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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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a Kasteel goblet glass.

Appearance- Light orange in color with a half finger of bubbly white head that dissipates to about 1/8 layer. Lots of carbonation bubble flow to the top. Nice alcohol leg and very very good lacing for a Red ale.

Smell- Lots of malty smells. Sweet malt, bread malt, bisquits, carmel, and a small twinge of hops.

Taste- I get bready sweet malt goodness. Almost coffee like notes with a slight hop finish. The hop is the same they use in most of the New Belgium brews. An earthy roasted hop.

Mouthfeel- Medium body. I would prefer a bit more crisp bite on the finish.

Overall- A top notch red ale that is very good for malt and coffee lovers.

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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: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 8,757 ratings
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