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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jabah (177) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
I first tried this beer in 2001 while vacationing in Colorado. Then again a few years ago in Vegas, but havenít had it lately as I havenít seen it in Florida. It had a medium brown/amber color. Semi-sweet flavor....caramel, nutty, with some other mild spices. Would like to see it locally so I can buy a single or so, in order to get an updated opinion and review in................................................ ON 8/2/13: Just started distributing in FL. Had to revisit this as it was one of the first craft beers that I tried. Not as good as I remembered, but everything new seemed better back then. Still a decent amber, but had to downgrade a few points.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_rookie (90) - Arkansas, USA - APR 9, 2015
Pours a clear not quite amber color. Nice eggshell colored head. Some lacing, not a lot.

Aroma is of bread and some hops. It smells pretty good. Iím not getting a lot more.

Taste likewise is bready and some hop bitterness. It is pretty tasty. Not real heavy. Meh.

Mouthfeel is pretty good. Itís highly drinkable. Itís clean.

Overall, nothing special. Itís certainly not what I expected it to be. Iím a little disappointed, I donít think Iíll be trying this again. Itís an average beer,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Michaelrb (3) - Cornelius, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2015 does not count
Now that itís more widely distributed, we tend to forget this was a big name in early craft beer. However, still one of the top 100 craft beers to try in your life time. Nice dark amber color, the aroma is of toast, has a light sweet taste with an hint of chocolate after taste I was not expecting. Nice beer to offer to friends who prefer a less bitter offering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BMA (242) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2015
Cloudy amber color. Big head. Aroma of bread. Taste of malt and hops. Body is a little thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MadIndian (2568) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle from SJ. Caramel malt, bread, hop and sugar. Finish was a bitter bite. Not bad, but body was watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
78samh (201) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2015
12 oz bottle pours clear amber with a nice white head. Aroma is fresh, doughy bread. Taste is also bread like and mildly bitter. A beer I have been enjoying for 15 years now. I donít drink it as often as I used to, but still one I like a lot. Smooth amber ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elosop (198) - SWEDEN - APR 2, 2015
Orangebrun lštt dimmig med liten krona. Fršsch doft, lštt maltig och lite sŲt. Smaken tšmligen bred, fruktig och humlig. Eftersmaken ganska lŚng med toner av torkad frukt och lite beska. God men dyr.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mjp12 (669) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2015
A rather bland Amber ale, some hop and sweet malt balance, but not one to go back to.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raymow (978) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2015
on tap at Dueling Pianos in Myrtle Beach SC - nice amber color. Slight hop and malt flavor. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Hopstinopolis (12) - - MAR 28, 2015
Bready, papery, barnyard hay. Poor foam. Thin with linger of raisins and dry wood. Not interested in another.

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