New Belgium Fat Tire

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Type: American Amber/Red Lager
  • Brewed by: New Belgium
  • Availability: All Year Round
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  • Region Available: USA
  • Aroma: Malty
  • Aroma Description: Moderate
  • Serve at Temperature: Cool
  • Container: Chalices
  • Website: http://www.newbelgium.com/
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  • 15 
  • 382 
  • 4.2/5 
  • 5.20% 
  • 1157/3686 
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Named in honor of our founder Jeff's bike trip through Belgium, Fat Tire Amber Ale marks a turning point in the young electrical engineer's home brewing. Belgian beers use a far broader palette of ingredients (fruits, spices, esoteric yeast strains) than German or English styles. Jeff found the Belgian approach freeing. Upon his return, Jeff created Fat Tire and Abbey Belgian Ale, (assuming Abbey would be his big gun). He and his wife, Kim traveled around sampling their homebrews to the public. Fat Tire's appeal quickly became evident. People liked everything about it. Except the name. Fat Tire won fans is in its sense of balance: toasty, biscuit-like malt flavors coasting in equilibrium with hoppy freshness.

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Reviews: 15

  • May 11, 2011
    kaj-ii (782)Rank: Beer ConnoisseurGroup: Brown Ale Lovers
    3.9
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    [Best served in an English Pint]

    Poured light copper in color with a small white foamy head. The aroma was of roasted malts and a light herbal hop and a hint of nuttiness. It tasted mildly malty from start to finish with a hint of hops at the end. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and creamy in texture with a soft carbonation. Overall a nice satisfying brew.

    Serving type: bottle
  • Apr 29, 2011
    Jchula (1)Rank: Beer Novice
    5
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    I have been wanting to try this forever. I live in KY and cannot buy it here. A friend gave me a few after a trip to Tennessee. Let's just say it's one of the tastiest beers I've ever. Extremely flavorful and smooth. Top quality beer.
  • Mar 30, 2011
    Codydacus (1)Rank: Beer Novice
    3.4
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    I had this beer over spring break after consuming a great deal of whiskey. Then went to eat some mexican food. The beer was a shock. I had not had this beer in about two years. This is a very good beer on the right occasion. I found the taste to be good yet the bold and strong on the palate. Its a great beer if your in a strong and flavorful beer drinking mood.
  • Mar 11, 2011
    DosBeerigos (102)Rank: Beer DrinkerGroup: Beer; DIY Style (Homebrewing)
    1.8
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    I had a good Beer Bud bring some assorted goodies back from GA as she made her way down to South Florida. So thanks Amie!
    That said, why is there soo much hype over this beer?!? Seriously. Why is it that people flip out over this average or below average beer. I had this a long time ago when I was out in Texas for a Football Game. Yep it was pretty cool, I was able to drink a bomber of the bad boy out of a brown paper bag….I think I had it all figured out. This beer IMO needs to be drank out of a brown paper bag, and should be sold in gas stations (like it is) next to the 40oz of Schlitz. It really isn’t that good.
    Tons of malt attack the palate and then you get almost a piney nut taste. I don’t see the hype.
  • Dec 10, 2010
    bwatts4200 (5)Rank: Beer Novice
    5
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    Great beer! I had it in California in 2005 and then waited 4 years for it to come to the east coast! The long wait arrival came at the perfect time! I cant say enough good things about this brew!