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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dyetube (1373) - Hurst, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2006
This beer pours a deep golden amber color with a small tan head. has a biscuit aroma that is very light. very malty/biscuity flavor with small notes of hops. This is a very drinkable beer! Cheers

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 26, 2006
Fat Tire Amber Ale pours to a beautiful, bright, amber color with a tight white head that slowly fades, and a good bit of carbonation. The nose is nice with light caramel/biscuit malt aroma, paired with just a touch of grassy hop aroma. The palate is lean with some crisp pale, biscuity malt flavor, and slight hints of toffee. The flavors here are very polished and clean on the tongue. Fat Tire finishes with some more of those malty flavors up front, then ends with a nice touch of balancing, dry, grassy hop bitterness, that rounds this beer out. All and all, this is nice, easy drinking amber ale, that is very balanced, but is just a notch or two above most run of the mill micro brewed amber ales.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
jujuparijs (22) - USA - JAN 23, 2006
resin, bread, basement aromas, clear, aminimal head, medium bitterness, medium sourness, light sweetness, light body, oily feel, soft carbonation,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dubb18 (30) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2006
Not a real big fan of the New Belgiums but this one is probablt on the top of my list.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Bomber - Pours a Dark amber in color with foamy thin white head. Some lacing... nice. Aroma is slightly maly and with some hops, but not ttoo strong. Flavor is Malty and with some hoppy bitterness. Body is nice and thick. A good beer, but not distnctive...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zoso137 (52) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - JAN 22, 2006
this brew made me feel like i had a mouse trap go off in my mouth and my socks were covered in chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - JAN 22, 2006
12oz bottle.
Pours slightly hazy orange-ish amber with medium fluffy white head. Aroma fo nutty Belgian yeast, caramel and lightly spicy hops. Flavor is moderately bitter, spicy, lightly nutty, and caramel. Big, thick mouthfeel with surprisingly smooth palate. A fine American amber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
krang (6) - California, USA - JAN 19, 2006 does not count
Not particularly complex, but has a pleasant fruity (fig?) flavor that I found to be quite unique.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
warriorx99 (85) - USA - JAN 18, 2006
Pours a nice amber color. This is a flavorful beer, very hoppy. You don’t have to be a beer connoisseur to realize this beer is good. Excellent beer. One of my top 10.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zeswaft (1505) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2006
This is the most overrated beer by people who know nothing about beer...and I hate those people. They probably like it because it isn’t an assertive beer with much flavor. It’s something different than a macro but still very "safe". Pretty lame but is alright.

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