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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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7,298 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,298
Reviews: 1,875
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 168
Gots: 1,160 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

I don't see why this beer, or even this brewery has the following they do. Not a knock on them, they make some good beer, but not equal to some of the hype I hear blasted.

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

a: pours an amber color with about aquarter inch of head that dissapears fast leaving a little lacing around the edge of the glass
s: sweet malts, very bready aroma hints of floral possibly citrusy hops
t: sweet caramel malts a ready taste and a little hop bitterness
m: medium to light bodied beer with a good amount of carbonation

overall, for all the hype this brew gets, its really not that good

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.36/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale (on draft)

Appearance: Darker-amber, small head, and good lacing.

Smell: Barley, hops, and spices.

Taste: Pumpkin spice, squash, warm malts, hops, very subtle coriander.

Mouthfeel: light and smooth.

Not bad. I believe it is best suited as a session beer. It is slightly watery.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of djeucalyptus
3.24/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

realized I'd never reviewed this rare gem, so here goes nothing.

pours a surprisingly nice light amber with marigold highlights into my new belgium tulip. A frothy, thick two-finger head fades slowly to a thin cap that leaves solid lacing. Looks good.

aroma is malt, a touch funky, nutty and corn. earthy and grainy. hints of earthy hops. the grain aroma gets stronger as it warms.

taste is clean, crisp, hints of fruit, hints of malt, and a touch of hops - just enough for a pleasant crisp bitterness. apples, pear, some wheat and a touch of white sugar.

mouth is solidly clean, with moderate body, ample fine carbonation, almost creamy but not too thick. really works.

all in all, what can i say that hasn't been said? When fresh, it's pretty solid. when not brand-spankin-fresh, it's border-line awful... which is why I'm tossing it a slightly lower score... something about the malt profile just gets funky as it warms.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of perrymarcus
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served in a little hotel glass. (OK, not ideal on that count but you have to do what you have to do sometimes!) review from notes of 04/18/10.

pours a clear amber/orange tone with a frothy off-white head. a bit of patchy lacing is evident; middling retention.

very malt-forward nose with a bready, biscuit-y character to it and a touch of floral hops in the background. decent aroma, nothing extraordinary.

flavor mostly follows the nose. again, biscuity, bready malt with a few subtle, secondary hoppy notes... it does have a certain uniqueness to it. reasonably enjoyable; a solid B range beer.

medium-light bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall this is a solid if unspectacular offering. hits the spot when you're in las vegas and low on options.

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4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is your starter brew, folks. If anyone is resistant to craft brews, this is definately a step in the right direction. The taste is a bit weak and the appearance is that of a macro, but that is what you need. Smells very good, some quailty malt and very slight hint of sugar and hops. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy like hot cocoa. Very drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 7,298 ratings.