Fat Tire Amber Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 10-07-2000

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured the 22 ounce bottle into a glass. Average head, some lacing, fair retention. Smell is comprised of biscuits and fruit. Taste is again biscuit but with nut and fruit there too. This is very dry. It's a bit too light /thin and it's not complex at all, but as others have said, it's a decent and fairly inexpensive session beer that's technically craft beer but that won't overwhelm anyone.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a chilled English pint glass.

Appearance 3.5: Poured out a lovely coppery gold. Lots of CO2 bubbles all over the place, but strangely, a smallish head: under 1/4".

Smell 3.25: Very subdued bouquet. I get hints of caramel barley and a slight nose of a dry hopped low alpha hop, but that is about it.

Taste 3.25: Front is slightly sweet, with a small hint of barley. Middle is semi-dry; a hint of barley malt makes the taste more full at this level than the others. There is also a very faint alkaline taste of hops here. Finish is also dry, with more of the barley there barley and brief taste of hops. Aftertaste is short with a brief hint of cereal grains.

Mouthfeel 3.0: Watery in the mouth, with very little to make it distinctive.

Overall 3.25: A beer that is just a little better than OK. Not to say that this beer is horrible by any means, it is just an OK beer. Unremarkable, somewhat dry, I am certain it would be great with food. I would be willing to try this beer on tap somewhere, but would not buy another six-pack. Again, it's not a bad beer, it's just not that good and I can certainly find something better for the price.

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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
3.6 out of 5 based on 8,695 ratings.
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