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RATINGS: 3049   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Named in honor of our founder Jeffs bike trip through Belgium, Fat Tire Amber Ale marks a turning point in the young electrical engineers 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 Tires 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2007
22-oz bottle. Pours a deep amber with a thick off-white head that lasts quite a while. Nice malty aroma with a hint of sweetness. Lots of malt in the taste...almost creamy. Also a little sweet. Very pleasant aftertaste, only a slight hop bite. Extremely drinkable.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrjaxson (538) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2017
Underamped alcoholically (are those words?) but otherwise a solid amber ale. The bready malt aroma and sweet taste make Fat Tire easy going for multiple glasses.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopper8 (97) - Holland, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2017
It isnt a bad Amber ale, its really drinkable, and it is enjoyable to drink. There is a nice amount of nut, the hops add balance, and the malt is wonderful to smell. Its just a really easy drinker.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Piw (1028) - Rsselsheim, GERMANY - MAR 20, 2017
355ml Dose. Klar und dunkelgolden mit kleiner Schaumkrone. Malzig und hopfig. Erdt slich dann herb im Geschmack.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bugsizzy (68) - USA - MAR 19, 2017
Aroma and flavors of caramel and biscuit, malts; a little thin for me but good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chalumeaux (1377) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 16, 2017
Poured from bottle light amber with a thin tan head. Strong aroma of caramel malt sweet biscuit and floral notes. Taste is slightly sweet toasted malt creamy mouth feel.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nurmis (562) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MisterTrick (5) - 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
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
CurlyJoe (193) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fillepolo (820) - 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
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Nvantangoli (3) - 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


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