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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
liquidhedonism (178) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - NOV 26, 2014
12 oz bottle. Aroma: nutty and slightly citrusy, with hints of biscuit and barnyard. Taste/Palate: crisp, creamy, and slightly astringent and sour throughout. Needs more malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
julesjis (150) - Oregon, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Poured from a 12. Color is a typical amber color. Flavor is somewhat musty yet watery. Really not much going on with this beer. It is just there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Countbeer (4728) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2014
From 10 year old note: Bottle: Orange beer with white foam. Smell malts, some wood and fruit. Taste caramel, sweet and some malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shot (176) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2014
On tap. Copper color with a very thin head. Aromas of caramel malt and dark fruits. Flavors are grassy notes, bready tones, brown sugar and biscuit. Very mild hop presence. Not bad, but not terribly interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2301) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2014
i get a Belgian ale out of this one with light spice and lemony grass. hop comes in and gives it a two tone flavor approach. seemingly lighter refreshing and with some brown sugar sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (1389) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Pours a thin head on a clear darker straw body. The aroma has a little fruit basket going on with a little caramel. The taste has some biscuit and caramel flavor joined by a mild lemon bitterness. Good balance. The texture is crisp. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tonypreto (123) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2014
On draft poured in frozen mug. Aroma and appearance didn’t have any wow factor. Was alright tasting, but would choose myriad of others.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsnicholas (245) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle (12oz). Had in bottle at party. This one leans toward the malt side. I got very little of the hop flavors or bitterness. Very easy drinking and pretty tasty.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pmccoyrn (7) - Norwich, Connecticut, USA - NOV 9, 2014 does not count
A well known beer. Tastes alright. Nothing special. Way better than any inbev or Coors product. Better micros out there

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
FunkyF (155) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2014
Flaska i LA. Ganska svag doft av malt och jäst. Väldigt lättdrucken och inga smaker som sticker ut. Inte särskilt spännande.

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