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RATINGS: 2852   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.7
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2007
Bomber bottle from sam’s in Chicago. Not really sure what the big deal is. Average amber brew, but then most of this style are. Heard that it used to be way better before it really took off.

2.8
ogglethorp (919) - Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a samllish white head. Aroma is faint malt, caramel. Flavor is light malt, wheat, caramel. Palate is medium light, medium carbonation, slightly bitter finish. Ho-hum.

4
eeblah (106) - Arizona, USA - JAN 5, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2012 This beer is pretty much the flagship of this brewer as it is the most known in Arizona/New Mexico region. Very good taste, slightly hoppy but not overpowering, good anytime of year.

3.5
BrewerDub (34) - USA - JAN 3, 2007
amber colour with a nice head. not too malty with good hop flavor and some roasty’ness going on. Goes great with bold/spicy food. (pizza, mexican)..

3.1
Delirium (673) - Falmouth, Cornwall, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2007
Draught. Pours amber with a fluffy white head. Sweet, caramel, and biscuity malt aroma. Flavor is light caramel and biscuit malt, slightly sweet, with a hint of hops. A solid amber ale.

2
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2007
Pours an amber color with a white head. Not too much of an aroma slighty malty. Flavor is kind of an astringent malt flavor with some hops.

3.2
Immy (1958) - Virginia Beach, USA - JAN 1, 2007
12 oz bottle. Clear amber with a fluffy off white head. Sweet caramel nose. Malty flavor, light caramel, mildly sweet. A nice session beer, but little else.

3.2
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2006
Amber color. Smell of hops, wheat, apricots, malt and bread. Taste of hops, caramel, roasted malts, bread, citrus and a touch of honey. Very nice.

3.3
daniel10230 (3) - USA - DEC 31, 2006 does not count
Tried it while in Aspen, was smooth, with very little bitterness. Went well with a burger. Would drink again when I find it.

3.3
BelgianBeerGal (4249) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2009 bottle/draft. My first beer to move me beyond the American standards. I have since outgrown this beer, but it was great beer to start moving away from the big brewery slop.


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