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RATINGS: 2836   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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2.5
pachecoweld (19) - California, USA - JUN 2, 2017
Sampled this for the first time, I was a bit disappointed with this one. It has a nice Amber color, malty scent, light carbonation. The taste is mostly rich roasty malt with a little bit of hop presence but not much. It has a very abrupt bitter finish that lacks much excitement. I would compare this to a Samuel Adams Boston lager but much less flavor and a lot more bitter. It wasn’t terrible, just hoping for more with reviews I’ve read on it.

2.9
Voodoo (689) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2017
Pours a copper color with a fair white head which lingers......aroma of bread, touch of caramel.....taste is biscuit, disappears quickly, fades to a rough bittering and quick finish.

4.5
B-Rye (1) - - MAY 27, 2017 does not count
Rich caramel color and very smooth taste. One of my favorite beers. I think one of the better ambers on the market. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
boxsetz (19) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 25, 2017
Nothing special, a typical beer that is similar to most typical amber ale's. -Box ��

3
esp0r (2924) - NORWAY - MAY 20, 2017
Can enjoyed at home
Copper, some haze, thin white head. Smell of bready malts, hints of citrus and caramel. Moderate sweet, bread and spices, hints of citrus, moderate bitter finish

3.2
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2017
Can. Amber colour, mediumsized off-white head. Aroma is caramel, some fruits, mild toffee and some spruce. Flavour is caramel, fruits, toffee, mild quite nice balance. Sweetish aftertaste. Not that typical as for a US amber ale.

3
47574xeCD (1180) - Coventry, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2017
Bottle. Poured hazy gold with white head. Light malt wheat fruit bread. Average

3.7
kraddel (8615) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2017
Thnx to the brewers. Pours clear blonde, small white head. Smell is crunchy, bready ambermalts. Taste is full , very crisp malts. Very full taste. Nice

3.3
Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - APR 18, 2017
Welcome to Maine New Belgium. 12z Pours a medium golden with a finger of eggshell foam. Nose is light toasted biscuit, hint of citrus and grass. Palate is malt yet clean with focused grain upfront, doughy biscuit, woodchips, light caramel and a balanced lingering bitterness with notes of light citrus and grass.

3.3
ANZUShophunter (495) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2017
From can in tapered shaker. Pours clear amber with two-finger frothy head and aroma of fruit bread underpinned by earthy hops. A nice malt-driven ale...I still remember my first one 20 years ago stood out at a time where lagers dominated the US market. Not surprisingly, this has survived the Pacific journey in better shape than the bottled version.


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