Fat Tire Amber Ale | New Belgium Brewing

Fat Tire Amber AleFat Tire Amber Ale
BA SCORE
3.6/5
8,741 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#37,400
Reviews:
2,055
Ratings:
8,741
pDev:
14.72%
Bros Score:
3.6
 
 
Wants:
241
Gots:
2,578
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter via a friend from work--Thanks Kevin
This one time highly sought after amber ale pours a nice clear glowing
amber with a nice head of white foam that settles to a thick ring, thin
pooling layer, and showcases nice light lacing. Nose of toasted caramel
malts and a hint of hops. Flavors follow but present themselves well with
toasted malts and light zesty hops that are balanced and well presented.
Nice mouth feel; medium high carbonation is quenching and lively, medium
light body, and a sweet hop tinged finish.

Overall, a solid ale from a very good brewery. While more macro than micro
it is still pleasant to enjoy. Nothing to hate, more to like.

Cheers

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

Photo of mutt
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Catena724
2.56/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle into frosty mug ( what I got when I asked for a glass)

attractive color, little head, taste was nothing remarkable. Not bad, but rather bland. Will not seek this one out for another.

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Photo of heddar33
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of polaris500
3.04/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ale_addin
3.27/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jkrug5
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RikMack
4.13/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kevintaraross
3.64/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BWED
3.61/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a willibecher.

A- Amber, nice clarity. Very light tan head, holds a little less than a finger. Decent lacing.

S- Malt. Sweet bread, toast, a little caramel. Not really a noticeable hop aroma. Maybe some earthy notes.

T- Grainy, with some light toasted notes. Subtle sweetness, a bit of caramel. Mildly metallic.

M- Body is medium. Very faint bitter crispness in the end.

O- Average. Despite it being the flagship, I think this isn't their best.

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Photo of MustangPauli
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mklmcgrew
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of red_5_sooner
3.42/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jstarr2517
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Verasong
3.01/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.19/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of puck1225
3.26/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Pale amber color. Short lived head with decent lacing. Subdued smell - maybe a bit banana? Taste is a bit watery and malty. Ok.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
2.97/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Amber color,medium carbonation with a decent feel. The aroma wasn't very appealing and neither was the taste. It seems fairly popular but I found it to be lacking in flavor and was just a bit sour and slightly bitter

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Photo of superwho24
4.37/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good look with good head retention. Smell is great. I'd even say exceptional. Bready, sweet, and earthy. Good amber flavor. Overall solid.

Pairs well with garlic stuffed olives.

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Photo of Norske42
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 8,741 ratings
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