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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reimer96 (1073) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
On tap at underground... Pours a clear amber with a small white head and some lacing. Aroma of caramel, toast, sweet pale malts and light floral hops. Taste is caramel, toast, biscuit and grassy hops. Overall an easy drinking amber but has a bit thin of a finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2392) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
355ml brown bottle. Clear gold, small rocky white cap. Nose is toasty, cereals. Taste of grain, cereals, toasty malt, grassy hops, citrus. A little grassy bitterness at the end and some malty aftertaste. Simple and easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drostj (99) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear, brownish amber with very little head. Faint, musty aroma. Full, effervescent feel in the mouth. Fresh, grassy flavor, slight malty sweetness; finishes with a bit of astringency which gives it a nice balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
6reat6oat6od (3) - USA - FEB 25, 2014 does not count
Having lived in Boulder, CO--about thirty minutes from where the beer is brewed in Fort Collins--fat tire is one of the first craft brews that graced my palate. After the initial first gulp the flavor that seems to overwhelm me I could only describe as "blood orange"--those bright red oranges you often find in the fancier grocery stores. Not excessively fruity, but a nice, flat, beer-like blood orange. I also find myself thinking this tastes akin to Samuel Adams, which is a heavier lager, but this amber ale has a palate that resembles an ice cold sammy. The nose is a faint version of the flavor, as with many brews. All around good beer. Think I prefer a Samuel Adams though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bransm (9) - Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2014 does not count
Had it once. Had it with a Philly cheese steak and I regret nothing. 7/10 would drink again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
homebrewgeek (30) - Frederick, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Very good amber ale nice color good head nice foam one of my original micro beers that got me started into home brewing and drinking only micro beers

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
1guywith_aboat (177) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Aroma is malty but kind of weak with a slight spice from hops. Pour is amber, of course, with a white cap. Some beatiful lacing. Medium body. Average carbonation. Flavor is quite rich with malt. Drinkability is high. This would be a great beer for a beer connoisseur or a light beer guy and everyone in between. Smooth and flavorful.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heycoachdoug (5) - - FEB 12, 2014 does not count
Love the flavor. Not too bitter, but just a touch. Smooth on the palate and slight brown nut on the nose

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrunkSanta410 (195) - Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2014
On tap at Chilis, Houston Intl Airport, Terminal A. Amber color with little head. Head dissipates into a white film. Aroma is light, with some caramel malts present on the nose. Taste is spices, a little caramel malts with some toast present. Palate is thin, slightly carbonated. Overall, an underwhelming beer, but a solid session beer that is readily available. Will do in a pinch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biokid23 (102) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2014
A decent amber ale. I could drink this regularly, though it isn’t extraordinary by any means. Quite tasty though.

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