RATINGS: 3054   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hiero (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2012
This was the first beer I tried after drinking Budweiser, High Life and Coors for several years. It blew me away and I loved it. After 10 more years of beer drinking experience and not having tried it in several years, I was not as impressed as I was 10 years ago. It’s a good beer, but nothing complex. The taste is a good one-toned flavor that goes down smoothly if you want to down a few.

nathanvc (508) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2017
Bottle from Vons, Las Vegas. Pours clear amber with a minimal, off-white head. The aroma contains malt, biscuit, bread, caramel, fruits and hops. It tastes medium malty sweet and light hoppy bitter into the finish, ending slightly dry. Medium body, slick texture, fizzy carbonation. A decent Amber Ale, I’d have it again (if I could).

beer-yum (1714) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 16, 2017
Funky floral farmhouse aroma in an amber copper pour. Slightly tart taste to start with mix of spice, bread, and bubblegum in the body. Restrained finish is fresh but a little watery.

JohananaV2 (159) - - JUL 10, 2017
I don't go crazy over fat tire, but it was definitely one of the older craft beers I had when I first started getting into the mm. No complaints, but nothing spectacular here ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

seehaferb23 (270) - - JUL 2, 2017
Tasted by Cannery Row Beer Club. This was $3.39 at Grocery Outlet. First beer. Cheers! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

 (5) - , Connecticut, USA - JUN 18, 2017 does not count
One of the better ambers out there. I enjoy this beer. Can taste the hint of caramel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

rayaron (1836) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JUN 17, 2017
Can. Clear golden with beige head. The aroma has notes of caramel, honey, a bit metallic. Bitterish flavor with notes of caramel, honey, some graininess and some citrus. Medium-bodied.

zvsn (2096) - ISRAEL - JUN 17, 2017
Can. Hazy orange off white head. Caramel, honey, yeast, floral aroma. Sweetish, fruity, caramel, honey, bread, light bitterness. Medium bodied.

Fisler (547) - Bamberg, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2017
Ordentliche Perlung, stabiler Schaum, in der Nase Malz. Im Trunk süß, Malz, etwas schwach. Hat für meinen Geschmack etwas zu wenig Charakter.

lmojoh (803) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2017
Boks 33cl på Solid. Aroma røsted malt, karamell, nøtter. Utseende klar gylden mot brun med offwhite skum. Smak karamell, vanilje, røsted malt. En mild og lettdrikkelig øl. ---

pachecoweld (15) - 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.

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