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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.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
joet (2228) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 2, 2002
Wow, I’m so unimpressed. I love New Belgium -- their Tripel and Abbay ales are very good. I’m not sure if it was the Texas heat (sampled in Dallas) but the malt was as bland as the hopping. Not even to brew pub standards.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
noy-zee (63) - Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2002
wow! i’ve heard good things about this beer, and after trying it, i agree to all of them.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2002
Your basic microbrew amber. There pretty much interchangeable--Bell’s, Fat Tire, Full Sail, the list goes on and on.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2002
A very tasty amber ale. Not too heavy. It looked almost better than it tasted.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2002
A great amber. Nice malty flavor and aroma with a good balance of hops. Cool bottle!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
spydog (75) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2002
Toasty and malty start with an unassuming finish. Was hoping for full maltiness all the way through. Pretty good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
captspastic (20) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2004 A very good overall beer. Tasty, pronounced full flavor, never harsh or overbearing. INmy personal top 5 beers.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2002
a decent amber, looked good, Ok taste but nothing special

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2002
A good beer but nothing special. I drank it right after a Guiness though so my taste bud may have been deadened a little. They have much better beers from the brewer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tapIluv99 (41) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2002
Found this on tap @ rl...enjoyed, but won’t be rushing over to the store for another.


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