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Named in honor of our founder Jeffís bike trip through Belgium, Fat Tire Amber Ale marks a turning point in the young electrical engineerís 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 Tireís 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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (2586) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2014
bottle. Amber with small head. Light malt biscuit and caramel body with mild hops. Thereís nothing wrong with this, but I donít know why this would be anyoneís go-to beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cousin_Larry (243) - - MAR 16, 2014
I seriously canít believe this is New Belgiumís flagship beer. Bitter, stale, basenent odor. Easily their worst brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bakers17 (16) - Alabama, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Caramel, bread, hay, cereal, roasty, toast, hay, dough, basement aromas, clove, cooked vegetables, dough, butterscotch, cough drop, cheese, grass, alcohol, cooked vegetables, woody, rotten eggs, smoke

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (1028) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
Rating #1007 - February 26, 2014 - I know Iíve had this before (for sure in the Denver airport once upon a long ago) but here goes the review. $13.99 CAD for a 6 pack at Coop in one of the dumbest promotions to date (margin giveaway on a destination item, failing common sense 101). 5.2%. Clear amber/toffee coloured pour with a bubbly white head. Aroma has a hint of malty sweetness, and a strong earthy, roasty aroma. Medium carbonation. Bubbly, dry mouthfeel, medium-bodied. Light bitterness in the finish, quite smooth. Hoppy punch that is understated and a marbley-malty sweet note. Delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ConnyPetersson (65) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
Nästan Golden i färg. Lätt kolsyrad med ett skum som dog fort. Lite sur karamellig skumbanan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluejacket74 (1204) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2014
22 ounce bottle, enjoy by date of March 30, 2014. Itís been quite a few years since I last had Fat Tire, so now that New Belgium distributes to Ohio I figured Iíd pick up a bomber. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a mostly clear orange/copper color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The brew smells like toasted, caramel and bready malt, apples, and a bit of herbalness. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but thereís also some peppery spice and nuts noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, itís well carbonated and easy to drink. I think itís a good amber ale, Iíd pick it up again if I was in the mood for this style of beer. $2.99 a bomber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NatKadaw (93) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
Mildly bready, not amber by any definition of the word, faint hops, light body, smooth and easy to drink but unremarkable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gwillrich (139) - S„o Josť dos Campos, BRAZIL - MAR 4, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2014 Cerveja de muito bom drinkability. Sabores de cereal e mel. Baixa formaÁ„o de espuma. Cor alaranjada.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rtbone64 (4) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2014 does not count
Great new beer to our area. A really good taste and finishes smooth. I look forward to more from this brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ramboraffe (110) - SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2014
Solid good tasting amber ale. A hidden fridge filled with fat tire saved me from drinking bud on a wedding.

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