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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

6,118 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 6,118
Reviews: 1,781
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 122
Gots: 469 | 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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dvb

Washington

1.98/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a pilsner glass.

A - Color is amber, but not far off from that of a "fizzy yellow" American lager. Nice 1" white head which quickly settled to just a thin layer. Nice lacing.

S - Not much to smell here.

T - Reminds me of Leinenkugel's amber, but perhaps a little more bready. More like a watered-down Sam Adams Boston Lager. I can drink Sam's, but this is tough.

M - Thin and solvent-like. Somewhat astringent. Average carbonation.

D - I have only two bottles of this stuff left and I am tempted to give them away. I just don't care for this stuff.

Maybe I'm just not a fan of the style, but this recipe needs work.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2010 03:50:23 | More by dvb
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Vansmack

California

1.98/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I have got to tell you that I've had a fat tire on many occasions. And every single time I drink it, I feel like I'm drinking putrid lake water. I'm not sure what it is about this beer, but it's just horrible.

You're going to hear everyone rave that's is amazing belgian beer. OHHHH save me that crap. This is just tap water with a little wheat in it.

Anyone who likes this nasty beer needs to stick with their lite beers they get off on.

good nightnow!

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2008 02:45:19 | More by Vansmack
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Al_Garrison

Virginia

2/5  rDev -44.3%

01-29-2014 23:04:06 | More by Al_Garrison
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Lanstrum

Ohio

2/5  rDev -44.3%

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Kroehny_Loves_Hops

Australia

2/5  rDev -44.3%

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charb13

Georgia

2/5  rDev -44.3%

01-15-2012 01:48:37 | More by charb13
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Travisnin

Idaho

2/5  rDev -44.3%

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2/5  rDev -44.3%

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ChainChompsky

Illinois

2/5  rDev -44.3%

01-15-2014 06:16:59 | More by ChainChompsky
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chefbigjon

Arizona

2/5  rDev -44.3%

03-15-2014 05:22:17 | More by chefbigjon
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2/5  rDev -44.3%

11-29-2012 01:58:48 | More by SgtPepper5088
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Texas

2/5  rDev -44.3%

04-25-2012 21:33:03 | More by ATXRyan
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2/5  rDev -44.3%

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Nebergall


2/5  rDev -44.3%

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scot959

California

2/5  rDev -44.3%

06-22-2013 20:11:12 | More by scot959
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candcholt

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -44.3%

05-30-2013 01:11:35 | More by candcholt
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Nachojon

Illinois

2/5  rDev -44.3%

11-18-2011 19:10:06 | More by Nachojon
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AstronautMikeDexter

Indiana

2/5  rDev -44.3%

04-03-2013 23:49:25 | More by AstronautMikeDexter
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MADhombrewer

Oregon

2/5  rDev -44.3%

11-14-2011 22:46:59 | More by MADhombrewer
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thejuno

Virginia

2/5  rDev -44.3%

12-11-2011 17:49:25 | More by thejuno
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

2/5  rDev -44.3%

05-09-2013 01:09:39 | More by leftoverburrito
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ChugMan

Washington

2/5  rDev -44.3%

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ejw127

Nevada

2/5  rDev -44.3%

12-04-2011 06:07:48 | More by ejw127
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BigB415

California

2/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Sometimes I forgot I was drinking a Fat Tire and thought I was drinking a Coors Light. The only thing for me that stood out was the lacing which was pretty heavy. When I took a sniff I got flat decarbonated smells to go with a taste that matches coors. It felt flat and it didn't have much flavor. This is a very popular beer but I'm glad other people like it. Not something I'd buy again.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2011 01:05:00 | More by BigB415
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Souleman

California

2/5  rDev -44.3%

01-10-2012 04:07:51 | More by Souleman
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 6,118 ratings.