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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LuckyDog (225) - - AUG 7, 2014
The glass they gave away was better than the beer. The beer is an inoffensive Belgian amber. Nothing really wrong with it, but not one I would seek out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arnold931 (575) - Iowa, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear copper with okay head. Nose is toasted malt. Some malt in the taste. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (2148) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2014
12oz bottle shared by Ptaz after work. Poured a clear amber color with a small foamy white head. Aroma of mainly light citrus and toasted grain. Taste of orange, lemon, and toasted malts. Good, but nothing crazy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mlane76 (36) - Albany, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Pour from bottle...crisp, clean smell..taste is crisp, slightly bitter, but refreshing...one of my favorites!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robinvboyer (3128) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
Medium amber pour, small off white head. Sweet malty aroma, light nuts, and some brown sugar, with very light grassy hops. A pretty basic easy drinking, brewed for the masses amber. Middle of the pack.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (1157) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Can from Hawkeyes. Poured golden with light white head. Aroma light sweet malt. Light carb med bod. Sweet malt taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Defreni (2618) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
Dåse: Flot ravfarvet øl. Klar let humlet. Meget behagelig og meget drikbar. Tydeligt hvorfor dette er en god cross over øl for makro drikkere.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (7872) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch hopfig, leicht röstmalzig, würzig. Geschmack röstmalzig, nussig, hopfig fruchtig, Karamell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (2320) - FINLAND - JUL 28, 2014
Can. Copper colour with a very light haze. Malty nose, bit bisquity, light bready. Green autumny hops, light herbal. Medium bodied, nice caramel softness, but with bitters too. Has herbals, some spicyness, caramels. Enjoyable, easiely approachable amber.

-- bb

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DearBeer2013 (59) - - JUL 25, 2014
Really good balance of hops and malt. Very drinkable.......................

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