Fat Tire Amber Ale | New Belgium Brewing

BA SCORE
82
good
8,620 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good
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Fat Tire Amber AleFat Tire Amber 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 10-07-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
8,620
Reviews:
2,036
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
14.72%
 
 
Wants:
238
Gots:
2,477
For Trade:
1
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pale amber in color, good head, good lace. Pretty clear.

Smell - Bready and nutty, and maybe estery. Hops do not present themselves.

Taste - Bready and busciuty, with some fruity esters thrown in. The hop bitterness is not very pronounced, which lets the beer's malt characteristics shine through.

Mouthfeel - Texture is sort of oily or butter-like without having any off flavors. Body is good.

Drinkability - This beer is easy to drink, and quite pleasureable at that.

Comments - I used to think this beer was just so-so. It grows on you.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a bunch of these while I was in Arizona for the BCS National Championship - Go Gators!

Appearance: Amber color, clear, decent head and lacing.

Smell: Distinctly biscuity with slight hops aroma in the background.

Taste: Not much of the distinctive Belgian yeast aroma or flavor in this one, which I was naively expecting from a brewery called "New Belgium." Biscuity and grainy, with some hops in the background. Malt takes the lead in this one, and it is sufficiently complex without being too sweet, which helps drinkability a lot.

Mouthfeel: Not too thin, not too syrupy. Good.

Drinkability: Good - something even non craft beer drinkers can appreciate, maybe because it's complex-tasting without being bitter. Solid amber, probably the best I've had so far.

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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
3.6 out of 5 based on 8,620 ratings.
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