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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3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2014 update to a previous on tap rating. 12 oz can BB dated on bottom at July 2014.

Pour is amber with a rather orange tone; clear; A small amount of coarse carbonation was visible.

Aroma: Caramel malts over citrusy hops.

Flavor: Sweet up front. Malty, Balanced mid-taste through the finish.

O: A well-crafted brew deserving of its widespread appeal (and sales).

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz beer was poured into a pint glass. Thanks to my brother for bringing back another CO beer from his trip to TN.

Appearance: This beer poured a small head that has reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale orange color with great clarity and a few bubbles slowly coming up through the glass.

Smell: bready and biscuity malts, some fruitiness to the beer too, and slight caramel malts too.

Taste: malty, bready, biscuity, a bit fruity, and very tasty.

Mouthfeel: smooth, chewy, medium bodied, low to medium carbonation,

Overall: it's funny that there is a resemblance to American style Oktoberfest beers, but this is in a world of its own. Last time I had this was in a can back in December when I was in Denver. Always looking for more fat tire.

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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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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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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 8,879 ratings