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RATINGS: 2991   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DreamFragments (11) - Nevada, USA - MAR 15, 2007
Not a bad beer. Decent malty aroma with a spiced, wood taste. Pours with an amber color. It’s a beer everyone should try at least once.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (3702) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2016
Can from systembolaget, poured light Amber with a light tanned of head. Nose of sweet caramel malts, light citrus, earth notes, caramel, dough, Bread, light hoppy finish. Dry and earthy, not a fan

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sebastokrator (55) - - AUG 18, 2016
Pours a hazy amber with minimal head and lacing. Nose is a biscuity malt with caramel, and just the barest hint of lemon and other floral notes. Taste is sweet malt and just a bit of spice on the end. Light bodied. Very easy drinking. Not the greatest beer in the world, but it’s affordable and good with a pitcher, pizza, and friends.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tognetta (700) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - AUG 17, 2016
Âmbar quase translúcida, espuma amarelada de boa formação e média persistência, boa aderência. No aroma malte caramelado, leve amadeirado. Paladar de leve dulçor, baixo amargor. Corpo e carbonatação médios. Final mantém o caramelo e malte sem muita variação, um leve amadeirado, mas nada fora do normal. Desce fácil mas sem destaques.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UXO (1442) - CANADA - AUG 17, 2016
Appearance: clear deep gold with one finger of creamy ivory head, good retention and lacing. (4/5) Aroma: biscuity caramel malt, nutty, grassy/herbal, very slight butyric. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (6/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, odd-dry medium finish. (3/5) Was slightly shocked to discover I had never actually formally reviewed this one before. Fairly meh-tastic - and that’s after correcting for my general disdain for the style. Don’t get me wrong, it’s pretty easy-drinking, and despite my noting a slight butyric, it’s not actually offensive: it’s just not very interesting. Got this as part of the “Fat Tire and Friends Collabeeration Pack”, and I wish I could say I hold out high hopes for the others (I mean come on, collaborators include Allagash, Avery, and Firestone Walker) - but I don’t, much. (13/20)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arve_Christian (4763) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2016
On can from Vinmonopolet Norway, on order. Deep golden color, good foam. Medium aroma intensity;malt, light roasty, fruity with light hop notes. Medium body & complexity . Good bitterness and balance. Enjoyable , but a bit bland ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (4519) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2016
Bottle in Seattle. Pale, clear brown amber. Creamy head. Pale sweet caramel malt. Pale, watery amber, odd bitter butterscotch and malt tea. I abhor the style and this is kind of the quintessential American macro example.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
kenter2000 (57) - , Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Its sweet, dark, caramel flavored, nutty, reminds me of what I tend to think brown ales taste like. Not a great summer beer. Maybe better in the winter. I guess I don’t understand what an amber ale is gonna taste like but this seems wrong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cajun (345) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle - Pours medium amber, white head. Caramel malts, sweet, biscuit. Toffee, nutty. Mild hops, but fresh. Drinkable and good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (3567) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2016
Bottle at UFO Factory. Clear light amber with small off white head. Flowery, sweet malts, light coriander, orange, some dried herbs and grass, light spicy yeast and bread. Almost medium sweet and yeasty light bitter. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stefannilssons (1579) - SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2016
Tja, det här var väl helt okej, dock hade jag kanske lite högre förväntningar än helt okej. Smaken var rätt torr och bitter med toner av torkat gräs. Balansen var bra och kroppen fyllde sin fuktion, så att säga!

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