Fat Tire Amber Ale | New Belgium Brewing

BA SCORE
82
good
8,615 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good
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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
Ratings:
8,615
Reviews:
2,035
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
14.72%
 
 
Wants:
238
Gots:
2,475
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 8,615 |  Reviews: 2,035
Photo of Redneckwine
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into pint glass

Appearance - Crystal clear light amber, one finger of head dissipates into a thin wisp of foam. Good show of sticky lacing.

Smell - Not getting big aromas off of this, but definitely a biscuity, yeasty, bready sweet maltiness. Also a touch of floral/leafy hops.

Taste - Follows the nose in a bigger way, but includes a touch more hoppiness. Follow through continues with biscuit, toasty malt sweetness and just enough hop bite to balance nicely. Not much if any bitterness lingers. I'm noticing and enjoying the flavor more as the beer warms slightly.

Mouthfeel - Lively carbonation, light/medium body finishes nice and dry, makes me want to take another sip. Smooth.

Overall - This is just a quality beer that's chief strength is it's great balance and drinkability. There is nothing mind-blowing, complex, or strong about it, but that's not what this beer is about. Even my girlfriend who generally prefers "malternatives" can handle a Fat Tire.

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Photo of pmorris71
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Joebraggot
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of bsonk
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz. bottle. Beautiful ruby-amber color. I swear this beer tasted different when I first had it before InBev bought part of New Belgium, more biscuity and malty. This time it's very tart and sweet, with a watery, caramel mouthfeel. Very drinkable. Almost no head but nice lacing. A good go-to amber ale if you can't get any good local brown ale in your area or can't stomach anything but inoffensive flavors. I would call it the white-boy mild salsa of amber ales. Not too malty, not too hoppy, a little watery, but really quite good. Great for finishing off a night or for afternoon session drinking.

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Photo of RochefortChris
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of dsreeves
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of mjkingman
4.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of dkeav
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of evergreen_machine
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Jlabs
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Saxboy10
4.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.32/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Deep orange/amber body. Medium white head. Nice, but minimal lacing. Medium chunky collar.

Smell - Very nutty. More dominant than anything else. Toasty and nutty malts.

Taste - Again, nutty. The toasted malts have a little more dimension than the nose, but still it's nutty and toasty. Sweet caramel. Some hops in the finish, but minimal.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Kinda sweet. Surprising that this is so popular considering how malty and sweet it is.

Overall - I expected this to be bland, but it isn't. It has flavor, it's just one flavor the whole time.

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Photo of JPDOG
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Rudy
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Braz
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Berg77
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of SFNC
3.17/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Illmaticzx
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of caverog
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of jdlapera
4.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of Buster
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of KlayWey
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of JasonTaverner
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of grimey68
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BreakfastStout
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
3.6 out of 5 based on 8,615 ratings.
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