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RATINGS: 2962   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Moebbels (670) - FINLAND - MAR 26, 2016
A clear amber body with a fluffy, well lasting white head. Nose is spicy with caramel, cookies and a bit of barbeque spices. Taste is mildly sweet with a short bitter and somewhat spicy finish. Medium carbonation and average palate. Decent beer with an interesting spiciness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kountry (5) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - MAR 23, 2016 does not count
Like a biscuit in a bottle! I love this beer, it was the first craft style beer I had ever had and from then on I was hooked on real beer!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
PhillyCraft (5329) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2016
Sample at Mile, had this before but never ticked her grossness. Gross bread meets gross malts without any hops being noticed in this mass produced God awful gross brew. Some uneducated hipsters will order it and think it’s good or like the bicycle aspect of this abysmal, piece of shit brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jflopsu (1093) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Pours a clear orange-copper. A very light aroma of sweet malts and some grains. A light taste of sweet fruit malts, grains, and light hops. Very plain aftertaste. Very simple beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (1234) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a murky copper color with a small white head. The aroma is roasted nuts and malt with some bread. The taste is heavy on malt with some nuttiness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
peponi (1319) - Mainz, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2016
Aroma: weak herbal notes and malty. Appearance: golden color and white head. Taste: low bitterness, caramel, malty, semi-dry. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, empty finish. Overall: Poor stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
treyhaislip (4) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - MAR 10, 2016 does not count
Fat tire is a very nice brown ale. The aroma is pleasing as well as the appearance. The taste is very welcoming and pleasurable and the ale is extremely smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bjakk (680) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - FEB 29, 2016
Bronze, clear with yellowish foam. Caramel, berries in the aroma. Toffee, orange with mild hoppy bitterness. High in carbon

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Felsenbrau (39) - Middletown, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2016
12oz can. Nose of lemons, malt and honey. Slightly hazy pale amber color with brief white head, minimal nonpersistent lacing. Taste is slighly sweet with orange and grapefruit, and a wee bit of caramel. Finish clean and slightly grapefruity. Easy to drink, not complex or overly-impressive. Good with corn and black beans. Will buy again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drsandman (975) - New York, USA - FEB 18, 2016
On tap at the Denver Airport. Pours a super clear amber, creamy off white head. Aroma is cracker malt, bread, caramel, grain, earth. Flavor is grain, bready roasted malt, bitter earthy hop. Medium body, malty but drinkable. A classic.

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