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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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7,106 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,106
Reviews: 1,824
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 152
Gots: 939 | 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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3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

So this is my first review on this website. I must admit, however, having been to many countries in Europe, having lived there (Germany), and beer around the states a lot, I hope I've developed an at least ok taste in beer haha. There is something different about Fat Tire. I feel like along with its increasing availability in average cities also comes its unique taste. I am not the biggest fan of amber ales, but this one is smoooth. The biscuit taste stays in my mouth, without any overwhelming bitter taste at all. And it's amazing when you're outside hanging out in the park or playing frisbee, having a bbq, whatever. I am not a sloppy drinker at all and I hate getting too too drunk, but with this beer I'm able to down a sixer in 2 hours n feel SO right!

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3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

fat tire amber ale 6pk bottles $8.99(OH)

12 oz weird looking brown bottle poured into a pint glass. enjoy by date is marked in a small corner, missing the 4 in 14. reading 01jun1.

pours a light amber/red color. almost a two finger head, slightly a peach color. it stays around for a while however falling to less than one finger. as the head recedes it leaves some silky lacing, however i wasn't that impressed. the carbonation looks good. not too many or too little bubbles rising from the glass.

it smells malty, coppery, i smell some breads and very little hops.

it tastes pretty much like the bottle says " balances biscuit like malt flavors with a hoppy re freshness." more bready and malty, with a slight hoppy aftertaste. it don't taste bad, it just feels like its missing something. nothing about the taste really stands out in a crowd of craft brews.

the mouth feel however is great. very nice, smooth, silky coppery feel consumes the mouth. more on the light side but not a watery feel. slight dry finish but dryness is very very low.

overall i don't know about this brew. i just feel the mouth feel was the best part. the appearance is good just too light. the smell is minimal. the taste is missing something to make it stand out. at $9 a sixer, im sure there are craft amber/red ales that can stand out in a crowd.

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3.44/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a 10 oz glass. Forms a wafer thin white head that does not last, but very nice lacing. Crystal clear amber appearance. Aroma is faint--malt, hops, a little sweetness. Flavor is mild--balanced, nicely balanced malt and hops. Mouthfeel is on the thin side, with moderate carbonation. The is a good to very good amber ale, like able, but not outstanding. I read leaddog's review just below mine. He gives a very good and accurate description. I guess I'm just not quite as find of this ale as he is.

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3.86/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a light copper red with a finger width of bubbly white head. Lots of bubbles clinging to the glass.

Smell - Bready and biscuity malts, leafy hops, caramel notes.

Taste - Strong flavour of bready, biscuity malts. A swirl of caramel sweetness and light leafy hops complement the malts.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - Happy to see New Belgium's line-up entering the Alberta market. A nice sessionable amber that lets the malts shine.

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3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Light orange with a small amount of head.

Aroma: Nothing special here, but what you would expect from a light amber ale.

Taste: Smooth up front with caramel, grain flavors, toffee, strong biscuit notes, a little watery with a slight splash of hops and a dry, malty aftertaste.

Overall: Smooth, easy-drinking session beer that will be great come summer time. A nice change of pace as I usually drink bigger beers ABV-wise. Does not live up the hype, but it is nice either way. Cheers!!

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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 7,106 ratings.