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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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EHGsean (28) - - MAY 8, 2009
I was in Phoenix and picked this up at a local corner store. Although there are a number of American Amber Ales out there that out shine this one, you could do a lot worse at a gas station corner store. Could be hoppier to balance the malt sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnTheTrail (52) - Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Probably my favorite amber ale. Very drinkable, but with plenty of flavor. Helped make me a New Belgium fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bconch (311) - - MAY 20, 2015
Ambers are not my favorite style by any stretch. That said, this is not a bad beer. Flavor profile is there. Decent enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
overkill2006 (4) - Alabama, USA - MAY 19, 2015 does not count
Great flavor with just the right amount of bitterness. The aroma is pleasant and not overpowering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kustie (353) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle. Amber color with a white head. Aroma has caramel and grass. Taste is malty and a bit sweet with hints of bitterness. Somewhat creamy mouth feeling. Flavors of caramel, hay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ceason (30) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy amber-orange with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, yeast and hops. Tastes of malt and a little yeasty. Thin bodied. Kind of underwhelming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyobon (1060) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2015
(Bottle) Clear golden with thin white head. Slight toffee aroma. Light body, light carbonation. Taste is pleasant caramel malt with slight peppery bitterness. OK beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beersgenius (11) - - MAY 7, 2015
a really nice carmel flavor to this amber ale. love the label and one of my favorite ambers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
allienora603 (20) - - MAY 5, 2015
caramel, earthy, amber, clear, medium sweetness, medium body, I really like the taste of this beer, it is easy to drink and very refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
djoeye (2220) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2015
Look; light tan tarty foam, slightly hazy amber body, short crocheted kitchen curtains. Aroma; rubber, caramels, grass, milk chocolate, green herbs. Taste; caramels, grass, syrup, sweet dark bread, prunes. Normal body, soft carbonation. Finishes into dark fruits. The sweet malt impression moves it much closer to amber lager/vienna than expected. [33cl can 5.2%abv, BB2016-1, B@Systembolaget]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rollerton (139) - SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
Bottel from SB. Not much taste, nor aroma. A sligt bittre palate. New belgium usually makes good beer, but this is rather disappointing.

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