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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

6,430 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 6,430
Reviews: 1,785
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 133
Gots: 609 | 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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Ratings: 6,430 | Reviews: 1,785 | Display Reviews Only:
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drinkfella

Florida

1.28/5  rDev -64.3%

08-25-2014 16:14:26 | More by drinkfella
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-25-2014 02:57:52 | More by PatGreer
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Corson

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.4%

08-25-2014 01:03:08 | More by Corson
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Joe1019

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.4%

08-25-2014 00:39:57 | More by Joe1019
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MikeH75

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +11.4%

08-25-2014 00:26:50 | More by MikeH75
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AmeriCanadian

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-24-2014 20:02:14 | More by AmeriCanadian
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dbauer

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-24-2014 19:47:16 | More by dbauer
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The-Adjunct-Hippie

South Dakota

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Serving Style : 12 oz bottle/poured into 8 oz glass for appearance

Appearance (3) : Copper colored and slightly opaque. Has a foamy white lace that disappears quickly.

Smell (2) : Bitter bean, dark wheat. Rye. Damp cellar. Pretty gross.

Taste (4) : Full flavored rush of black bean and red wheat. Dull rubbery bitterness accompanies the flavors. Light cilantro notes with hits of fresh room-temperature celery. The rubber bitterness then turns to copper bitterness with a backlap of tomato and rye; and it hits hard but leaves quick as to not be totally distasteful. The body and flavor are decent, although wildly all over the place.

Mouthfeel (2) : The mouthfeel on the other hand is not something I'm fond of. I don't like the sticky finish on this one or the rubbery mouthfeel. My sample had harsh and generous carbonation that pricks your mouth and leaves a bitter and dry aftertaste.

Overall (2.75) : I've had far better Ambers than this. The damp musty smell and prickly mouthfeel bring down the scores quite a lot. Taste is above average but barely - and it's all over the place. If my future self asks me if I would buy this again, I'd say apprehensively yes, but it will never be a staple in my beer cave. The flavor is too weird and everything else is just out of balance. BUT tastes CAN change so I shouldn't speak too quickly.

08-24-2014 04:18:42 | More by The-Adjunct-Hippie
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turbotype

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-24-2014 03:42:33 | More by turbotype
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babrett

Virginia

3.05/5  rDev -15%

08-24-2014 02:21:19 | More by babrett
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Bigben0328

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-24-2014 00:56:38 | More by Bigben0328
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Jrdonohue10


3/5  rDev -16.4%

08-24-2014 00:48:47 | More by Jrdonohue10
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Jorge10


5/5  rDev +39.3%

08-24-2014 00:31:42 | More by Jorge10
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GlaTonelli1

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -16.4%

08-23-2014 22:08:24 | More by GlaTonelli1
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Lucular

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-23-2014 21:45:25 | More by Lucular
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crog7

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-23-2014 19:27:05 | More by crog7
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sasoares


3.76/5  rDev +4.7%

08-23-2014 18:09:12 | More by sasoares
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Fatty_Mccracken


3.2/5  rDev -10.9%

08-23-2014 06:21:52 | More by Fatty_Mccracken
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Scott13


4/5  rDev +11.4%

08-23-2014 05:58:14 | More by Scott13
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leantom

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Been itching to try this. Here goes:

A: Clear brown with a small head. Head disappears and leaves no lacing. Bland. 2/5

S: Toasty caramel malt with some American hops. Both smells are rather muted, however. Not bad, almost an imitated of Yuengling (which is a lager, fyi), but neither the malt nor the hops are particularly robust. Just OK. 3/5

T: Again, just OK. Lightly kilned caramel malt imparts a toasty and sweet taste. Hops are apparent, but they aren't robust enough and I barely taste them. Like a watered-down Yuengling (although this beer is an ale). 3/5

M: Smooth and crisp, but nothing special. 3/5

O: Not that good. Taste is rather bland. I'd rather have an amber lager, like a Dos Equis or a Yuengling. 2.75/3

08-23-2014 03:19:12 | More by leantom
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danb6177


4.04/5  rDev +12.5%

08-23-2014 01:50:46 | More by danb6177
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EDCinDET

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

08-22-2014 23:02:00 | More by EDCinDET
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SUBER

California

3/5  rDev -16.4%

08-22-2014 18:36:17 | More by SUBER
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tpeters

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-22-2014 03:52:18 | More by tpeters
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Nichols33

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-22-2014 02:06:41 | More by Nichols33
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 6,430 ratings.