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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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   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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SirLimpsalot (2466) - SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
@ Basunen 15-3-28: ganska klen doft av söt malt och smör. Smaken är även den ganska diskret. Ölen har en mycket trevlig och fyllig munkänsla men det är en ganska diskret bira. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jlew715 (18) - Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle. Pour is clear, deep amber with a thin, lingering head leaving a little lacing. Aroma is malt and fruity. Taste is crisp with a malty beginning and middle with a hint of hops in the finish. Fruity subtext is present throughout. Overall, this one lives up to the hype for me. A clean, refreshing beer with a complex flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lilja (1902) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2015
Flaska från SB. Riktigt snygg etikett. Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, bröd, smör och torkad frukt. Trött i smakerna, saknar fruktighet och kropp, stor sötma, lätt maltbeska

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElCapitan22 (193) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Pours a light, amber color with very little head retention and lacing. Has no particular aroma, but smells of malt and slightly sweet. Tastes malty and sweet, not bitter or hoppy at all. A decent beer at best.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
IPagan5 (42) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Nah not for me, not much aroma, almost Belgian like with yeast and bread notes in aroma and flavor, both dominate, fine for some styles but nit this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmacklin (326) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 19, 2015
355 ml bottle. Pours a clear, golden amber with a small off-white head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel and bread. Sweet malty flavour with caramel, a hint of fruit and a dry, bitter, hoppy finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nisse666 (4671) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2015
Can from webb SB 2015-03-16 Duved AR: citrus, boiled vegs AP: clear bronz, high frothy ofwhite steady head, great lacings F: wee bubbly, watery, dry, wee bolied vegs, old dried tropical fruits - what happen here, left all the flavors in Belgium?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hopmaestro (322) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2015
Aroma is super sweet, with caramel and bread notes up front. The taste is creamy and soft, and you get those amber ale notes that I’m not that fond of. The aftertaste is slightly bitter. Lovely design on the can. Regardless, it is a very balanced beer, and if you like amber ale’s, go for it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (5708) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2015
Can - Amber in colour. Apricot, sultanas, bread and a hint of syrup in the aroma. Moderately hoppy taste with notes of peach, apricot, toffee and syrup.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aggiebob (114) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle: A reddish gold with a small white head that leaves a light amount of lace. The malty aroma is balanced with a little bit of a bread taste but with a slight bitter finish.

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