Fat Tire Amber Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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Fat Tire Amber AleFat Tire Amber Ale

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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Photo of MarkyMOD
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear amber, with a thick finger of yellow-white head. Lacing was uniform down the length of the glass.

S: Fresh-baked bread. Faint yeast. A hint of floral notes in the background.

T: Bready malt, that becomes sweeter after a moment. The hops are bitter but flat in the lingering finish. There's a hint of pears somewhere in there, too.

M: Decent carbonation, a little dry but not astringent in the finish. No discernible alcohol.

O: A good brew, but also rather boring. It's fine for quenching your thirst, but I wouldn't drink it purely for the taste experience. Certainly not worth the extra coins it costs.

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Photo of Adam5150
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear light amber color with a good sized white head that diminishes quickly into a ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is biscuit and caramel malts. Taste is similar with biscuit and caramel malts along with a slightly grainy finish. Finishes with a mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to light with good drinkability.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of grannaniwa
2.61/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A little bit of tire/rubber on the nose on a base of malts. Color is a good-looking amber, tending toward golden.

Mouthfeel starts pretty flat, and then picks up from the carbonation. Not much to the taste experience. Some of the same rubber undercurrent. A little bit of bitterness on the second half. Ends with biscuity malts. Flavors start to come together a little more on subsequent sips, but flits away a little too quickly for me. Aftertaste feels like it is stuck in my throat.

Overall: B-

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

Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a rich amber cream head. Poor head retention, but laces the glass with sticky bubbles as the beer is drunk. Nice, wet mouth feel with a nearly perfect carbonation. Caramel malt aroma and flavor. The flavor is mild with the slightest note of hop finish. This beer is middle of the road. Nothing special, but drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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5/5  rDev +38.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of martino_cappachino
4.58/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a 20 oz mug.

About a half an inch, frothy-white, crystal head. Fairly good lacing.

Aroma was of a very pleasant, soft petal bouquet, almost fruity, and rose-petal-ish like scent.

Polished, crystal clear, fossilized amber in appearance. Cool and pleasantly carbonated. Taste was very faint, but easily drinkable. Spikes at a citrus-y pine in taste at first slowly melting into a drop of butter on moistened toast ahead towards the finish. The hoppy-pine taste lingering longer as the beer warms, and expressing more pale-ish tasting malts.

This was the best looking amber in color I've ever seen. The taste was nice, cool, faint and sessionable. I do agree with another viewer, "not horribly complex". But will definitely enjoy this beer again... possibly at a bbq on a nice humid summer day.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing
3.6 out of 5 based on 8,695 ratings.
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