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Named in honor of our founder Jeffís bike trip through Belgium, Fat Tire Amber Ale marks a turning point in the young electrical engineerís 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 Tireís 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 5/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 17, 2004
Not a bad beer to drink in quantity. Too little taste for my liking. Starts weak and ends weak. Michelob Amber Bock is a much better beer if you are looking for something like this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thegreenrooster (3930) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 13, 2004
Pours a muddy amber with a nice tan head. Flavor is malty and i get lots of raisons. There is some lingering hops in the swallow. A very nice beer expierince in my opinion. Available almost everywhere and worth trying.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
wvernon1981 (21) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2004
Not that great of an ale. Tasted good but nothing special. Amber body, very malty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2004
On tap. Amber color, tan head. Toasty malt aroma. Flavor was malty as well, lightly sweet, tiny bit of hops. Average body, but pretty drinkable. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gr8flKev (3) - Alabama, USA - JUN 8, 2004 does not count
Its a shame this beer isnt available east of the Mississippi River. A delightful ale with a nice, smooth taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2004
Bottled. While not exceptional, this is a nice, easy-drinking beer. Sweet malt start followed by a well balanced, hoppy finish. A very special kind lawn mowing beer. Iím a mountain biker so it gets a bonus point.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2004
Bottle in Colorado. Seems to be everywhere out there. Good deep amber color and average white head. Nice roasted caramel aroma. Good malty, spicy amber beer flavor. Thin body. I enjoyed a bunch of these, but I see its not the best New Belgium.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2004
Heard so much good stuff about New Belgium. Bought several of their beers and find them to be just average. This had a nice copper body with foamy white head and nice lacing. Malty sweetness to the nose was okay. A bit watery in texture. Might be good cold on a hot day or with some food but the flavor does not merit solo sipping. A mediocre beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2005 just a good overall beer with very short lasting head. nice color,,i dont taste biscuits,,maybe a little of the pan.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (1903) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2004
I had heard so many great things about this beer, so I gave it a shot. Not overly impressed by any means, but didnít dislike it. Itís kinda complex, with lots of flavors going on, but mainly a roasted hop thing, thatís not great, but not bad.

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