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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 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (5170) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2006
22 oz bottle. Clear amber colour with a medium white head. Caramel and biscuit aroma. Sweet biscuity, slightly nutty flavours with yeastiness providing for a drier finish. Medium body. An above average amber ale with inspirations from Belgium and Germany.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7506) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2006
Bomber, spring 2006. Pour was a clear, medium caramelly-amber with a tall rocky white head. Quite a bit of lacing followed it down. Nose was of toasty caramel and biscuits with a woodsy/floral hop backing... came across as more of a marzen. Flavor was rather non-descript... with some toasty bread and caramel maltage and a dose of floral hops... nothing exciting, and only moderately enjoyable. Palate was on the lighter side with moderate bitterness. Not bad. Welcome to Chicagoland, NBB... please bring Folie!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GonZoBeeR (3048) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2006
Aroma:cooked vegetable,light nutty... Appearance:Clear amber,good white head.. Flavor:good malt flavor,ligt bitterness...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9177) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2006
On Tap at Fado, Denver 02/10/2005 Amber coloured and hoppy. Some dryness in a nutty flavoured full malt finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chargerfanjess (129) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2006
Interesting brew, a slight belgian like in a minimalistic sence. Nutty spice middle malt low hop level. Almost pale in color copperish. Decent drinking beer, 5.3% semms high.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
evilsoc (191) - WALES - MAR 13, 2006
On tap around Boulder. Beer that makes me smile all over. Not breaking any world records for flavour but as good a malt biscuit flavour as I can find on tap, perfect subtle hop balance, finish that makes you order another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 13, 2006
22oz. bottle. Deep gold-red with a small white head. Slight nutty, chocolate aromatics with some sweet malt. Toasty astringency, some caramel. Barest whispers of spicy hops in the finish with a biscuity flavor. Mouthfeel is medium light, somewhat dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GTown (127) - New York, USA - MAR 13, 2006
On tap at NYPD pizza in Albuquerque. Pours orange with light head and moderate lacing. Hoppiness was moderate. Citrus (orange) comes through. Paired well with the pie.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
beernightscout (37) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2006
What a great beer. If I could have this in a six-pack, instead of a $3 22 oz. bottle, I’d buy it every week. Not much aroma, looks carmelly but not interesting, medium-light bodied palate, but it TASTES great! It’s all about the malts for this beer. I tasted very little hops, and didn’t mind. Think of the most pleasant, but not extreme, fresh bread you’ve had, and you’re close to imagining what this beer tastes like. It’s not extreme in any way, but -- seriously -- perfect for those times you just want a beer after work, or a beer that will compliment rather than take over a meal. FYI, I had this with liver sausage once, and it was no match for the sausage, so save this for pizza and sandwiches and drinking on the porch in warm weather or with good friends inside in cold Chicago weather.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PhysZac (69) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2006
Bomber. Golden orange pour with thick creamy head that clings to glass. First smell is orange. Smells doughy, dusty, and dry with good amounts of yeast. Roasty taste of biscuits with a crispy bacon flavor. Subtle pine hops finishes the well balanced profile. As it warms, more meaty and apple flavors dominate and bring along a yeasty quality. Palate is slightly dry with a medium body. No alcohol presence in any part of the beer. Nice drinker.

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