste is similar with biscuit and caramel malts along with a slightly grainy finish. Finishes with a mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to light with good drinkability.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A little bit of tire/rubber on the nose on a base of malts. Color is a good-looking amber, tending toward golden.

Mouthfeel starts pretty flat, and then picks up from the carbonation. Not much to the taste experience. Some of the same rubber undercurrent. A little bit of bitterness on the second half. Ends with biscuity malts. Flavors start to come together a little more on subsequent sips, but flits away a little too quickly for me. Aftertaste feels like it is stuck in my throat.

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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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