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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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6,554 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,554
Reviews: 1,792
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 138
Gots: 664 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.24/5  rDev -9.7%

Poured the 22 ounce bottle into a glass. Average head, some lacing, fair retention. Smell is comprised of biscuits and fruit. Taste is again biscuit but with nut and fruit there too. This is very dry. It's a bit too light /thin and it's not complex at all, but as others have said, it's a decent and fairly inexpensive session beer that's technically craft beer but that won't overwhelm anyone.

DeFaz, Dec 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

frothy_80, Dec 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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2/5  rDev -44.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Mullinger1980, Dec 11, 2013
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3.24/5  rDev -9.7%

Poured into a chilled English pint glass.

Appearance 3.5: Poured out a lovely coppery gold. Lots of CO2 bubbles all over the place, but strangely, a smallish head: under 1/4".

Smell 3.25: Very subdued bouquet. I get hints of caramel barley and a slight nose of a dry hopped low alpha hop, but that is about it.

Taste 3.25: Front is slightly sweet, with a small hint of barley. Middle is semi-dry; a hint of barley malt makes the taste more full at this level than the others. There is also a very faint alkaline taste of hops here. Finish is also dry, with more of the barley there barley and brief taste of hops. Aftertaste is short with a brief hint of cereal grains.

Mouthfeel 3.0: Watery in the mouth, with very little to make it distinctive.

Overall 3.25: A beer that is just a little better than OK. Not to say that this beer is horrible by any means, it is just an OK beer. Unremarkable, somewhat dry, I am certain it would be great with food. I would be willing to try this beer on tap somewhere, but would not buy another six-pack. Again, it's not a bad beer, it's just not that good and I can certainly find something better for the price.

BeerDocT, Dec 11, 2013
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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 6,554 ratings.