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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

7,356 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 7,356
Reviews: 1,894
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 172
Gots: 1,221 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 10-07-2000

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,356 | Reviews: 1,894
Photo of chuckgietzen
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kilobees
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chiefy770
4.01/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 FL. OZ. Bottle
"Enjoy By" Date of May 24th, 2015
Reviewed on March 17th, 2015
Served in a New Belgium Globe

Eyes
Poured a dark copper body with a nice amber glow. Not much of a head but it left a nice amount of lacing throughout.

Nose
Lots of biscuit. Toasted grains. Pleasant undertones of dark fruit.

Mouth
Doughy malts hit the tongue first. Biscuit. Toast. Sweet bread. Hops were short-lived but palpable, breaking through the dense malts with lighter notes of pear and apple. Semi-dry finish. Medium/light bodied. Moderate carbonation.

Overall
I'm pretty sure this was my "gateway beer" into the world of craft beer. It is accessible, consistent, and tasty.

Photo of trevorreg
3.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of do_ob
3.11/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams glass. Pours very a very clear, crisp golden color with a 1 finger white head. Quickly fizzed down into a spotty lacing. Notes of citrus, flowers, and orange peel on the nose. Overall, not much of a smell. Light/medium weight to the body. A quick, but very mild hop bite initially then..nothing. This beer doesn't really taste like anything to me. Dry finish with a bit of a malty aftertaste.

This is a pleasant beer I suppose, but it's lacking the flavor to make it stand out among the run of the mill ales. It would make a great session beer, and at 5.2% a 6 pack could probably have you feeling good. Just not my taste, though.

Photo of 5EKF
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kruja5
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NerveStorm
3.36/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice head and amber color. The finish is somewhat weak and lacking any complexity to the flavor. Overall it is a good "quench your thirst" beer or "goes with pizza" beer, but nothing exceptional. That said it beats the mass marketed brands hands down and is an easy pour for a hot day.

Photo of blasass
3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tsotsi
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlazinPhoenixLeopardLexy
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of lavapajamas
3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of shadwow13
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigsp
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

very easy drinking beer,something you can have anytime or with a meal

Photo of WckdVbz
2.49/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Their flagship happens to be my least favorite offering from New Belgium.

Photo of ovaltine
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bronxbommers
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great beer, goes well with food or by itself.

Photo of Geoffq
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ruger
3.37/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NoetheMatt
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rspauldi
3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GuyfromGB
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lanypany88
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good beer, will buy again.

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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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