Fat Tire Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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Fat Tire Belgian Style AleFat Tire Belgian Style Ale
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Fat Tire Belgian Style AleFat Tire Belgian Style Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
After a trip to Europe, New Belgium’s co-founder returned to Colorado from Belgium with a handful of ingredients and an idea. Two years later, Fat Tire – named in honor of his inspired bike ride across the Belgian countryside – pedaled its way into the hearts of beer drinkers. Now considered an iconic centerpiece of the craft beer movement, Fat Tire represents the American spirit of craft brewing ingenuity and an irresistible imagination that reminds us all to rediscover our playful side.

Fat Tire’s unique flavor profile originates from the late 1930s, when local Belgian breweries aimed to satisfy the tastes of visiting British soldiers. English floral hops, subtle malt sweetness and spicy, fruity notes from Belgian yeast made for a balanced yet magical combination. These same characteristics are at the heart of Fat Tire. Classified as an Ameri-Belgo style ale by the revered Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup competitions, Fat Tire blends a fine malt presence, fresh herbal hop balance and a touch of fruity yeast to offer drinkers everywhere a timeless craft beer experience with a rare blend of balance and complexity.

Added by kbub6f on 10-07-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,085
Reviews:
2,099
Ratings:
9,038
pDev:
14.72%
 
 
Wants:
255
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2,810
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Photo of RockHop
2.47/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bright copper color with a finger and a half of head and little lacing. Little aroma. Straight malty flavor with little going on. Some sour and plastic aftertaste.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dardel
3.26/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of B-rett
3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cjard
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Willyisanimrod
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mclusal
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Photo of msumike89
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jguzman718
4.73/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pantz9
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tekstr1der
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy yellow pour with quick-fading cap of white that leaves a ring. Aroma of banana, honey, and mild spice. Flavor is surprisingly good, I enjoy a nice malt presence and it's hear for certain. The Belgian yeast complements the malt well. Finish is slightly effervescent but fairly balanced with just a bit of lingering herbal spice.

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3.05/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.29/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mugman8
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Head clears too quickly but has a nice hoppy, bready flavor. Good but not great.

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3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's kind of a classic. I grab this when I need a malt fix as it's very malt forward, in a really nice way. It's not too sweet or overbearing, just a good session beer or social/party beer.

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3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.09/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ericb74
3.14/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Shenk87
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Fat Tire Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 9,038 ratings