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RATINGS: 2959   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ByTheirLimpin (263) - New York, USA - APR 15, 2016
From the bottle. Fun interplay between the malt and hop notes. Little sweet amber note. Well balanced, enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Popoff91 (80) - Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2016
12-ounce bottles poured into a pint glass. One of the better amber ales I have tried.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (798) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2016
DATE: April 10, 2016... OCCASION: recovering from a sleepless cub scout night at Liberty Science Center with The Force Awakens... GLASSWARE: Barley Creek pint.. APPEARANCE: brilliant rush of active effervescence busies a bright copy body... head is thick, cambered like fresh snowfall, and off-white, creamy... AROMA: thick, toasted bread malts that hold this sense hostage... a soft, flowery bouquet celebrates aromatic hops, while slight spiciness--pepper and vanilla--gives dimension to the experience... PALATE: medium-bodied, welcoming and sessionable... bears a crunch at the teeth and a lingering patience in its leaving... a dry creaminess pervades... TASTE: .a lot happening in this one: biscuit, toasted malts, chestnuts, and some toffee make a back-end treat, while the light hops provide an aromatic, garden fragrance that softens its impact... then, pepper, vanilla, orange zest and ginger root... OVERALL: a worthwhile standalone, or a session ale at 5.2% that is decidedly American... the balance is tough to argue with, even though the malts are front and center...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barlokk (3) - Benton, Kentucky, USA - APR 7, 2016 does not count
Beautiful amber with a white lasting head. Sweet with a slightly bitter finish. A great one to share with friends.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scotchzombie (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2016
Pours clear amber with a foamy off white head. Finely bubbles lacing. Aroma is grass, bready malt and a touch of sweetness. Taste follows with a bit of lemon and a nice biscuity flavor. A well-crafted beer that is suitable for frequent quaffing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kavu (3810) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2016
0,33l can from Systembolaget Övertorneå. Pours clear amber with a medium head. Aroma is sweet malts. Flavor is sweet malts with fruity notes and a slightly hoppy finish. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Simonsen (1055) - NORWAY - MAR 26, 2016
Flaske. Gylden klar farge. Moderat karbonert med hvit skumtopp. Smaker lett malt,noe gress og brød . Lite spennende saker

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Moebbels (670) - FINLAND - MAR 26, 2016
A clear amber body with a fluffy, well lasting white head. Nose is spicy with caramel, cookies and a bit of barbeque spices. Taste is mildly sweet with a short bitter and somewhat spicy finish. Medium carbonation and average palate. Decent beer with an interesting spiciness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kountry (5) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - MAR 23, 2016 does not count
Like a biscuit in a bottle! I love this beer, it was the first craft style beer I had ever had and from then on I was hooked on real beer!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
PhillyCraft (5312) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2016
Sample at Mile, had this before but never ticked her grossness. Gross bread meets gross malts without any hops being noticed in this mass produced God awful gross brew. Some uneducated hipsters will order it and think it’s good or like the bicycle aspect of this abysmal, piece of shit brew.

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