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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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2004
Very toasty and nutty. Much more flavorful then I would have expected from an amber ale. Almost like a mix of a nut brown and an amber. A slight hoppyness comes in the finish. From the reviews I was expecting very little but I was pleasently suprised.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2004
Nice color and well balanced beer. Not overpowering. Easy to drink all night long. Very enjoyable and a favorite of mine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 21, 2004
This beers not THAT well balanced. I thought that it could have used quite a bit more body for an amber. Nice blend of malt and hops though, that must be what they meant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2004
Nice deep red color, not much head. Yeasty smell, with nice nut and roast aromas, little hops. Nice malty flavor with a good roasted malt finish. Clean finish with enough body to carry the flavor. A good beer overall

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 17, 2004
Not a bad beer to drink in quantity. Too little taste for my liking. Starts weak and ends weak. Michelob Amber Bock is a much better beer if you are looking for something like this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thegreenrooster (3300) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 13, 2004
Pours a muddy amber with a nice tan head. Flavor is malty and i get lots of raisons. There is some lingering hops in the swallow. A very nice beer expierince in my opinion. Available almost everywhere and worth trying.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
wvernon1981 (21) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2004
Not that great of an ale. Tasted good but nothing special. Amber body, very malty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2004
On tap. Amber color, tan head. Toasty malt aroma. Flavor was malty as well, lightly sweet, tiny bit of hops. Average body, but pretty drinkable. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gr8flKev (3) - Alabama, USA - JUN 8, 2004 does not count
Its a shame this beer isnt available east of the Mississippi River. A delightful ale with a nice, smooth taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2004
Bottled. While not exceptional, this is a nice, easy-drinking beer. Sweet malt start followed by a well balanced, hoppy finish. A very special kind lawn mowing beer. I’m a mountain biker so it gets a bonus point.

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