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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tapthis (168) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2015
poors light amber with a decent head. Smells and tastes of sweet hops. Sweet thin mouthfeel and aftertaste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bacchus66 (48) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2015
From bottle at home. Pours light amber with one finger of off-white head. Pretty standard stuff, drinks well. Light caramel flavors balanced exactly with offsetting refreshing hops. This is a great go-to option (do to ubiquitousness) at establishments with a limited selection.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Turtles (507) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2015
355ml can from Systembolaget. Clear amber off-white fluffy head. Aroma: Sweet malt, biscuits, grain. Mild carbonated, medium body. Taste, sweet bread, malt, caramel. Short finish that is more sweet than bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tayeth (492) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2015
Geruch schwach, aber angenehm malzig. Im Geschmack süßlich und vollmundig, ein wenig karamellartig. Wenig Hopfen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crajun (1075) - , Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2015
haven’t drank this much; but can’t believe I haven’t rated one of the original craft brews. I like Ambers esp. when they aren’t over hopped - this was malty with slight hops that made it well balanced; need to try side by side with Alaskan Amber. good summer brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zwiebel88 (610) - GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
Amber. In der Nase Honig, malzige Noten, süßlich. Am Gaumen Honig, herber Abgang, insgesamt gut.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bcoble003 (266) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - MAY 31, 2015
For some reason I've been drinking more beer... Probably because it's summer but this beer is a wonderful brew easy drinking for a wonderful summer day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hamirubi (314) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2015
15cl sample from bottle at the Leuven Innovation Beer Festival (25 V 2015). Almost brown amber ale with strong malt and grain aroma. A plain, good drinker. Note to myself: try this again - the beer notes were on the brink of getting nonsensical.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brnandersen (2540) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2015
355 ml. can from Systembolaget. Clear amber colour with a golden tint. Thin, off-white head. Sweet aroma with caramel malts, light yeasts and spices, bread and biscuits. Taste is light sweet. Medium body with a slick feel and a soft carbonation. Finishes drying and fruity with caramel malts, toasted notes and bread. Okay, rather much in the middle of the road Amber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Linnet (1313) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2015
Malty, yeasty, Belgian in character, herbal hops, amber colour, big creamy white head. Mid-sweet, lightly bitter.

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