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RATINGS: 3063   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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
snookboy (9) - Cape Coral, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2006 does not count
A good "gateway" beer, for those who are ready to begin trying beers with more personality than your typical bud, heinekn, or corona, tasty and refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NephrenKa (27) - Ft. Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2006
Fat Tire is probably one of the best introductions to finer beers. Before Fat Tire, I hated beer because to me, beer equaled Bud, Miller, etc. Its a superb stepping stone to a more refined palate. *Head* - thin. *Color* - light amber. *Nose* - dark sweetness, fruits, toasty. Very mellow. *1st taste* - watery apples. *Middle* - yummy sweet flavors on the middle of the tongue. *After* - delightful sparkle on the tip of the tongue. Leaves a nutty, satisfying residue in the mouth. *Overall* - this beer is usually much better on the tap, with a fresh keg. Stale Fat Tire is pretty awful. But when its good its as nice an amber as one could drink.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chadje (209) - California, USA - JUL 27, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2009 A good amber ale that you can definitly taste and smell the spices in. Better on tap, as usual. This beer has actually grown on me the last few months as I have had more.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzzler67 (1694) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Clear, light copper appearance with a small off-white head and light lacing. Bready, toasted malt aroma. Smooth, medium bodied mouthfeel, decently carbonated. Bland, malty, modestly hopped, cardboard like taste. Short lived finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
da845 (139) - new york, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2006
Got from boss at work. Not quite sure what smell is, not horrible, but not that appealing.golden, amber, clear, frothy, white foam, lightly bitter, medium body, average carbonation,

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2006
Big bottle. Its a mild reddish amber. Not horrible: solid reddish/coppery color, mild hoppy nose, thin head, bitter and bready on the tongue.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2006
22oz Bottle 7/14 @ Buddy Guys Legends in Chicago. Pours amber in color with a medium off-white head that was mostly lasting leaving nice lacing. Aroma was toasty with a mild hoppiness. Flavor was bready and malty leaving a mild bitter finish. Well balanced and enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbill (3616) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2006
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium amber with a medium head that lasted through most of the glass. Light pleasant aroma of toasted malt. Very nice bready flavor along with the malt. Slightly bitter. Smooth and very easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blackmurder (236) - Whitaker, Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2006
Pours a ruddy amber with a thin head that fades fast. Tastes of bisquits and buttery crips with a sweet caramel toffee bite towards the end. A nicely done amber.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - JUL 19, 2006
Pours an amber color with big frothy head. Medium bodied with a bready taste and a hint of bitterness. I enjoy New Belgium beers but it is always difficult to get on the east coast. A good well rounded brew that is easy and enjoyable.


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