Fat Tire Amber Ale | New Belgium Brewing

Fat Tire Amber AleFat Tire Amber Ale
BA SCORE
3.6/5
8,741 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:
#37,400
Reviews:
2,055
Ratings:
8,741
pDev:
14.72%
Bros Score:
3.6
 
 
Wants:
241
Gots:
2,578
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 8,741 |  Reviews: 2,055
Photo of Patches826
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Hossst
4.35/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of ikapaMK
4.15/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a wine glass

A - Dark gold color with a dense 1 1/2 finger head. Slowly subsides. Some tracings on the glass
S - Bright malt, Crackery
T - Off the bat, the hops - not the bitter kinds, but rather a milder, I guess one could say "floral", kind. Some malt flavour, but largely finished by a peppery bite
F - Not a lot of body, but I also didn't expect much to begin with. Goes down clean and smooth with little residue or effervescence on the tongue

O - Overall, a very good beer. Might go for again, but it's nice to officially say I've tried a Belgian styled beer, even if it's only an American copy

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Photo of Retroman40
3.36/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours out a nice clear copper color with a persistent head. Smell and taste are primarily malt with just a hint of hops. Decent carbonation level with a smooth mouthfeel. Overall a nice average beer. Considering the price point a good value and worth the extra buck over any macro.

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Photo of pistol_pete
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Coryk133
3.33/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A bit light but not a bad tasting beer, I'd drink it again.

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Photo of Red_Zeke
3.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jackjaffar
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.34/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kotocar
4.02/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer tastes like what it is. It's turned into a "craft macro brew". Similar to one of my favorite craft macro beers which they no longer make. American Ale by anahasuer beusch. Except this tastes like a water down version of it. More malty and a bit of caramel malts. Watery flavor, but high carbonation. Not very sweet. A bit dry.

Nothing really special here. It's not a session beer, and it's not a craft. I don't know where it belongs. Perhaps I out grew this ale.

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Photo of Determined419
4.64/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JoeLev
3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nace4
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of coloute
4.07/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sup3r_s4m
4.34/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice smooth

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

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

A solid amber ale. A bit sweet.

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Photo of petrusek23
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Trackster219
4.29/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 8,741 ratings
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