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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Strykzone (4832) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Tasted this one after a wonderful beer (New Belgium Wheat) so it had a lot measure up to. Not surprisingly it didn't measure well. It seemed to lack smoothness and was too much on the bitter side for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adrenalin112 (57) - Lake Forest, California, USA - OCT 17, 2003
This is enjoyable from either the tap or bottle. Not too overwhelming in any category. It's what i get at restaurants, when your only choice is to get bud, coors, or miller. Doesnt make you feeled stuff, yet leaves you pleased that you just had a good beer. Amber in color, crisp bite, smooth aroma.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jayc (28) - USA - OCT 11, 2003
Get this one when you want to get the 'dates' to drink beer. It's good enough to get your guest to retrieve their own from the cooler ... light and refreshing (better than any big domestic).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 10, 2003
Nice clear, amber color. Aroma leaves a lot to be desired. Heavy on the malt flavors but lacks real character. At least it is better than Bud or Coors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NathanJ (42) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2003 Bottle, amber color. light, fast fading head, very doughy/malty aroma, kind of sweet biscuit taste, and kind of thin. not a bad beer by any means, and pretty easy to find around me. easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7816) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2003
(draught) Clear amber; slim white head. Crystal malts, rather overblown. Very malty taste, with peppery touch, excellent balance. Well-bodied; short malt-sweet aftertaste. Very malty, but quite good allrounder. Wonder why the afficionado's despise it so. If Palm or Op-ale was the target, this one's better. If it was De Koninck however... it's missing some Saaz.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2003
A nice amber appearance with hints of chocolate in the aroma and taste. Typical amber characteristics otherwise. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bigbeersrule (113) - USA - OCT 1, 2003
I guess there is no accounting for good taste. The hype about this beer is pure marketing sham. Their other beers are much better. This is nothing more than an amber colored beer with really no life or charecter of its own.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 29, 2003
This is an excellent middle-of-the-road beer. Not too impressive but definitly not shabby. It's a dark amber color, with lasting lacing. A sweet corn smell. The flovor is bitter and hints slightly of corn. tastes slightly biscuit like and hoppy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2003
Aroma smells of corn and hops. Appearance is light amber. Flavor is not spectacular but is characterized by a malty/hoppy flavor. Palate seems to be average.

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