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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8,879 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

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Added by kbub6f on 10-07-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,719
Reviews:
2,077
Ratings:
8,879
pDev:
14.72%
Bros Score:
3.6
 
 
Wants:
249
Gots:
2,691
Trade:
1
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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

Photo of Jeffayling
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gommhead
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of irtnog
3.86/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of tguillette
3.92/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I thought that this beer was just average. Catchy name but the taste had a very basic winter lager taste. The draft at a local bar had it on tap and it was measurable better. Good head, little smoother and really good amber look. Taste still just ok.
slight bitter aftertaste and not enough body.

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Photo of Iski100
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.16/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of jet812
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of IckyT2012
3.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.16/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 8,879 ratings