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RATINGS: 3035   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Named in honor of our founder Jeffs bike trip through Belgium, Fat Tire Amber Ale marks a turning point in the young electrical engineers 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 Tires 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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StevenSimpson (10) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - SEP 19, 2006
12 oz. pours a nice amber body with a off white head.starts off malty sweet and finshes with a hoppy clean taste.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer5000 (6133) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2006
12 oz bottle. Copper-coloured body. Some caramel in aroma. Quite ordinary Belgium type amber without the typical brown sugar element. Harmonic and well balanced, easy drinkable everyday beer. The number-one beer in the San Francisco area these days, almost felt that this where easier to find at bars/restaurants than Budweiser. A positive trend.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wrxkaboom (17) - juneau, Alaska, USA - SEP 18, 2006
A decent offereing from New Beligum. A middle of the road amber color with a rather weak aroma. A very drinkable beer, but nothing to write home about

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (4038) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2006
draft - Pours amber with a thin head. The aroma is mainly just malt. The flavor goes along with that, but has a decent hops balance going for it and the finish is pleasant enough. This is a decent session beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BRASTA (8) - USA - SEP 14, 2006 does not count
Lord a mercy. Pours like it is from the hand of Zeus. So good it makes me want to slap my caddy.

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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
WeeHeavySD (3383) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 12, 2006
12 oz bottle. Pours a light straw, not what I exactly what I would call amber, with a small foamy head. Not much there as far as aroma is concerned. Tastes basically like a normal average macro beer with a little better ingreidents. Not so good, watery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beachbum25 (1086) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2006
On Tap-Aspen Co-Seems to be the go to beer in many parts of Colorado. Poured a Reddish/Amber color w/a moderate head. Somewhat bready/doughy/yeasty/flavor. Not real complex, but refreshing, crisp, clean flavor. Not a reel long finish, kind of watery.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2006
had during a visit to colorado. a little sweet and a little thin, lacking any spicey complexity. was ok but not to the level of other belgiums ive enjoyed.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
iskirwan1 (66) - monument, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2006 pours a nice amber body with a off white head.starts off malty sweet and finshes with a hoppy clean taste. not to flavorful but good in its simplity.one of my fav beers.just hade for the first time in a few weeks real biscut and barnyard funk (must be the belgian yeast)aroma pours amber with off white head light to medium body very smooth taste just as good as ever

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TcTango (48) - Tyler, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2008 Bottle. Elegant amber color. Small white head. If you are just getting into belgian style ales, this is a good choice. A bit watery, but has good flavor. I found that all the flavors in this beer were rather mild; tasty, but mild. As the label suggests, it does have a doughy biscuit-like taste, however, I experienced it more as I got to the end. Overall I think its a great pick. Try drinking this one out of a snifter to bring out the aromas!


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