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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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Jamesthebrit
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Bold amber color. Head is thick and bubbly.
S: Malty, carmel, sweet, a little fruity maybe.
T: Like the smell , some strawberry notes, a good sweetness, quite malty. Carmel as well. Yeast flavors.
M: Sits a little watery before the bubbles take over.

A solid beer. It has lots of fruity flavors and a good sweetness and maltyness. Pass on this is you don't like sweet beers, otherwise this is a good one to check out. Easy drinking as well.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of Jsteez
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap in a weizen glass.

A-Dark orange, golden hue, with hints of light brown. White and tan cream head (almost Guiness like)with lacy rings around the edges of the glass. Moderate carbonation.

S-Hints of caramel, toffee, malt,sweet bread and mild hops.

T-A little sweet and dry at first. The aftertaste left a sweetish malty taste that lingered on my palate.

M-A little wet. Mild carbonation, combined with malty sweetness, made this ale a perfect combo with grilled jalapeno shrimp, topped with grilled zucchini and tomatoes.

Overall- This a good brew. It's not the type of beer to have one after another. It's a great complement to good food. It's a New Belgium go-to brew.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light amber with a lively carbonation. Head is white and drops to a thin, spotty cap. Some wisps of lacing cling to the glass. Clear.

Smell: Biscuits and flowers. Very much a floral hit. Almost like rosewater at times. Big, chewy, sweet malts. Caramel malts and something akin to caramel candy. Bright citrus backing. Bready. Runs the gamut from dough up through crust. It's an edible experience. Toasted grains add a nice depth. Mild roasted profile. Almost fruity...ripe cherry?

Taste: Toasted and roasted. Clean grain profile upfront. Malts run sweet and drop big caramel notes, almost hitting toffee. Mega toasted. Bread all up in this thing. Dry crust and fresh-baked goodness. Mild fruitiness wrapped in a delicious doughy exterior. Nice roasted profile keeps things from getting stale. Some pale malts as well. Gritty.

Mouthfeel: Moderate body with a solid carbonation. Smooth and a touch gritty. Nice to drink.

Overall: This is solid, but not mind-blowing. I wish I had more plentiful access to this as its unique enough to warrant drinking from time to time.

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3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I tried this amber in a shaker pint.

Appearance- A half-finger crown of white puff sits on top of the golden-amber body. I did not realize this one was going to have so many carbonation columns. There is also a solid ring of lace sticking to the glass.

Smell- This one has a very pleasant, sweet cookie-malt scent. I can also appreciate some earthiness. Most of the nose though is the sweet malt.

Taste- The palate still has the malt sweetness, but is dialed back, replaced with some more earthiness and slight hop bitterness. The malt finishes more bread-like than anything else. I would appreciate more hoppiness or a more complex malt bill.

Mouth feel- The beer has a nice tingle from the hop bill. The beer has nice carbonation but is not overdone. The feel was nicely handled.

Overall- While this sweeter amber is solidly crafted, it lacks in originality and is a pretty standard drink. If you are looking for a well crafted and easy going amber, you could hardly do worse.

If you were looking for something different, you may want to look somewhere else.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.01/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: True to it's style, amber. 1 finger head.
Smell: Biscuty with a nice sweetness. Pretty mild but pleasant.
Taste: Malty with a mellow sweetness, some citrus notes with a mild hop bitterness towards the end.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, with a balanced carbonation and a light lingering bitterness after you swallow.
Overall: A very nice and tasty beer, and a fine example of the style. Sessionable and certainly a repeater.

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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 8,904 ratings