Fat Tire Amber Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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Fat Tire Amber AleFat Tire Amber Ale
BA SCORE
3.6/5
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8,905 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:
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Added by kbub6f on 10-07-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,336
Reviews:
2,082
Ratings:
8,905
pDev:
14.72%
Bros Score:
3.6
 
 
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250
Gots:
2,721
Trade:
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 8,905 |  Reviews: 2,082
Photo of DigitGrowler
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chitoryu12
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: Typical clear amber with a small head that dissipates quickly.

Smell: Sweet, fruity malt.

Taste: A deep, grassy malt flavor with extremely little bitterness. A little yeast.

Mouthfeel: Thickish, with a sparkle on the tip of your tongue.

Overall: An ordinary, perfectly good beer to drink on the patio.

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Photo of Darandos
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spectru
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber color, head dissipates quickly; faint malt aroma; Medium to light body, slightly sparkly. A pleasant mild malty flavor. Drinkable, but nothing special. I'd call this beer alright.

The label on my bottle looks exactly like the one pictured here on BA, except that it says "Belgian Style Ale" instead of "Amber Ale." I couldn't find Fat Tire Belgian Style Ale. Is this new? or did they change the name?

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Photo of Dpotter1991
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of sdm9465
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MetalheadBeerLover
3.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Refreshing, with a distinct grainy hit and a bit of sweetness. Ever so subtle touch of hops that chills at the corners if the mouth for a short time. Web-like lacing coming after a half-finger, white head. Would probably go very well with a good steak and shrimp. Doesn't jump out at me, but a good, solid brewksi.

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Photo of aubaldman85
4.11/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spongebob2
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

I really enjoy the character of this beer. I realize that it is mass produced for a microbrewery but, more kudos to New Belgium! It is consistently good, flavorful and it is available in a lot of places we travel to.

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

12oz bottle served cold into a pint glass. One of the last reminders of a shopping trip a little while ago. Enjoy by May 20, 2018.

Appearance - pours a very clear, amber coloured beer with a modest amount of bubbles and a big creamy cap over a finger in height. Pretty good retention and the lacing left behind is an interwoven spiderweb.

Smell - clean and grainy, with some grassy aromas, a hint of leafy hops and a subtle nuttiness. Mineral notes on the nose too.

Taste - mild, very mild with some grainy bits and the slightest suggestion of Belgian style yeast and candi sugar. Could use a little more punch.

Mouthfeel - easy drinking, middling carbonation and moderate finish.

Overall - a solid example of the style with a slightly Belgian twist. Worth a try.

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Photo of shrimply_pibbles
2.8/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jkblr
3.97/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle bb 6/17/18 poured into a tulip pint glass at fridge temp 5.2% ABV. The beer pours bright light amber in color with off white head. The head recedes to a thin cap and leaves a little lacing. The aroma is a bit of bread and yeast. The taste is cracker like, slightly toasted malt with a bit of nuttiness and an almost imperceptible tart on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied, adequately carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. Overall, very good. Not my particular style of red ale, but it's really well made.

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Photo of jvillefan
3.12/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of benros222
4.75/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NHBeerSnob
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cleonett
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Never relly liked this one.

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Photo of RMW66
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SolarPower36
2.19/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

My first Fat Tire and my foot got caught in the spokes. Like getting racked on the frame or having the chain come off!

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Photo of Vanscurvy
1.48/5  rDev -58.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of kpuc1997
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.31/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tanuki1980
1.24/5  rDev -65.6%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Absolutely disgusting. Feels like they added butter or some other kind of oil to the brew and also gave me the worst heartburn of my life.

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Photo of hopguy28
3.21/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 8,905 ratings