Fat Tire Amber Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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Fat Tire Amber AleFat Tire Amber Ale
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3.6/5
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8,892 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:
#40,024
Reviews:
2,079
Ratings:
8,892
pDev:
14.72%
Bros Score:
3.6
 
 
Wants:
251
Gots:
2,711
Trade:
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Ratings: 8,892 |  Reviews: 2,079
Photo of cjgiant
3.14/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Nvrmind16
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very amooth taste, just the right flavor notes too. Not hoppy or spicey but not overly sweet.

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Photo of drtth
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The clear dark amber beer pours out into a shaker pint glass with a 1/4" layer of white foam that some small patches of lacing as recedes to a small ring around the glass. Sipping creates a few scattered patches of lacing.

The aromas are mostly all about the lightly bready malt with a touch of toffee and only a light floral touch from the hops being noticeable.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with lots of rich lightly bready malt flavors, some light malty sweetness and just a hint of bitterness.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly smooth with the soft and moderate carbonation. The finish is basically a slow sliding away of flavors to an almost dry ending with little or no bitterness

A nice, easily drinkable beer that I'd be fine with having again but which I'll not go out of my way to find again. It would be a good beer to serve as at a summer BBG or outdoor party where the focus is on socializing with friends rather than drinking beer.

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Photo of HotOpinions
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChrisDoerbie
2.49/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of 4thnoun
4.43/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of neenerzig
4.19/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out of a 12 oz. bottle into one of my pint glasses, this beer pours a clear, medium amber/copper color with lots of little streams of bubbles fairly rapidly and continuously rising to the beer's surface. Has a fluffy looking, white head that's about a half inch thick when first poured that settles fairly quickly to a fluffy surface coating of a film layer of foam along with a nice thick ring lining the inside of the glass. Good lacing. Aromas of somewhat toasted, biscuity malts with some caramel sweetness and also a hint of brown sugar. the taste is pretty much the same, with a heavy, somewhat toasted, biscuity, caramel malt sweetness with a hint of brown sugar followed by some earthy, piney hop notes that lend some bitterness. The sweet malt flavors certainly dominate the flavor profile, but the balance from the hops is well implemented here. Has a crisp, yet smooth and somewhat frothy, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Has a clean finish with a sweet aftertaste that lingers on the palate nicely. A very nice beer here all around.

Eric

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

Photo of Bark0707
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SB2017
3.39/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nothing special, really. I'm a little disappointed by the ale-y nonsense being pushed so far forward. It borders on tasting rubbery in general, but ESPECIALLY out of the can. Otherwise it's solid. Looks nice, but a little translucent for my taste. Pretty good.

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Photo of Egon0044
4.43/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of huthuty
4.46/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

4% abv version
Pours with a medium head, strong amber color
Smells extremely mild but delicious
Taste is sweet and mild, a mild malt and mild hops blend nicely
Overall, something you could bring to anyone who drinks beer and they won't dislike it, meanwhile it's a bit different, good brew

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Photo of afroskully
3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ilovegunsnroses2017
2/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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

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

Photo of MTennant71
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of davisrs
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

NOTE: I compare all other beers to Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale; there may be better out there, but many that are worse.
This gives a 1 finger aromatic head that fades.
The color is a copper medium dark amber.
There is light aroma from malt but not much floral piney hops.
There is a moderate taste from hops which is a balanced mild citrus/pine throughout the palate.
Bitterness is mild throughout the palate with a hint of malt which offers a smooth finish without any bitterness at the finish.
Overall, love the balanced flavors, but lacks richness and aroma.

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Photo of jbundang9
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ds53838
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of adusso415
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vandelay1863
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JuiceMan818
3.82/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeverSettle
3.36/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kevinmealey1950
4.04/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 8,892 ratings