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RATINGS: 2899   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 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
euniceradio (272) - Colton, California, USA - SEP 1, 2015
On tap. Pours pale clear amber, frothy white head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel and some dark dried fruit. Taste of same with caramel malty sweetness. Finish is dry and toasty. Mouthfeel is med-light with mod-low carb.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (4596) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle in Chevy Chase. Nice amber body with slight head. Nose is malty, toasty, some sweetness and fruity. Same with flavor with some sweet, caramel and bittnerness, also in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2015
355ml can bought from djoeye. Frothy off-white head with good retention, leaving lacing rings down the glass. Next to clear orange coloured body. Nose is bread and dried fruits. The taste character is made of mild caramel, ripe apples ,and apricot. Bittersweet to the ending. Medium bodied. Straightforward (in the sun at the balcony, Tromsø 15.08.2015).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bt3680 (32) - - AUG 14, 2015
Fruity taste. Taste pretty good. @ Hooters. Fruity taste. Taste pretty good. @ Hooters. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thomat (2820) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2015
On tap @ 3 Små Rum. Amber with a small off white head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit, toast and hops. Medium body with a nice bitter sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beergaard (242) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2015
Quite random amber ale - some sweet malt and caramel character, but not much hop pressence. Dissapointing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ozzy70 (271) - - AUG 5, 2015
12 oz. bottle into pint glass. Pours deep orange, brown. White head. Medium body with malt taste. Good balance between sweet and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (11359) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2015
Sampled from bottle @ Leuven Innovation Beer Festival. Clear orange copper color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, lightly sweetish, caramel, some sugar. Decent body and carbonation. Ok beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mark189 (2) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 27, 2015 does not count
This is my go to beer when I want to have something on hand that I know I will like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
borre_m (814) - NORWAY - JUL 24, 2015
pours clear amber. Aroma is malty, sweet, bread. Taste is malty, some hops, but bread dominating. Refreshing.

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