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Fat Tire Amber Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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Fat Tire Amber AleFat Tire Amber Ale
BA SCORE
3.6/5
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8,781 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:
#38,240
Reviews:
2,058
Ratings:
8,781
pDev:
14.72%
Bros Score:
3.6
 
 
Wants:
245
Gots:
2,614
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 8,781 |  Reviews: 2,058
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of BeerDocT
3.24/5  rDev -10%
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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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.06/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From Warner's BB Dec 13

Briefly, pours clear amber! Spotty lace. Smells of little really, save doughy malts. Taste is marmalade and beady malts, and much more a la ESB than anything else. Little hops. Clearly entry level offering.

Drinkable, tho....

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.49/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass
Best before: 09Feb14

A: Pours a crystal clear amber with 1.5 fingers width of light tan head. Head dissipates down slowly and leaves a good amount of lacing.

S: Biscuity and sweet malt, some adjunct additive aromas, no real hop presence appreciated in the nose.

T: Sweet malts, doughy bread, very subtle hop characters.

M/D: Medium body, carbonation on the heavier side, drinkability is good.

O: Ive had this many times, but first time rating it. Its an ok beer, but nothing special. I think of it as the craft beer for people who dont know craft beer. An acceptable drink, but not something worth making any effort to obtain.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

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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 8,781 ratings
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