on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2770   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Share this beer with friends!
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
richbeir (15) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2004
Light semi-sweet malty flavor, nice amber color with a balanced hoppy flavor. A good basic amber ale that’s acessible.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - AUG 29, 2004
Tap. Amber color, white head. Not much to the aroma. Smoky malt flavor, not very hoppy yet still bitter, which didn’t really do it for me. I’ve had much better amber ales.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - AUG 29, 2004
Sturdy creamy head on a clear light amber body. Weak sweet malty aroma with toffee notes. Malty and slightly hoppy flavor with a thin finish. Ordinary beer, but it is a massproduction after all.....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2004
12 oz bottle, snifter. Bread and cookie malt (L); flowery hops (L); dough and sweat yeast (M); peach aroma. Small, frothy, fizzy, white head is quickly diminishing. Body is a dark amber color. Lightly sweet, moderately acidic flavor becomes a moderately acidic, lightly bitter finish with a husky aftertaste. Medium-light body, watery/creamy texture, average carbonation. The bottom line is: the yeast profile is too strong for me and there is a grainy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nmoskop (79) - Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2004
Dependable beer, good taste. By dependable I mean it’s on tap almost everywhere so it should at least save you from the dreaded "big three". I might ven stock a few bottles now and then.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
shawn1975 (2) - Richmond, Arkansas, USA - AUG 9, 2004 does not count
Awesome beer! This stuff is great! It’s one of my favs! The beer was hard to get at one time but now you can get anywhere west of the Mississippi!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adamcore (7) - council bluffs, Iowa, USA - AUG 2, 2004 does not count
Awesome awesome beer. Good on tap good int he bottle. Besides its nice 5.3 is better than the light beers all the frat boys around here drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Interesting if you know the story behind this beer...an "American representation" of a Belgian beer...very thin head, very thin bodied...never found the "crisp hoppiness"...very malty with little hops to be found in my bottle...can be found at most bars around Dallas though...better than a lot of alternatives...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2004
Clear amber color. Light toasty malt nose. Toasty malt flavors light hops in finish. Not much to say about this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mattsonjazz (1) - Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2004 does not count
A cult Classic in CO. A different take on the amber ale. Thin head, fruity hops, and a bit of spice on the finish.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 234 235 236  237  238 239 240 » 277

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50