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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NordicV (1000) - MalmŲ, Sweden, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2014
BrunrŲd Ųl med vitt skum. Doft av malt och smŚkakor. Ňterkommer i smaken tillsammans med karamell och nŲtter. Lštt beska i eftersmaken.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Augdraught1981 (107) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2014
Plain & simple, light & malty amber ale. Satisfying & easy to drink especially on a relaxed sunday masters day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vinhol (194) - AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2014
355 mil bottle from low buy lilydale nice malty aroma light amber in colour nice off white head taste is good malty very good no wonder its Walter Whites beer of choice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewji (2) - - APR 8, 2014 does not count
Beer hipsters in the US have claimed for some time now that the Fat Tire Amber Ale (ABV 5.2%) from New Belgium Brewing is the coolest, best beer in the USA, and that I have to try it. Well, now that I see itís available in BC, I went out and bought some. Itís apparently one of the most well-travelled brews in the states, and itís been well-received. Time for your average beer appreciator (AKA Brewji) to take a sip and tell you what itís really like. On first sniff, the aroma reminded me of biscuits, sweet biscuits...not in a bad way. It had almost a bready-biscuit aroma, if I may. Biscuit and malt? Iím not quite sure, but definitely not a bad aroma. So I went in for the first sip, and was surprised at how well the flavours work together to make this a solid amber ale. The aroma of the biscuit-bread translates into a rustic, amber ale taste with a hint of sweetness and malt to brush all of the necessary taste buds on my palate. Why was I surprised? Beer hipsters (AKA snobs) generally annoy me, and the fact that a lot of them recommended this beer to me made me have slightly lower-than-average expectations. However, New Belgium has done well with this one. Iíve had a couple of other brews from them as well, and have never been disappointed (yet). Either way, take a good look at the label, and see if you can find this at your local liquor or beer store. Itís definitely worth the pick-up. It stands out against most ambers on the market, and at $14 for a 6-pack (in Canada, beer is expensive), itís quite the steal. So there you have it, the Fat Tire from New Belgium Brewing. I recommend this to newbies who are trying to transition out of the econo-lager phase and into ales. This, and the Blue Buck from Phillips are great transition-ers. New Belgium Brewingís Fat Tire gets a surprisingly-not-so-hipster 8.5 / 10

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
STLGoldendog (23) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bottle pour.Golden Amber color with thin head. Yeasty with a touch of roasted nuts. Thin palate with the taste of apricot and a sweet dry after note. Seems to be afraid to be too much of anything. Still good though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiveacestx (464) - Texas, USA - APR 6, 2014
Taken from my wifeís beer stash. Hey, what can I say? Itís 2:15 AM and I was out of primo brewskis so this did in a pinch! Turns out I havenít rated it yet so here goes! Dark golden in color with a medium head. Has a malty taste (biscuit or toast?), medium body and an average malty finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
1pintatatime (46) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2014
Pours a light amber with a foamy off-white head. Minimal aroma of bread and cereal. Good lacing. Flavor starts sweet with notes of caramel, and a hint of apple, and thatís about it before a very mild hop finish comes in. Itís easy to drink and refreshing. Itís not fair to say itís a one note flavor, but itís not a lot more than that. Not a great amber, but not bad either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Jcarb28 (89) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - APR 2, 2014
A light yellow copper color. Not much but a light grassy aroma with a light body. I pick up a bland hay, piney flavor. Not my fav amber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lothore (454) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours an amber hue with a nice, 2.5 finger frothy head that sticks around for quite a while. S- Toffee, toasted bread, spices T- Bready, light fruits, no hops to speak of. M- Thin-medium bodied with decent carbonation. D- Something in fat tire has just never meshed with me. Perhaps it is the spices or toasted character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gbpackers92 (11) - - MAR 28, 2014
From bottle. Smooth with good taste and very light after bite. medium weight. Type of beer that can be tipped back all night while satisfying different beer preferences.

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