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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

5,975 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 5,975
Reviews: 1,777
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 120
Gots: 400 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,975 | Reviews: 1,777 | Display Reviews Only:
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tedho21

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-05-2013 02:09:19 | More by tedho21
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gmcsierra91

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-04-2013 23:55:02 | More by gmcsierra91
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one4thegutter

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-04-2013 21:04:07 | More by one4thegutter
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Daffron24

Colorado

4/5  rDev +11.4%

08-04-2013 20:40:08 | More by Daffron24
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blueiguana86

Georgia

3/5  rDev -16.4%

08-04-2013 18:33:17 | More by blueiguana86
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llevise

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

08-04-2013 14:53:37 | More by llevise
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silverking

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-04-2013 04:17:00 | More by silverking
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DonDonLongJohn

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-04-2013 04:06:20 | More by DonDonLongJohn
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REGreenBTRB

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.4%

08-04-2013 03:04:40 | More by REGreenBTRB
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Brianhigginskc

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-04-2013 02:37:34 | More by Brianhigginskc
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eternalcow

Texas

2.68/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

To me this is a thoroughly average beer. I can't find much fault with it, but I also can't find much to recommend it.

Due to the brown hue of the bottle, color is difficult to determine, and I don't have any beer glasses. I know, some beer drinker I am.

Aroma to me is tangy, maybe a little citrus.

The flavor bears the same citrus notes, and is light on hops. It leaves a slightly woody aftertaste which to me is actually better than the beer itself.

The mouth feel is light, which I know is standard fare for this kind of ale. Unlike other pale and amber ales I've tried though, Fat Tire doesn't have anything in its flavor to balance out the light texture, so the beer tastes almost watery.

Let me hasten to add that I tend to favor dark beers, and these criticisms might just be a matter of preference. But I've had other amber ales that I prefer to Fat Tire.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 01:54:40 | More by eternalcow
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sooner961

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-03-2013 23:06:19 | More by sooner961
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nygannon

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-03-2013 19:08:33 | More by nygannon
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tree777

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-03-2013 17:14:24 | More by tree777
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Culture

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-03-2013 15:06:19 | More by Culture
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

08-03-2013 14:54:59 | More by mpalestino
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gefinley

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-03-2013 02:25:07 | More by gefinley
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Shaw

Florida

3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

New Belgium arrived in Florida this week. I've had this beer, probably a decade ago, and remember being underwhelmed. This is my first official review.

Pours a lovely amber in color with a pretty white head.

Mild aroma of yeast and bread.

Nice biscuit flavor. Quite Belgian. Fruit notes and a hint of hop bitterness. Nothing extreme here, but that's the point.

Solid body.

Overall a fine beer Nothing the slightest wrong with it. I can see how this is the gateway craft beer do so many people. Give this to someone to show them there's more to beer than fizzy yellow lagers.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 02:15:02 | More by Shaw
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Moore568

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-03-2013 02:14:20 | More by Moore568
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Thedrizzle

Florida

3/5  rDev -16.4%

08-02-2013 22:37:58 | More by Thedrizzle
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balinor

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +11.4%

08-02-2013 20:02:04 | More by balinor
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Bromine

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-02-2013 14:14:21 | More by Bromine
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TwoForty

Florida

5/5  rDev +39.3%

08-02-2013 10:12:58 | More by TwoForty
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jonathaniler

Florida

5/5  rDev +39.3%

08-02-2013 07:29:10 | More by jonathaniler
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GabeQ

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-02-2013 06:45:05 | More by GabeQ
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 5,975 ratings.