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RATINGS: 2901   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

akritchie's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
akritchie (4) - Houston, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Tasty, but nothing special. That said, I’d drink it again in a pinch. Goes nice with food. That is a plus, since i like hoppy beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dorkenstein (218) - - DEC 1, 2015
Aromas of biscuit,honey, and caramel. Taste is biscuit, light caramel, and floral hops in the finish. I am also noticing a mineral water flavor throughout which I find distracting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gorgosh (369) - - NOV 28, 2015
Och här faller ännu ett offer för medelklassfällan. Bra arom övergår i medelmåttig smak och får ett genomsnittligt betyg. Nu går vi vidare, öppnar en ny öl och sätter ett...medelbetyg.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
climberbob (318) - Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Can into tulip. Amber w malt pine aroma. Decent balance between hop and malt. Well rounded beer. Some earthy tones. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BruceHartford3 (7) - - NOV 23, 2015 does not count
roasty, bread, grass, dough, amber, clear, white foam, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, average carbonation,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jokestereo (105) - SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2015
Pours dark clear amber with a thin line of white head. Aroma; Orange peels, vanilla, citrus and a touch of alcohol. It doesn’t smell that much to be honest or it might be I have a cold. Flavours; A little watery, vanilla, citrus and orange peels.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryanscourt (1071) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Most popular amber ale i know unless you include yuengling which is really more of a marcro lager. Its fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (3059) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2015
Tap. Local Tavern, Philadelphia airport. Clear, copper color. Minimal, white head. Soft, orangey malts. Some sweet biscuit. Taste is light sweet. Minimal bitterness. Pretty clean palate. Soft, bittersweet finish. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (3984) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2015
12oz bottle from kings beverage & Cigars, South Lake Tahoe. Orange amber, good head, nice bottle. Flowery perfume vanilla corn aroma. Metallic toffee flavour. Bittersweet aftertaste. Disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jksipa (616) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2015
On tap. Clear deep amber with a thick off white head that leaves lots of lace. Nose is light toffee and grain with some light fruit. Lightly sweet honey with very light roast. Slightly thin creamy mouth with average carbonation and a crisp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
voyageurmike (177) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Draft in a shaker glass. Not much bitterness, a mild sweetness to it. Light-bodied, clean finish. Hardly exciting but perfectly acceptable amber.

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