fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAR 19, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It's Fat tirish! It helps support the beers I like. I have been to parties and had it for free! I lke it like that! I like drinking it and listening to good music. I want to be the new poster boy. I want to drink it and have beautiful girls fall in love with me. I might be thinking of the wrong brewery. But I'm thinking of the right beer. Tsokay.
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - MAR 17, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I've had this both on tap and out of the bottle. Its a decent ale to drink if nothing else is available. But not much flavor, just nothing really happening with this
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Orange hued beer. Not the typical red beer, with a strong toasted flavor to it. I wasn't craving another after finishing this one.
Frank (2778) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale amber, big rocky head and a long-lasting head that leaves big chunks of lace. Aroma is of toast and biscuit as per the description. It also has an almost Belgian-like yeast character. A bit thin bodied. Mild carbonation. A bit lacking in flavor an touch watery with an odd earthy twinge in the finish. Drinkable, no more.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle in Boulder City, NV. Like the belgian style bottle. Very drinkable amber, but not memorable (good nor bad).
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - MAR 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Often has slightly peaty tones, but still a refreshing and tasty beer. Definitely decent in the bottle, but better on tap.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2004 gold/amber color, whitish thin head. light hop note, mild flavor. poured from a pitcher, keg tapped. kind of ironic how thre's a setup for the perfect analogy: fat tire:baloon tire cruiser :: trappist ales:belgian cyclocross!
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A typical run-of-the-mill amber ale. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing, but nothing really stuck out to me here. More malty than I'd like, but not bad.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nothing very special, but definitely not a bad beer. Not too hoppy or malty, but still has a good bit of flavor to it. Readily available around here, so it's always a good choice.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 29, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In the early 1990's, I thought that this was a great ale, but the flavor seems to have changed after it started being mass-produced for a huge audience. I used to think it tasted like an actual Belgian-style ale with even a subtile spice undertone. Today, it tastes like a pretty solid amber ale with acceptable hop and malt character, but no longer the "WOW" beer it once was. I think that Abbey Ale almost recaptures the spirit of the old Fat Tire these days.