obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 1, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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!
CourageBest (51) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
jgentgesdo (674) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
WorstDemoEver (15) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 23, 2005
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.
Duke (117) - New York, USA - JAN 19, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange to amber colored. Sweet carmel aroma. No hop aroma or taste, even for an amber. Not terrible but not very interesting either.
jus10cider82 (67) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JAN 19, 2005
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
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
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
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...
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
brocker (99) - Salina, Utah, USA - JAN 12, 2005
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
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