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: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My go to beer whenever I am out. It is generally available anywhere. I prefer beers that are higher in malt flavoring than hoppy beers. This one has a good head, and though it says amber it has a slightly darker color. But the taste is what gets you, refreshing every time.

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

Best before 8/18/13.

Appearance: Light copper with great clarity and lots of visible spastic carbonation. Frothy off-white head.

Aroma: Nice malted barley and light earthy hops.

Taste: I haven't had Fat Tire since getting into serious craft beer. I'm surprised by how light it is. Underneath the slightly watery exterior there is some semi-sweet amber malt flavor. A nutty/toasty character that is pleasing to the palate. There is a fair amount of bitterness on the back end (20 IBU?) but no real hop flavor. A decent amount of flavor packed into 5.2% ABV.

Mouthfeel: Between light and medium in body with a lot of carbonation. Good drinkability and sessionable.

FInal Thoughts: Definitely got better further into the drinking experience. Almost like a Pale Ale/Amber hybrid. Would I drink it again? Yep.

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

Single bottle from Merchant's Fine Wine in Dearborn, MI. Grabbed a few of these, as it's a brewery I have yet to explore and I've heard good things about Fat Tire before.

Poured into a nonic. Lovely clear amber in colour, with a good sturdy head of foam, which recedes into a thick layer. Lots of lacing; a fine looking brew.

Nose is quite grainy, smells a great deal like brown bread. Biscuit/cracker, caramel, mild hop bitterness.

Beer tastes fine, good sturdy amber ale with nice bread and cracker graininess. Not so much of the hops as advertised on the bottle though, and although I don't need a hop blast with every beer I drink, if they say it's there it should be there. Still, a tasty brew that would be a good sessionable ale. Thin bodied, mild carbonation, slightly creamy.

Good beer, not something I would go out of my way for, but a well made amber is a rare enough treat and this one does just fine there.

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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
3.6 out of 5 based on 8,672 ratings.
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