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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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8,758 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 10-07-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,887
Reviews:
2,056
Ratings:
8,758
pDev:
14.72%
Bros Score:
3.6
 
 
Wants:
243
Gots:
2,591
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 8,758 |  Reviews: 2,056
Photo of ale_addin
3.27/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jkrug5
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RikMack
4.13/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of BWED
3.61/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a willibecher.

A- Amber, nice clarity. Very light tan head, holds a little less than a finger. Decent lacing.

S- Malt. Sweet bread, toast, a little caramel. Not really a noticeable hop aroma. Maybe some earthy notes.

T- Grainy, with some light toasted notes. Subtle sweetness, a bit of caramel. Mildly metallic.

M- Body is medium. Very faint bitter crispness in the end.

O- Average. Despite it being the flagship, I think this isn't their best.

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

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of red_5_sooner
3.42/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jstarr2517
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Verasong
3.01/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.19/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of puck1225
3.26/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Pale amber color. Short lived head with decent lacing. Subdued smell - maybe a bit banana? Taste is a bit watery and malty. Ok.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
2.97/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Amber color,medium carbonation with a decent feel. The aroma wasn't very appealing and neither was the taste. It seems fairly popular but I found it to be lacking in flavor and was just a bit sour and slightly bitter

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Photo of superwho24
4.37/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good look with good head retention. Smell is great. I'd even say exceptional. Bready, sweet, and earthy. Good amber flavor. Overall solid.

Pairs well with garlic stuffed olives.

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Photo of Norske42
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Ruger_44-Redhawk
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A good beer that definitely has a unique style and taste. Probably one of the primary beers we were drinking for taste other than the standard Budweiser products in high scho....er, I mean, college. So this and Schlafly were good introductions to the fine art of beer. Taste is a nice malt heavy back bone, some candied sugar, vanilla and almond.

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Photo of LT630
4.19/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Benr96
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodchipper
4.11/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Surprised that I haven't rated this yet.
Poured to a tulip from a 12 oz bottle labeled enjoy by 10/17/17.
Deep gold, nice foam but it fades in minutes. Lacing is present but minimal.
Aroma is deep dark dry caramel.
Taste is same but with a dry rye hit at the end. Well balanced.
Carbonation seems just right despite appearance of minimal.

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

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

Photo of cookusmaximus97
4.91/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of my overall favorites.

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Photo of PJCarnell
3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 8,758 ratings
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