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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

7,204 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 7,204
Reviews: 1,854
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 162
Gots: 1,053 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 10-07-2000

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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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.

Photo of bmac093
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cheefdaddy1
3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CJNAPS
3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

One of my first loves

Photo of gabe89
3.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jxc5
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brewqueno
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of DanielMB
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I think this is an incredibly underrated beer. Now, in my experience, it does have a somewhat subtle flavor that doesn't always come out. But when it does, it's amazingly toasty and scrumptious, sort of like some sort of pastry. It's hard to describe; it's unique.

Photo of Marcos_Graziano001
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Great "go to" beer. Nothing to brag about in any specific aspect, but fantastic overall. A chunk of medium rare cow and a ice cold fat tire draft should be the adult PB&J.

Photo of Shawnxa3
3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mirthrandir
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrBuffalo
4.05/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of peachy-tay
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a clear, filtered golden amber. Forms one finger of head which dissipates down to a film. Very minimal whispy lacing.
S - Lightly sweet caramel, mild hops and an earthy garden aroma to it as well.
T - Little sweetness, little pilsner, little hops and little bitter, very light and mild, well balanced, easy drinking.
O - A nice sessionable drinking beer.
V - Medium.

Photo of frozen-1984
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Nothing special about this amber any more but it is still a go to for my outdoor trips. Good flavor and session worthy.

Photo of BeardedPastor
4.95/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So far, this is my all time favorite beer. I'm always willing to try new thing, but I've yet to find a beer that I enjoy sitting back with than this one.

Photo of JodyPowers
3.19/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mattanooga
4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dkline39
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hophead723
4.73/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 5

This beer is timeless. It's universal. It's unmistakable. It's perfect. Okay it could use more hops but then it wouldn't be Fat Tire. I can only hope you are about to enjoy one as you read this review, because that's what beer is all about.

I've had it on tap a lot and poured this into everything from a coffee mug to a pilsner glass but this time around its a classic British pub glass from the bottle. Just like the beer, you can't go wrong with this approach.

A: This beer pours a gorgeous amber color. The head is a unique and characterful off white with fine bubbles.
S: This beer smells so good! Biscuit, fruity, with a whiff of grassy and herbal hops. But in no way hoppy. I am hophead 723 after all and my standards of hops are absurd if not just honest.
T: This beer tastes like beer (James May would appreciate that). By that I mean its delicious and drinkable malt character sings a chorus in your mouth with each pleasing sip. The malt is gentle and malty and the "hops" are grassy and supportive like a good wife. Yes grassy.
F: Smooth, but not vagina smooth like Superpower IPA which you will never be able to try unless you live in Denver so don't diss me. The carbonation levels are again, perfect and just so beer. I'd use words like "scrub" but I just can't be bothered.
Overall: Ill say it time and time again, this is beer. Yes its not an IPA and yes I'm a hop head but this beer is perfect and complete. It just plain works and it shall stand the test of time. I wouldn't compare it to any other Amber Ale even though there are many out there. Enjoy it any way you can but the tap brings just that much more magic to the experience. Drink up beer lovers. Drink up.

Photo of acoldrick
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CodyMiller
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 7,204 ratings.