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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5/5  rDev +38.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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4.38/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured into a Lakefront Brewery pint glass

a-I'll admit that i missed my pour a bit but still not too much head. steady stream of bubbles coming up

s-no particularly overwhelming smell. smelling mostly the light malt with some slight floral notes

t- very light, airy amber taste. not too bitter, great balance

m-very light feel, to me it embodies the definition of a session beer feel. enough flavor to keep you interested but not too much body to weigh you down

o-as I said before this beer embodies session beers to me. It's very tasty and so easy to drink, definitely something worth keeping in your fridge at all times.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber-orange colour, one finger of white head and a bit of lace as well. Smell is of toasty biscuity malt, bit of hop in the way of an earthy floralness, light citrus, fairly clean and well integrated nose here. Taste is of biscuity grains, lemony with a light earthy hop bitterness, some toasted caramel with a bit of a grassy finish. Medium carbonation, decent medium body, medium full feel. Solid drinking beer though unremarkable, something that can be consumed in large quantities with ease.

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3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up as part of a mixed sixer from Fry's on MLK day for $8.99. Best by 3-17-13. I think i have had this beer a couple hundred times since the mid 90's. Always have enjoyed it!

Beer poured a reddish copper color with a smallish head that is leaving a bit of lacing behind.

Nose is a nice biscuity grainy blast.

Taste is biscuity and slightly sweet with light hopping to keep the sweetness at bay and make the finish a bit dry.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and fairly smooth.

Overall this has been a decent go to beer over the years when out at restaurants and bars in which craft is not king. Interestingly i was thinking about another Colorado brewer that has cloned it pretty much - Crazy Mountain Amber. Can pretty much guarantee Fatty will be very consistent assuming it is consumed before the freshness date.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 8,893 ratings