Fat Tire Amber Ale | New Belgium Brewing

BA SCORE
82
good
8,608 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good
Read the review
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:
8,608
Reviews:
2,035
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
14.72%
 
 
Wants:
238
Gots:
2,475
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 8,608 |  Reviews: 2,035
Photo of Kandra
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.64/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of EstefanJones
4.04/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pbechtel
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Markbienvenu
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Hugonaut13
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Presidas
4.5/5  rDev +25%

Fine tasting, texture and colour!

33 characters

Photo of mmink27
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Mrchato
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of jdimento
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of andern2
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of BeerNW
3.08/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of RazorX67
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of brutalist
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of corywalston
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of cferg88
4.03/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of dabarton
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of boudeysbigbrew
2/5  rDev -44.4%

Photo of Byoham
2.12/5  rDev -41.1%

Photo of Torey
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of yemenmocha
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of mchegash
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - 3.75/5
Pours a deep orange-brown. Essentially no head. That's a little disappointing. Fairly clear, but still some haziness. This could just be some idiosyncratic observation of mine, but the rising carbonation bubbling look bigger than they do in most beers. Overall, an okay look; I would have liked more head.

Smell - 3.75/5
Smells like an Amber should. A deep malty-alcohol smell, with perhaps fruity undertones.

Taste - 3.5/5
Tastes similar to the smell, at least to some extent. A sweet malty-alcohol taste, with some notes of piney hops, fruitiness, perhaps caramel as well. I wasn't expecting the pineyness, and not sure whether I like it. Luckily it's fairly subtle.

Mouthfeel - 4.25/5
The beer is fairly light in body, the carbonation is quite strong, but not too overpowering. I like the slight bite of the carbonation when I drink this beer. The beer is smooth (besides the carbonation bite)

Overall - 3.5/5
This beer was decent overall, but probably wouldn't get again.

 1,000 characters

Photo of DerAtomsmasher
2.97/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ClePaul
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
3.6 out of 5 based on 8,608 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe