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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leini (1066) - SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2015
355ml can. Slightly hazy amber body with a tall white head. Fruit and caramel. Refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lux_edwards (160) - - DEC 29, 2014
bottle, pours a copper colour with white head. Aroma is faint caramel and grass. Taste is slightly bitter from hops. Palate is smooth with a nice feel. Overall a good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RhetoricalAns (439) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Draft. Clear amber pour, minimal white head with some decent lacing. Fruity aroma, caramel. Taste is toffee, a little dark resin in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GreatDane1632 (671) - USA - DEC 21, 2014
This is a standard Amber ale. Nothing super special about other than its wide distro and happy hour specials at bars with too much stock.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
burger1124 (5) - - DEC 17, 2014 does not count
A little bitter in the aftertaste...but to be expected. Rather light for a self described amber ale. True to name in color. A bit more carbonated than expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cimbasso (320) - - DEC 17, 2014
Sampled on draught in Chicago as Fat Tire 8. Clear amber colour with a white head. Sweetish aromas. The taste is also quite sweet, with notes of raisins and dates. Not particularly bitter, but very pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
loubar (123) - Los Gatos, California, USA - DEC 16, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s. Amber pour with tan head. Light herbal and malty aromas.Taste is is nicely malty and biscuit-like upfront, with just enough bitterness from the hops to balance out the flavor. There’s a hint of light fruit and spice. Not too sweet. Not too hoppy. Not too rich. A crisp and enjoyable amber ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pecksheeh (20) - IRELAND - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle. A nice amber colour with frothy white head that quickly dissappears. Malty aroma and taste, some nutiness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoptimusPrimed (75) - SPAIN - DEC 14, 2014
Have tried several times from different sources and always have mixed thoughts. Quite drinkable but nothing spectacular

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
billtheman (79) - milford, Delaware, USA - DEC 10, 2014
A good but not outstanding beer, has a pleasant taste, appearance and aroma,

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