Fat Tire Amber Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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3.6/5
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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

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Added by kbub6f on 10-07-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,391
Reviews:
2,082
Ratings:
8,905
pDev:
14.72%
Bros Score:
3.6
 
 
Wants:
250
Gots:
2,721
Trade:
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 8,905 |  Reviews: 2,082
Photo of BlueTomorrow
2.15/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Photo of omparker
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of AWA
3.29/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Foxman27
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hairnic
2.56/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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

Beer has become very personable. I find this ale almost perfect. I chose it over others almost every time. I like the taste. Mouth feel, not really sure what people mean by that. To me, it's the perfect balance of malt and hops.

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

1 pint 6 oz bottle chilled and poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Enjoy by 25 Mar 18 -- 16 days from now.

Appearance- Big fluffy white seafoam head with lacing appropriate for the metaphor. Clear gold-amber body with faint bubbling. 3.5
Smell - Nutty and malty with faint hay. 3.5
Taste - Nothing is hidden. Malt, hop and alcohol all on the forefront. Balanced but has a decent kick. 3
Mouthfeel - Malt helps smooth out some but not all of the astringency in the aftertaste. 2.5
Overall - Balanced with a slight kick. 3.5

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Photo of Asics
3.1/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of RT-Kris
3.15/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nass
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is the first american amber ale that I have sampled. It's one of those middle of the road style of beers. What I have learned from this beer is that style is rather boring & not very tasty. It's okay and worth a try but definitely not something I care to revisit. Cheers! C (75-79) score range

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Photo of brianstrong2
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eagle109
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cjgiant
3.14/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Nvrmind16
3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very amooth taste, just the right flavor notes too. Not hoppy or spicey but not overly sweet.

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Photo of drtth
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The clear dark amber beer pours out into a shaker pint glass with a 1/4" layer of white foam that some small patches of lacing as recedes to a small ring around the glass. Sipping creates a few scattered patches of lacing.

The aromas are mostly all about the lightly bready malt with a touch of toffee and only a light floral touch from the hops being noticeable.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with lots of rich lightly bready malt flavors, some light malty sweetness and just a hint of bitterness.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly smooth with the soft and moderate carbonation. The finish is basically a slow sliding away of flavors to an almost dry ending with little or no bitterness

A nice, easily drinkable beer that I'd be fine with having again but which I'll not go out of my way to find again. It would be a good beer to serve as at a summer BBG or outdoor party where the focus is on socializing with friends rather than drinking beer.

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Photo of HotOpinions
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChrisDoerbie
2.49/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of 4thnoun
4.43/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of neenerzig
4.19/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out of a 12 oz. bottle into one of my pint glasses, this beer pours a clear, medium amber/copper color with lots of little streams of bubbles fairly rapidly and continuously rising to the beer's surface. Has a fluffy looking, white head that's about a half inch thick when first poured that settles fairly quickly to a fluffy surface coating of a film layer of foam along with a nice thick ring lining the inside of the glass. Good lacing. Aromas of somewhat toasted, biscuity malts with some caramel sweetness and also a hint of brown sugar. the taste is pretty much the same, with a heavy, somewhat toasted, biscuity, caramel malt sweetness with a hint of brown sugar followed by some earthy, piney hop notes that lend some bitterness. The sweet malt flavors certainly dominate the flavor profile, but the balance from the hops is well implemented here. Has a crisp, yet smooth and somewhat frothy, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Has a clean finish with a sweet aftertaste that lingers on the palate nicely. A very nice beer here all around.

Eric

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

Photo of Bark0707
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SB2017
3.39/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nothing special, really. I'm a little disappointed by the ale-y nonsense being pushed so far forward. It borders on tasting rubbery in general, but ESPECIALLY out of the can. Otherwise it's solid. Looks nice, but a little translucent for my taste. Pretty good.

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Photo of Egon0044
4.43/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of huthuty
4.46/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

4% abv version
Pours with a medium head, strong amber color
Smells extremely mild but delicious
Taste is sweet and mild, a mild malt and mild hops blend nicely
Overall, something you could bring to anyone who drinks beer and they won't dislike it, meanwhile it's a bit different, good brew

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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 8,905 ratings