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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 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
EricTheRed (82) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2003
Ack. should have been better by NB standards. tinny, fizzy, underhopped, nicely malty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 12, 2003
Draft. Light bodied, light malt flavor that is somewhat interesting, but there is nothing really there to provide balance. Drinkable, but I did not order a second one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - DEC 4, 2003
While this one gets slammed often as not being worthy of the company, it was my gateway to NB and still the one I give to novices to try. Their description of crisp hoppiness hits the mark, although the finish may be too dry. This is easily my favorite amber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2003
The bottle pours a crystal clear amber color with a storm of bubbles and a nice off white head and some lace. The aroma is biscuit malty with a slight hop. The flavor is bright and crisp, somewhat malty and a hop middle with lingering slight fruit. The palate is light and spritzy. Overall, this is an easy drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
seely (10) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2003
I love this beer. Its got a little bit of a toasty taste to it, with a bit more body and flavor than most a lot of amber Ales out there. One of the best widely available Amber's for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 26, 2003
(on draft) A wonderful session beer. The initial aroma is of toasted malts, which is the first thing you taste. That nice malty flavor is followed up with a subdued fruitiness from the yeast, and a mellow, pleasant hop charecter. Definately one to drink all night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dobb1392 (36) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 26, 2003
Poured a thin orange color with little offwhite head. Not an inpressive amber ale but does have its unique taste. Hints of caramel and apple, but with a good touch of hops to balance it out. Pretty thick going down with a sweet after taste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2003 nice strong malt flavor average hop flavor not much to speak of but for a amber ale its ok thats as far as i will go.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2003
Light oarnge. Creamy,frothy,head. Nice lacing. Nice malt aromas.Toasty and smells Scottish. Mouthfeel is creamy,not over carbonated.Medium body. Toasty,biscuity, malt flavors. Finish is malty and lingering. Good hop presence. Not as bad as expected. Actually,quite enjoyable outside,on this windy night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (2067) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Appearance is pretty darn good nice clear amber coloured beer, with a largish off white head that shrinks but still persists. smell is malty..it actually starts to smell like fresh baked biscuits..pretty good. mmm i like the taste it has a rather creamy consistancy..but i tatse the chocolate type malts and some slight hoping behind actually very nice. Very creamy smooth on the tongue for an amber..its pretty cool stuff. An exceptionally drinkable amber..and its even

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