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RATINGS: 2851   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rpack78 (7) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2005 does not count
It’s pretty good. A little bitter in the end. Taste better than the trippel for sure. I wouldn’t want to drink a whole lot of these. Not quite my favorite.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5360) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2005
12 oz bottle. Copper color, small off-white head, evident carbonation, and left good lacing. Grainy malt aroma with perfumy hop accents. Flavor is all toasted malt and nuttiness, with a dry and lightly bitter finish. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation. This has some decent flavor, a very good example of what "toasty" malt flavor is like. Pretty drinkable at first, but nothing exciting and gets a little tedious by the end of the bottle.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2005
On tap. Pours a medium amber... what a shock! Has plenty of malt in the aroma and taste, but it seems a bit much. I did not get much else to balance it out. Its allright.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NormanBlunt (4) - USA - NOV 14, 2005 does not count
While the bottled beer can sometimes give an after taste when consumed out of a bottle, the tap beer is truly a delight. Smooth texture on the palate with a very pleasant hoppy after-taste. Looks good and tastes good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyFlake (53) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - NOV 13, 2005
12oz bottle - pours a hazy Light amber colour with a thick, creamy off white head that lasts all the way down to the finish. Lacing is modest at best. Aroma is mostly malt, with nuances of caramel and yeast. Flavor is mostly sweet malt, hops and hints of biscuites. Mouthfeel is full and pleasant. Aftertaste is a bit hoppy with sweet spices and some hints of caramel. A very nice beer but a little dissapointing, since it comes from the New Belgium Brewery, at least IMHO. I expected more!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
telepork (84) - USA - OCT 31, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2006 Sweet, earthy aroma. Great aber/mahogany color. Fizzy, but not too light. Heavier from bottle than on tap. full, sweet palte, with aftertaste of molassses. Well crafted, palatable ale. Easy to find. Tap taste varies - can be more bitter and much more effervescent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2005
12 oz. bottle. another beer from my surprise b-day party. aroma of light caramel and some spices. crystal clear amber in color with a 1/4" head. mild flavors and some hop bitterness on the tail end make this an easy drinking amber.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
walleye (1080) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2005
from my own private keg that I got for flemdawgs wedding on july 2nd in colorado springs.poured a nice orange amber, witha nice medium sized head, hard to tell about the lacing in a plastic glass. aroma toasty malts, caramel, bready. flavor the caramel flavor is the (for those of you who know about sanders) kind you pour over ice cream. nice malts and some bitterness. a very good ber that you could drink alot of. wait I did drink a lot of this stuff I wanted to get my monies worth

4.1
   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 can’t stand it. This is definately one I wish I could find in Utah, damn Utah alcohol laws.

4.1
   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 it’s my go-to beer. Pours a beautiful amber color and the flavor is mellow but very, very good. I can’t really describe it just that it’s good.


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