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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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7,206 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,206
Reviews: 1,854
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 162
Gots: 1,053 | 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

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

Poured from brown 12oz bottle to pint glass.

A - The beer pours a slightly hazy deep amber color with a nice 1 1/2 finger beige head. Good retention and some lacing.

S - Lost of toasted malt character. Not much in terms of hops, or yeast, or alcohol.

T - Similar to the nose the toasted malt character is present throughout. The middle of the beer brings a mild bitterness from the hops. Fairly well balanced but the malt dominates. The beer finishes with a biscuit flavot that lingers.

M - Medium bodied with decent carbonation.

D - Good.

Overall, this is a solid offering from New Belgium. As I have been drinking this beer my whole adult life it seems the taste has changed slightly, perhaps it is just me. I just remember being blown away by it. Perhaps with more emphasis on craft beers my palette or mind has shifted or other beers has surpassed it. In any event I think NBB offers some better beers but this is solid.

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 02-20-2011 20:35:36

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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 7,206 ratings.