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RATINGS: 3009   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
donandres (375) - , Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2016
12 ounce bottle to wine glass A: amber, small off white foam, clear A: grains T: low bitterness, low tartness, abrupt with long bitter aftertaste MF: medium carbonation OA: good beer, not to look nor repeat Drank: 8/13/2016 9:30 PM

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Clarkdvm (458) - Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Draft. Somehow not rated in past. This is the beer you but in commercial restaurants when they have crappy choices. Typical amber appearance. Standard amber flavor plus some soap. It works when you need a beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gonzin (182) - ARGENTINA - SEP 8, 2016
Adquirida en Whole Foods, Tribeca, New York. Septiembre 2016. Estilo ale. Aceptable. 7/10 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
17Beer (228) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 8, 2016
Aromas of caramel and bread. Pours a clear orange with a very small white head. Flavors of banana, malt and yeast. Balanced but not to distinct. Fizzy. Nicely designed bottle. Doesn’t do too much for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brownaler (553) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2016
I can’t believe I haven’t rated this yet. Faint coca aroma surgery malts and a fizzy finish. A pretty flat beer and probably good for people who are trying to get into Belgian beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dorwart (2542) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Decent sized off-white head of fine bubbles with minimal carbonation. Aroma of cardboard, mild sour malts, boiled vegetables and adjunct. Color is a nice orange brown with very good clarity. Flavor is flat and synthetic. More cardboard, band aids, creamed corn, and cereal grains. Light alcohol presence. Bit of lingering sickly sweetness. Perscription for a headache the next morning. Just as bad as i remember. Highly NOT recommended!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Can. Not sure how I’ve never rated this but let’s do it. Mild, light, inoffensive beer. Better than your average beer but really nothing special in the grand scheme. Nothing really remarkable in terms of flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VsXsV (3970) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2016 Can. Clear deep amber liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of bread, toast, yeast, citrus, caramel and grain. Taste is light sweet and very light bitter with notes of toast, bread and caramel. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Meh. Not really a huge fan, but not bad though. Very pointless.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (3995) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2016
Can from systembolaget, poured light Amber with a light tanned of head. Nose of sweet caramel malts, light citrus, earth notes, caramel, dough, Bread, light hoppy finish. Dry and earthy, not a fan

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sebastokrator (75) - - AUG 18, 2016
Pours a hazy amber with minimal head and lacing. Nose is a biscuity malt with caramel, and just the barest hint of lemon and other floral notes. Taste is sweet malt and just a bit of spice on the end. Light bodied. Very easy drinking. Not the greatest beer in the world, but it’s affordable and good with a pitcher, pizza, and friends.

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