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RATINGS: 3010   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
mvp (241) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Dark golden color with a small white head. Aroma not too hoppy. Average flavor, not terrible but I won’t buy again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
demannu (380) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Clean simole flavor. Malty and author biscuit. Not getting much hops. Body is a bit to heavy to be crushable. More of a take your time drink? Doesn’t really fit any of my beer drinking needs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (6529) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2016
Canned. From Systembolaget. Poured amber color with a thin white head. Caramelly malty, minerals, hops in aroma. Flavor has caramel, nuts, toffee, hops. Long, slightly sweet, biscuity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (8031) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2016
Can from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Pours clear deep golden/amber with a big creamy off-white head. Aroma of bready malts, amber malts and some fruity hops. Taste is light sweet bready malts with a pleasant, but weak dry fruity and herbal finish. Well balanced, low carbonated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
7stern (599) - Bromma, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2016
Clear amber, quickly diminishing head. Malt and sugar aroma. Also appears in the taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arsol (989) - NORWAY - JUL 25, 2016
Gyllen brun farge med hvitt skum. Lukter av karamell, malt. Ganske mild i smak. Lett bitter avslutning.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vighals (3258) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2016
Gylden brun klar med fingerhøyt beige skum. Lett søtlig lukt, karamell og blomster. Middels fylde. Søtlig karamell, noe brent bitterhet. Kort.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hallstein (483) - Skogn, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2016
0,33 bottle - This is an incredibly well balanced american ale. Flavor has tons of malt, raisin and nuts. A spicy yeast-character and a touch american hops. Really good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oneildp (3) - Lancaster, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2016 does not count
Great beer overall but not anything amazing. Drank this out of a sawed off mason glass at a hole in the wall shop. Pour was great with a 1.5cm head that dissipated faster than expected. Would reccomend this if you like "bock" style beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Inbreak (4728) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2016
19.07.2016, 12 oz can @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head, very light amber color. Aroma is slightly sweet grainy, weeds, bloodlike minerals, light malts, hay, rotten leafs, soil, bark, grass, paper. Taste is slightly dry mineraly, weeds, minerals, hay, grass, light malts, nuts, bark, paper, old leafs. Medium bitterness, slightly harsh and watery mouthfeel. Boring.

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