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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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7,296 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,296
Reviews: 1,875
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 168
Gots: 1,155 | 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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24oz bottle served into a russian river goblet

pours a picturesque amber color with a ivory head. nice lacing going down the glass

banana, sweet bread, malts, and some earthy tones in the smell

taste is similar to the smell. faint hops at the end, nice surprise

pretty light and crisp mouthfeel

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Fat Tire
This came in one of those mix Winter packs.

12ozer into a pint glass
BB date 25-MAR-12

A: Pours a real clear and super bubbly golden amber color. A fantastic show of a soapy 2 finger off-white head. Snaps and pops! Some clingy lace.

S: Smells of burnt caramlized sugars with a dry earthy musk to it. Bread and spice malts.

T: Tastes of bready caramel malts. Spice with a dry roast earthiness. Soft and delicate. Malt is forward but not heavy. Moderate bitterness with some stonefruit character to it. Alcohol flavors but nothing aggressive. Good balance all together.

M: Moderate body with a super light and frothy mouthfeel. Soft and creamy texture. One of the best characters to this beer. Increases drinkablity.

D: A typical Amber just done well. A delicate more traditional approach. Good flavors overall. Light and drinkable. I actually enjoyed the wonderfully light mouthfeel most of all. Complements the sticky caramel flavors better.

One does tire of the Fat Tire rather quickly however. You can find on tap nearly everywhere. Has you kind of searching for something more.
Recommend for gateway brew. Sessionable.

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Appearance: The body was almost a bronze color with a frothy head and spread out lacing.

Smell: It smells of bread and butter with some caramel and herbal tones.

Taste: A balance of roasted malt and hops that is both floral and toasty.

Mouthfeel: Light with a medium carbonation bite.

Overall: A great beer overall that could be served to a group of people with different beer taste and still be pleasing.

Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 7,296 ratings.