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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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2004
Very light amber color, sugary cookie aroma, over the top sweetness, not much in way of hops, probaly a nice session beer, sweetness stays right to the end

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JdoubleyouS (82) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2004
A great Colorado beer, nice copper color, thin head. Moderate nutty flavor, kind of sweet. A great beer to drink with dinner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lizzy (44) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 13, 2004
pours copper color with thin head. malty nutty flavor, with bready aftertaste. I like this beer a lot. has good balance and the aftertaste is great.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mfullerene (27) - USA - NOV 11, 2004
quite sweet. very toasty aroma and flavor. i used to like this beer a lot (before i entered the real beer world). sweetness makes it difficult to drink more than one.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jackbocracken (36) - Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2004
Although I usually give all beers a 5 for aroma because my sense of smell sucks, this one happened to stand out because it smelt rather bad to me. The ’biscuit’ flavour is there, I suppose, but I found it disagreeable and well, I think this is one of those beers that you either love or hate. I hate it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2004
I found this beer to be less than memorable. Much lighter amber color than I expected, Flavor and aroma are both a real subtle malty sort of flavor. Not a real strong flavor but significantly better than the Sprecher pub Ale I had before this one/

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Misformore (34) - Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2004
I liked it, but I don’t hail like the other people around here. Good stuff from a little north of Golden. Best with food I’d say.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - OCT 22, 2004
Pours light amber, thin head. Taste is semi-sweet malty flavor or carmel and biscuit. Finishes clean, bitterness is light. Easy drinking brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2004
Amber Coloring. Small Head. It’s Got the Hooch, Baby...fruity aroma... Pretty Mild..and Subtle on Flavor... Average Brew...some Malt, Hops, not Badly Balanced....Little Fruit...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ricardowess (25) - Sedona, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2004
Very clear light amber color... Fairly bland, faint smell of socks. Easy to drink, but so is water. Can’t recommend this crowd favorite.

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