Fat Tire Amber Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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Fat Tire Amber AleFat Tire Amber Ale
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3.6/5
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8,813 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

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Added by kbub6f on 10-07-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,504
Reviews:
2,061
Ratings:
8,813
pDev:
14.72%
Bros Score:
3.6
 
 
Wants:
245
Gots:
2,638
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 8,813 |  Reviews: 2,061
Photo of mikeyonline
1/5  rDev -72.2%

Photo of Hebi
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.57/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, amber colored with a nice white head that lingers leaving some lacing, clear

S: light pine hops, caramel malt, toffee

T: nice toasty malt flavor balanced by pine hop bitterness, breast, caramel, toffee

M: thinner with good carbonation

O: solid widely available go to amber ale

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Photo of WanderingFool
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Fat Tire pours a clear amber color with a small, frothy white head on top. The foam dissolves quickly leaving behind a netted pattern of lace on the glass.

The aroma is malty with caramel with a touch of pale malt and a touch of rye. Some light fruit (apple) and a touch of grassy hops.

Each sip of this light to medium bodied beer is creamy with light carbonation. The flavor is malty with a touch of spice. Caramel malt and bread dominate, possibly rye. A little fruityness in the middle with a moderate grass and pine hoppy bitter finish. Once gone the bread and grass bitterness lingers on the palate.

This is a tasty, easy drinking beer. A bit more malty than I expected. Have to thank a friend for giving me a can from a recent trip to the mid west.

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Photo of Chrixsus
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of hacker1892
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Boudy17
4.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of FEUO
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of mckenziac
4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams Boston Lager glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear, amber color. Has a large fizzy, head that dissipates down to a large cap which leaves behind some decent lacing.

Smell: Smells sweet and caramelly, with a bit of toastiness to it. Has kind of an apple juice-like smell to it as well.

Taste: Toasty, with a bit of caramel sweetness. Has a nice, balancing hoppiness to it as well. Leaves a pleasant, toasty aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, with a medium body.

Overall: An excellent beer and a constant go-to for me.

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Photo of TheStashRide
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of dougtt
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of JamesMcCaffrey
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of PaulsBrew
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of chugginsteve
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of TheAlumnus
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of searsclone
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured from a bottle into a new belgium goblet

clear amber color with a decent head and ok lace.

smell is malts, dark chocolate, spice and hops

taste is bready, malts, a touch of spice, and celery. to me, it used to be a different beer every time you tried it, and different from every source. it seems to me that they have gotten the recipe to the point where it is now consistent everywhere

mouthfeel is nicely carbonated with a clean finish

overall, easy to drink and good flavor. this is the beer that got me transitioned me away from macros and into "real beer". definitely worth a try!

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Photo of cleonile2000
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of fatboy91
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of doctorb
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of a6ladd
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of ADM
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of deanhead
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of cousineddy
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Mavigo
4.23/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a nice big bottle of this, poured in a pint

A: pours a nice clear amber-orange, with a thin off white head, has some lacing

S: has a nice autumn aroma, wheat, grains

T: toasted malts, wheats, grains, malty, light hops

M: very crisp, refreshing, to me it reminds me of fall, medium carbonation

O: A great ale, smooth, crisp, refreshing, light but still hearty and flavorful.
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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 8,813 ratings
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