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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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7,112 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,112
Reviews: 1,826
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 152
Gots: 945 | 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  rDev -16.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz brown bottle

New Belgium Fat Tire poured a slightly hazy amber color producing a thin off-white head that fades quickly and left very thin lacing. The aroma is of light malt, bready and soft citrus, The taste is dominated by malt, is bready and has soft bitterness in the finish. Mouth feel is medium-light with an almost fizzy carbonation.

This is my second beer from New Belgium. I was impressed with their Trippel so I had high expectations for Fat Tire. Well, I am sorry to say I was a little disappointed with Fat Tire - still worth a try if you are a fan of the style.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.52/5  rDev -1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a nonic pint

Pours a crystal clear, light chestnut brown with three fingers of fluffy off-white head. Leaves a solid cap and plenty of soapy lacing. Aroma is somewhat muted but has traces of caramel, biscuit, and grassy hops.

Body is smooth with mild carbonation. Starts off light with a somewhat creamy feel, but finishes thin and a bit watery. The flavors are tame like the nose. Dark bread, caramel, raw sunflower seeds, and a slight earthy hop bite are most distinguishable. As it warms I get a slightly funky stale aftertaste.

Nothing exciting but it does make for a smooth, easy drinking option that goes well with a variety of meals. Not one of my favorites but I find myself buying a bottle here and there for times I'm in the mood for something light.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap served in a large snifter...

Kind of a coppery color with a hefty raft of white foam that faded quickly.

The smell has sweet notes, bread/biscuits, a little yeasty, a little caramel.

The flavor is good, but nothing exceptional. Sweet and grainy, bread-like flavors, and a surprising but vague fruity note that was not detected in the smell. Easy drinking - not a huge flavor, but pleasant enough.

Mouthfeel - medium body, slight bitter aftertaste and a little sticky sweetness post-swallow.

Overall, a pretty good beer. It's solid and delivers to expectation. Easy drinking, not complicated.

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First time reviewer on BA. I have to lead off with my favorite adult-brewed beverage.

Introduced to Fat Tire while on business trips across the country. Savory, smooth ... became my ideal first choice whenever I left Florida. When job situation changed, I played the Smokey and the Bandit card with friends who were traveling from northern climes (mostly from GA). Even made a few road trips myself (1 hour) to grab some amber deliciousness. There had never before been a beer I was willing to drive some distance to obtain. On 29 June 2013 my quests for New Belgium's Flagship Brew became super easy as Florida welcomed Fat Tire and her band of brothers/sisters to the Sunshine State.

Fat Tire is a flavorful complement to most any meal or a refreshing excuse to break from yard work. Always maintain one six pack at the ready in the secondary fridge.

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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 7,112 ratings.