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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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8,777 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 10-07-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,160
Reviews:
2,058
Ratings:
8,777
pDev:
14.72%
Bros Score:
3.6
 
 
Wants:
244
Gots:
2,611
Trade:
1
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 8,777 |  Reviews: 2,058
Photo of Mirthrandir
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrBuffalo
4.06/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of peachy-tay
3.49/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a clear, filtered golden amber. Forms one finger of head which dissipates down to a film. Very minimal whispy lacing.
S - Lightly sweet caramel, mild hops and an earthy garden aroma to it as well.
T - Little sweetness, little pilsner, little hops and little bitter, very light and mild, well balanced, easy drinking.
O - A nice sessionable drinking beer.
V - Medium.

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Photo of frozen-1984
3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Nothing special about this amber any more but it is still a go to for my outdoor trips. Good flavor and session worthy.

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Photo of BeardedPastor
4.94/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So far, this is my all time favorite beer. I'm always willing to try new thing, but I've yet to find a beer that I enjoy sitting back with than this one.

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Photo of JodyPowers
3.22/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mattanooga
4.08/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dkline39
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hophead723
4.01/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This beer is timeless. It's universal. It's unmistakable. It's perfect. Okay it could use more hops but then it wouldn't be Fat Tire. I can only hope you are about to enjoy one as you read this review, because that's what beer is all about.

I've had it on tap a lot and poured this into everything from a coffee mug to a pilsner glass but this time around its a classic British pub glass from the bottle. Just like the beer, you can't go wrong with this approach.

Appearance: This beer pours a gorgeous amber color. The head is a unique and characterful off white with fine bubbles.

Aroma: This beer smells so good! Biscuit, fruity, with a whiff of grassy and herbal hops.

Taste: It's delicious and drinkable malt character sings a chorus in your mouth with each pleasing sip. The malt is gentle and bready while the hops are grassy and mild.

Mouthfeel: Smooth. The carbonation levels are perfect and make this beer a classic.

Overall: Ill say it time and time again, this is beer. Yes its not an IPA and yes I'm a hop head but this beer is perfect and complete. It just plain works and it shall stand the test of time. I wouldn't compare it to any other Amber Ale even though there are many out there. Enjoy it any way you can but the tap brings just that much more magic to the experience. Drink up beer lovers. Drink up.

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Photo of acoldrick
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Tyler1986
3.12/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Marvicsin
3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rynej23
2.76/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

thin malty fat tire, where da hops at yo

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Photo of alobo1
3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JednoPivoProsim
3.24/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 FL. OZ. bottle into a pint glass. ENJOY BY: 15FEB15.

Look: Pours a light copper with a soft white head and bright carbonation.

Smell: Aroma of light bready malts with a touch of grassy Euro hop aroma.

Taste: Nutty brown ale flavor. Caramel malts and grassy hop taste.

Feel: Light and refreshing, not strong or overpowering.

Overall: A light, easy drinker. Not a standout, but pleasant. Fat Tire is a not as hoppy as Sierra Nevada Pale Ale or ubiquitous as Sam Adams Boston Lager, but a gateway into craft beer for many nonetheless.

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Photo of fishstick_pete
5/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite beer. Moved from Chicago to Colorado, still my favorite beer.

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Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.04/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of mikebcpa
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tumblingpenguin
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice caramel and chocolate notes. Creamy with lasting head.

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Photo of Neil_Pfeifer
3.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lianne_Weaver
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dopespike
4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 8,777 ratings
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