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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 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mc5 (11) - USA - MAR 26, 2004
Had this beer in Denver after a 3 hour cycling trip.. wow! OK I was really thirsty.. but enjoyed the syle, the soft carbonation and the slightly citrus/sweet flavor. Perfect after a long ride.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
mockerboy (52) - Kansas, USA - MAR 25, 2004
I love this stuff. It's easy to drink, has a nice aroma like biscuits, and finishes clean and crisp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milljame99 (24) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2004
Overall a pretty good beer, pours a dark orange color. Has a nice aroma. Bready tones very well balanced with a citrusy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikebeertaster (114) - washougal, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2004
It is everywhere!! Nothing like having the money to market the crap out of your product. Just wish it was a better product. Not a bad beer. A little boring with what else is available. However, when you end up somewhere that this is the only micro on tap I am always glad they have it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - MAR 20, 2004
Clear peach color wtih a medium off-white head. Light honey, malt and citrus hops aroma. Sweet honey, caramel, malt, citrus hops and floral flavors. Pretty soft carbonation, light feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAR 20, 2004
Clear burnt orange color with a medium off-white head. The aroma was slight...some bunrt bread and caramel. The flavor was very sweet...caramel, bready tones, no hops bitterness. The feel was medium thin...soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAR 19, 2004
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - MAR 17, 2004
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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2004
Orange hued beer. Not the typical red beer, with a strong toasted flavor to it. I wasn't craving another after finishing this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (2862) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2004
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.

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