Fat Tire Amber Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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82
good
8,703 Ratings
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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:
8,703
Reviews:
2,046
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
14.72%
 
 
Wants:
240
Gots:
2,552
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Peaches13
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dflo32
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of fryeguy52
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dho27
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

The appearance was a clear amber colored body that yields a nice lumpy yet foamy one finger white head and lasts for a good minute and a half. No carbonation is seen rising. Some light spider web lacing is left. The smell has some sweet light hints of caramel coming in and out with each different sniff. The taste is toasty and brings back the caramel really strong while adding a decent yet subtle flavoring of hops. A very nice crisp aftertaste adds to this. The palate is about a light to medium with nothing harsh on the tongue, and is very sessionable. Overall, this is a pretty good beer for its style that I could have again with its respectable food.

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Photo of akopczyk
4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edrip222
3.89/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Rufus1
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a nice golden amber with two fingers of creamy white head. Nice lacing. Sweet malts on the nose. Some citrus hops. Smooth sweet with just a hint of hop citrus on the palate. Biscuit/ bready medium mouthfeel. Good carbonation.
Rich full mouthfeel. A truly good amber ale.

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Photo of EmeraldMist
2.62/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Look - Pours a crystal clear light copper color, a finger of crackly white head quickly dissolves, no lacing.
Aroma - Faint honey, lager-like, mild grain.
Taste - Very mild, light toast, subtle grainy notes, bubblegum sweetness and a very quick and clean finish.
Feel - Light body, ample carbonation, finishes wet.

Overall - Inoffensive but fairly sterile and one dimensional.

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Photo of Sulty
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of boutleg32
2.88/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Amber styles are not my favorite, but this is very drinkable. I like things a bit stronger with a strong finish, but Fat Tire is a refreshing change. Good to sip with friends over the grill on a Fall or Spring afternoon.

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

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

Poured from a tap into a conical pint glass at Dive Bar in NYC.
A: Pours a orange tinged, copper color with half inch head, moderate retention, and some Belgian lacing.
S: Sweet maltiness with a hint of caramel and of grass/hay.
T: Richly malty with caramel and toffee notes and only light and balancing bittering.
M: Medium bodied with moderate persistence of effervescence.
O: Enjoyable. Would certainly have again and try other New Belgium offerings.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Very traditional, lots of chewy malt flavor - mostly caramel malt - with not much else to round it out, but it sessionable and inoffensive in a respectful way.

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Photo of sposter4
3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Btip1969
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of TommyCable
4.54/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DSelb
4.5/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IBUBrew
4.14/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of evanoyster
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of baldy00
2.92/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
3.6 out of 5 based on 8,703 ratings.
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