Bolt (117) - Boulder Creek, California, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not much character. So balanced that I hardly taste any hops or malts… over all fresh tasting with good carbonation. A nice Clean-Bland-taste. Left me a bit confused.
Must go to George’s log cabin to try again! I was only the second person to try the new stuff in the pub. Also An impressive neon beer sign!
lapsap (12) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2003
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
A beer that my old friend recommend me.Once I sipped it,immediately I fell in love with it.Not too strong alcohol and the wonderful aroma makes it enjoyable to drink.
fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a good session beer but doesn't live up to expectations. Many act like it's the holy grail of beers. It's not! It's a juicy, fruity beer that's great on a warm day. It's toasty and well balanced but not a world classic.
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ah Fat Tire. This beer has proved to be a staple selection in my beer quiver the past few years. I've bought it from a hippy at a Phish Show in Troy, Wisconsin and I've bought it from a vet mumbling about the big brother out on the Mt. Baker HWY. My, how far this beer has traveled. Nice light amber color and a small ring of carbonation. The aroma is a mix of sweet malt and yeast and the flavor follows this pattern. I do taste the toastiness in the beer and it gives it a refreshing quality and a little more complexity. The carbonation is mild and it has a medium body though it could be a little thicker for an amber. Not disappointing though.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap at the brewery in Ft. Collins. Not really all that much different than in the bottle, except it is much fresher. Furthermore, you get to try it as a sampler platter next to all of NB's other beers, which, as most semi-experienced and experienced beer drinkers alike already know, demonstrates that Fat Tire is NB's beer for the masses and their other brews are much better. I'm sure that would come as a slap in the face to all the hoi polloi college beer drinkers in Boulder who describe Fat Tire as "the greatest beer ever". Sorry, had to get that out, I've come into contact with way too many people who think that Fat Tire is some kind of God of beers. To each his/her own.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I really like this beer alot, a plesant malty aroma, and just hoppy enough to have a bit of a bite. Not much of a head, and kind of a bland finish, but I really like this one overall.
Rambis (12) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2003
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This might be a decent bottled beer except for two things: among my friends, it's the "daring" beer when they don't want to drink Coors and want to feel like they're joining the move to good beer, and I've had it on draft. The draft is pretty good, but the bottled beer is entirely different. It's just missing much of the taste and complexity of really good beer. Bland, unexciting...although yeah it's much better than Coors.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried this at a TGIF of all places.Served way too cold.Very smooth fruity flavor with minimal hop bitterness.The best thing they had on tap.
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good head retention. Nice amber color. Malty flavor with slight hop taste. Not all it's made out to be. It is actually somewhat bland.
jeffwhalen (45) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty tasty for one of those fruity micro-brews the college kids are all raving about. Cute label.