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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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7,360 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,360
Reviews: 1,894
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 171
Gots: 1,228 | FT: 3
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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Ratings: 7,360 | Reviews: 1,894
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.31/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz can into a 13 oz tulip.

I immediately notice that there is little to no head retention. Apperance is a light amber color. Smells of toasted biscuity malt. Hops are not recogonizable. A sweet tasting malt forward beer. Not bad, nothing great overall.

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3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The whole is better than the sum of its parts. There's no one thing about that overwhelms me, but it's the kind of beer that I can drink quite a few of, without destroying my palate. Great for a back yard BBQ, or after mowing the lawn. Not complicated, but a tasty "session" type.

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3.27/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Good brew but kinda basic.

Appearance: filtered, see through, brown colour. Finger and a half of smooth off white head. Moderate carbonation.

Smell: Huge biscuit malt scent, strong caramel backbone, and well blended hops.

Taste: Identical to the aroma. Biscuit malt, caramel, and a bitter hop after taste.

Mouthfeel: Lacklustre. Carbonation bite on the tip of the tongue, medium to light body, with a somewhat dry finish... but not really.

Overall: Pretty standard beer. Not for those with adventure in their hearts, but more for those who want something simple to chill around the house with.

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I love the biscuity/grainy flavors of this beer. There is a slight hop flavor that finishes the grainy taste. It's such a great session beer even though its a "common" craft beer. It is a good measure for other craft brews to strive for.

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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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