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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tbonde (76) - DENMARK - FEB 13, 2015
33ml bottle@bar in Malmö. Nice amber color with ok head. A little cloudy. A very well balanced beer with a deep, toasty taste with a long, pleasant, slightly spicy aftertaste. Just the right (low) sweetness for my taste. The malt is prevalent but the hops is there without it going anywhere near an IPA. Belgian? Not really in my mouth, but a very good American brew, which it can wear with pride, and recommended for those who are not too crazy about the hops but like a beer with lots of taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sosa300 (2) - Kansas, USA - FEB 8, 2015 does not count
Good first taste but no overall aftertaste. Very smooth without bitterness. Would be great to drink in quantity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mentalmind (43) - FINLAND - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle. Ticked this earlier from draft as 4/5. Very well made and balanced belgian style amber ale. Fresh hoppy aroma. Good balance of biscuit biscuit malts, spices and hoppy flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jake_F (3) - - FEB 3, 2015 does not count
Liked this one! Nicely balanced and my type of Belgian beer. In the US. �� ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Xavalias (212) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle from the Bear River Bar, Steamboat Springs, Co. Clear light amber, thin off-white head. The aroma is of sweet malts, caramel. The taste is sweet with a slightly bitter finish. Easy to drink but pretty boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChewyBeer (112) - SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 27, 2015
From tap, good amber colour with ok head. Good ’Belgian’ nose, medium to full mouthfeel with decent carbonation. Good pleasant drink

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
VeinAle (100) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2015
The nostalgia is heavy here. When the distribution circuit wasn’t that prominent I would load my trunk full of cases when driving home to Minnesota. One of the dominant amber ales of the early 2000’s. This malt heavy, low head, reddish amber is classic. Perfect with a meal. There may be better ambers out there now. It its prime, it was the king.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WABeerFiend (274) - - JAN 16, 2015
Best by date: 02.02.14. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 01.03.14. A: See through amber/red. No head with aggressive pour. S: Malt, raisins, caramel. T: Caramel is dominant. Toast is there too. Subtle hops. M: Creamy. O: This is a decent amber. I would not seek it out, but it would be a good beer with a meal if the alternative was an AAL.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
YigSvartka (159) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
Transparent crimson brown. No head. Unimpressive malt and caramel aroma, but a much more satisfying taste. Thin, smooth, and refreshing combination of malt, caramel, and mild dried fruit. Dry, sweet and mildly hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mears (37) - - JAN 10, 2015
One of the first good beers I had. Still good for drinking but not too notch.

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