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

7,563 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 7,563
Reviews: 1,947
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 186
Gots: 1,453 | 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: 7,563 | Reviews: 1,947
Photo of Kmcmillen
3.36/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A good, go to for those who like amber ales (like I do!)

Photo of Hopped_head
3.26/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This beer is extremely "eh"

Photo of jooler
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Really toasty and malty. I get hints of chocolate but it's good

Photo of Oldmankeebler
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It is a nice light and smooth Ale, Great for summer.

Photo of Chuck6860
2.89/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Nothing special about this beer

Photo of kw_pip
4.2/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tastes of apricots and wheat. Smells sweet.

Photo of 31Sam13
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Used to be one of my absolute favorites to celebrate a a hard day of back-country skiing/ snowboarding ( did I say hard...fun as hell, I meant...hard work, as I hike to earn my turns). Anyway, I believe that I hadn't had it for about five years and it just wasn't what i remember. Good but not great.

Photo of Act25
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My college roommate’s favorite brewer - they make a great session IPA too.
A: Lasting head over a deep amber body that leaves sheet lacing .
4.25
S: Too laid back. Pale malt and grassy hop, with malt dominant. 3.5
T: Even handed pale ale that majors in chewy caramel malt and is balanced by a sweet, grassy, almost sun-baked prairie hop. 4
MF: Fluent, quenching, balanced by medium feel and clean, crisp finish, 4

One the most pleasant pale ales in the world. Satisfying without being over done in any way. Rivals the best.

Photo of derekgw123
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Easy drinker. Very smooth and enjoyable in the summer.

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

Pours into a pint glass from bottle at a local hotel where I was traveling to. Nice golden Amber color with some lacing and a head that fades quick. Abv isn't to high and not a lot of hops but a nice drinkable ale especially after a long day of traveling.

Photo of Dbizzle71
4.75/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great beer with a great taste!

Photo of Rickymt72
4.12/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Easy to drink beer, well balanced not too complicated

Photo of JustinPStewart
4.66/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's hard to say something is your favorite beer,bit New Belgium is the best brewery I've ever been to and this is their best beer.

Photo of Tiffany88
2.95/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Not much carbonation and kind of flat. Nice hint of berry smell, small note of honey. Beautiful amber/gold color. The taste is kind of watery with a nice fizzy aftertaste. The mouthful is light. Overall it's decent.

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
2.65/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Decent average flavor but boring to get through and leaves me sleepy after just one.

Photo of Rhauff
4.01/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mild hop bite and good malt flavor. Very good amber ale.

Photo of mtvolkens
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap poured into pint glass. Nice dark Amber color, mild smell, with a real sweet and light character with a great bold taste. Sweet caramel and a touch of earthy taste on the back end. Not much happiness at all, really smooth beer that you could drink all day. Not super complex but a great go-to ale.

Photo of mrpoizun
2.1/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Well, someone else described the taste of this swill as "old sweat socks" and I have to agree. Nasty.

Photo of Arch578
2.69/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Meh. I can see how it appeals to the masses, but I find it pretty below average.

Photo of Joloko
4.58/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Always enjoyed the taste as well ad the aroma

Photo of BEER32
4.62/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great beer! Great taste, smooth and refreshing

Photo of dikebrewery
3.23/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This was the beer I moved on to after starting out on the cheap macro brews. It's a good to stepping stone to the craft beer world.

Photo of Extol
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is pretty good. Nice biscuity breadiness to it. Smell isn't very impressive, but the taste is on point. I could easily drink several of these in a session. Would buy again.

Photo of stumac
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Had this brew a million times. Just finally getting a rating on it

Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Nice clear brown/amber color with a nice 1.5 inch fluffy white head. Sticks with you, leaves moderate to heavy amounts of lacing on the edges, all the way to the bottom of the glass.

S: Nice malty, mildly sweet, grain smell. Very pleasant, nothing off putting here.

T: Slight sweet, malty, toast flavor. Minimal hop presence, almost undetectable. Has hints of an indescribable flavor that reminds me of a brown ale, which I do not like. Kind of a hint of staleness to it. Not sure if it is normal or a odd bottle, would like to check out again to compare.

M: Light to medium amber. This is a lighter option when looking for a heartier beer. More substance here without being overly heavy or thick.

O: Was pleasant, a nice departure from all the over the tops hops that seem to be the trend these days. Not necessarily a standout, but is worth a taste.

Probably won't seek out again, may possibly purchase, depends if I am in the mood for it. Not a wow beer, but pleasant.

Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 7,563 ratings.