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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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2.8
Nurmis (684) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2017
355ml can. Pours reddish amber without head. Some yeast, caramel malts, mild spices. Light to medium bitterness to go with it. Dont see what the fuzz is about.

3.8
MisterTrick (8) - Olney, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2017 does not count
nice aroma, nice roasted flavor, the finish is abrupt a good ale, best at a warmer temperature

3.5
CurlyJoe (242) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2017
Clear golden orange with white head, lots of lacing. Aroma of sweet biscuit malts, mild. Taste is also lots of malts, more noticeably toasted than the aroma. Little bit of crisp, bitter hops to keep it interesting. Supremely refreshing beer that goes with almost any food and for any occasion.

2.9
fillepolo (953) - SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2017
Can from systembolaget. Pours a light amber colour beer with a medium head. Malty and a bit metallic with notes of hops and caramel. Dry finish

5
Nvantangoli (4) - Ware, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2017 does not count
Damn good stuff. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Best served at room temp, coldness kills this one. Enjoyable and frothy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
Strangebrewer (1308) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2017
bottle. Poured clear orange-amber with creamy beige head. Malty aroma but a bit metallic. Medium-light body, lower carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. Grainy malt flavour, notes of toffee, citrus and peppery belgian yeast.

3.5
PugUglyBrewer (658) - - FEB 3, 2017
A classic in every right to the craft community. A standard setter in amber ales. Light roast and roast with moder caramel sweetness. Friendly and crushable.

2.9
NORSAND (107) - Lillestrøm, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2017
(Best Before date June 2017, presumably canned June 2016) Copper colour with a small, short lived head. Nose: Slightly sweet malt, baked bread, yeast, some resinous hops, some alcohol. Taste: The arrival is soft and malty, with moderate, fine carbonation. The mid palate is rather light, with a collection of mild, but nice, "hoppy", slightly bitter spices. The exit is less defined, slightly malt sweet and rather short. I started this beer out at fridge temperature. But it clearly benefited from warming up in the glass and gave a better impression at around 12-14 degrees C. Coming from a can it also needed some 5-10 minutes to open up on the nose.

3.3
mixer006 (44) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 25, 2017
Saw this everywhere on a recent trip to NY. Nothing to it really, easy drinking I suppose.

3.9
laminarman (32) - - JAN 20, 2017
Beautiful copper colored beer with a nice head and good lacing. Malty notes of toast, bread and caramel and lightly buttressed with resinous hop notes. Sweet palate with a nice finish and good overall balance. Could drink this all day long.


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