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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
trevordj (3) - - JAN 31, 2013
A beautiful amber ale with a perfect balance between taste and appearance. It has wonderful nut and caramel notes in it but still the hops make an appearance

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FrankluvsBeer (3) - Livingston, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2015 does not count
I wish that I had spent my hard earned money on something else. I bought a variety pack and this was the best beer in the sample pack. I found this beer drinkable and others hard to stomach.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thirstyboris (4) - Camperdown, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2015 does not count
Slight caramel taste. Light on the palate with no strong or overwhelming tastes. Easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Belgrave (21) - Truro, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy amber-orange with an average size off-white head. Aroma of malt, yeast and hops. Taste was kind of disappointing-- malty and a little yeasty and not much else. Thin bodied.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
skatanarchy (58) - - APR 20, 2015
뉴 벨지움 브루어리 - 펫타이어 엠버에일 5.2% ABV 대중적인 엠버에일로 시에라 네바다의 페일에일과 함께 미국 고속도로 휴게소에도 비치되어있는 저력.맛도 딱 그정도 https://twitter.com/MaekJuBot

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (11340) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 18, 2015
Can, bought @Systembolaget, Hyltebruk. Pours orange amber with a small, creamy, staying, off-white head. Aroma has sweet malts, caramel, grass and grapefruity hops. Medium carbonation, fine creamy and light dry mouthfeel. Flavour has sweet malts, caramel, hay, quite clean, nuts. Lingering grassy and grapefruity bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BierMeHoos (266) - Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2015
Draft at lunch, pours a clear not quite amber color some lacing. Aroma is of bread and some hops. Taste is bready and some hop bitterness, very tasty. Palate is good and very drinkable. Overall made lunch much better.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
johnnymusky (462) - Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2015
very average amber...nose is non-existant...mouth is actually not bad..easy summer sipper...not one i would seek out but i also not one i would turn down...(#451)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jabah (144) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
I first tried this beer in 2001 while vacationing in Colorado. Then again a few years ago in Vegas, but havenít had it lately as I havenít seen it in Florida. It had a medium brown/amber color. Semi-sweet flavor....caramel, nutty, with some other mild spices. Would like to see it locally so I can buy a single or so, in order to get an updated opinion and review in................................................ ON 8/2/13: Just started distributing in FL. Had to revisit this as it was one of the first craft beers that I tried. Not as good as I remembered, but everything new seemed better back then. Still a decent amber, but had to downgrade a few points.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_rookie (63) - Arkansas, USA - APR 9, 2015
Pours a clear not quite amber color. Nice eggshell colored head. Some lacing, not a lot.

Aroma is of bread and some hops. It smells pretty good. Iím not getting a lot more.

Taste likewise is bready and some hop bitterness. It is pretty tasty. Not real heavy. Meh.

Mouthfeel is pretty good. Itís highly drinkable. Itís clean.

Overall, nothing special. Itís certainly not what I expected it to be. Iím a little disappointed, I donít think Iíll be trying this again. Itís an average beer,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Michaelrb (3) - Cornelius, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2015 does not count
Now that itís more widely distributed, we tend to forget this was a big name in early craft beer. However, still one of the top 100 craft beers to try in your life time. Nice dark amber color, the aroma is of toast, has a light sweet taste with an hint of chocolate after taste I was not expecting. Nice beer to offer to friends who prefer a less bitter offering.

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