Fat Tire Amber Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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82
good
8,652 Ratings
THE BROS
82
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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:
8,652
Reviews:
2,043
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
14.72%
 
 
Wants:
239
Gots:
2,508
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 8,652 |  Reviews: 2,043
Photo of fredmugs
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Schlafly33
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of JordonHoltzman
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2013 Louisiana Commemorative bottle.
Clear amber color with a cream colored foamy head that fades to a thin layer.
Amber nose of candy caramel with sweet floral notes. All well balanced.
Crisp taste of malts that seem roasted that wasnt as prevalent in the smell at all, followed by caramel.
Well carbonated and crisp. Good mouthfeel.
I love ambers and this is a good one. Very drinkable and especially great for spring.

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Photo of HerbScott
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of OscarO67
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of thegerm87
1.75/5  rDev -51.4%

Photo of bmwats
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a footed tulip.

A: Medium-light brown. Pours about a 1 finger, foamy, brown-white head. Settles fairly quickly, leaving a thick blanket of foam. A bit of spotty spider web lacing. Remaining head eventually dissipates completely, but renews fully with each new pour.

S: Malt, almond, pecan, molasses and raisin. All very-well balanced.

T: Woody malt. Cardboard-y character. A little pungent peat and bitter pecan shells.

M: Sappy feel, pungent throughout.

D: Not much resistance. This is a full flavor, well-balanced, session style brew.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Shallow hue, solid foamy head, and only slight lacing. Nose is a great combination of malt, nut, and sweet components. Very well done. Flavor has a papery wood and nut character. Pungent aftertaste. Overall, this is a good quaff.

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Photo of WeissBoy
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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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of MShirokov
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The others have described the taste well.
This beer won't give you any kind of "religious experience" but on a hot summer day it's perfect to quench your thirst.
I had it a few days ago at a golf course with a light snack (honestly it was either Fat Tire or Miller Light, so that was an obvious choice) and found it to be refreshing and a good companion to food.
Yes, it lacks flavor a bit, but sometimes you want that.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of MikeAAL
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is a very average beer. Definately not the best example of the style.

Red/ amber body with a white head.

Smells a little hoppy, bready and malty. But not much smell.

Watery taste, a little hops and malty at the end.

Light, watery mouthfeel. Heavy carbonation. A dry finish.

Not a lot of flavor with this beer. Wouldn't buy it again.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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2/5  rDev -44.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of jlh8643
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
3.6 out of 5 based on 8,652 ratings.
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