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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (3347) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2015
Tap. Local Tavern, Philadelphia airport. Clear, copper color. Minimal, white head. Soft, orangey malts. Some sweet biscuit. Taste is light sweet. Minimal bitterness. Pretty clean palate. Soft, bittersweet finish. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (4052) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2015
12oz bottle from kings beverage & Cigars, South Lake Tahoe. Orange amber, good head, nice bottle. Flowery perfume vanilla corn aroma. Metallic toffee flavour. Bittersweet aftertaste. Disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jksipa (636) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2015
On tap. Clear deep amber with a thick off white head that leaves lots of lace. Nose is light toffee and grain with some light fruit. Lightly sweet honey with very light roast. Slightly thin creamy mouth with average carbonation and a crisp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
voyageurmike (203) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Draft in a shaker glass. Not much bitterness, a mild sweetness to it. Light-bodied, clean finish. Hardly exciting but perfectly acceptable amber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
two7offsuit (403) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Pours Amber with a white head. Light malt aroma. Flavor is malt with a hint of caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (9563) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at troubles’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Slightly hay golden. Aroma is slightly fruity, stale, with a bit of cardboard, and stale hops. Sweetish flavor with some fruitiness, malt, cardboard, and bitterish stale hops. Light to medium-bodied.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (5580) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2015
Boks 355ml fra Systembolaget Luleå - Storheden. Drukket i Skibotn 8 Aug 15. Brun. Raskt dalende lavt skum. Svak fruktaroma. Smaken mandler. Bra - men uvariert.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bcBelgianbrew (114) - , British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2015
Golden look. Light yeast & light bitterness. It's an easy drinking beer. Some sweetness to it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrNosha (1029) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 27, 2015
Vom Fass. Kastanienfarben, leicht trüb mit cremigem beigen Schaum. Malz, Süße und Hopfen in der Nase. Im Geschmack Karamell und Bitternoten mit Trockenobst. Süffig.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
paintedmaple (626) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2015
12oz bottle...decent sessionable amber for those who are scared of craft beer...otherwise pretty boring for those with an adventurous taste.

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