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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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6,636 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,636
Reviews: 1,800
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 141
Gots: 689 | 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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Photo of dcscientist
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

This is the microbrew that started it all, according to most people. It's probably the first craft beer you tried, and it was great at the time compared to all the other stuff out there. It's still good, but it's been surpassed by a lot of other beers. It's available everywhere, and I'd much rather drink this than a big-company beer, but by now I can do better. It's your basic amber, your gateway beer, and there's nothing wrong with that.

dcscientist, Thursday at 09:46 PM
Photo of bmoraymond
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%

bmoraymond, Thursday at 09:02 PM
Photo of justintcoons
4/5  rDev +11.4%

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Light amber with 1 finger of white head. Excellent clarity with light carbonation.

Caramel, brown sugar, and toasted biscuit.

Caramelized candy sugar, brown sugar, and toasted biscuit. Touches of molasses and earthy hop aromas.

Medium bodied, smooth, balanced, and refreshing.

Expertly balanced and exactly what an Amber Ale should be.

justintcoons, Thursday at 01:54 PM
Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Nose: grain, light biscuit, grassy, citrusy hops.
Pours brilliant medium amber under 2” off white foam cap – lacy.
Palate: biscuit with a touch of caramel and a mild hop finish. The hop flavors are spicy and herbal. Well balanced and very refreshing. The finish is a mild almost earthy hop bitterness and a pleasant lingering biscuit flavor.
Medium body and carbonation.

pat61, Wednesday at 06:16 PM
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

JDW4195, Wednesday at 05:24 PM
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4.76/5  rDev +32.6%

Dillon733, Sep 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Supra97, Sep 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

qcghost, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of WAbeerfiend
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Best by date: 02.02.14.
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 01.03.14.

A: See through amber/red. No head with aggressive pour.

S: Malt, raisins, caramel.

T: Caramel is dominant. Toast is there too. Subtle hops.

M: Creamy.

O: I thought that this was an interesting amber the first time that I tried it because it was different than others.

WAbeerfiend, Sep 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

WIBrewMan, Sep 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

random846, Sep 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

wrightst, Sep 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Vyvyan, Sep 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

jaredtp, Sep 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

tylerbrowe, Sep 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Nick_Bousquet, Sep 22, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +19.2%

Astammherr, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of hophugger
3.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice copper color with decent head and not much lacing. Aroma is very light and bready. Taste is good, yet light. Get a little toast, a touch of citrus and some hop bitterness. Fast, dry finish which does not linger long. Not a bad brew from a great brewer

hophugger, Sep 22, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev +3.6%

Lane_in_ID, Sep 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Cubsfan1087, Sep 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

chri5lov3st4wni3, Sep 21, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev +1.4%

dshansen1184, Sep 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

BoilerUpNavy, Sep 21, 2014
Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 6,636 ratings.