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RATINGS: 3007   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arve_Christian (4838) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2016
On can from Vinmonopolet Norway, on order. Deep golden color, good foam. Medium aroma intensity;malt, light roasty, fruity with light hop notes. Medium body & complexity . Good bitterness and balance. Enjoyable , but a bit bland ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (4721) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2016
Bottle in Seattle. Pale, clear brown amber. Creamy head. Pale sweet caramel malt. Pale, watery amber, odd bitter butterscotch and malt tea. I abhor the style and this is kind of the quintessential American macro example.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
kenter2000 (69) - , Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Its sweet, dark, caramel flavored, nutty, reminds me of what I tend to think brown ales taste like. Not a great summer beer. Maybe better in the winter. I guess I don’t understand what an amber ale is gonna taste like but this seems wrong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cajun (411) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle - Pours medium amber, white head. Caramel malts, sweet, biscuit. Toffee, nutty. Mild hops, but fresh. Drinkable and good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (4063) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2016
Bottle at UFO Factory. Clear light amber with small off white head. Flowery, sweet malts, light coriander, orange, some dried herbs and grass, light spicy yeast and bread. Almost medium sweet and yeasty light bitter. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stefannilssons (1580) - SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2016
Tja, det här var väl helt okej, dock hade jag kanske lite högre förväntningar än helt okej. Smaken var rätt torr och bitter med toner av torkat gräs. Balansen var bra och kroppen fyllde sin fuktion, så att säga!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wedgie9 (2638) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 8, 2016
Tasted on 6/27/16 from a capped 12oz bottle purchased at Main Street. Pours crystal clear, very bright amber with an average beige head that recedes to an average collar of lace. The nose is full of bread malt, some vanilla and spice, with just a bit of herbal hops. The flavor is pretty sweet, dominated by bread malt, just a bit of spice underlying. The body is medium with lively carbonation, and a long very malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mvp (241) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Dark golden color with a small white head. Aroma not too hoppy. Average flavor, not terrible but I won’t buy again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
demannu (378) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Clean simole flavor. Malty and author biscuit. Not getting much hops. Body is a bit to heavy to be crushable. More of a take your time drink? Doesn’t really fit any of my beer drinking needs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (6491) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2016
Canned. From Systembolaget. Poured amber color with a thin white head. Caramelly malty, minerals, hops in aroma. Flavor has caramel, nuts, toffee, hops. Long, slightly sweet, biscuity finish.

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