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RATINGS: 2834   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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3.5
fonefan (49996) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2011

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ HenrikSoegaard Sommerhus Tasting - Handrup Strand.

Clear light medium amber colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, toasted, caramel, dusty, bread notes, light moderate hoppy, dustys. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, malty, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110626]

3.2
yespr (46519) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2009
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden deep orange with a small white head. Light fruity and breadish aroma. Flavour is mild sweet, caramelish and with subdued hops note. Ends smooth malty flavoured with a light bitterness.

2.8
Ungstrup (38138) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2008
An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet matly with light notes of caramel. The flavor is very sweet malty , leading to a slightly bitter finish.

3.3
joergen (28703) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2008
Bottle. Clear amber coloured with a medium sized white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, liquorice and yeast with notes of spices and hops. Sweet flavour of malts, caramel and liquorice with notes of yeast and hops. Hoppy finish.

2.9
anders37 (26824) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear pale amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Malty bready aroma with some hoppy hints. Malty bready flavor with some fruity hints. Malty bready finish with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

3.2
oh6gdx (26487) - 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.

1.9
Travlr (25496) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Clear amber color, medium white head. Aroma of caramel, subtle toast. Taste is dilute caramel with a dry finish.

3
omhper (25349) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2002
Orange coloured. Light bodied, straight forward easy drinking ale. Well balanced.

3.5
cgarvieuk (25222) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2010
bottle at home ... thanks to cquiroga.... amber ... no head ... soft sweet toffee malt nose ... dry toffee malts ... light sweet hop ... light pale ale malt ... soft rounded mouthfeel ... and a nice light sweet hoppy linger ... growing on me.

1.9
madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
29th July 2008. Light brown clear beer. Balance but watery. Just a hint of something fruity in the finish. Hugely dissapointing below average beer.


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