Fat Tire Amber Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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82
good
8,651 Ratings
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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:
8,651
Reviews:
2,043
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
14.72%
 
 
Wants:
239
Gots:
2,507
For Trade:
1
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Weston19
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Sam Adams glass

A: Amber, clear, low moderate carbonation, pinky sized head.

S: Caramel, biscuit, malty, a little floral, light toffee. Overall not a very strong smelling beer.

T: Light flavor, caramel, toffee, light hoppyness towards end, light malty aftertaste.

M: Light, smooth, has a somewhat dry finish.

O: Simple tasty beer. Nothing stands out but the balance and smoothness make it a good session beer. This is what macro American beers should be like, easy drinking but with flavor. Good beer when eating or when there is nothing else but macro beers available.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  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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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of uld2541
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sam Adam's west, really the best way I can think to describe it. It's definitely a solid, all-around lager, but nothing really insanely different or artistic about it; a real, "meat-and-potatoes" kind of brew.

It's appearance is a dark amber with a moderate head that stays around for awhile. The smell is very malty (biscuit is a strong note) with a slight floral aroma (much less hoppy than say a Sam Adams). It's a pretty thick beer with solid mouth-feel and it goes down quite well.

Like I said, overall, not too bad. I used to disdain this beer, but it's grown on me, especially since I'm finding it more and more in places that don't serve a lot of craft beer (great alternative to your Miller Lite crap), but then again, Sam was the same way with me.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light amber hue with nice clarity and a half finger of off-white foam.

Slight caramel like sweetness, toasted biscuits.

Slightly nutty and biscuity sweetness.

Light-bodied, medium carbonation.

Overall, a smooth easy drinking beer.

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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
3.6 out of 5 based on 8,651 ratings.
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