Fat Tire Belgian White | New Belgium Brewing

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Fat Tire Belgian WhiteFat Tire Belgian White

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New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by gatornation on 04-02-2017

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Ratings: 267 |  Reviews: 78
Reviews by lic217:
Photo of lic217
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Very hazy, light yellow straw color
Smell: Orange citrus, some light clove
Taste: Follows the smell, with some other fruity flavor working in,Nice mild sweetness throughout, but ends with an almost citric like acidity and an earthy maltiness
Feel: Light drinking but not thin, prickly carbonation
Overall: An enjoyable beer at a reasonable price

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More User Reviews:
Photo of imbibehour
4.29/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a Hoegaarden tumbler.

Creamy and soupy and large rentention lush foamy classic head of white out of the bottle. Forms an easy 2 plus tall head and settles to a bowled and valleyed finger height. Opaque, but with a little bit of clarity of classic lemon and orange. A very nice looking wit.

Aroma has some of this classic wit characters plus a little spin. First whiff seemed a little soapy, but quickly mellow to a very nice sweet floral and spicy sense. Light coriander and cream, even touches of chewy vanilla taffy minus a large sweetness. Soft and lush sensing on the nose. Very impressed so far.

Delicious aroma. Cake and rich coating like dense mouthfeel, supplanting chewness with an almost angel food cake like density and slight vanilla flavor. Spicy front of corriander even a touch of pepper. Finishes rich continuing with a nice lemon like mid palate, and creamy aftertaste that just drizzles down the throat. Cut mix of lemon and light sweetness, vanilla rich, with delicious almost cake like batter tasting quality.

This is a great take on a wit, pretty much blows Hoegaarden out of the water.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.59/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Fat Tire Belgian White has a very thick, frothy, white, mousse-like head of foam, a very cloudy gold appearance, with roiling tan chunks and fairly fierce bubbles. There is heavy and clotted glass lacing. Aroma is of spicy white bread and white bread crust, with an orange spritz, and the flavor is of those same elements. Mouthfeel is medium, and Fat Tire Belgian White finishes medium dry and easy going. I don't personally care for this style of beer, but I think they nailed it.


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Photo of Urk1127
4.32/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy as hell creamy yellow white head
Smell of salt coriander, dough
Taste is doughy, yeasty. Salty. Coriander. Lemon. feel is light and effervescent

Excellent beer.

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Photo of heddar33
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.14/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MrUse
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vandelay1863
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 mrosenfeld32
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of informaticsDoc
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

12oz single bottle - don't these guys already have a witbier, flavoured with orange and coriander?

This beer pours a hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves a few instances of random splattered lace around the glass as it lazily sinks out of sight.

It smells of gritty and grainy pale malt, a lesser crackery wheatiness, muddled domestic citrus rind, some edgy white pepper and coriander spiciness, earthy yeast, prominent lemongrass notes, and some tame leafy, weedy, and musky floral green hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy pale malt, wet wheat crackers, aged lemon peel, a subtly estery yeastiness, muddled earthy spice, further muddled citrus notes, and more understated musty, weedy, and herbal 'verdant' hoppiness.

The carbonation is pretty laid-back in its banal-seeming frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and generally smooth, with a wee airy creaminess essentially there from the get-go. It finishes off-dry, the mixed malt, spice, and fading citrus essences landing just so.

Overall - this is a tasty, if kind of simplified version of the style, with the adjuncts not exactly coalescing into the whole, as it were. Easy to drink, and sadly even easier to forget about and move on.

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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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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours hazy and dull golden yellow in color with a white, near two-finger width head. Good retention before dying down to a thin, broken layer of suds. Fair lacing with some broken lines and small spotting.

Smell - The aroma is lightly spicy and with a hint of orange and lemony citrus and some wheat.

Taste - Follows the nose. The base is wheaty and citrusy with a spice kick adding some depth. Finish is mild lemon as the other flavors begin to peel back.

Mouthfeel - Light-to-medium in body with bitey carbonation. Slick, easy finish.

Overall - Well, it's better than Blue Moon but not by much. Selling it as 'Fat Tire' just reeks of a marketing tactic, as well. I'm not too keen on most wits anyway, so I'll drink the 3 from this variety pack and move along.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I give this brewer a lot of credit for starting "the movement." As such, I always want to like their beers....this brew is a good mass market craft style beer...nothing crazy or exciting, just good.

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Photo of tdm168
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nvrmind16
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A liitle spice, in this very nice belgian ale, not too much different from the original.

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Photo of dertyd
3.05/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of secondtooth
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Cloudy golden, with a fine white head and thin line of lace.

Aroma: Citrus and spice. Malty but also light and refreshing.

Taste: Plenty of flavor here, with a sweet citrus (orange) zest and a touch of spice. Again, refreshing and substantially better than Blue Moon.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New Belgium Brewing "Fat Tire Belgian White"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "ENJOY BY: ... 17DEC17..." and sampled on 06SEP17
[email protected] Wegmans, Collegeville, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: So, Fat Tire Belgian White? Is this Fat Tire with orange peel and spices added or is it something else altogether? It's kind of confusing. Anyway, it pours a beautiful glass of beer with a two-finger thick head of fluffy white that slowly drops to a half inch thick cap. Very nice lacing is left behind, and I'll assume that that will continue throughout the glass. Typical hazy golden orange body... no, wait, it's actually hazier than most and even cloudy. The aroma expresses grainy malt and yeast with orange/lemon and grassy/spicy coriander. The flavor follows, and in New Belgium fashion the malt is rich and fuller than usual. I'm getting more spice than I found in the nose though, although not necessarily just coriander, I almost feel like there's some white pepper in there as well (probably not). It's spicy in the finish. Some yeast lingers, some coriander, some fruit, and some malt; it's basically a semi-dry finish with not a lot of bitterness, although the spiciness helps and it doesn't seem at all out of balance. Ah, and there's some light acidity to it as well, and kind of a lemony note. What did I miss? Medium-bodied, and gently crisp. Quite nice. Interesting and refreshing. It's got enough fruit and spice that you don't forget you're drinking a witbier as you work through the glass, but neither is it too bold. Very nicely rounded and balanced. A great take on the style.

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

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

Worth checking out if you're a wit fan. It falls somewhere in between White Rascal and Allagash White. It doesn't have the complex subtlety of the former, with the flavor brightness on par with Avery. Lots of toasty vanilla and clove. Medium body, and a touch sweet. Drinks closer to a hefe.

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Fat Tire Belgian White from New Belgium Brewing
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