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RATINGS: 2976   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SNAKEFOOD89 (4) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2009
"Medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, vinegar, paper napkin, amber, clear, aminimal head, white foam, woody, soy sauce, smoke, butterscotch, banana, vanilla, barnyard, dough, light body, sticky, lively, long finish." My first review so I used the ’ole standards. Honestly enjoyed the beer. It goes down easy, it’s fairly common/easy to find, damn good with a cigarette. Outside of that it’s got a good woodsy feel and taste about, unfortunately I probably wouldn’t take it camping with me. Not manly enough in taste. Actually the taste comes across as a bit contrived, less outdoorsman more mythical Narnia - with all the childish trappings. Love the bottle and pretty ornamental decorations. Ornamental decorations are what you need on a beer like this, it’s a statement. The beer is saying yeah I’m ornamental and maybe not as woodsy as I should be but that’s the taste. It’s unabashed and therefore just like a Blue Moon it’s a perfect guilty pleasure. Finally... I think I’ll have another. Hope this helped, and happy drinking! I look forward to writing more reviews and hopefully becoming more knowledgeable in the timeless are of beer guzzling. Cheers!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
7stern (583) - Bromma, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2016
Clear amber, quickly diminishing head. Malt and sugar aroma. Also appears in the taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arsol (956) - NORWAY - JUL 25, 2016
Gyllen brun farge med hvitt skum. Lukter av karamell, malt. Ganske mild i smak. Lett bitter avslutning.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vighals (2932) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2016
Gylden brun klar med fingerhøyt beige skum. Lett søtlig lukt, karamell og blomster. Middels fylde. Søtlig karamell, noe brent bitterhet. Kort.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hallstein (483) - Skogn, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2016
0,33 bottle - This is an incredibly well balanced american ale. Flavor has tons of malt, raisin and nuts. A spicy yeast-character and a touch american hops. Really good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oneildp (2) - Lancaster, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2016 does not count
Great beer overall but not anything amazing. Drank this out of a sawed off mason glass at a hole in the wall shop. Pour was great with a 1.5cm head that dissipated faster than expected. Would reccomend this if you like "bock" style beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Inbreak (4271) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2016
19.07.2016, 12 oz can @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head, very light amber color. Aroma is slightly sweet grainy, weeds, bloodlike minerals, light malts, hay, rotten leafs, soil, bark, grass, paper. Taste is slightly dry mineraly, weeds, minerals, hay, grass, light malts, nuts, bark, paper, old leafs. Medium bitterness, slightly harsh and watery mouthfeel. Boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eddiek1977 (7) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2016 does not count
Great beer! Goes down smooth but the hoppiness is a bit overpowering at times. More of a "sipping ale" if there ever was such a thing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinfull (1378) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2016
One of the best amber ale I've ever tried. Caramel , biscuits , fruits and hoppy freshness. Perfectly balanced combination.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Holmen1 (4701) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2016
0.33 boks fra Systembolaget Visby, på terassen i Tingstäde: etter 5 mil på en 3-girs vintage DBS, under den gotlandske sommersol skal det mye til for at kjøleskapskaldt øl ikke smaker. Og denne er myk og lettdrikkelig (på grensen til ukomplisert). Maltaroma og -smak med karamell, kjeks, frukt og nøtter. Kobbergylden med fint skum som varer. God forfriskningsfaktor, men ikke mer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (2120) - New York, TURKEY - JUL 8, 2016
Draught @ Albion. Clear amber with foamy beige head, faint malt aroma, medium carbonation, light caramel taste, smooth body, abrupt finish. Very nice despite the lack any special descriptors for the beer,

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