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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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salmoniform (459) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Poured from tap to glass. Amber hue with off white head. Aroma is honey, caramel, Belgian esters, grain. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and soft carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with estery following and a nice CO2 crispness in the finish. Overall this is a great mainstay beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobberger40 (7) - largo, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2014 does not count
Pours Amber, with thick white head that dissipates quickly. Taste is bread, toast, bit of spice. I like it for an all purpose beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
a_sully (80) - - JUN 7, 2014
Light orange colour aroma of hops taste of caramel and floral notes. White head and translucent clarity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1222) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Pours an amber color with white head. Floral hops, citrus, and some spice on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more floral hops notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GriffDaddy (62) - - JUN 3, 2014
Well, it’s everywhere. And it’s a hell of a lot better than the garbage I used to drink. But something tastes, smells, and looks very dated. Not much of much going on. Probably we are all spoiled by MOAR!, which considering the choices available in most major metros, is pretty spectacular. Mild on the nose, mild malt/bread on the palate, just not very interesting. Would I drink again? Meh, yes. Would I order again? no.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
writerljberg (631) - Oregon, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle. A: Cloudy copper, thin white head. N: Biscuit, hops, bark, grassy, coriander. T: Dirty sweetness, some brackish bitterness. M: Medium body with a slight chalkiness. O: A muddy beer that suffers from in distinction in malt or hop profile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (1149) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2014
(bottle) beautiful clear, bright amber colour with a small white head; aroma starts with pine, then sweet fruit; balanced, clean, refreshing flavour; very pleasant

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
EvanFriend (297) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Biscuit, a little bit of caramel, rather thin and more carbonation than I’d like. Drinkable, but nothing to write home about. I bought it cause I was out west and hadn’t had it for seven years, but if they sold it on the East Coast I wouldn’t buy it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lukin (420) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
bottle. Pours golden-amber, small head. Caramel and bread malts, very little hops or bitterness. Sweet. Not bad, but not interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kansascityCW (109) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Pours a clear amber color with a small head. Pleasant aroma of caramel malts and a slight toasted grain character. Taste is sweet, caramel malt with the smallest trace of hops. Pretty good mouth feel. Overall this is a simple, somewhat boring beer but it’s smooth, clean and refreshing.

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