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Named in honor of our founder Jeffís bike trip through Belgium, Fat Tire Amber Ale marks a turning point in the young electrical engineerís 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 Tireís 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 íole standards. Honestly enjoyed the beer. It goes down easy, itís fairly common/easy to find, damn good with a cigarette. Outside of that itís got a good woodsy feel and taste about, unfortunately I probably wouldnít 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, itís a statement. The beer is saying yeah Iím ornamental and maybe not as woodsy as I should be but thatís the taste. Itís unabashed and therefore just like a Blue Moon itís a perfect guilty pleasure. Finally... I think Iíll 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsporrer (521) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Pours a clear golden amber with a medium head of white foam. Watery with not much flavor. Blah!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
LilBeerDoctor (3674) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a thick white head. Aroma of pale bready malt, light fruits, biscuit. Flavor of toasted malt, light fruits. Basic, simple, not much to write home about but it gets the job done. 6/4/6/4/12 (3.2/5)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
M15ter (26) - - JUN 14, 2016
Golden, slightly hazy, with frothy white head. Nuts, bread, vanilla, citrus aromas. Sweet with mild bitterness and sourness. Bready malt flavor with some citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pmarren144 (37) - Auburn, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Nice Amber color, nice head that stays, and laces the glass. Pleasant caramel tones, and a somewhat sweet, hoppy finish. I had the draft version, looking to try the bottled version. Hope itís as good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adasko (1705) - Poznan, POLAND - JUN 5, 2016
Quite pleasant caramel and ester aroma. Taste on the other hand is much more empty and flat. Itís easy drinking but does not give much of fun while drinking it. Itís just ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RONCOD (234) - Uledi, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2016
Pours a nice amber color with a creamy white head. Caramel flavor with a slightly hoppy finish. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fuzzcro (199) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2016
Nice looking pour. No real standout qualities. It does have nice amber color.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
deving17 (8) - - MAY 21, 2016 does not count
Nice malt flavor with just the right amount of hops, love the nice Amber color as well

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martin00sr (2448) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2016
Can. Clear amber, airy offwhite head. Malty, bready aroma with hints of honey. Flavour has some earthy hops, caramel and peppery spice. Dry and crisp, a little rough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillemsUrenkel (1354) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2016
12 fl oz can. Clear pale copper in the glass. Small head. Malt and bready on the nose. Taste has some belgian malt influences included a sweet fruityness with orange and citrus. Hop is in the background but present. Nice.

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