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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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatTony (175) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2010
Been drinking Fat Tire for a year or so now, and only thought to review it tonight...12 ounce bottle- pours out an attractive copper amber with a fair white head. Moderately sweet with a caramel undertone. Very silky palate with no bite whatsoever. Enjoyable, readily available and not too pricey, couldn’t ask for much else.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
VeinAle (33) - Clearwater, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2015
The nostalgia is heavy here. When the distribution circuit wasn’t that prominent I would load my trunk full of cases when driving home to Minnesota. One of the dominant amber ales of the early 2000’s. This malt heavy, low head, reddish amber is classic. Perfect with a meal. There may be better ambers out there now. It its prime, it was the king.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 16, 2015
Best by date: 02.02.14. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 01.03.14. A: See through amber/red. No head with aggressive pour. S: Malt, raisins, caramel. T: Caramel is dominant. Toast is there too. Subtle hops. M: Creamy. O: This is a decent amber. I would not seek it out, but it would be a good beer with a meal if the alternative was an AAL.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
YigSvartka (126) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
Transparent crimson brown. No head. Unimpressive malt and caramel aroma, but a much more satisfying taste. Thin, smooth, and refreshing combination of malt, caramel, and mild dried fruit. Dry, sweet and mildly hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mears (37) - - JAN 10, 2015
One of the first good beers I had. Still good for drinking but not too notch.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leini (969) - SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2015
355ml can. Slightly hazy amber body with a tall white head. Fruit and caramel. Refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lux_edwards (155) - - DEC 29, 2014
bottle, pours a copper colour with white head. Aroma is faint caramel and grass. Taste is slightly bitter from hops. Palate is smooth with a nice feel. Overall a good beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RhetoricalAns (417) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Draft. Clear amber pour, minimal white head with some decent lacing. Fruity aroma, caramel. Taste is toffee, a little dark resin in the finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GreatDane1632 (660) - USA - DEC 21, 2014
This is a standard Amber ale. Nothing super special about other than its wide distro and happy hour specials at bars with too much stock.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
burger1124 (5) - - DEC 17, 2014 does not count
A little bitter in the aftertaste...but to be expected. Rather light for a self described amber ale. True to name in color. A bit more carbonated than expected.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cimbasso (292) - - DEC 17, 2014
Sampled on draught in Chicago as Fat Tire 8. Clear amber colour with a white head. Sweetish aromas. The taste is also quite sweet, with notes of raisins and dates. Not particularly bitter, but very pleasant.


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