RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great brewery...OK brew. Very average amber, certainly drinkable, but completely uninspiring, especially given the fact that these guys brew such good beer otherwise. Light caramel malt, and light herbal, floral hopping. Decent, drinkable amber, but thatís damning with faint praise.
Headbanger (3773) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bomber- Not much of an aroma. Appearance a light amber. The flavor has malt flavor but more pronounced on the back end. This beer was much better b4 it was mass produced. This beer is overrated.
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 19, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I used to turn to this beer fairly frequently on tap (never did care much fro the bottled). I recall it had more of a buttery fullness of character and more hops to it. Now, unfortunatley, I canít taste the old flavor in this brew. It is quite bland and tastes mass produced. maybe the scrimped a little on the ingredients to increase production/profits? I donít find it terrible, just also not really very appealing either.
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - MAY 18, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice rich and malty ale, very well balanced hops and malts flavor, some buttermilk biscuits, hops and honey tones. Lightly flavored could have used some more kick. Goes down nice and smooth and finishes slightly sweet and metalic. Well made for and amber ale. Above average, for its kind.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
rather heavy ale, a very hoppy taste with a heavy feel to it. Pleasent, but a little on the dark side for me.
stoutchap (422) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours on the orange side of coppy, bubbly off-white head. Some grain in the nose as well as the start, extending into the lightly hopped middle, with an interesting somewhat mettallic end. Not bad, would probably drink again if in a pinch.
mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2006
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Finally had the chance to try this beer after hearing about it for years. Pretty malty and hoppy scent. Interesting flavors. Biscuits, dark chocolate, pizza dough. Filling. Metallic aftertaste. Not as great as what Iíve heard, but satisfied knowing I wonít have to drive several hundred miles because itís so unbelievably good.
Kiapepito (110) - Port Angeles, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
itís okay... very watery, but has a nice aroma to it. very thick white head that took up half of the glass...
bindpmc (88) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 13, 2006
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Iíve had this beer plenty of times, and for the life of me I cannot figure out why people think it is any good at all. As a mild confession, when in Arizona for a family reunion, it was the only non-macro on tap at the hotel bar so I drank it that weekend, and didnít mind it. Maybe their tap lines were unusually clean, or filtered through the mineral water of the gods, I donít know. Every other time Fat Tire has been a pedestrian red beer with no redeeming qualities other than it made me burp a lot. If I were stuck on a deserted island, and that deserted island happened to be in Scottsdale Arizona, and that island was named "Hilton", then MAYBE I would look to order a Fat Tire again. The bottles around here taste like a mouthful of aluminum. Pteww!
decaturstevo (5742) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light golden amber with a decent off white head and lacing. A taste of caramel malt and not much else but a smooth easy beer to drink. I would have prefered just a little more hops bitter on the end but a good beer none the less.