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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2004
A so-so experience. Everybody was saying how Fat Tire was all the rage, so I went into the taste test with high expectations. Smooth and balanced, mild malt and toned-down hops. It’s not a bad beer, it’s just not an exceptional one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2004
(draft) Very well-balanced ale, probably meant to be a copy of Newcastle Brown Ale, and it is a very good copy indeed. A little more malt than the Newcastle. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5536) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2004
Bottled. Pours amber with a small white head. Nose is malty and sweet with light toasted notes. Smells like faint Cinnamon Toast Crunch after it’s been sitting in milk. Taste is malty and somewhat rich. More light toasted notes and some sugary parts as well. Body is medium and smooth. Finishes with more toasty malt and light hops. Not too bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Goblincat (387) - Westland, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2004
Pours clear amber with almost no head. Light sugary malt flavor. Nothing much to say about this... Average at best.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2004
"Toasty malt flavors (sorta like biscuits just pulled from the oven coasting in equilibrium with crisp hoppiness. "
Try "ROTTED CROTCH". 12 oz. of this horrid sweaty wood was too much for 5 people. This is a complex beer in the way that smelling your clothes after a game of football can be. Blech!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Amber, small white head. Malty nose, bready flavor, fairly sweet, nutty, only a touch of bitterness. Overall lightly flavored, decent lawnmower brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Wetterhorn (6) - USA - NOV 24, 2004 does not count
One of my favorite beers. Complex and quite tasty. Beautiful beer to look at and the head is always abundant. It is crisp, yet smooth. A perfect beer to have with a meal or with a fine cigar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2004
Very light amber color, sugary cookie aroma, over the top sweetness, not much in way of hops, probaly a nice session beer, sweetness stays right to the end

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JdoubleyouS (82) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2004
A great Colorado beer, nice copper color, thin head. Moderate nutty flavor, kind of sweet. A great beer to drink with dinner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lizzy (44) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 13, 2004
pours copper color with thin head. malty nutty flavor, with bready aftertaste. I like this beer a lot. has good balance and the aftertaste is great.

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