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RATINGS: 2851   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DreamFragments (11) - Nevada, USA - MAR 15, 2007
Not a bad beer. Decent malty aroma with a spiced, wood taste. Pours with an amber color. It’s a beer everyone should try at least once.


3.3
BenCL (17) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2017
Drank on 8/12/2017, from I.B.S.

Appearance: 2.5 – Nice, clear, amber, Nice big head on pour, nice lacing.

Smell/Aroma: 3.5 – Bready lovely wholemeal malts, all malts, no hoppy smells, no yeastyness.

Taste: 3.5 – Malty, almost rich, bready, a light good balanced bitterness. A slight sweetness initially, A slight alcohol warmth that just sits well with the malt, Nothing overbearing. There is a hop bitterness but it is light balanced and purely bittering hops, sits on the back of the tongue.

Mouthfeel/Palate: 3 – Soft, nice, not cloying or bitter. Nice carbonation.

Overall: 3.5 – This is great, its lighter on the malt than something like an Anchor or Kona Brewing beer (which I usually find are very malt forward, and excellent), but its still malt dominant and balanced and really good.

3.1
Bill Becker (1916) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 29, 2017
From Jul 2008

I picked up a can on my last trip south to Ft Collins.

The pour is a clear gold with a 3 finger head of foam. Good retention and some good lacing.

The smell has notes of sweet malt, some biscuit, and some nuttiness. Also a faint nose of citrus.

The taste follows the nose and the samples I've had in bottles except I think there's more of the nutty character here and that's what I like about drinking it on tap at the brewery when I visit. Still not as good as there but, it's tasty and pretty drinkable and if the cans show up in Casper some day, I'll buy some.

3.2
nhardes (96) - - NOV 24, 2017
Very clear orange appearance with quickly dissipating thin white head. Aromas of raisin toast, spice and malt. Light body with low/medium carbonation. Smooth malt flavours with hints of honey, caramel followed by slight bitterness. Medium length malty finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
TheCalebBedford (7) - - NOV 15, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2017 Possibly my favorite beer to pair with barbecue. It's flavor holds up against the flavor of the barbecue quite well.

3.7
damzz (522) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2017
Pours an orange-amber with a thick white head that leaves lacing. Nose is sweet malt with fruit. Taste is caramel sweetness with slight bitterness. Body is light. This and the white have less body than might be expected but this does not distract from their craft. 12 oz can BBY: 3/4/18

3.2
basaywhat (314) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with a thick off white head that leaves lots of lace. Nose is light toffee and grain with some light fruit. Lightly sweet honey with very light roast. Slightly thin creamy mouth with average carbonation and a crisp finish.

3.2
nohopspleez (84) - Georgia, USA - NOV 5, 2017
very light with hardly any obvious flavor. weak at best

but, if you are looking for a light beer on a hot summer day, this one isnt bad.

decent for that one reason, every other measure places it at the end of the line.

2.9
jobe977 (194) - Töreboda, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2017
Can (5,2%) from SB. Color is clear copper. Medium head. Aroma is malty and herbs with some fruity notes. Taste is ok and a mix of classic lager and amber ale but its a bit watery. An ok and pleasant beer.

2.7
Jyrsa (973) - - 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 (58) - Loughton, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2017
Pint at seattle airport. On light side of amber. Yeasty. Hint of mango. Nothing special


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