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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

7,360 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 7,360
Reviews: 1,894
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 171
Gots: 1,227 | FT: 3
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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Ratings: 7,360 | Reviews: 1,894
Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rspauldi
3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GuyfromGB
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lanypany88
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good beer, will buy again.

Photo of OGShotzy
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Carpentiere
2.32/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Very metallic tasting. I won't try this again.

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Can. Poured clear amber color. Head was mild. Soft nose is quite grainy. Sweet grain and caramel with a subdued but distinct yeasty scent, too. The flavor is just like the nose. A bit bready or toasty, definite caramel and a a good dose of grains. Generically fruity but not the most dominant feature. Minimal hop flavor. Finishes light and watery with a grainy aftertaste. Well carbonation. Not much of a fan of the overall flavor and I find the finish to be a bit off. Surprised it's taken me this long to finally try this brew. It isn't distributed here but I would have expected to try it by now.

Photo of gopens44
3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Another one of these beers that I've had and remember why I don't get it too often any longer. It's just kind of there. It is a beer I enjoy paring with Mexican food though. q

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

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this one before, ratings and review based on latest serving. Big ol' 22oz at a divey "sports" bar in my hometown. Fat Tire is usually my go to when the other alternatives are either macros or Blue Moon (No offense to Blue Moon, just had it way too much years ago).
Beautiful amber color, smells a bit fruity, nice refreshing taste with a little bite on the end that's barely noticeable but a good contrast to the sweetness up front. There's a reason this one is usually the one craft choice at a lit of dives around here; good quality but not big flavored enough to scare your BMC crowd away.
I didn't get the hype when it first showed up here a couple years ago; it's good but not great.
Bottom line: solid and sessionable.

Photo of einman21
3.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craftbrew502
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of godawgs
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brywhite
3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of m35k
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AirBob
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jasonm2
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer is your typical amber ale, softer on the palate and not too bitter in taste. An average brown beer, Fat Tire will give you a gentle kick but leave your palate crisp, just like a good ale should. Goes great with a casual meal, and doesn't leave you screwed over the next day. Definitely a daily pint, this amber ale makes one experience the flavors of the beer without a wicked hangover, and it won't dehydrate like a super-hoppy brew. If you find this around, and enjoy a good American brew at lunch, I would surely recommend it!

Photo of chuckwalsh
4.6/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

my go to regular beer

Photo of Malty_Hopper
2.91/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thewilliamhart
4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Csikic93
4.76/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I love fat tire. It is my go to beer and always will be. It was the first real beer I ever drank. It goes well with pizza and even cheese. You can drink it all day. It tastes much better poured than out of the bottle or can. I cannot get enough of this beer.

Photo of eddiefontaine13
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

smooth and refreshing mildly fruit flavor, lite and crisp, could be an everyday drinker for me, hint of sweetness, very good overall

Photo of AGB
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Norseman
3.01/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 7,360 ratings.