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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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarineOBeer (17) - - OCT 12, 2014
Semi-bitter aftertaste, which makes it not a smooth amber ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
George999 (164) - Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Solid ale, a little cloudy in color, but a great craft beat that is widely distributed. Gently hoped, clean finish, robust flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (3912) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Well I’ve had this a few times. Draft this time. Amber pour with tan head. Light herbal and malty aromas. Flavors are malty, light fruit and spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewturba (1115) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 8, 2014
Pours a clear copper with a small creamy white head that leaves some lace. Aroma is malty, caramel, toast, lightly nutty, toffee and faintly grassy. Flavour is malty, caramel, nutty, toffee, toast, mildly bitter and a little grassy. Not bad, pretty mainstream but still tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TattooJack (176) - Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2014
This is the original side car beer, one of the first to be offered in a bomber. When I was buying a six pack and I thought it wouldn’t be enough I would pick up the fat tire bomber as the back up. I did that today and I’m glad I did, like a closer in baseball, he isn’t always the best but he throws enough strikes, and is funky enough to get the last 3 outs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4996) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2014
Clear orange golden color with a thick off white head. Good lacing. Looks nice. Bready, hoppy and fruity aroma. Smells nice. Medium body. Moderate sweet and an ok fresh bitterness. Malty, bready, fruity and hoppy flavor. Nice balance.
[Can from Mr Grosvold]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (3399)
- Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Can, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours a sort of orange color with a big head and some decent lacing on the glass.

The aroma is toasty malt for the most part. There are some lightly metallic aromas, some sweetness, and a little bit of leafy hop character.

The flavor is the very essence of that toasty biscuty malt character that seems almost ubiquitous with this brewery. It has fruity elements, and some light spicy hoppiness. The beer has a low level of sweetness.

I guess this can tastes a lot better than I remember this beer tasting. Neat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1406) - Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Medium amber with a lasting soapy white head and drapes of lace. Mostly malty. Bread. Biscuit. Light fruitiness. Toasty. No bitterness. Not sweet either. A good beer, an everyday all-purpose beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AtronSeige (749) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 19, 2014
Aroma: Malt: Medium, toasty, smooth, toffee. Hops: Medium, fruity and woody. Appearance: Body: Clear amber. Head: Small, white. Flavour: Medium bitter, medium-light sweetness. Malt: Medium-light toasty, bready. Hops: Medium woody. Very dry finish with lingering hoppy flavours.. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation, creamy. Very dry Overall: Very dry finish, but a good beer. 355 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Esme! 10B. American Amber Ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1897) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2014
22 ounce bottle poured into a tumbler. pours amber, translucent, think off white head. nose is pure toast bread. taste follows, sweetness and bitterness are balanced. faint flowers on finish, malt clings. light body.

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