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RATINGS: 3054   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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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1.8
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2006
Beer pours a clear, medium-yellow amber color with a small, white, fizzy, mostly and quickly diminishing head. The aroma is nasty: Heavily malty with a note of toasted bread, cereal/dog kibble and husky toasted grain; Trace hoppy with a note of herbs; trace yeasty with a note of cellar; Moderate miscellaneous metallic note. The flavor is lightly sweet, lightly-to-moderately bitter, moderately-to-heavily acidic with a lightlybittersweet, moderately acidic, unclean finish. The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is heavier-than-average. Can I be done with this stinker now?

2.9
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2006
People at the Denver airport were drinking this like water. I must say, if you are traveling and you must have a layover, I highly recommend having that layover at the Denver airport. By far, the best beer selection I’ve seen. Anyway…..A brownish ale with decent head. The body was a little thin and the flavor a little "dummied down." Kind of goes with what I’ve heard about this beer: it’s a shadow of its former self. So it goes with progress and popularity. But as long as it introduces people to good beer, I suppose it’s worth the sacrifice. Easy drinking brew with a biscuity middle. My wife says that there’s a chocolatey finish. I didn’t really get that, but it kept her drunk and happy....so who am I to question?

5
swedeboy63 (2) - USA - MAR 21, 2006 does not count
Sweet smell, nice amber coloring even better taste. Inspired by a bikeride through Belguim. The brewery in Ft. Collins is worth the trip.

3.3
Fin (10542) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2006
Smallish Bottle. Very clear amber colour, nutty, hoppy, malty, full flavoured and very pleasant indeed.

3.3
thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2006
22 oz bottle. Clear amber colour with a medium white head. Caramel and biscuit aroma. Sweet biscuity, slightly nutty flavours with yeastiness providing for a drier finish. Medium body. An above average amber ale with inspirations from Belgium and Germany.

3.1
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2006
Bomber, spring 2006. Pour was a clear, medium caramelly-amber with a tall rocky white head. Quite a bit of lacing followed it down. Nose was of toasty caramel and biscuits with a woodsy/floral hop backing... came across as more of a marzen. Flavor was rather non-descript... with some toasty bread and caramel maltage and a dose of floral hops... nothing exciting, and only moderately enjoyable. Palate was on the lighter side with moderate bitterness. Not bad. Welcome to Chicagoland, NBB... please bring Folie!

2.7
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2006
Aroma:cooked vegetable,light nutty... Appearance:Clear amber,good white head.. Flavor:good malt flavor,ligt bitterness...

3.2
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2006
On Tap at Fado, Denver 02/10/2005 Amber coloured and hoppy. Some dryness in a nutty flavoured full malt finish.

3.4
chargerfanjess (129) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2006
Interesting brew, a slight belgian like in a minimalistic sence. Nutty spice middle malt low hop level. Almost pale in color copperish. Decent drinking beer, 5.3% semms high.

3.9
evilsoc (191) - WALES - MAR 13, 2006
On tap around Boulder. Beer that makes me smile all over. Not breaking any world records for flavour but as good a malt biscuit flavour as I can find on tap, perfect subtle hop balance, finish that makes you order another.


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