Fat Tire Amber Ale | New Belgium Brewing

Fat Tire Amber AleFat Tire Amber Ale
BA SCORE
3.6/5
8,742 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:
#37,487
Reviews:
2,055
Ratings:
8,742
pDev:
14.72%
Bros Score:
3.6
 
 
Wants:
242
Gots:
2,579
Trade:
1
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User Ratings & Reviews
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of adamette
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Live review. Poured from the 22 oz. bomber that I bought at Sam's Club in Mentor, Ohio for $2.99 into my Voodoo Brewery pint glass. "ENJOY BY 30MAR14" stamped on the lower right of the label. Also stamped there is 55619 for those interested.

A Translucent very light copper body under a brief but one inch head that was gone after 60 seconds. Fine, safe look. 3.0

S Light biscuit malt and little hops. I am reminded that this beer is entirely drinkable, the best feature of the beer. This smell is somewhat interesting and a rather welcome smell, providing some degree of comfort and ease. It is certainly a better smell than BMC. 3.5

T Barley malt centric light amber taste with a swoosh of hops in the latter one third of the taste. Again, it is apparent why this is not only very drinkable but a very popular beer. Indeed it has been mentioned by many Beer Advocates as one of their early inspirations into craft beer. 4.0

M Thin to moderate, another feature that makes it very drinkable. 3.5

D/O Drinkability is the highest 5.0 Since this category was changed to "overall" then my number rating will reflect that. Overall this is a highly drinkable, easy going light amber. 3.5

Notes: I REALLY like the price of this beer. I noticed that all 3 of the 22 oz. bombers are $2.99 in many stores around here. I will have to try the other two in the New Belgium trio that has come to Ohio and report back here. Fat Tire was the only one available at Sam's Club yesterday.

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2/5  rDev -44.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Kevin-Wieken
3.42/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Fat Tire Amber Ale
New Belgium Brewing, Colorado
---from bottle to pint glass---

Appearance
Bright and clear copper color, two fingers of ivory head, good lacing.

Smell
Smells very sweet, grainy, biscuity, good light hoppy smell.

Taste
Almost all malt here, grainy and biscuity, small touch of citrusy and tart hops at the end.

Mouth-feel
Light body, grainy flavor lingers – reminding you that you’re drinking a beer, but nothing more

Overall
Nothing inspiring here, easy to drink, a good beer to introduce non craft brew drinkers to. A toasty beer that won’t overwhelm your taste buds…

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a place holder review on draft until I can try it in the bottle.

A: I had this on draft in a tall glass. Red in color. Clear. Served sadly to cold. Flat, no lacing. no head

S: It has a nice light hoppy perfume like note. Some Light cereal notes, some light hay and straw malt notes. sweet light yeast notes.

T: nice malty PA like beer with a nice refreshing hop bite aftertaste. body was and is light to medium, sort of in between to me. The texture was kind of thin. average carbonation, bitter finish.
Nice beer to drink, nothing fancy, but nice. not much kick even in a big pour, I had another 1.
Its a good beer and its goes well with lunch. Good long lasting flovor, lightly sweet, acid and bitter was all light, no bad notes.

m: Thin texture, soft carbonation (low). easy to drink. Nice aftertaste. light body etc.

O: its a good PA type beer. I liked and enjoyed it, had it 4 times now on draft. I need to buy a 6 pack and try it at home.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 8,742 ratings
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