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RATINGS: 2900   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
mikske79 (1323) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - SEP 9, 2015
Een redelijk neutrale, ietswat fletse geur als je het uitschenkt. De kleur is niet echt amber, eerder een wat donker uitgeslagen pils, eigenlijk wat de kleur van mazout. Het smaakt zoals een fletse variant van een amber bier. Teleurstellend.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
pressboxjoe (314) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Bottle. I remember having this 6 or 7 years ago (we don’t get it in NJ, only just started distribution in PA) and thinking it tasted a bit vegetal and syrupy - figured it must have been an old bottle. Well I don’t know how old this bottle was, but it tasted the same to me. Not to my liking. Reminds me a great deal of Rolling Rock.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
terefere (308) - Durham, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours amber, clear, avg. head. Aroma of biscuit, caramel, orange, spices. Taste: bread, caramel, spices, dried fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fevernova (221) - Willoughby, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2015
12 oz Bottle -- Pours medium amber with a of soapy slightly off-white head. Aromas of caramel, cinnamon, brown sugar, apple, and apricot. The nose is fairly malty, toasty, and acidic smelling. Mild yeast is present in the taste. Medium bitterness, subdued sweetness. The carbonation is lively paired with a thinner mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
SamTheBarrel (695) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2015
355ml can poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is clear deep amber with a medium sized frothy head, that reduced quickly leaving some lacing. Aroma of orange peels, apricots and caramel. Flavours of orange peels, apricot marmalade, canned pears and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and medium-light bitter. Palate is medium-light bodied, watery texture and soft carbonation. New Belgium Fat Tire is overall okay, a little too light bodied, not bitter enough and overly sweet.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
chrish2112 (5) - chalfont, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2015 does not count
i have had this beer numerous times and have been disappointed ever time i had it,at least its consistent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bosco (265) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Clear amber with quickly diminished head and some lacing. Crisp light bodied ale, not enough bitterness to satisfy my IPA palate. First tried many years ago and seems true to the taste I remember from Colorado back then. Best by: 11/22/15 Consumed on: 9/7/15 12oz bottle gifted from friends.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
grundsow (117) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Memorable name, but the taste is quickly forgotten. Light and middle-of-the-road “beery”. Nothing special here, should not offend nor excite anyone. Boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joejames (388) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2015
On draft, Primanti Brothers, York, PA served in a shaker. Pours clear amber, quick white head, little lacing with no retention. Aroma of biscuit and caramel. Taste is sweet, not enough bitterness for a real balance. Light bodied, light carbonation, watery mouth feel. Finishes astringent and sweet. Tasting notes of caramel, grass, honey and herbs. NB just became available in PA this month. This one is not good as expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shotgun1431 (134) - franklin furnace, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Nice Amber color with a white head. Slightly sweet toasted malt odor and flavor. Some bitter hops. Very smooth and easy to drink. I’m a big fan.

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