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: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75


This beer's popularity has exploded here in recent months in Florida, and after putting it off I decided to see what all the fuss was about.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into an octagonal pint glass

A = Nice amber color, clear as crystal, with about a 1 cm head after an easy pour. An attractive amber ale, but nothing exciting.

S = sweet and malty, with a chocolate characteristic. Very pleasant and inviting.

T = Sweet malts are at the helm of this amber ale. Previous example I had was almost devoid of any hop bitterness... perhaps it was an 'off' bottle or I was drinking it too cold. Hop bitterness is fairly balanced, but play second role to the malt. There is a chocolatey, almost "Tootsie-Roll" like flavor. Bready and sweet.

M = Medium bodied, well rounded but not filling or too heavy.

O = I shouldn't have rated this so poorly on my first review. Whether I had a bad bottle or was drinking it too cold, I missed out. This is a solid amber ale, something that most everyone can enjoy. Even my BMC loving cousin likes this beer. My only complaint is that I find it a bit too much on the sweet side to be sessionable, but that's completely subjective.

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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
3.6 out of 5 based on 8,612 ratings.
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