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Named in honor of our founder Jeffís bike trip through Belgium, Fat Tire Amber Ale marks a turning point in the young electrical engineerís 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 Tireís 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.

Hiero's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hiero (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2012
This was the first beer I tried after drinking Budweiser, High Life and Coors for several years. It blew me away and I loved it. After 10 more years of beer drinking experience and not having tried it in several years, I was not as impressed as I was 10 years ago. Itís a good beer, but nothing complex. The taste is a good one-toned flavor that goes down smoothly if you want to down a few.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zoucrew102 (1236) - - 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 (524) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Pours a clear golden amber with a medium head of white foam. Watery with not much flavor. Blah!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
LilBeerDoctor (3674) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a thick white head. Aroma of pale bready malt, light fruits, biscuit. Flavor of toasted malt, light fruits. Basic, simple, not much to write home about but it gets the job done. 6/4/6/4/12 (3.2/5)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
M15ter (26) - - JUN 14, 2016
Golden, slightly hazy, with frothy white head. Nuts, bread, vanilla, citrus aromas. Sweet with mild bitterness and sourness. Bready malt flavor with some citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pmarren144 (37) - Auburn, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Nice Amber color, nice head that stays, and laces the glass. Pleasant caramel tones, and a somewhat sweet, hoppy finish. I had the draft version, looking to try the bottled version. Hope itís as good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adasko (1705) - Poznan, POLAND - JUN 5, 2016
Quite pleasant caramel and ester aroma. Taste on the other hand is much more empty and flat. Itís easy drinking but does not give much of fun while drinking it. Itís just ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RONCOD (234) - Uledi, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2016
Pours a nice amber color with a creamy white head. Caramel flavor with a slightly hoppy finish. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fuzzcro (199) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2016
Nice looking pour. No real standout qualities. It does have nice amber color.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
deving17 (8) - - MAY 21, 2016 does not count
Nice malt flavor with just the right amount of hops, love the nice Amber color as well

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martin00sr (2448) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2016
Can. Clear amber, airy offwhite head. Malty, bready aroma with hints of honey. Flavour has some earthy hops, caramel and peppery spice. Dry and crisp, a little rough.

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