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RATINGS: 2923   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2013
One of my favorite session beers. Amber pour with a thin white head, smooth palate and a balanced profile. Malts are sweet caramel and bready; hops are crisp and not too bitter.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2449) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Rich amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt/biscuit, caramel, & spice; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel, hops, and some nuts; Decent.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ej (1066) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2016
Can. Pours a deep golden body with a small offwhite head. Aroma is light malty with hints of metal, grapefruit and resin. Taste is fairly balanced. Light bitter, with some soapy thing going. Fair enough, but won’t buy it again. Medium to light body, avg co2.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tinco (604) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2016
From can. Hoppy somewhat malty a bit stale? Taste is a nice balance of fruity hops and caramel sweetness. Cheers!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minamizawa (62) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2016
Clear notes of hops and freshness in the nose. Taste is with a hint of citrus and the hit of hops tickeling your tounge.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Germanalvarez (21) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2016
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.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
danielyabu (1395) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - JAN 25, 2016
Small frothy white head. Fair lacing. Mostly diminishing Clear thick light amber body. Aroma: light malt, honey. Initial flavor: moderate sweet (honey). Final flavor: moderate sweet light bitter; average duration. Palate: light medium body, watery/oily texture, lively carbonation, metallic finish. Refreshing, good as a session beer. Lacks hops. Malty background. usd 3. 20s.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zita (5936) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2016
light grass hoppy aroma,golden, clear, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, soft carbonation, light harmonic finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (8151) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2016
Light amber coloured and clear. Has a white head, medium duration. SOft malty aroma with a hoppy note, faint grass, herbs. Mild flavor.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
moderrnlifeiswar (35) - Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2016
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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tightslice (707) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle from Gott’s Roadside in SF, CA (Ferry Building). Aroma is faint malts. Taste is fairly decent (albeit boring) Amber Ale. Bitter but not fresh. Not as good as I remember.


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