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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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7,208 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,208
Reviews: 1,854
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 164
Gots: 1,061 | 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 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a...well...amber. Off-white head sticks around for a while.

S: Not too much here, some woodchips and caramel. No hops apparent in the nose.

T: Mild woody flavours. Some dark fruits and maybe a bit of mild apple tang? Overall everything is extremely muted and weak.

D: Good drinkability, but not complex enough to choose this over another beer.

Overall: Fat Tire is just...boring. It doesn't offend; it doesn't really do anything. It just delivers an unoffensive and weak-flavoured version of a style that isn't all that exciting (unless its all hopped to hell) to begin with.

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Welp...since I reviewed Fat Tire's big brother Ranger, why not give this one a spin? You know the old saying, you've made it big when you're on a neon sign behind the glass of your local wine and spirits place at the grocery store...

A: Nice, average fiery amber coloring with acceptable lacing on the glass.

S: Decently average smell of bready malts with some hints of caramel.

T: Well...um...it's average. It's a malt bomb with an adequate amount of roasted, bready, biscuity flavor. Not detecting much hops on the tongue.

M: Very average in its feel, with an average amount of carbonation and heft on the tongue.

O: This could very well the most average beer I've ever drank. Nothing terrible about it, and nothing great, either (except for the value that is...) It's a monument to pure adequacy, therefore, 3's across the board for this one!

PS: this would make absolutely fabulous beer bread.

Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 7,208 ratings.