Fat Tire Amber Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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Fat Tire Amber AleFat Tire Amber Ale
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Fat Tire Amber AleFat Tire Amber Ale

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear orange-copper body with 1/4 inch, loose, white head. There's usually a little more head as I remember; let's blame this glass on the pour. Head dies pretty quickly to a creamy halo, but leaves a trail of lacing in it's wake. Decent lacing all the way down.

Smell: Toasted biscuit, caramel, and sweet citric hops. Citrus and hops seem more pronounced in this version than others. Overall, very sweet, malty, toasty, and nicely balanced by the citric hops.

Taste: Lots of caramel, citrus, and sweetness lays on top of a toasty, biscuity, backdrop. Very malty. Lots of sweetness with clean hop finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium body, well-carbonated, pretty sugary, and clean. Quite smooth.

Drinkability: I've had Fat Tire many times from many different sources. It's always tasted the same to me. This bottle, however, had something else going on (either that, or my palate is out of whack). Much sweeter than normal, and a bit hoppier to boot. This is a decent amber, but nothing special IMO.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A) Transparent. Bronze in color. Pours with a nice head then settles quickly. The lacing is thin and uneven.
S) Noticeable hop aroma. Earthy. Light malty sweetness.
T) Nutty notes. Residual hop bit lingers in the finish and aftertaste.
M) Smooth with some very mellow crispness. Feels fairly light bodied with a medium body taste.
D) I'd expect a little more weight in the body and taste under the label "amber ale".

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

tastes change, and so do beers. its been a while since i've had this so i'll review it again. bought a bottle on the Texas/Arkansas border because they've changed their cap recently and i wanted it for my collection. pours brownish and clear with a big, pond scum colored head. malty, slightly wheaty odor. smells nice and not skunky at all (i was expecting skunky, dont know why). taste is much more pleasing than i remember. slightly sweet, very malty and biscuity. in fact, probably more biscuity than any other beer i've tried. very smooth, very drinkable....very tasty all around.

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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 8,815 ratings
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