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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

6,783 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 6,783
Reviews: 1,810
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 142
Gots: 772 | 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%

northcoastwolf, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of CFHMagnet
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer seems to be rather hyped up here in Ohio. I bought a bottle with a shoutout to my state. Says is good until "30Mar14."

I get a finger of cream colored head from my pour. The body is a nice light copper color with a lot of bubble activity. It keeps a thing layer of froth, and laces up rather well.

The aroma is rather grainy, in a good, pleasant, bready manner. There is some earthy/gardeny notes to it as well.

Up front, this beer has a good bready tone to it, with a little sweetgrass to top it off. A wheat flavor continues all the way through to the earthy end.

The mouthfeel is light medium bodied. It grasps the tongue while still refreshing.

CFHMagnet, Jan 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Golden32, Jan 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Schmoog, Jan 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

jerefreakinmiah, Jan 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Dcunicelli, Jan 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

SoCaliC8, Jan 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

aelinnar, Jan 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

thedifferencemaker, Jan 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

miwestcoaster, Jan 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Adkins1203, Jan 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

tallfellapgh, Jan 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

mikeburd1128, Jan 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

gigoat, Jan 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +39.3%

SunnysideLilStore, Jan 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

SteelSaw, Jan 15, 2014
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2/5  rDev -44.3%

ChainChompsky, Jan 15, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

mattmarka1, Jan 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

caahare, Jan 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Vyce, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of KnotABeerSnob
3.06/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From the bottle it has a nice, sweet fragrance that implies the taste will be the same. This one has a "thick" and filling volume that would be a good pair with a grilled or roasted game meat. I think this brew should be served very cold due to a strong after-taste that would otherwise overpower the culinary experience.
As far as drinking it for the sake of drinking plan to down two or three before the taste becomes palatable.

KnotABeerSnob, Jan 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Oldkentman, Jan 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

SoupKitchenBeerSnob, Jan 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Chadbeer7, Jan 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Jerry, Jan 12, 2014
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 6,783 ratings.