Fat Tire Amber Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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82
good
8,649 Ratings
THE BROS
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 10-07-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
8,649
Reviews:
2,043
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
14.72%
 
 
Wants:
239
Gots:
2,504
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 8,649 |  Reviews: 2,043
Photo of jglaw1
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Reef
3.51/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed from pitchers pouring into Solo cups after work.
Clear copper appearance with two fingers of head. Good retention and healthy carbonation.
Caramel malty aroma, some spice and faint floral notes follow.
Sweet caramel flavors up front, biscuit following, balanced by the hops. Not much change with warming, but not a sipper anyway.
Smooth, medium mouthfeel.

As a cyclist, the bicycle back story appeals. Looks like this will be one of the beers I'll be drinking at group functions, chain restaurants, sports events for the rest of my life. If this is lowest common denominator among craft curious drinkers, I can live with that. Infinitely better than adjunct lagers.

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Photo of BeerSexLove
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Crisp and refreshing, nothing especially compelling. I would by no means turn it down if served but wouldn't make a special effort to purchase.

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Photo of Lorgeous
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear amber. Not much carbonation. Smells like a citrusy Coors Light but with more backbone. A nice, refreshing light taste with some caramel left on the pallet.

= A pretty satisfying amber ale. Great for midday Spring drinking.

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Photo of cburnham
4.65/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of carmike813
3.17/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JBrasca
3.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice golden amber color with just enough of a creamy, white head; smell has a caramel, somewhat sweet aroma with a bread/grain with slight caramel hops and slight sweetness from the malts; Taste has a very caramel malty presence with just enough sweetness to balance out the hops and citrus; nothing too special or exciting but is still a solid, very enjoyable brew!

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Photo of mpbuckley
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmorris15
3.92/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of caburdette51
3.32/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Strohm
3.42/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rizzy17
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NHbeerfishing
3.64/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
2.9/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nbonafilia
3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured off tap into pint glass. Nonexistent nose and thin head was compensated for by the complex toasty flavor juxtaposed with mild hop character. 3.5/5, solid, refreshing beer.

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

Photo of codytwo
2/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

From Untappd

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Photo of illpass78
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint on draft at Po Boys & Pickles in Portland, Maine.

Appearance: Clear amber/rust. Nice one finger head.

Aroma: Bread, malt sweetness, grass.

Taste: Follows nose, with some caramel in there. Classic ale.

Mouthfeel: Very easy drinking. Has flavor, though.

Overall: Just a rock solid standard. Happy to be able to get it in Maine now.

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

Photo of GatorB
3.37/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jay007
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fitzy01
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not at all what I expected........I feel very disappointed.

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Photo of cnealc
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cbaz
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
3.6 out of 5 based on 8,649 ratings.
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