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RATINGS: 2840   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2003
One word: sweet. This stuff is just too damn sweet. It's made with quality ingredients, but I really can't stomach more than one at a time.


2.7
Jyrsa (906) - - OCT 19, 2017
Can from Systemet. Clear amber with strong off-white head. Red berries, red malt, something fruity. Fruity with lots of barley and yeast. Slightly floury and grainy palate. Not bad but not superb either.

2.8
Dbcwi88 (28) - Loughton, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2017
Pint at seattle airport. On light side of amber. Yeasty. Hint of mango. Nothing special

2.7
MattShizzle (617) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2017
Can. Amber color, slightly cloudy. Mostly clean aroma. Pretty good but doesn't taste like a Belgian beer. Very weak for such and doesn't have all the flavors typical of Belgian beers.

3
bbbeer (863) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2017
Clearish orange, small off white head. Aroma yeast and caramel. Light body. Fairly dry for the most part. Flavor malt and a touch of yeast. Not bad.

3.5
higgsbison (261) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2017
Very Dry, effervescent carbonation that really hits the tongue. definite Notes of raw dough. More sour than bitter. I let it warm up but found no improvement. Not bad but definitely not impressive. it would be OK to drink if nothing better is on tap, I certainly wouldn't buy a six pack of it Second tasting I thought it was pretty good. Didn't think it was so dry. Didn't think it was so effervescent. Didn't notice the sourness. Went down easy and I wanted another one ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
MeadPours3 (1) - - SEP 16, 2017 does not count
reminds me of drinking beer 10 years ago. it's reasonable, but very ordinary. nothing special and not worth the price.

2.8
tntracey (100) - Hood River, Oregon, USA - SEP 9, 2017
12 oz bottle poured into frosted pint glass. Nothing spectacular. Tastes a bit better when served from a tap. Tad disappointed to be honest. Still, it's a better beer than what most idiots out there are drinking right now!

2.8
StoutBeerReviews (226) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2017
Mild sweet lingering malts but somehow disconnected and watered down. Decent.

3.1
Johnstledger8 (1269) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 7, 2017
Bottle. Pours a clearish orange with a quickly fading off white bubbly head. Aroma is of biscuit, hint of orange. Taste is of biscuit, light citrus, grassy, slightly metallic. Watery to oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

2.2
bigtreehorse (4) - JAPAN - SEP 7, 2017 does not count
355 ml can. Aroma and flavors of caramel and roasted flavor but not much flavor. with soft carbonation. Aftertaste is sweet and mildly bitter. Nothing special for me


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