Fat Tire Amber Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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Fat Tire Amber AleFat Tire Amber Ale
BA SCORE
3.6/5
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8,838 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:
#38,915
Reviews:
2,066
Ratings:
8,838
pDev:
14.72%
Bros Score:
3.6
 
 
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246
Gots:
2,658
Trade:
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.04/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Surprised that I've never actually tried this one. Brought back by a friend. Best by date of August 13th. Poured into a Sam Adams sensory glass.

Big, frothy 2 finger white head with good retention. Beer is clear bronze. Lacing is spotty with average stick. Good.

Nose is uninspiring. Decently aromatic. Nutty with hints of brown sugar, chestnut, and tree bark. Not really what I'm looking for from the style. Missing that nice, hop presence.

Opens nutty. Brown sugar, chestnut, and a weird, yeastiness. Big malt presence throughout. An odd metallic taste peaks out at the end. Sweet, sugary aftertaste. Strange, but not bad.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and easy drinking. Goes down watery with an accent. Finishes sharp with a mellow, lingering aftertaste. Refreshing.

I can't say I'm surprised by New Belgium's flagship brew. Its nothing special but the flavor is decent, not offensive, and very conservative. Not much to hate here but not much to like either. I'd have this if this was one of the only craft options.

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2/5  rDev -44.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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

12oz bottle : snifter

Pours an amber orange with a foamy off white head that leaves pleasant lacing.

Malty, caramel and toasty biscuit notes.

Caramel, biscuit malt with light hop backing.

A good example of the style, though nothing particularly unique or really great.

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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 8,838 ratings