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Fat Tire Amber Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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Fat Tire Amber AleFat Tire Amber Ale
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3.6/5
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8,777 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:
#38,160
Reviews:
2,058
Ratings:
8,777
pDev:
14.72%
Bros Score:
3.6
 
 
Wants:
244
Gots:
2,610
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 8,777 |  Reviews: 2,058
Photo of dokhollidai
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thesupe
4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sashmont
4.17/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wamba
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of asnakeofjuly
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spencer96
1.21/5  rDev -66.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

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

Photo of Mjmoney23
4.15/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 22Blue
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Hoagie1973
3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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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

Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 8,777 ratings
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