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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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bork (196) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2014 Rather low on flavor but with some bready malts and a little bit of sweet fruit. Smooth and easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Msdrbeat (50) - - AUG 12, 2014
From bottle. Drinkable. Nice aroma and good clear coloring. Not bad at all. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenDV138 (1370) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2014
16 oz draft at Tir Na Nog in Baltimore. Nonic pint glass. Copper/amber with a finger of off-white head. Aromas of citrus, floral notes, light caramel. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, floral notes. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lutz2jm (110) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Ok beer no aroma what so ever. Mild front with a caramel malt finish. Definitely had more flavor years ago when fat tire was not over produced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (1384) - Granollers, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1424) - - AUG 10, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-21-12- Poured from bottle in to pint glass Appearance – Pours a nice amber color with a one finger white head. The head fades over a moderate amount of time to leave a decent level of lacing on the glass. Smell – The aroma is of caramel and some light roasted malt aromas. Mixed with these are subtle hop aromas of citrus and a light herbal smell. Taste – The taste begins with some of the bready and caramel flavors. These are quickly meet by a lighter fruit flavors of a sweeter citrus hop as well as some very light roasted notes. As the taste advances to the end a light herbal flavor come to the tongue and leave a sweet, light hop, and light roast flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the average side with a carbonation level that is slightly lighter than the average. Perhaps a bit more carbonation would have made it a bit more crisp and good for the fruit and herbal hops, but yet the not as good for the roasted flavors. It’s hard to say which would be better. Overall – A good easy dining brew with some nice flavors. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Insertpunhere (31) - Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Fat tire. Ah. It is a pretty lame beer. I have never understood the appeal or popularity. It’s like craft beer for dummies. New Belgium makes many beers that are better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjmoen (62) - - AUG 7, 2014
Pours golden in color with a white head. Well balanced. Biscuity flavors and aromas.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LuckyDog (143) - - AUG 7, 2014
The glass they gave away was better than the beer. The beer is an inoffensive Belgian amber. Nothing really wrong with it, but not one I would seek out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arnold931 (554) - Iowa, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear copper with okay head. Nose is toasted malt. Some malt in the taste. Meh.

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