rybowen (105) - Los Angeles 90039, California, USA - JUL 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
While it might be cool to disparage FT, itís has a unique taste that beats many "cooler" beers in the drinkability test. The crunchy, bready flavors give it a taste you can chew on, which is nice. Maybe a bit astringent, but a good complexity of flavor and nice color.
Sputerbug (114) - Nacogdoches, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle.Amber.malty with a slight bitterness.Itís an ok beer but there are too many others I would rather be drinking.
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 10, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very clear light amber color. Very drinkable, but can be a bit on the dry/biiter side of the palate. I thought it was pretty good, but nothing to rave about.
linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Poggie Tavern, West Seattle WA. Red-brown. Very malty with little hop. A touch on the thin side. Stonefruit in the finish. Thirst quenching - a ípremium hot dayí brew.
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2006
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A friend said I had to try this......of course, since he loves Coors Light, I should have known better. Poured from the 22 oz. bomber to a golden amber, with thick off-white head that lingered throughout and excellent lacing.....so far, so good. Unfortunately, the aroma was a mixture of stale hoppiness and mildewed dishrag. While the flavor was smooth, I was unable to detect any particular taste. Body was very thin, which led to a watery finish, that very quickly diisipated to no finish. Cute name, but Iíve had a lot better beer.
WhiteSoxFan (152) - USA - JUL 7, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Drank on 6/8/06. Really surprised by how light it is in color. I thought it was a much darker amber. It is light amber to deep copper. Very clear. 1" creamy off white head. Drops quickly to a quick layer of foam. Foam sticks around. Decent lacing. Aroma - some decent toasty, bready, biscuity notes. Tiny bit of spicy yeast character. Flavor - OK. Little bitter up front. Lots of toasty, biscuit-like flavors. Little bit of an intersting yeast character. Not much hop character, well balanced though. Palate - light to medium. Good carbonation. Crisp and kind of smooth. Overall - good. I appreciate Fat Tire for what it is. Itís not the greatest beer, but itís good.
runaway (81) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2007 I had a period where I couldnít drink this because I associated it with the flu. But luckily, Iíve since recovered.
The 12oz bottle poured a clear amber with a reddish tint, with light carbonation giving rise to a white, medium height, fine-grained head.
The aroma is toasty caramelly biscuity malty, with no fruit or hops I could smell. I detected a faint hint of cheese, though.
The taste agreed well with the smell, with the malts being dominant, not too bitter, and only a hint of hops. The finish was mild and difficult to pin down: my notes only say "thin" and "moist" which isnít terribly descriptive.
Overall this was not bad but not outstanding.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber/copper with a small, off white head that disappears. Flavor and aroma of crusty toast and crisp hops. Simple, drinkable brew. Medium/light, balanced palate.
kevie999 (3) - chino, California, USA - JUL 1, 2006 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good beer, which has a light taste, but still has the elegants of a medium blend. Light taste of salt with great after taste!
JohnnyJ (5367) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like this beer... itís easy to find, fairly cheap, and easy to drink. I dont consider this a sipping beer, it is a drinking beer, so I rate it as such. Pours an amber color. Tastes of malt and only a small amount of hops. Biscits and bready flavors, goes down easy. Nice flavor for a find anywhere beer.