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Named in honor of our founder Jeffís bike trip through Belgium, Fat Tire Amber Ale marks a turning point in the young electrical engineerís 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 Tireís 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
amalsugar (41) - Tremonton, Utah, USA - OCT 28, 2005
I love this beer and the brewery. The mixture of malt and hops is something I truely enjoy. I do believe this to be an acquired taste, I have introduced it to many friends that canít stand it. This is definately one I wish I could find in Utah, damn Utah alcohol laws.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thelandstander (46) - Davis, California, USA - OCT 25, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2005 Had this on my visit home 3 weeks ago at a restaurant and now itís my go-to beer. Pours a beautiful amber color and the flavor is mellow but very, very good. I canít really describe it just that itís good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gdoak (23) - Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2005
light red color, definitely follows the description of biscuits from the oven. this is a great beer than needs to appear in the chicagoland area. try if you can and like ambers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2700) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2005
[bottle] Crystal clear, orangey copper with a wispy head that forms a bit of a ring. Caramel aroma that is pretty weak with some noble hops and orange notes. Gentle toffee flavour with a hint of citrus hops and moderate bitterness. Caramely with only a very tiny bit of fruitiness. Medium body with significant carbonation and a clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nejhleader (1325) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2005
UPDATED: APR 1, 2006 this is a great beer, but its not all the hype my friend made it out to be. It has excellent hops and an initial sweetness to it. Also lovely hoppy aroma. Splendid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pbird (39) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2005
This is darker than the normal beers I drink. However, I have developed a taste for it from my father-in-law. I couldnít drink it every night, but definately a nice "change-of-pace" beer. Dark, bitter and very hopsy on the aftertaste. Definately an acquired taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Good looking amber, but the taste is odd. Malty, but not very sweet. Kind of a nutty taste that is advertised as toasted malts. Its okay, but does not live up to the hype.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2005
Grainy caramel malts balance with citrus orange and grapefruit hops in the nose. Clear amber coloured body is topped by a decent, fine bubbled, white head that lasts well and laces. Toasty, biscuity malts are joined by a juicy citrus character with mild bitterness that leaves this one seeming rather sweet. Medium body is quite dry with moderately gassy carbonation. Tulip glass. Fridge temperature. Bottle (Liquor Mart, Boulder, CO, Oct-05).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2005
this was a waste of money!! bough a 12 pack for a bud - along with two tohers - it was the last beer in the frigde. Bland and barley sweet. Poor example of an amber ale. Two thumbs DOWN

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2005
Pours a nice amber with a small head.Very sweet/sour aroma.Great Malt sweetness upon first sip,light almost watery mouthfeel though.

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