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RATINGS: 2880   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tyler*Durden (72) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
Having recently moved from Canada to Colorado, when I found this beer it quickly became a standard to have in the fridge. Itís a better than average ale and is very drinkable. Also found on tap at many restaurants/bars in Colorado.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 4, 2005
On tap at Goldbergís in Omaha. Average malt flavors. Good beer for social drinking. Bottled version available everywhere locally.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
celogan (202) - Oroville, California, USA - JUL 3, 2005
Un-Impressive Drank from a bottle, so I canít give an accurate deScription on appearance, but the aroma (from the bottle) was faint malt, the flavor was of noticible malt with mild carbonation. I detected no real hops and it had a watery body. Just a so so beer which I wonít buy again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
acoldone (1) - Los Feliz, California, USA - JUL 1, 2005 does not count
God I love this beer. I used to drink this all the time in when I lived in Arizona and in Oregon, but here in California it is pretty rare.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
raineseric (2) - Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA - JUN 30, 2005 does not count
Perhaps Iím overrating this ale, but I found it much more enjoyable than most people seem to. As described I have found a delightfuly toasty/biscuity flavor melded nicely with an equal hoppiness. I also sense a bit of unexpected fruitiness to it as well. I will be frequenting this ale in the future and itís a must keep on hand for me now.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JUN 27, 2005
The bottle poured a copper-colored beer with a very small fizzy white head. The head did not last 60 seconds and left no lacing. When examined closely in good light, there were tiny floaties too. The aroma had a wonderful roasted malt character with notes of fruit in the background. It had a medium body and an average carbonation and the texture was somewhat slick. The taste starts off with a blast of roasted sweet malt then settles down to a medium bitterness. The finish is medium to long and continues to play the roasted malt card.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2417) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2007 Iíve had several of these now since the price was right (free). Clear copper, moderate head, decent lace and retention. Aroma is bready with more toasty notes, almost nothing for hops. Lighter body, extremely uninteresting, making it difficult to come back to... even when itís free.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (3993) - - JUN 14, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2009 clear light amber color under a large frothy off-white head. toasted malt aroma. flavor is very toasty, nutty, biscuity. medium body with a moderate smooth carbonation. easy drinking amber

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Severly overrated in many circles, but respectable. Weak roasted malt is overshadowed by a faint hops presence. This beer lacks an identity, but I guess thatís what sells it to the masses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gmku (296) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 9, 2005
Have had on tap and from bottle. Smells and tastes sweet with roastiness a little in the flavor. Fresh and smooth, a nice amber, slightly buttery in mouthfeel.

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