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Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
82
good

6,975 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 6,975
Reviews: 1,820
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 150
Gots: 866 | 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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4/5  rDev +11.4%

JeffDWhaazup, Feb 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

ParkbrauFan, Feb 28, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - poured into pint glass creamy one finger head, with a good lacing left behind. Color is a beautifull copper color that is very clear no cloudiness.

S - Sweet malty hope scent, with a fresh baked Bread Smell to it.

T - very very very smooth. A fruity pine taste with virtually no bitterness. Kind of a biscuity finish.

M - Smooth silky feel with good carbonation. No bitterness and a semi dry finish

O - This is the first beer I have tried or reviewed from New Belgium, and I am enjoying this a lot. I picked up there sampler pack and can't wait to try the other ones. I believe this is a good one to start with if you are new to ales. Pick it up and give it a try for yourself

Enjoy

NickT2121, Feb 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

hAle2theWort, Feb 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

onlymurderers, Feb 27, 2014
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Berg-the-Boiler, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

dank_hank, Feb 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

navydoc1288, Feb 27, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

White wine glass (at work again)

A - Beautiful copper amber, one finger off white head and some sugar legs

S - Tons of sugar, roasted malts, green/brown earthy hops, musty bready yeast, a light dark chocolate note and more earthiness

T - woods/soil/leafy hops, wet oak, toasty malts, fresh baked bread, brown sugar, sap, fresh mountain spring water and that classic taste and smell that every NB product has

M - Medium minus body, decent balance, medium minus complexity, medium acidity and a very nice roasted malt/slight hop and sugar finish

D/O - Not gonna lie, this beer is darn refreshing. Easy to drink, has a decent balance of malt and hops, not over or underwhelming. Just a decently rounded beer that you can bring anywhere. I'd suspect that yellow fizzy water drinkers would enjoy this

Final Thoughts - I have had this beer a thousand time, how have I never reviewed this? Price is a bit high ($12 plus a 12'er) , but that is cool, it is employee owned and the low 5.2% makes this an almost session-able beer

whatthehull, Feb 27, 2014
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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 6,975 ratings.