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RATINGS: 2946   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guinness4Duff (515) - Tallahassee (and Poconos, PA), Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2011
On tap, clear amber pour with a small white head. Mild aroma, yeasty and fruity. Taste catches me off guard, very toasty/nutty flavor I wouldn’t expect from an amber ale. Interesting beer.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Larry_Duffman (293) - - MAY 1, 2016
I had it from the bottle. The taste is up front with malt. It’s caramel and honey with hints of grain. It’s pretty dry and crisp. This was pretty clean and sessionable. It didn’t really stand out though.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SG111 (982) - New York, USA - APR 26, 2016
Tap at Clubhouse BFD. Pours clear honey. White head. Aroma is typical light cream ale, beer. Flavor is similar. Ehh. Not good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1434) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2016
Bottle. Crisp and malty but lacking in oomph. I can remember this being better the last time I was in the States to try it, but then again that was following a glass of Lone Star so was bound to be taste fairly good after that!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pumpkin87 (196) - - APR 25, 2016
Comes from the tap a bubbly copper with thin, off-white head that recedes quickly but leaves some skim. Aroma is biscuit, chestnuts, sweet malt. Palate follows with hints of white pepper and vanilla in sweetish malt, nicely spicy finish. A mild, sessionable American take on classic Belgian ale for those who enjoy beer more than they follow hype.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryrpat (281) - Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2016
One of my favorite go to beers. Not the best in the world but a sold flagship beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
closey22 (1469) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2016
Amber with bubbly white head; aroma is mild grain; flava is malty sweet; feels light slight fizz; finishes grainy tangy

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ByTheirLimpin (231) - New York, USA - APR 15, 2016
From the bottle. Fun interplay between the malt and hop notes. Little sweet amber note. Well balanced, enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Popoff91 (48) - Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2016
12-ounce bottles poured into a pint glass. One of the better amber ales I have tried.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (775) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2016
DATE: April 10, 2016... OCCASION: recovering from a sleepless cub scout night at Liberty Science Center with The Force Awakens... GLASSWARE: Barley Creek pint.. APPEARANCE: brilliant rush of active effervescence busies a bright copy body... head is thick, cambered like fresh snowfall, and off-white, creamy... AROMA: thick, toasted bread malts that hold this sense hostage... a soft, flowery bouquet celebrates aromatic hops, while slight spiciness--pepper and vanilla--gives dimension to the experience... PALATE: medium-bodied, welcoming and sessionable... bears a crunch at the teeth and a lingering patience in its leaving... a dry creaminess pervades... TASTE: .a lot happening in this one: biscuit, toasted malts, chestnuts, and some toffee make a back-end treat, while the light hops provide an aromatic, garden fragrance that softens its impact... then, pepper, vanilla, orange zest and ginger root... OVERALL: a worthwhile standalone, or a session ale at 5.2% that is decidedly American... the balance is tough to argue with, even though the malts are front and center...

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barlokk (3) - Benton, Kentucky, USA - APR 7, 2016 does not count
Beautiful amber with a white lasting head. Sweet with a slightly bitter finish. A great one to share with friends.


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