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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2005
A fine and awesome ale. I had this the other day after the Death Valley Trail Marathon. All I can say is....GOOD! It pours a lovely reddish brown color with a nice head, and gorgeous lacing. The aroma is warm and toasty. The taste, to die for. Warm gingerbread toast. Delicious and well balanced. A very enjoyable ale. I had this in Death Valley, I wish it was available in San Diego.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Likerighteous (120) - Pflugerville, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2005
Bottle. Warm nostalgic packaging poured a dark honey color with average cabonation. Off=white head disappeared quickly, but steady streams of carbonation never quit. Whiffs of malt and cold bread. Not unusual or noteworthy in flavor and balance, but swillable nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Bottle pours a brilliant orange, translucent, medium off-white frothy head, nice lacing, with soft carbonation.   Grainy nose, some wet sock too.   Malty tongue, some barley or oat notes.   Slightly sweet.   Medium body and mouthfeel.   Somewhat smooth finish, malty sweet but again with the barley/oat tinge.   Not sure why its so popular as it seems fairly average.   At least its unoffensive.

   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 that’s 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. It’s 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 (679) - 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 I’ve 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 that’s 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

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