Fat Tire Amber Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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82
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8,620 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:
8,620
Reviews:
2,036
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
14.72%
 
 
Wants:
238
Gots:
2,477
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Joenapolitano
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured an amber color, with a light-medium head, and a medium lacing.

S: The aroma is of malt, slight hints of spices, and a grass-like odor.

T: Slight sweet caramel flavoring followed by a biscuit-malt, and finally balanced by the taste of hops, and citrus zest.

F: Creamy, smooth, and a medium carbonation.

O: The traces of caramel, and citrus complement each other well, but can be overpowering to some. Comparable to an American Lager, but more of a Spring drink, than a summer brew.

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Photo of dd53grif
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Paoloboston
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeftHanded666
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Burgett
4.36/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IndySuds
2.84/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of tervalas
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jcoleMA66
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Murph106157
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bumbledink
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of wiescins
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Coltron23
3.02/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of hopsonhopsonhops
3.13/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kkazemi
3.44/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbehlar
4.95/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of EdwardIV84
3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Not a great beer but one of those beers ebery couple years I get a taste for and end up getting a case I definitely prefer the Accumulation Winter brew over the amber ale, which now actually says Belgian Style Ale. They changed the packaging a bit to so I wasn't sure if this was actually a new beer from the brewery or not, turns out it is. I like the bottle shape and bike label a lot. Its a fair amber that goes down smooth but a little too much caramel malt for my taste to drink a few in one afternoon. Cheers!

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Photo of ncoutodavis
3.39/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

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

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

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Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
3.6 out of 5 based on 8,620 ratings.
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