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Fat Tire Belgian White | New Belgium Brewing

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Fat Tire Belgian WhiteFat Tire Belgian White
BA SCORE
3.76/5
Very Good
137 Ratings
Fat Tire Belgian WhiteFat Tire Belgian White
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by gatornation on 04-02-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,594
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
137
pDev:
9.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
40
Trade:
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Photo of williahd
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sashmont
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hombo3
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of njbusa
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle served in a Tervis at the 2017 Riverwalk Festival.
Hazy pale amber body with a fine head.
Appealing, very fruity aroma. Bread and yeast appear in three flavor. Medium-high carbonation seems about right.

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Photo of Parmesan
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Hazy opaque yellow color with a creamy white head and several fingers of lacing.

S: Lemongrass, some bubblegum, very strong sweet banana, toasted wheat and clove lots of complexity.

T: Lemongrass, banana, bubblegum, followed by toasted wheat no bitterness. Quite sweet, a bit too sweet.

F: Smooth creamy mouthful and light body.

O: A little to sweet but overall a very nice wheat beer.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nodder
3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rdc67
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brolo75
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can poured into a tulip

A: A very cloudy yellow/orange color with a bright white head, lots of carbonation, slight retention and lacing.

A: Subtle aromas of lemongrass, lemon peel, spice, coriander, banana, Belgian yeast, bready malt.

T: Follows the nose with lemongrass and lemon peel, touch of spice, clove, and coriander along with a light lemon peel-like bitterness in the middle, finish has a mix of spice and lemon notes.

M: Light bodied with a dry finish, mouthfeel is light and fluffy, easy to drink.

O: Solid appearance, aroma and taste are subtle despite some decent complexity, it could use more flavor and aroma but overall a beer I enjoyed but I would probably not seek it out again. It has a best by date of 11/12/2017, so I'm guessing it's an older can and most likely tastes better fresh.

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3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcscientist
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I expected this to be a lot like Avery's White Rascal, one of my favorite Belgian-style witbiers, but the flavor profile was very different. It was mellower, a bit grassier, and not quite as sweet. It's a good tweak of traditional Fat Tire, but probably won't usurp it in the New Belgium hierarchy.

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Photo of ovaltine
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy straw color on the pour, with a bone-white head. Estery aromas from the Belgian yeast mix well with the strong coriander aromas and the slightest smidge of orange.

The taste allows the bright orange peel flavors to come forward, and they mix well with the coriander. There’s also some lemongrass notes, and a salty component as well. Glad I got to try this.

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Photo of WickedBeer
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer is okay but nothing to write home about. The bready , malty aromas and flavors are nice, just not what I expected from the style. Reminded me too much of regular fat tire.

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3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERchitect
3.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Riding high on the curtails of their famed Fat Tire Ale, the underpinnings of Belgian white ale soon join the malty and somber base taste for a bight, spicy and yeasty complement.

New Belgium's Fat Tire White pours with a cloudy pale gold, confidently headed with a creamy off white froth. Its aromas are yeasty and spicy with the essence of white peppery, orange peel, tropical fruit and perfumy coriander. Its taste is a naturally sweet and starchy taste thats remiss of pastry, cereal and dough.

And much the same transpires across the middle palate as the starchiness of the grains seem spaghetti-like and devilishly bready. White pepper, coriander and a yogurt-like tanginess play a spicy and tart medley to balance the doughy center taste and texture. Faint hops carry a briskness of orange peel and a light sprucy bitterness that registers on the late palate like mint.

Medium bodied but seeming lighter on the palate because of the beer's somber and somewhat bland taste and unoffensive breadiness. Sourdough and grassy flavors finish the taste with a hint of white wine and lemongrass trailing in a short aftertaste.

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Photo of fsimcox
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy straw color. Thick, white foamy head holds up very well. Heavy lacing down the glass.
Smells malty, with orange peel notes, and just a little sweet banana.
Clean, smooth, sweet taste. Crisp, creamy, with a tart finish. .
Mouthfeel is full, and creamy. Nice carbonation.
A very good example of the style. Easy drinking, and great on a hot summer day.

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Photo of Erik-P
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 12ozfan
3.35/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tcsox
3.57/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bogdawg
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Fat Tire Belgian White from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 137 ratings
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