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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

6,788 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 6,788
Reviews: 1,810
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 142
Gots: 774 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

megamick, Sep 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

TheBossMan24, Mar 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

dmartin118, Sep 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

AdamV481, Apr 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Sivad, Jan 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Escsolo, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of stewart124
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Light copper in color with a centimeter of fluffy white head.

Biscuit and caramel hit the nose first with a nice earthy/citrusy note in the bacground.

Plenty of body and biscuity character with just the right amount hop spice. Light caramel notes with some slight hints of vanilla. This overall character and body really come off just like liquid bread but it drinks so well. The hops are subdued by the malt bill but add a nice subtle citrus and earthy note.

I am a huge fan of the drinkability of this American amber. It is obviously on the malty end of the spectrum but it stands alone among American ambers and has gathered a huge following.

stewart124, May 09, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

metmorg, Jun 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Ralynch, Sep 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

ttwhite, Mar 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

BrandonEnriquez, Apr 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Jim_DemonDeacon, Mar 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Zone_Fighter, Jul 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

OldTime, Mar 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

bill_rue, Mar 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle is better than the can (as is usually the case). One of the better ambers I've come across. Not quite worthy of the cult-like following it has, but a great example of its type. The fact that I can't have it unless I'm on vacation probably enhances its desirability.

b3shine, Mar 28, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

pmorris71, Dec 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

erredin, Jul 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Flashyspoons, Feb 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

ajs546, Jun 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

walkinginplace, Dec 27, 2013
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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.

godlessape, Dec 31, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

melza, Jul 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Wrigfen, Apr 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

deadhero, Jun 24, 2012
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 6,788 ratings.