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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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
67F100 (32) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2006
12 oz bottle. Pours a nice amber color, with a small head and decent lacing. Flavor is sweet, maybe a bit too much so, and reminds me a bit of cabbage boiled with corned beef. Not a bad thing, but not wonderful in a beer, either. Luckily, it doesnt hang on the palate forever, or the beer would be much more tiring to drink. Overall, a drinkable brew, but not outstanding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2006
On tap. A pretty decent beer when you want to drink something at a crappy bar. Got this at a bar in Kirkland since their tap selection was definitely lacking. Copper color with a small white head. Flavor is mostly malty with a little bit of hops in there. Pretty easy beer to consume.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Chthulhu (13) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Bottle. Nice aftertaste, a bit too sparkling for me, but worth keeping on my "drinkable" list.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2006
(bottle - 12 oz) Bought this at a convenience store in Las Vegas just to see what the hype was all about. Copper in color with a thin tan head. Aroma was overpoweringly sweet and malty with some boiled vegetables as well. Flavor tasted like they were trying to make a brown ale. Really sweet and cloying with some vegetable notes and a slightly rancid finish. Watery body. For all the talk Ive heard about this beer, its just not that good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhiloPsych (15) - California, USA - AUG 25, 2006
This isnt a bad beer, but probably wouldnt be a serious beer drinkers favorite, either. It looks good, tastes good enough, and is very drinkable. It finishes a bit weak and feels just a little watery, but it does have good taste up front.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Thanks to my brother-in-law David for this one. He purchased it in Memphis,TN. Malty, Biscuity aroma, and the flavor is much the same. Tastes like a fresh bisuit, only with faint hop bitterness to it. Good stuff.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
dickierambone (15) - Danville, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2006
Probably tastes good in Colorado but definately not in Califonia. If you like cardoard with dirt overtones this is the beer for you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
auto (163) - California, USA - AUG 14, 2006
i like this brew. i usually dont like ambers but this one is a good summer brew. i like the smell and i like the flavor. its good when youre eating a california pizza kitchen frozen pizza. its also good when youre eating a rustic italian safeway sandwich. also good when youre just chilling out watching pulp fiction and you need 3 brews to sip on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2006 FIrst time ive tried this amber ale - left me a bit dissappointed. Too sweet and too fruity, not enough malt flavor to balance it out. However I did think that the overall quality was ok. It was also a little too light. Bland but decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drazil91 (41) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2006
Awesome brew, excellent head. Beautiful color, great aroma. Kinda reminds me of Red Hook ESB.

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