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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2004
pours a classic redish amber color, fairly thin off white head and moderately thick lacing, light malty nose, roasted malty taste and good hoppy bitterness from start to finish. Very drinkable, very refreshing, unique for a amber in this region. Good starting beer for a future conosuer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (2367) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2004
I guess i was expecting a lot from a brewery called new belgium and my expectations got the better of me. This beer was low on taste, body and aroma. It did not differentiate itself at all. I was highly disappointed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2006 Pours a clear amber color. Nice toasty malt aroma. Well balanced flavor with a slight lean to the malty side. Nice head retention throughout. Slight malty after taste. Medium body. An a very nice amber ale. Needs nationwide distribution. This beer will grow on you. Try it again. Its good stuff

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2004
Very toasty and nutty. Much more flavorful then I would have expected from an amber ale. Almost like a mix of a nut brown and an amber. A slight hoppyness comes in the finish. From the reviews I was expecting very little but I was pleasently suprised.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2004
Nice color and well balanced beer. Not overpowering. Easy to drink all night long. Very enjoyable and a favorite of mine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 21, 2004
This beers not THAT well balanced. I thought that it could have used quite a bit more body for an amber. Nice blend of malt and hops though, that must be what they meant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2004
Nice deep red color, not much head. Yeasty smell, with nice nut and roast aromas, little hops. Nice malty flavor with a good roasted malt finish. Clean finish with enough body to carry the flavor. A good beer overall

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 17, 2004
Not a bad beer to drink in quantity. Too little taste for my liking. Starts weak and ends weak. Michelob Amber Bock is a much better beer if you are looking for something like this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thegreenrooster (3169) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 13, 2004
Pours a muddy amber with a nice tan head. Flavor is malty and i get lots of raisons. There is some lingering hops in the swallow. A very nice beer expierince in my opinion. Available almost everywhere and worth trying.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
wvernon1981 (21) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2004
Not that great of an ale. Tasted good but nothing special. Amber body, very malty.

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