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RATINGS: 2959   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAY 24, 2004
Not a bad amber. Had this one out of the bottle. Bit of a fruity nose, malty taste, clean finish. Good overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badgerben (4796) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2004
Pretty amber color with just a little head. It has a little fruity aroma. The taste has mild hops and mild malts with a little more of the fruit. Nothing to gung ho, I expected more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2004
Wow. I’ve had this a million times and it totally let me down tonight. Thin body. Hops? Didn’t see them. Slightly sweet. I know this beer could be good, but it has been half assed for the most part. This is becoming a macro standard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2005 This seems to be their most popular beer. Why? Because you can find it everywhere! This amber pours (would you guess?) amber in color, with large bubbles in its white fluffy head. Aroma is fresh and hoppy. Somewhat earthy with spicy notes. Flavor has a nutty, bready mouthfeel. Mild texture. Overall, pretty good. But I wish I could find their trippel this easy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jayson2425 (167) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - MAY 10, 2004
I like the taste of this amber ale. Mighty fine beverage with a delightful white head. I also like the name, it fits it well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - MAY 10, 2004
I didn’t taste any goddamn biscuits but it was a pretty good beer overall. I would probably buy it again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mardermax (71) - santa cruz, California, USA - MAY 7, 2004
smelled really bad. nothing impressive or distinctive. tasted bland and equally sad. i dont like this beer very much

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cornhusker01 (76) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 3, 2004
Fat Tire pours an amber color and has a doughy quality while having some spice / nut qualities to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fasteddieIX (55) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Tried this one during a recent stint on the west coast. On tap; pours a light amber with a thin white head. A little heavy on the malts for my tastes, but the flavor is balanced out nicely with some fruity overtones. A decent beer, worth trying out if you run into it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YogiBeera (2565) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2004
Dark orange color. Little Layer of a head. Fizzy carbonation. Malty and fruity at the same time. Chocolate flavor??? Nose is toasted malt - some hoppy undertones. Nice

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