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RATINGS: 2829   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Boomersmancave1 (85) - Indiana, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Pours an amber to copper color with white head. It has malty and breadlike aromas. Malty Flavor. A Solid Beer.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crajun (1058) - , Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2015
haven’t drank this much; but can’t believe I haven’t rated one of the original craft brews. I like Ambers esp. when they aren’t over hopped - this was malty with slight hops that made it well balanced; need to try side by side with Alaskan Amber. good summer brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zwiebel88 (569) - GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
Amber. In der Nase Honig, malzige Noten, süßlich. Am Gaumen Honig, herber Abgang, insgesamt gut.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bcoble003 (252) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - MAY 31, 2015
For some reason I've been drinking more beer... Probably because it's summer but this beer is a wonderful brew easy drinking for a wonderful summer day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hamirubi (271) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2015
15cl sample from bottle at the Leuven Innovation Beer Festival (25 V 2015). Almost brown amber ale with strong malt and grain aroma. A plain, good drinker. Note to myself: try this again - the beer notes were on the brink of getting nonsensical.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brnandersen (2431) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2015
355 ml. can from Systembolaget. Clear amber colour with a golden tint. Thin, off-white head. Sweet aroma with caramel malts, light yeasts and spices, bread and biscuits. Taste is light sweet. Medium body with a slick feel and a soft carbonation. Finishes drying and fruity with caramel malts, toasted notes and bread. Okay, rather much in the middle of the road Amber.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Linnet (1231) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2015
Malty, yeasty, Belgian in character, herbal hops, amber colour, big creamy white head. Mid-sweet, lightly bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PlinyDad1952 (62) - - MAY 27, 2015
THIS WONE IS A COOL BELGIUM SESSHION AND A GREAT BEERS WHAT BEGINERS CAN START TO CONNESIER CRAFT BEERS FOR THAT I HAVE TO REPECT. TASTE LIKE FRUIT AND SPICES AND NOT TO HEAVY SO ITS A GOOD BEERS TO DRINK AT THE POOL. ITS TASTES’ LIKE A DARK FARMHOUSE WITCH IS GOOD BECUASE I LIKE FARMHOUSE MORE THEB BELGIUM SESSHION? ITS ALSO GOOD SENCE ITS AT THE RACETRACK TO.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElManana (988) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle at Leuven Innovation Beerfestival, thanks for sharing! Grain, traditional drinkable ale, pretty boring to be honest.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (5091) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
Thanks for sharing! Sampled 650 ml. bottle @ Leuven Innovation Beer Festival. A real classic in a way. Amber, little white head. Nose is hugely metallic with thin caramel malts,… Taste is metallic & hugely so with thin caramel malts, very boring, light sugar & metallic taste dominates,… Thin & metallic taste, very dull. Glad to have tried it but it is indeed pointless as I have heard. Maybe a decent transition beer?

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (3029) - BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
Classic Colorado craft beer, tasted many years ago but lost the notes, fortunately I got a new chance yesterday at the Leuven Innovation Beer Festival. Sticky, moussy, off-white head, clear orange blonde colour. Straightforward but pleasant aroma of peach, white grape, red apple, honey, orange peel; fruity taste but ’clean’ and not overly estery, lightly sticky mouthfeel, smooth caramelly and lightly nutty maltiness, sweetish and a bit honeyish too, leafy hops in the finish, only gently bitter. Nice quencher, perhaps a bit obsolete in view of the American beer ’explosion’ that came after it, but it’s always good to revisit the classics.


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