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: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium amber with little head and decent lacing. Not much aroma at all. Can smell a little bread but that is about it. Taste is malt forward with a hop finish. This is definitely a well balanced beer that many can enjoy. Not too malty and not too hoppy. Not my favorite style of beer but definitely something I will drink with little complaint. An above average amber ale.

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A: Amber in color. Clear. Visibly effervescent. Forms a very attractive, fluffy white head that has great retention. Moderate lacing. A good looking beer.

S: Aroma is rather malty. Caramel malts with a light mix of earthy and herbal hops.

T: Taste is similar. A strong blend of caramel malts, biscuit, and peanuts. Creamy. Finish is smooth. Very light grassy hops.

M: On the lighter side of medium in body. Slight tartness. Mild bitterness.

O: Okay, so this isn't the greatest beer, but it is a fairly ubiquitous offering that is far better than BMC. Plus, at $3.99 for a bomber, the price is hard to beat.

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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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