Fat Tire Amber Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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Fat Tire Amber AleFat Tire Amber Ale
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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

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Added by kbub6f on 10-07-2000

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Photo of shand
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

New Belgium has just started rolling into Florida. The bottle has a commemorative Florida release label, cool touch. Basically, from what I've heard, Fat Tire is the Boston Lager of the West. A widely available and tasty malt-forward brew. And that's exactly what I got. The aroma is great, there's earthy hops hanging out with some sweeter caramel malts. Balance is really the name of the game all the way around, there's nice sweetness in the middle of this brew, but with a nice, mildly bitter aftertaste that stops it from being cloying. Extremely well-crafted, and one of the best choices for a more traditional (read: not a "red IPA") American Red.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jaz58
3.92/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful amber ale.

In the glass, the colour is a deep copper orange with a thick cream head.

Nose has hints of bread and brown sugar.

Toffee followed by a balance dry hop on the palete.

Round warm smooth mouthfeel.

Very pleasing, an ale to leisurely enjoy.

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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 8,821 ratings
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