Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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Fat Tire Amber AleFat Tire Amber Ale

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7,128 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,128
Reviews: 1,832
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 155
Gots: 963 | 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%

Photo of godlessape
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this one into my trusty 5 pound pint glass pinched from dive bar in Binghampton N.Y. Just had to have it.

Beautiful maple syrup amber with half inch head that sinks to a light skim.
Smells like sweet caramel, brown sugar with lemon grassy notes on the backside.
The taste is all about biscuit malt, pungent molasses, multiple cereal grains, with just enough hop, snap, crackle, and pop to balance things out just right.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied.
Overall I recommend this brew not only to beer geeks but to people who say they don't like beer. We all know these people: They tried beer once or twice when they were teens--pissy Coors or BudLight or some crap--and concluded that beer was not for them. Almost can't blame them. Sad stories all. This is the kind of brew they should try.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Kuromaru
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance--Pours a deep, semi-translucent amber with a white, foamy head that deflates to a ring.

Smell--Lemongrass-y; airy, grainy, lightly sweet. A bit mossy.

Mouthfeel--Decent carbonation, pretty light body. Clean.

Taste--Light, sweet grains. There's a washed-out, light citrusy easiness.

Overall--Pretty basic, but drinkable and easy to approach. Not memorable, but hard to dislike.

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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5/5  rDev +39.3%

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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 7,128 ratings.