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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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
finn1918 (196) - Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2013
22oz bottle to pint. Pours a crystal clear amber with about a finger of white head that leaves decent lacing. Aroma is caramel candy and some faint hops. Taste is sweet caramel malts and some crisp pils/euro-style hops at the end. Smooth, refreshing, and sessionable; this would make an ideal beginner beer, which I guess is why it’s the Wal-Mart craft beer. Would be an easy go-to everyday beer if it was just a little cheaper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigda83 (241) - Jamestown, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Catching up ratings........ On draft at Detroit Airport. Poured a deep copper, pretty clear, and decent white head. Aroma of crisp fruits, sweet malts, caramel, and spice. Taste was caramel and citrus.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lownote (92) - USA - OCT 26, 2014
Pours copper with a ton of head from bottle. Aroma is a citrusy hopness. Mouth feel is pretty thick with some carbonation bite at the end. Taste is crisp with a balance of malt and earthy hops. Not too sweet or bitter but also not very interesting. Fine for sessions.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewzntunez (12) - - OCT 25, 2014
*Reviewed On: (8/13/14): *Glassware: Shaker Pint *Serving: 12 oz *Aroma: woody,bready/crackery, lightly roasted malt, floral *Appearance: Deep amber with two fingers of off-white head, with lots of bubbles in it. Light lace was left on the glass after the beer was finished. *Taste: Lightly roasted malt upfront, caramel sweetness in the middle, and finishes with a mild grassy hop bite. *Palate: Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, average carbonation on the tongue. Finishes dry. *Overall: A decent offering for an amber ale, that is a good choice when options are limited. Also, a good transitional beer for the BMC crowd looking to get into beer with actual taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arn8897 (19) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Pours a deep copper color with a light tan head. Nice crisp citrus flavor. Easy drinking. Nothing special but nicely done.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PacNWDad (92) - Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Very sweet profile, with lots of malt. Reddish brown color. Decent amount of head. Some spice. Good but could use a little more hops and a tad sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
"toasty, with a malty nuttiness usually only found in an americanized irish red, but hoppier like an amber. pretty nice balance and thicker mouthfeel...to be the best, though, the flavor/aroma isn’t where i needed it to be."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (891) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured in a tulip glass. Enjoyed during my trip to Pleasanton, California at the Marriott Hotel. Nice beer. Its bottle is for sure a tribute to the Belgium Trappists. A: Pours a nice clear dark amber color with a reasonable head which dissipates leaving some lacings S: Caramel malts, basically. Sweet and biscuity. Light fresh hops T: Follows the nose: Very bready and biscuity (this is the most biscuity beer I’ve ever had). However not sweet as the smell (fortunately). Light citrus hop bitter end M: Light body, reasonable carbonation D: Good beer. Quite unique [ BA Review @ 12/14/2010 ]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hkrivera (111) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - OCT 14, 2014
Good aroma and Amber color. The palate is subtle to spices. Goes excellent with appetizers ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdiBeer (1372) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Aroma: bread and grains, some caramel. Appearance: hazy amber, no head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: grain malts, some caramel. Overall: OK Amber, but nothing too exciting. Bottle at the Freakin’ Frog, Las Vegas.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kbryant (7) - - OCT 13, 2014 does not count
Smell is a little weird. Low hops nice malty taste. Enjoyed this one on the mountain in Helen, GA

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