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RATINGS: 3007   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (2321) - New York, TURKEY - JUL 8, 2016
Draught @ Albion. Clear amber with foamy beige head, faint malt aroma, medium carbonation, light caramel taste, smooth body, abrupt finish. Very nice despite the lack any special descriptors for the beer,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ladnewton (1811) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2016
On tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn on 5th July 2016. Amber with off-white foam and scant lacing. Sweet caramel malt aroma. Berry fruits, cooked veg with touch of broad bean/cabbage, and caramel/sweet toffee flavour. Sweet finish with soft fruits and toffee malt. More of an English ale flavour profile. Smooth texture and light to medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfontana (722) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 3, 2016
Bottle pour into shaker glass. Aroma is biscuit and cracker with a hint of brown sugar and raisin/dark fruit. Appearance is clear, medium brown with nice sparkle, 1/2 finger-width off-white head with poor retention and no lacing. Taste is biscuit with mild fruit. Palate is light bodied with thin texture, average to soft carbonation, and mix of biscuity and bitter finish. Overall, not terribly complex and fairly mild but good enough and highly sessionable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PanMarek (267) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2016
Malty, fizzy nose. Dark golden pour with thick white foam. Initial sweet, caramel malt, followed by grassy hops. Medium body with mild soapy touches. Mildly bitter finish. Very well balanced. From a can on a Southwest flight from Orlando to Pittsburgh, 2 July 2016.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyScallywag (307) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2016
It's New Belgium's signature. What can I say. It's a pleasing amber ale that needs to be served ice cold and will keep you happy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rjplumer (1008) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Mild bread caramel malt aroma. Clear brown and amber body with a modest head. Crisp modest bread caramel malt taste. Creamy but dry to the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
portwood (187) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
Smell: Malty, bready, sweet grains, caramel. Taste: Creamy, smooth, sweet, & biscuity. Finish: Lightly roasted nuts, caramel, med dry, toasted bread. (tasted 04/01/16. enjoy by 07/03/16)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rentonj7 (217) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Red and orange hued copper slim lacing. Clean nose with hints of caramel, cherry, and some biscuity sweetness. Crisp & clean apple, with some toasted biscuit malts. Very refreshing. Light mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Balanced and restrained.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zoucrew102 (1421) - - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle, from fat tire and friends mix pack. Biscuity malt aroma with some citrus hop notes and a little bit of caramel. Pours amber colored with a thin off white head that has some retention and decent lacing. Starts with biscuity malt flavors with a bit of nuttiness as well. Finishes smooth with a bit of caramel and citrus hops. Nice amber.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsporrer (744) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Pours a clear golden amber with a medium head of white foam. Watery with not much flavor. Blah!

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