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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.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bergstaden (1478) - Røros, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2015
Dark golden with a white head - Malty aroma - Malty dosy with some hints of caramel - Malt in the finish - This was nice

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4344) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Tap@Shores Resort Daytona. Amber beer with a strongish head. The aroma is yeasty with some hops. The flavour is dry with some yeastiness and a small degree of roastedness. Overall a pleasant bitter style of beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Obfuscate (173) - Minneapolis, - FEB 27, 2015
This for I me is just middle of the road in every way. It’s not bad, has a decent malt base and get some caramel and light hops. I remember this beer being very hyped a while back, never did much for me but I also can’t say anything specifically negative.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (787) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Amber pour, decent off white head. Nose is Belgian yeast and subtle hops. More bitter than sweet. Middle is chewy biscuits, orange peel, and some spice floating in he background.. Finish is mostly dry with a herbal hint.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RMcDaniel (6) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2015 does not count
This ale is a good combination of malt and hops. Tasty alone as well as with food. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerAndPonies (64) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 23, 2015
355 ml bottle from a six-pack from the Park Lane Liquor Store, served in a nonic pint glass. I’ve heard good things about this brand - it ought to be good, considering the premium price I paid. Ouch. Pours a lovely, bright orangey-copper with visible, moderate carbonation and a puffy, faint brown cap with plenty of clingy lace. Aroma melds together firm, toasty malt and moderately sweet toffee and red fruit with gently-spiced piney and floral hops, with a touch of woodiness; flavor is very gentle...the toasted, sweet, berry-like, and spicy hop elements are there, but are all dialed back more than a few notches, leaving a pleasant but disappointingly weak flavor overall. The light sweetness is honey-like, which is nice. Slightly thick and slick; I notice the carbonation stays on through the glassful. New Belgium’s recipe is solid, but what starts off as bold and intriguing on the nose trips upon the tongue much too lightly, making it seem like a watered-down kolsch. Tasty, yes, but this bashful brew needs to walk its talk.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GraffitiVandal (53) - Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 23, 2015
ENG: 355ml bottle from Liquor Mart in Winnipeg. Poured into the tulip. Clear, deep golden to amber color with small, tan head. First thing I noticed in aroma was roasted pumpkin seed, caramel. Malts and some delicate citrus & floral hoppy notes in the background. Tastes sweety, also roasted pumpkin seed and roasted caramel. A bit soury in the background. Delicate alcohol in aftertaste. Medium carbonation, low body. Overall a bit sweet and soury but still good and refreshing beer.

PL: Butelka 355ml kupiona w Liquor Mart w Winnipeg. Przelana do kieliszka. Klarowna, ciemno-złota do bursztynowej barwa z niewielką, jasną pianą. Pierwsza rzecz, odczuwalna w aromacie to prażone ziarna dyni, karmel. Słody i delikatne nuty chmieli cytrusowych i kwiatowych w tle. W smaku słodkawe, znowu czuć prażone ziarna dyni, palony karmel. W tle nieco gorzkawe/kwaśnawe. W posmaku nieco odczuwalny alkohol. Średnie nasycenie i niskie odczucie w ustach. Podsumowując nieco słodkie, nieco kwaśne ale nadal dobre, orzeźwiające piwo.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drcboehm (83) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2015
12 oz. can from craft pack. Decent amber but has awkward after taste. Nothing special or distinct. Still drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jorn69 (1298) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2015
@ Havregatan 150221. Can (355 ml) from Systembolaget. Fruity and malty with some caramelly and light yeasty notes, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, light bitter, fruity and malty.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kavran (2) - - FEB 16, 2015 does not count
Appearance- Deep golden amber fairly translucent with a thick one fingered white lace. Smell- Hard biscuit malt with mildly fruity nose of bing cherries. Taste- Big malty palate with a light flash of hops that balances the brew. Toasted malt with a bread crust flavor is the theme, good amount of grain in the finish also. Hint of fruitness and yeast adds to the complex flavor. Mouth feel- Medium-bodied and lightly carbonated. It finishes with a lingering toasted flavor that gives this ale a well-rounded mouth feel. Drinkability- Very tasty, good focus on the malt. Great American style amber ale ... very drinkable to say the least.


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