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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Brewed to celebrate the opening of our new double sized brewery, this double Fat Tire has double the malt, two yeast strains and is bottle conditioned.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2541) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2006
Decent sized head with light carbonation. Hazy orange in color. Sweet fruity aroma of spiced apples, apricots and floral hops. Very light flavor. Dry and fruity with a slight bitterness. Dry palate which puckers the tongue. I expected more from this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Bottle: Hazy amber body with a white head. Aroma is fruit, apple, pear, berries. Flavor is tart apple, pear, mild hops, alcohol, honey-covered grains, apricots. Thin body, bubbly carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAR 1, 2005
cloudy yellow golden amber. off-white foamy head. nose slightly grassy, a little hoppy. flavor is mildly hoppy, not too bitter. warm and creamy mouthfeel. lively/snappy carbonation. light malt flavor too. is this the original fat tire recipie from years ago?? just kidding!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Pours cloudy amber. Aroma of apricots, flowers, and a light caramel. Flavor is much the same as the aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2005
Got some floaters going on...fine-bubbled head, slowly dimishing, off-white. Aroma vanilla ice cream, slight grassiness, some...figs/dates. Taste: wow diacetyl and acidic bite, some sweetness. Butter toffe/caramel, *barely* dry finish. Okay as a....what is it, anyway? Tastes a bit similar to that buttery O-fest I had a few hours ago.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2005
750 ml bottle. Poured a medium, hazy orange color with a white head. Aromas and tastes of fruits, yeast, caramel, and citrus (oranges). Light alcohol in the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (6130) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Poured a hazy copper color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Musty aroma of various fruits (apples, citrus), yeast, and a light caramel maltiness. Very fruity, citrus, apples, pears, sweet caramel maltiness, and a lightly bitter finish. Light alcohol was noticed as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2004
Beer pours cloudy light brown in color with a nice off white head. Aroma is restrained malt with light hoppiness and a dash of yeast. Flavor is yeast with a nice restrained hoppiness. Great thanks to Legion242 for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (4082) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2004
Hazy, orange amber (quite attractive), good, somewhat loose lacing, fading fast. Aroma of pepper and caramel. I had three flavor impressions, flowing in order with a second or two between each: 1) yeast! 2) bubblegum 3) bitter finish (hello hops)! Quite an interesting beer. Not as deep in flavor as it might have been. (750ml bottle shared by Legion242--thanks!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2004
Cloudy orange color; Head dissapated quite quickly. Nice malt nose. Resembles the FT in only the famous "biscuit" profilr. Nice effervesence. More malt later in glass. Pepper and malt. Very nice. As it warms, hops raise their hands and say "present".

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