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RATINGS: 2617   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillKismet (3295) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 This amber ale has a mildewy pungence that gives it an interesting flavor. An easy to drink ale that should please a wide range of palates with its relative simplicity. Rerate: Blander and more lifeless with each try--there is much better stuff ou there

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdrunk (11) - USA - MAR 5, 2002
Nice beer to kick back with after a long day of skiing.

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
CIVICRACER99 (15) - USA - MAR 2, 2002
pretty nice beer that can also kick your ass

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 26, 2002
Very overrated ale. I will admit this is much better on tap than in the bottle, but still has nothing that stands out.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Evster64 (107) - Kempner, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2002
Handsome in a glass, bready aroma, with a light hoppy finish. A decent little amber.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (18972) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2002
Orange coloured. Light bodied, straight forward easy drinking ale. Well balanced.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
beer200299 (13) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2002
I do not think that the belgian yeast flavor goes at all with this beer. I first tasted this beer with such anticipation as I heard so much good about it. What a letdown! There were 3 of us and we couldn’t even finish 1/2 of a bottle. I don’t see what the deal is with this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
gpolice99 (32) - Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2002
Pretty good Amber Ale, similar to Kilian’s, has a small bitter aftertaste, but highly recommend this beer to amber ale drinkers

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerdrinkingking (47) - Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2002
good beer but sort of a bad aftertaste

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
later4you (23) - Wyoming, USA - FEB 14, 2002
A very good Amber Ale, plus so much better on tap


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