Fat Tire Amber Ale | New Belgium Brewing

Fat Tire Amber AleFat Tire Amber Ale
BA SCORE
43.1%
Liked This Beer
3.6 w/ 8,731 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:
#36,998
Reviews:
2,053
Ratings:
8,731
Liked:
3,759
Avg:
3.6/5
pDev:
14.72%
Alströms:
3.6
 
 
Wants:
241
Gots:
2,572
Trade:
1
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

For MONTHS I've been seeing Fat Tire advertisements around Michigan, and I just finally had one on draft. At $3 for a 20oz, I figured, why not?

Appearance: I feel like it's not even fair to judge a beer on tap because I've just found that any beer will look better when it comes on draft... this beer looked awesome. Had a small, creamy head that went away pretty quickly, but the lacing was great.

Smell: Has a dry, malt aroma. My friends like to say the smell is reminiscent of a "wet trunk". I can't disagree with that, but it's not an off-putting smell to me.

Taste/feel: Much like the smell. I've had a few ambers, and I find this tastes a little bit different. Most ambers I've had have had that "trunk" smell and taste, but Fat Tire's not quite the same. Not a fantastic beer by any means, but it's drinkable and cheap. The feel on this one is probably as good as I think it is because of it being on-tap... smooth and easy drinking.

Fat Tire's a solid beer all around. When left with this or the option of several BMCs, this one clearly wins.

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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 43.1% out of 100 with 8,731 ratings
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