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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

6,642 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 6,642
Reviews: 1,800
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 142
Gots: 691 | 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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3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I know I had this in 2007 on my first trip to Vail, and probably a couple times since (we were at Vail again last year and it is available here). But I never reviewed this one.

It is pretty in the glass, which is a requirement of this style - the prettiest of brews. The aroma is clean (missing in action). The taste is of an extremely well balanced amber ale - nothing stick out. It is exceedingly refreshing and easy drinking because of this.

Overall, this is a nice, easy, refreshing drink and highly recommended for a session brew.

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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 6,642 ratings.