scanman (150) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - AUG 4, 2006
This is a solid beer, but I feel that it is inconsistent. Sometimes in a bottle, it seems mild and less flavorful. From the tap it seems to jump and have a bigger finish. This is a very filling beer. A great beer before the night gets going. Recommended if you like hoppy amber ales with malty sweet finish. Panzuriel (2324) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2006
Hazy light copper liquid with a nice but rapidly disappearing tan foam. Nose is sweet but not too sweet caramel and mild hops. Taste is creamy yet a little salty carmel with a tang of hop dryness on the finish. Body is a little round but not otherwise distinguished. Finish is lightly dry and hoppy. Nice beer. buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2006
Pours sort of a medium amber with a nice sized head. A little citrus taste but also was a tad dry. Overall pretty good. TechMyst (167) - Fox River Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2006
650 ml bottle. 1.5 months before exp. date. Deep red tone to color. It actually does have a rich buttery biscuit taste. Crisp not sharp start. Sort of apple-fruityness in middle. tobizag (34) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2006
first had it out of the bottle, and dislike it. on tap at jack and dan’s though, and it was good. pours golden with a medium head, leaving beautiful lacing. light in mouth, easy to drink. taste is semi sweet and has slight taste of hops. good standard beer.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2006 22 oz bottle. Clear amber color. Not real dark. Nice size head, hangs aroud for a couple minutes, leaves a ton of lace. Laciest brew i have had yet. Divine smell. Nutty/spicey aroma. The smell alone make this one worth trying! Very nice smooth citrus/nut taste. Light body and VERY well balanced. Perhaps too balanced as it comes off uninspriring. Could use a bit more body and a bit more zing. ilikestuff (224) - Irving, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2006
Easily one of the most well known micros in the area. Has a nice amber color, very smooth with a crisp smooth finish. Some bitterness, nice malt flavor. A good brew. 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. 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. It’s 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 it’s good its as nice an amber as one could drink. 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.