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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 12/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2313) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2014
i get a Belgian ale out of this one with light spice and lemony grass. hop comes in and gives it a two tone flavor approach. seemingly lighter refreshing and with some brown sugar sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (1414) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Pours a thin head on a clear darker straw body. The aroma has a little fruit basket going on with a little caramel. The taste has some biscuit and caramel flavor joined by a mild lemon bitterness. Good balance. The texture is crisp. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tonypreto (130) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2014
On draft poured in frozen mug. Aroma and appearance didn’t have any wow factor. Was alright tasting, but would choose myriad of others.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsnicholas (277) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle (12oz). Had in bottle at party. This one leans toward the malt side. I got very little of the hop flavors or bitterness. Very easy drinking and pretty tasty.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pmccoyrn (7) - Norwich, Connecticut, USA - NOV 9, 2014 does not count
A well known beer. Tastes alright. Nothing special. Way better than any inbev or Coors product. Better micros out there

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
FunkyF (180) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2014
Flaska i LA. Ganska svag doft av malt och jäst. Väldigt lättdrucken och inga smaker som sticker ut. Inte särskilt spännande.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
klas (322) - SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2014
Can at Brewdog bar Stockholm. Limited aroma and taste. Not up to date with newer craft beers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
John25 (732) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber brown. Bread crust, grains, toast, light caramel, biscuity malt, and a hint of citrus but mainly earthy hops. Nothing special, a nice sessionable amber. Pretty light body with a decently long finish. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
High_in_NM (8) - Los Alamos NM, New Mexico, USA - NOV 3, 2014 does not count
What’s left to say about this one? One of the better macros out there. Widely available and appeals to a broad range of palates. This one practically screams autumn to me. Could easily pass as one of the best Oktoberfest’s out there. Maybe a tad too sweet to be a staple, but definitely a regular in the rotation in the fall and winter months.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigda83 (310) - Jamestown, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Catching up ratings........ On draft at Detroit Airport. Poured a deep copper, pretty clear, and decent white head. Aroma of crisp fruits, sweet malts, caramel, and spice. Taste was caramel and citrus.

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