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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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (7874) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 26, 2015
Tap at CBB. Finally rating this after all these years. Deep gold-amber, clear, low head. Malty nose, biscuits, caramel, a bit of grass. Sweet and malty, a bit of hops. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dnoaksson (758) - , SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2015
Artonhundratalets kanske största och mest tongivande poet, Charles Baudelaire, skrev en nidskrift vid namn "Arma Belgien". Kanske hade han fått ett något bättre intryck av kungariket om New Belgium Fat Tire serverades på ölsjappen (troligtvis inte eftersom han föredrog absint, den gamle fyllbulten). Allt det här var en skenmanöver för att slippa formulera ett eget omdöme. Om man ska smita undan från åligganden kan man åtminstone göra det på ett kreativt sätt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
davidezdonz (71) - , HONG KONG - JUN 21, 2015
A 12 fl oz bottle with an enjoy by date of 19th July 2015 and poured into a pint glass. It poured an extremely clear deep copper colour with a one finger white head that dissipates quickly. Slightly weak aromas, but there’s biscuit and bread like notes, slight caramel and also a touch of apple. Taste is quite similar to the aroma. I get biscuit malts, caramel and some apple juice. I’m not really getting that much hops. Medium bodied and medium to high carbonation. Overall this was decent and easy to drink but not amazing. I wouldn’t actively seek it, but if I could find a fresher bottle, I’d try it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
labattslover74 (68) - Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Pours a dark golden color white a slight thin head with minimal lacing. Aroma of nuts, bread and, orange/citrus. Taste of malt, hops, and citrus that has a slight bitter after bite. A good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocMcGrain (42) - Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Fresh and hoppy, I've always loved this beer. It's great in a bottle or on draught, but don't let it get warm, or it gets bitter. Between this and Fraziskaner, I choose this every time; the flavor is fuller and well-rounded.l ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tderoeck (6464) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2015
24/V/15 - sample @ LIBF (Leuven) - BB: n/a (2015-693) Thanks to the Belgian (and Dutch, and...) RB crew for sharing today’s beers!

Clear copper orange beer, creamy off-white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: yeasty, somewhat sweet, caramel, fruity, bit of banana. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: very fruity, apples, pears, little bitter, some yeast. Aftertaste: bit metallic, apple juice, soft bitterness, green banana.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tapthis (173) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2015
poors light amber with a decent head. Smells and tastes of sweet hops. Sweet thin mouthfeel and aftertaste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bacchus66 (49) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2015
From bottle at home. Pours light amber with one finger of off-white head. Pretty standard stuff, drinks well. Light caramel flavors balanced exactly with offsetting refreshing hops. This is a great go-to option (do to ubiquitousness) at establishments with a limited selection.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Turtles (615) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2015
355ml can from Systembolaget. Clear amber off-white fluffy head. Aroma: Sweet malt, biscuits, grain. Mild carbonated, medium body. Taste, sweet bread, malt, caramel. Short finish that is more sweet than bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tayeth (507) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2015
Geruch schwach, aber angenehm malzig. Im Geschmack süßlich und vollmundig, ein wenig karamellartig. Wenig Hopfen.

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