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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 12/20
Hansen (8205) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2016
Light amber coloured and clear. Has a white head, medium duration. SOft malty aroma with a hoppy note, faint grass, herbs. Mild flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tightslice (728) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle from Gott’s Roadside in SF, CA (Ferry Building). Aroma is faint malts. Taste is fairly decent (albeit boring) Amber Ale. Bitter but not fresh. Not as good as I remember.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Quick3Beers (749) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2016
A little strange, I feel like all I'm picking up on is chocolate notes, a little bittersweet. Malty. Okay beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
firemarshal (203) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle. Clear amber color. Aroma is cereal malts, yeast, orange blossom. Taste is mild spices, malty, and subtle hop background. Reminds me of a malty lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdb84 (483) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2016
Draft. Clear amber, small head. A: slightly fruity, malty, but overall lacks aroma. T: caramel malts, apple juice, mildly bitter development. Sweet malts in aftertaste. Watery version of Speciale Belge.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badhack (482) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Clear Amber. Malty, with some caramel. Bitter hop finish. Medium body, if a little light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
kdesrosiers (2) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2015 does not count
Excellente ale, belle amertume, arrière goût agréable et peu persistent. Excellente bière ambrée.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (4357) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2015
35,5cl can from Systembolaget. Pours clear amber with a modest, off-white head. Fairly fruity aroma with notes of caramel, malt and hints of citrus. Moderate to medium sweet with mild, but nice flavours and a slightly dry and moderate bitter finish. Balanced and tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbruner (3712) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Wow, can’t believe I’ve never rated this. Pours a slightly hazy golden brown on tap with fluffy off-white head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma of bready pale malt, earthy underneath, fruity yeast esters. Taste is more toward the malt and yeast, decent balance. Not the best beer, but solid, and you can see why it is what it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bvbunited (65) - Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2015
This beer has great color and aroma. The taste is great with a good balance of hops and malt. I enjoyed it a lot. I would recommend it to anyone.

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