Fat Tire Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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Fat Tire Belgian Style AleFat Tire Belgian Style Ale
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Fat Tire Belgian Style AleFat Tire Belgian Style 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:
After a trip to Europe, New Belgium’s co-founder returned to Colorado from Belgium with a handful of ingredients and an idea. Two years later, Fat Tire – named in honor of his inspired bike ride across the Belgian countryside – pedaled its way into the hearts of beer drinkers. Now considered an iconic centerpiece of the craft beer movement, Fat Tire represents the American spirit of craft brewing ingenuity and an irresistible imagination that reminds us all to rediscover our playful side.

Fat Tire’s unique flavor profile originates from the late 1930s, when local Belgian breweries aimed to satisfy the tastes of visiting British soldiers. English floral hops, subtle malt sweetness and spicy, fruity notes from Belgian yeast made for a balanced yet magical combination. These same characteristics are at the heart of Fat Tire. Classified as an Ameri-Belgo style ale by the revered Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup competitions, Fat Tire blends a fine malt presence, fresh herbal hop balance and a touch of fruity yeast to offer drinkers everywhere a timeless craft beer experience with a rare blend of balance and complexity.

Added by kbub6f on 10-07-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,952
Reviews:
2,090
Ratings:
8,979
pDev:
14.72%
 
 
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Ratings: 8,979 |  Reviews: 2,090
Photo of Murray0420
2.39/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Just not my style..

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Photo of MoreBeer4me
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer is awful. At first thought something was wrong with it such as being stale. No such luck, was in fact fresh. Not much taste and what little there was has a somewhat sour aftertaste. I'll finish the six pack at some point....I guess.

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Photo of jbu0126
3.39/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jmilton
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mothmanscott
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ghasting
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.15/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HyphenatedAmerican
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zopiac
3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber. Sweet, malty, and a nose that hides the pleasant taste with a moderately light, roasted scent. Barest hint of bitterness. Could sit with a six pack and not raise a complaint.

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Photo of iawaska
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhilFoley
3.41/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PhilCarta
3.86/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BerryKumquat
2.83/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of aviator26
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Martin194
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sweetbrew82
2.9/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of DarkStar75
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer looks great and smells fantastic, but the flavor just disappoints me...too bready and malty.

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Photo of wmscottsimpsonjr
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Really attractive amber with decent head and lacing. Moderate malt smell with a bit of citrus. Malty taste that's considerably toasty. Very little in typical Belgian flavors: really a pretty straightforward amber, but not bad.

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Photo of Bluesfolk19
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Jmtbuckeye
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of dimwit_flathead
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tall Peroni glass. Beautiful dark amber color. Foamy head that settles nicely. Carbonation persists. Smells of chocolate and orange. Tastes like a European chocolately orange liqueur candy. Very nice. No alcoholic taste whatsoever. Does not seem very Belgian, but it's delicious!

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

Fat Tire Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 8,979 ratings