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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Swaroga (1822) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle650ml. The beer has a light amber color. Clear beer, well filtered. Soft water like mouth feel with medium density texture. Aroma is bread, spiced bread, a bit yeast reminding me fresh, sweet yeasty dough. Fruity esters with a bit pear and apricot. Flavor is a bit dull and going into dry dough with esters. Bitterness is delicate with some clove in the aftertaste. Easy to drink but not much character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (14397) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2015
Can from Systembolaget Web Shop. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 120715

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
R4N5H (386) - SINGAPORE - JUL 12, 2015
12oz bottle on 12/07/15, poured into a snifter glass. A clear orange amber colour with a very thin white head. Aroma of oranges, spices, and biscuit malt. Medium carbonation and body. Flavour of sweet malt, biscuit and caramel. Lightly hopped, smooth, slightly sweet and sticky on the palate with a bittersweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PriorL (2795) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2015
Sample at Leuven Innovation Beer Festival. Thanks for sharing today’s beers! APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: wheat, malts. TASTE: wheat, malts, fruity, dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steve_0 (3485) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle at home. Can’t believe I have never ticked this thing - thought it was finally time. Clear Amber-orange pour with a big white head and sticky lacing. Big bready aroma - some huskiness, light green apples, dough, and yeasty. Taste it bready, straw, husks, lightly grassy, and lemon rinds. Medium body with high carbonation. Nothing special but a well built Amber.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuchessOfIowa (78) - Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2015
Poured out of a bottle. Amber brown with slight copper hue. White head that disappears quickly with little lacing. Has a unique yeast profile with roasted caramel and toffee flavor. Thin mouth feel and crisp carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
heyden (114) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 4, 2015
Nose initially hoppy. Flavour is predominantly malty,with good fruitiness and a hint of cinnamon like spice. Light and crisp, a bit like a ale/lager. Pale amber body. Easy drinking

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tiranus (6) - PORTUGAL - JUL 2, 2015 does not count
Some cinnamon and strawberry present. Fresh beer. Easy drinking. Smooth with a good taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ingevara (863) - SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2015
Bubbly head. Fresh smell. Refreshing flavor with a solid malty body. A bit like a 50/50 lager/ale product with a bready finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biirusaikou (1446) - - JUN 29, 2015
Draught at ACBE. Surprising cinnamon cereals and strawberry flavors dominate, quite unusual, sweet finish. A bit of a disappointment, not what I’d expect from such a popular brewery.

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