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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2005
12 oz. bottle. another beer from my surprise b-day party. aroma of light caramel and some spices. crystal clear amber in color with a 1/4" head. mild flavors and some hop bitterness on the tail end make this an easy drinking amber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
walleye (1088) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2005
from my own private keg that I got for flemdawgs wedding on july 2nd in colorado springs.poured a nice orange amber, witha nice medium sized head, hard to tell about the lacing in a plastic glass. aroma toasty malts, caramel, bready. flavor the caramel flavor is the (for those of you who know about sanders) kind you pour over ice cream. nice malts and some bitterness. a very good ber that you could drink alot of. wait I did drink a lot of this stuff I wanted to get my monies worth

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
amalsugar (41) - Tremonton, Utah, USA - OCT 28, 2005
I love this beer and the brewery. The mixture of malt and hops is something I truely enjoy. I do believe this to be an acquired taste, I have introduced it to many friends that canít stand it. This is definately one I wish I could find in Utah, damn Utah alcohol laws.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thelandstander (45) - Davis, California, USA - OCT 25, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2005 Had this on my visit home 3 weeks ago at a restaurant and now itís my go-to beer. Pours a beautiful amber color and the flavor is mellow but very, very good. I canít really describe it just that itís good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gdoak (23) - Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2005
light red color, definitely follows the deScription of biscuits from the oven. this is a great beer than needs to appear in the chicagoland area. try if you can and like ambers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2891) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2005
[bottle] Crystal clear, orangey copper with a wispy head that forms a bit of a ring. Caramel aroma that is pretty weak with some noble hops and orange notes. Gentle toffee flavour with a hint of citrus hops and moderate bitterness. Caramely with only a very tiny bit of fruitiness. Medium body with significant carbonation and a clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nejhleader (1411) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2015 i remember having this before and really liking it, and i recently had it again and it didnít do much for me, That was almost 10 years ago, did the beer get worse or is it me? I know that sometimes recipes are tweaked, cutting costs, mass production, distribution can all play a role. Because I donít think its me, but it might be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pbird (39) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2005
This is darker than the normal beers I drink. However, I have developed a taste for it from my father-in-law. I couldnít drink it every night, but definately a nice "change-of-pace" beer. Dark, bitter and very hopsy on the aftertaste. Definately an acquired taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Good looking amber, but the taste is odd. Malty, but not very sweet. Kind of a nutty taste that is advertised as toasted malts. Its okay, but does not live up to the hype.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2005
Grainy caramel malts balance with citrus orange and grapefruit hops in the nose. Clear amber coloured body is topped by a decent, fine bubbled, white head that lasts well and laces. Toasty, biscuity malts are joined by a juicy citrus character with mild bitterness that leaves this one seeming rather sweet. Medium body is quite dry with moderately gassy carbonation. Tulip glass. Fridge temperature. Bottle (Liquor Mart, Boulder, CO, Oct-05).

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