fasteddieIX (55) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried this one during a recent stint on the west coast. On tap; pours a light amber with a thin white head. A little heavy on the malts for my tastes, but the flavor is balanced out nicely with some fruity overtones. A decent beer, worth trying out if you run into it.
YogiBeera (2480) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark orange color. Little Layer of a head. Fizzy carbonation. Malty and fruity at the same time. Chocolate flavor??? Nose is toasted malt - some hoppy undertones. Nice
Odeed (1779) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2004 Fat tire is a really good ale.I personally have different moods for defferent beers.This works well on a summers afternoon.Its a classic.(such as sierra nevada.its a trade mark of micro-brew tradition.)
its has a bisket sort of flavor.i have never tasted anything like it.
bluekidney (8) - Sumner, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2004 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The Zoo, Lake Union - Seattle: Good solid average beer, does well accompanying games of pool or darts. Well worth upgrading to Fat Tire from Bud, Miller, or Heineken.
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not available in my area, so there is a mystique involved. On a recent trip through Colorado, I tried it out. Other than saying that it is a beauty when freshly pulled from the tap, this beer is no big deal.
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - APR 13, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I tried this beer in an effort to fully understand New Belgium Brewing. Why, ohhhh why did I do that? Better than some, not as good as most.
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Bottle(shaker). Poured a ideal amber color with a thin white head. Floral aroma with caramel malt slightly showing through. Flavor, toasty bread/bisciut malt flavor balanced with crisp floral hoppiness. Great high quality session beer, nothing out of this world but nothing terrible in the least.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - APR 11, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Doughy, malty brew with a very slight bitterness in the finish. Really don't see what the deal is. Very average.
pivo (2571) - GERMANY - APR 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet caramelly grain nose, pale amber color, spongy head. Sweetish honey and raisin flavors in the body, then a light toasted nutiness emerges. Smooth finish with a lingering dry roast taste. Good, well-balanced brew.
beerlover82 (220) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2004
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap in Vegas casino: poured a nice amber red with decent head. Malt aroma is pretty average, the mouthfeel is good but the flavor is boring . An OK beer, I'm not a big fan of amber ales, they're too boring for my standards.