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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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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
finn1918 (193) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ScipioA (301) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2014
This looks and tastes like something on the good side of a macro - pale pour and cheap beer smell. Thankfully redeemed when you actually drink it, aka where it counts. Caramel candi sweetness along with lots of fruit and some interesting yeast. Smooth and soft mouthfeel is quite refreshing. Good and ubiquitous everywhere except for Boston it seems, drink this from the bottle and you’ll be happy.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
smallfry (12) - - SEP 14, 2014
Has a pleasant, sweet aroma. Fairly sweet, very simple flavor, but unfortunately has a fair amount of astringency. Too light and simple to be a good amber ale.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastmaster (257) - Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Figured I’d knock this old go to out. Draft pours amber-gold. Thick lacy white head served in a frozen point glass. This sweet smelling brew. Meh

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JamesMichael (5) - Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA - SEP 13, 2014 does not count
One of my favorites. Could easily be labeled an Oktoberfest in my opinion. The biscuity taste is very pronounced, tasty, and unique. New Belgium’s original flagship brew.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
orangesol (853) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bomber poured into a plastic cup while at h2O. Drinking beers at the car show.

A - Pours nice amber orange with a dense two finger tall off white head leaving small rings of lace down the glass.

S - Smells of sweet caramel malts, toffee, dulled hops, and some fresh baked buttered biscuits...Based on the nose this one is a little past its prime.

T - Starts off with a big dose of sweet caramel malt slowly giving way to a mix of even more toffee sweetness, dulled out hops and some light buttery notes. There is plenty of biscuity taste and feel in this one. The finish is a mix of sweetness and chewiness, lingering on the pallet for some time.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Sweet, slightly chewy, feel that lingers on the pallet for some time.

O - I can see why people love this beer but I still greatly prefer Troegs Hopback to this, just for the sheer fact that I know it will be fresher than any Fat Tire I could get my hands on.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rollsrace (59) - - AUG 31, 2014
Very tasty, a milder version of oktoberfest beer, seems lighter so can drink more. Also has a sweet bottom.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Harvey_K (1) - USA - AUG 26, 2014 does not count
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DW78715816 (61) - Kansas, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Smooth and enjoyable amber ale. One of the starter beers for me that got me into exploring craft beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brentv (354) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2014
From bottle. This is a favorite easy-drinking amber ale and an excellent introductory beer to offer someone who is new to the world of beers beyond the mass-produced straw-colored lagers. Some head, some lacing. Clear amber color. Aroma and taste are fruity, light caramel and biscuit. Gently hopped. A hoppy bite on the finish but not at all bitter. Malty but not too sweet. A pleasure to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13711) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle from GBBF 2014 and drunk at home. One of those beers you hear a lot about but I’ve never had. Clear orange amber colour lasting off white head. It is what it says on the tin. An amber ale. A well put together amber ale, but still an amber ale. Some biscuit. Not much but ok bitterness. A biscuity amber ale. Again well put together.


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