dannyboydwp (48) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
An ice tea color. Nothing really stands out as far as taste. just an average lager lager. Tastes almost american standardish.
supermikeyb (43) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is such an average beer. Much better on tap, the bottle sucks. I'm not sure why everyone raves about this beer. As a certian rep and I have discussed, this is what beer drinkers drink when they think they are drinking good beer.
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 19, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Saul kept me away from this one, "oh, fat tire is what everybody drinks, its way over rated and is probably new belgiums worst beer". So, I tried about 6 or 7 of their other brews, so I wouldn't make assumptions about their other ales. Saul was right, this is weak, before i even tasted it, it just looks like a sad attempt, watery, ice tea appearance, no head, no aroma, no flavor, atleast I didn't go into this expecting anything.
drinkinfla (21) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Extraordinarily average amber, and extraordinarily overrated. I can't believe people drive many many hours to pick up a couple cases of this (and yes, they do). A nutty-sweet finish caps off a moderate-malt taste. Living in Colorado while this brew was up-and-coming, I never saw in it what other people did.
punklawyer (100) - USA - FEB 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a good one but not a great one. Very full flavor with a sweet finish.
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good overall beer. Nothing terribly special. Nice aroma, pleasent flavor with some sweetness. Not too hoppy. However, I'll also have to agree that it's over rated.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2004 Might as well chime in on this as well. Reminds me of Karl Strauss' same beer. Sticky sweet and you can't swing a dead cat in the city of Denver without seeing this stuff on tap. Way over-rared.
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On the malty side with a rather uneventful finish (maybe a tad bitter but for the most part the hops aren't here). Overall, unoffensive and easy to drink.
monterey (8) - Redmond, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2004 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice hoppy aroma and taste that stays till the end. Decent orange-red color and head retention.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beer pours nice copper color with a nice big off white head that is retained. Aroma is restrained but has light malt notes with a bit of hops. Flavor is lightly malty, quit biscuity with a bit of hops in the finish. More than decent session ale that I seek out when out and about in resteraunts.