Fat Tire Amber Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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82
good
8,652 Ratings
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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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3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I had heard some good things about this one, and I’m not sure why. Light red color, with a lot of carbonation and big fluffy white head in my mug. Smell is okay, with light malt and hints of grass. The taste follows with some funk, dryness, some slight caramel sweet, and a strange dusty stale hop finish. It is a mediocre at best amber ale, with an aftertaste that I’d rather not deal with. I can’t say it’s terrible, but it’s not something I would seek out again.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a new belgium chalice, color is amber-copper, had is light tan and nicely frothy, some light lacing.

Smell is biscuit, light chocolate, toasty malt, with some hints of caramel; feint hop freshness.

Taste is well balanced, great mix of biscuit, toast with a light touch of chocolate and the caramel/toffee backing it up. Bitterness is light, almost perfectly balanced for this brew. There is some light fruitiness, dark and interesting from some yeast presence.

Mouthfeel is just about perfect, light carbonation just the right amount of lingering sweetness.

Overall, this is a great easy drinking beer, one of my favorite, the right amount of interesting flavors to have great flavor while being easy to drink.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a six pack of this while in Vegas since it has such a reputation and is unavailable at home.

A. This beer pours nicely into a clean glass. The color is slightly darker than a pale ale with two fingers of off white bubbly head.

S. I smell earthy hops biscuit malts and toffee. Very inviting aroma that remind me of a nut brown.

T. I can taste bread crust with gentle hops and a solid palate of malt.

M. This has a decent body that hangs around without being sticky. Very good flavor profile due to the mouthfeel.

Definitely a solid bet that i would drink on the regular if it were available. Must be like a west coast yuengling with better flavor.

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