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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2007 Rating #100. Decent amber ale. Pours a hazy orangish amber, with average head. Little on the nose other than malts...maybe some vegetables? Taste is malt, caramel and some hops, but not as much as Iíd like.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigbish (688) - California, USA - MAY 5, 2006
A decent brew that can be purchased at most crappy bars. A malty flavor with a hand full of hops. Pretty standard drink in place of many other crappy micros.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Metalhead (644) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2006
Doesnít suck but very one dimensional and watery. Mild malt and hints of caramel. Better than a Bud anyway. At least this is pretty drinkable tho very unimpressive.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
actone (11) - USA - MAY 5, 2006
A very tasty bitter beer, I have had better, way better but itís pretty tasty none the less.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
loseratheart (110) - USA - MAY 3, 2006
bottle-What flavor it had were full of malts. Didnt really taste like anything, thought it would be less malty and more hoppy, but I was wrong. Had a 6-pack to myself got done and wondered where it went. Average.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bartzilla (621) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Boo hiss. This beer isnít worthy of the hype, but for the few of you that mingle with girls, you know why this stuff exists. This stuff will make your gal nice and soupy but probably wonít render her unconscious like a night of kamikazes would. Kudos to the New Belgium Marketing Machine because this will make them enough cabbage to pump out some real gems like La Folie.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 30, 2006
I dont know why people are so addicted to this beer. Donít get me wrong, its a good brew but holy crap!! I work at Bev Mo and I get 5-10 people asking me about Fat Tire. Pours a medium amber color, with a light off white head. Aroma is a bit nutty as well as the taste. A little too nutty for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (7268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & Dave B. -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a slightly hazy amber-orange with an average size semi-lasting off-white head. Somewhat ho-hum aroma of malt, yeast and hops. Flavour to me was malty and a little yeasty and not much else -- pretty dissapointing. Thin bodied. Eh, this is just O.K. at best.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
IrishBoy (4112) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 29, 2006
Red-orange shade of amber with a tiny white head. Malty yeast and sour-smelling aroma. Flavor is of caramel and malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2006
Bottle (650ml). Shared with blankboy and Dave B, my bottle. Hazy orange, small white diminishing head. Aroma is vegetal and spicy, yeasty and grainy. Taste is grainy and chewy, malt and light dry hops. Mouthfeel is grainy, lightly carbonated, medium finish. Not bad.

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