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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.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sandler (10) - - MAY 6, 2014
Better than Bud, I suppose, but not by much. Not something I would order again. Thin and tasteless.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DrReddinger (12) - Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2014
This is one of my favorite beers. And I would like to have a bicycle that looks like the one on the bottle.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hanuta06 (319) - Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Serving: from tap at Legends of Aurora Sports Grill. Aroma: light malt. Appearance: small, white, initial head with fair lacing and fully-diminishing longevity. Clear, light-amber body. Taste: moderately sweet caramel malt, initial flavor and lightly bitter finish with short duration. Palate: medium body, watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall: pretty good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mark_Eck (472) - - MAY 3, 2014
Pours a clear orangish amber. Aroma is citrus and light pine. Taste starts lightly sweet and finishes lightly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cumswithbeer (3) - - MAY 2, 2014 does not count
More straw than amber color, lackluster aroma but beautifu and long lasting head. Not malty enough for my taste. I used to love this beer, but it seems to have lost something. It’s less full-bodied than it used to be I think. Not bad and I’ll keep a 12 of cans in the fridge when it’s on sale but not my fave amber.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
ashipley (2) - Pueblo, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2014 does not count
Very drinkable this is a goto beer. If this if this is what they have drink it.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (1967) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
Des delicates céréales mielleuses avec juste assez de sucres pour supporter les fleurs de houblons.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerthoven (16) - - APR 29, 2014
Dark amber color, mild and agreeable. Nothing fancy, just a nice smooth ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HippieFee (55) - - APR 28, 2014
Bottle - For me this is a good general everyday beer. Nothing fancy but it certainly doesn’t suck. I like amber and brown ales as a general rule and this is no exception.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimsSydney (17) - - APR 28, 2014
I really enjoyed this beer. It was just sweet enough and there wasn’t much there in terms of hops, which is good for me as I’m not a fan of hops at all. It definitely had a malty flavor to it that kind of over-powers everything else, but it’s a good, light beer.


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