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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 1, 2005
Average amber ale. Nice fruit, basic malt. Not bad session beer and thatís about it. Not nearly as good as the people who coming begging into my shop for it, think it is!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
CourageBest (51) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Nice amber, with a malty aroma and taste. Itís a nice beer to take out for a test drive, maybe buy a six once in while. Good color, not terribly subtle flavor, but enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2005
Dark orange in color. Off white head to start with that disapated. Little laceing. Malty aroma, same as driving by those malt silos in Wisconsin. Little bitterness on the palate. Heard alot of good things about this beer but me not so sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgentgesdo (674) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 30, 2005
Pours cloudy orange with no bubbles and a thin head. Nose is fruit and malt. Flavor is very well balanced, maybe the most balanced Iíve had, but very muted... hops and malt are both more in the background. Still, a good beer to drink, and always a safe bet.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
WorstDemoEver (15) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 23, 2005
I had been told many a great thing about fat tire and must say that it is in the running for the worst tasting beer I have tried. I am usually open to trying new things but I had to choke this one down. The taste is similar to that of the name a fat tire, one thatís been sitting on the side of the road after being blowm out from under a semi after it hit a skunk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Duke (117) - New York, USA - JAN 19, 2005
Orange to amber colored. Sweet carmel aroma. No hop aroma or taste, even for an amber. Not terrible but not very interesting either.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
jus10cider82 (67) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JAN 19, 2005
bought on friend suggestion gave it late night try and was not impressed....next day try led to greater disappointment couldnt get over the fact that it smelled like a fart and gave to my fat tire loving pal (bottle) like another review said dog biscuit taste...not my thing

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2005
bottle...clear amber pour with a medium off white head that is gone in seconds. This was on tap everywhere in Denver when we visited in October. I avoided trying it there, looking for something more exotic.. Malty aroma, kind of biscuity, maybe a hint of hop, and funk. I am glad I didnít waste the money on it while in Denver. There is nothing special here. Malty, bready, very little hop, just a hint to finish. This does not stand out in any way. I can only hope the other New Belgium brews that I bought are better...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2005
Although not available to us here in Ohio, this is the most frequently requested beer at my store. So I was excited when afforded the opportunity to try it. Pours a clear copper body with a small white head. Flavors included honey, sweet bread, and a mild nuttiness. Pretty typical amber - boring. Iím disappointed, but in fairness I suppose it would be tough to live up to the hype given this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
brocker (99) - Salina, Utah, USA - JAN 12, 2005
Toasty malt flavors with crisp hoppiness. It is the sweetness of the malt that you will notice most about this beer. Itís a little too malty. It has an earthy flavor, like the earth at any of your municipal dumps. A lot of folks say it has a biscuit flavor/aroma, unless itís dog biscuit I have no idea where that comes from. This is a very overrated beer

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