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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
82
good

6,987 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 6,987
Reviews: 1,820
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 151
Gots: 877 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

NMG318, Mar 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

J_Barrett, Mar 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

curtismontcalm, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of mfnmbvp
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with best before date of February 09, 2014 printed on the label. Props to the local Jewel for selling me outdated beer. Beer review #710 for me, and I am somehow just now getting around to reviewing this staple beer from New Belgium Brewing. It's been quite a while since I've last had this.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a nice coppery amber orange colored body with some okay clarity, and about a finger and a half of fluffy soapy off-white head. Decent head retention with some good thick scattered lacing. Looks pretty nice.

S - Smell is pleasant enough, and somewhat unique - bready biscuit malts, toasty nuttiness, a touch of honeyed sweetness, lightly grainy, some peach / strawberry / banana fruitiness, musty yeast presence, & some coiny metallics.

T - Taste follows the nose - brown bread, nuttiness, mild grain, lightly metallic. Hop / yeast derived fruitiness in the vein of strawberry, banana, & pear.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, and clean. Light lingering breadiness / stickiness. Easy drinking, light bodied, & with nice carbonation.

Overall, a nice every day easy drinking amber ale from New Belgium; it's easy to see why this is their flagship beer. Not something I would pick up on a regular basis, but it is about as nice as an every day amber ale offering as they come, and it would go great with some BBQ on a hot summer day.

New Belgium Fat Tire ---4/5.

mfnmbvp, Mar 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Rosstheboss, Mar 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Kmlund, Mar 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

emottram, Mar 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Stoutmeister, Mar 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Jcarter1221, Mar 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

chim52chim, Mar 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Kword55, Mar 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

EN27, Mar 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Beerfull, Mar 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

DrunkinYogi, Mar 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Karibourgeois, Mar 09, 2014
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1.73/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I had this on a freezing winter night this past year. I heard rave reviews of it and saw countless people buying pitchers at my local wing joint and decided to give it a try. It was slightly black in appearance and tasted like gasoline. I don't feel that I received a good batch or something else was wrong with it because it didn't look the same as when i had seen it in the past. I'd be willing to give it another go if it was offered to me.

PaulAndrew, Mar 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Rbroccoli, Mar 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Mtooman, Mar 09, 2014
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3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Clear light yellow (not amber...?) with a thin fizzy half a finger of white head, no lacing.
S - Big floury wheat and biscuit malt aroma, a little yeasty.
T - Unique in flavor, has a little of that belgian yeast trait, biscuit dough, has a little burnt caramel flavor too.
M - Just ok, a little watery.
O - This is not really an amber ale at all, I'm not sure where you'd place it, but its lame. Though, everyone's had it, and people act like its a big deal to drink.

Omnium, Mar 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

dbarny76, Mar 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

AntyGravity, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

evbro, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

bikesnbeerFtc, Mar 08, 2014
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 6,987 ratings.