Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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Fat Tire Amber AleFat Tire Amber Ale

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7,124 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,124
Reviews: 1,830
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 153
Gots: 956 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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

Had this a while back out in Las Vegas... needless to say I couldn't tell you a thing about it.

A- Poured into a sam adams perfect pint glass... a nice off white part fizzy part foamy head that disappears leaving some spider webbed lacing clinging to the glass. Beer is a crisp amber color with decent activity

S- Has a bitter hoppy aroma with a doughy/nutty backbone

T- Not sure it's worth all the hype it gets, but pretty good. Has a little sweetness in the beginning mixed with some hops that linger through the entire experience. Finishes with that lingering hoppiness and a nutty backbone

M- A watery mouthfeel... light bodied with medium carbonation

D- Very drinkable... that is easy to drink. I don't think I would go out of my way to get it


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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.24/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. Best by Oct . 12 2014

A- Medium amber, one finger white head, good clarity.

S- Light English hops, light American hops of citrus and floral, with a tad of earthy spice. Medium malt sweetness.

T- Similar to aroma, light citrus, spicy, floral hops. Medium sweetness. Maybe a touch of banana.

M- Pretty full for a 5.2% beer, it does finish a tad thin.

O- This beer tastes very similar to Bell's Amber to me but with everything a few notches lighter (aroma, taste). It seems like New Belgium filters all their beers which I think kinda gives them all a kinda similar flat note taste. Being in Kalamazoo, I have ample access to Bell's Amber so I really don't find myself choosing this beer that much.

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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

I had this both on tap and from 12oz. bottle and I do have to admit that bottled one was slightly better.

A - Nice amber color with a thick head that quickly dissipates.

S - Very malty with a very light hop presence.

T - Very mild with fresh toasty grains, hint of caramel and fruits.

M - Nicely carbonated, medium bodied with a nice finish.

D - Very good with all flavors balancing well.

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2.4/5  rDev -33.1%

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3.15/5  rDev -12.3%

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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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2/5  rDev -44.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour with an orange and amber color. Small head that thins to a lacy covering. Flavors of dry raisin, cherry, slight chocolate and hop flavors. It lacks and crisp malty flavor and carries hints of dried fruit all over the palate. Very little aftertaste to be noticed.

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 7,124 ratings.