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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8,893 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

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Added by kbub6f on 10-07-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,074
Reviews:
2,079
Ratings:
8,893
pDev:
14.72%
Bros Score:
3.6
 
 
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251
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2,710
Trade:
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Ratings: 8,893 |  Reviews: 2,079
Photo of Chilmer
3.41/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ty_TheBrewMan
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tried it on tap at a bar, liked it then bought a case at the market, not that strong, tastes a little on the bitter sweet side, good for parties, will get it again!

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Photo of Tucquan
4.01/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this on 2018-05-12 on a Southwest flight from a 12 oz can.

A- Amber with a 1-finger white head and nice lace.

S - Lightly toasted white bread, mild caramel and honey

T - Toast with apple butter and cinnamon. Nice amount of balancing bitterness.

M - Medium body and light-mediun carbonation. Creamy.

O - Quite flavorful. Better than I remembered from Lake Tahoe. Will have this again.

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Photo of jripley97
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of poppopintheattic11
3.07/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Yakker_74
3.26/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BuckeyeBill10
4.61/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyable.

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Photo of Butters__
3.89/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dchansen54
3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zenboy99
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ibanez2k
3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Metal_Mermaid
5/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Alpha-Leader
2.54/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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
3.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | 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

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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 8,893 ratings