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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 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - SEP 29, 2003
Nice amber color. Looked a little thin and watery..maybe it was just the lighting. didn't impress me with the taste either. really lacking something.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2003
Fairly smooth, but thin ale. Not very strong, mediocre flavor is hoppy, with a little light malt profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2003
On tap at Old Chicago,Nice amber color small head that faded fast or the waitress just took her time getting it to me.Malty sweet aroma with a nice hop presence with a mild fruit hint in it as well.The taste was decent light malty fruity and sweet with a slight earthy taste,The after taste was ok with it mostly sweet and hoppy.This was a fairly decent brew and cheap for price.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kodos (205) - USA - SEP 21, 2003
On Tap. Amber color, short diminishing head. Light nutty/fruity aroma. Medium maltiness with a hint of caramel. Sweet/sour finish. I liked the endgame of this tasting better than anything. Nothing special otherwise...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2003 Interesting beer to me, sort of teeters from malty sweet to almost black licorace. Nutty, woody, a well done beer. Drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2003
A pleasant microbrew from New Beligium Brewing. Not hugely complex, but a good drinking beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 8, 2003
Has a nice amber color and a sweet malt smell. Taste is is sweet and finishes sticky. Overall once again I am not a amber ale guy so this is not for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2003
One word: sweet. This stuff is just too damn sweet. It's made with quality ingredients, but I really can't stomach more than one at a time.

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