Fat Tire Amber Ale | New Belgium Brewing

Fat Tire Amber AleFat Tire Amber Ale
BA SCORE
43.1%
Liked This Beer
3.62 w/ 8,727 ratings
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
Ranking:
#35,696
Reviews:
2,052
Ratings:
8,727
Liked:
3,758
Avg:
3.62/5
pDev:
14.64%
Alströms:
3.6
 
 
Wants:
241
Gots:
2,571
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 8,727 |  Reviews: 2,052
Photo of cletusdog
3/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of ZachKelly
3.39/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

This is a beer I like much more on tap than out of the bottle, like many. Also doesn't travel that well, much better tasting in Colorado than what I get on the East coast.
Nice amber color with an off white foam head that helps give off what little aroma the beer has. Leaves a nice lacing on the glass.
Nice malty flavors that don't linger and it has a nice bitter aftertaste.

Love the beer, definitely recommend.

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Photo of Amish_Ambush
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First Reviewed 11/15/2008

Appearance: Amber color ale that laces nicely

Smell: Biscuit notes in the nose. Hop notes are barely noticeable.

Taste: Hint of over ripe orange. Malty. Strong biscuit notes initially with some hop bitterness in the aftertaste.

Notes: Very nice drinkable ale. This is a bottle review but I have had this on tap and it was much better.

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Photo of PhawkYu
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Sipchue
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of BrewtalAlement
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of dvmin98
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of zenithberwyn
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of MikeD71
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of babayaga
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance- A really nice clear amber-to-copper color, with a 2-finger creamy off-white head. Great lacing on the glass.

Aroma- Grains, slightly sweet malts, a little toast. I don't get much hops at all, but I poured it at 40F. Grape nuts.

Flavor- More grains, some "mineraliness." Biscuit.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, medium carbonation.

As unique as I think that this beer is, I think that New Belgium has some much better offerings.

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Photo of gnftr44
4.13/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Slightly cloudy appearance with a uniquely sweet aroma. Smooth taste with a fruity finish.

Very easy to drink and has no negative aspects. Particularly enjoyed drinking the Fat Tire slowly and with a non-spicy meal such as fries.

Overall a solid daytime draft beer.

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Photo of ZRT
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of camelgar
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of appetiteforparis
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Nizzle913
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of KatyC
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of rao2100
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of lilsmizzul1225
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of lahfordie
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of MichPaul
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of jduprey007
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of SadMachine
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Jameswoody
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Bnoise11
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 43.1% out of 100 with 8,727 ratings
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