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RATINGS: 2834   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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FatTony's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatTony (188) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2010
Been drinking Fat Tire for a year or so now, and only thought to review it tonight...12 ounce bottle- pours out an attractive copper amber with a fair white head. Moderately sweet with a caramel undertone. Very silky palate with no bite whatsoever. Enjoyable, readily available and not too pricey, couldn’t ask for much else.


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

3.1
Johnstledger8 (1243) - 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

4.5
scarpin (57) - Moorhead, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2017 Uma das melhores da New Belgium. nem muito forte, nem fraca demais. Ótima para um final de tarde.

2.8
balloonbuffoon (471) - - AUG 31, 2017
12floz can, BBD: 12.10.2017, I've had before on draft and bottle too many times (first from a can, and it's likely been 3-4 years since I last had a Fat Tire), paid $14 as part of mix twelve pack, poured this one into a pint glass. I can see through the amber body clearly. So I know it's filtered. The head is relatively small, but sloshes around while drinking. Buttery toasted bread is all I need to say about this beer's aroma and taste. The body is medium, and is a standard drinking beer suitable for a meal at restaurants such as Chili's or Applebees. It's harmless and fine. At one time I thought this was one of the greatest beer's ever. Way back when I only tried about six US crafts, three US macros, and two macro imports (Guinness and Heineken) . Oh how things have changed in the last 10-20 years. I recalled it once had a strong biscuity caramel character. Now I know some of it is still there, but today I'm less impressed. Still pretty decent.

3.2
twindadplus2 (727) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2017
Clear, dark orange amber color with a small foamy head. Sweet, nutty, light pine aroma. Taste is doughy malt and light herbal bitterness. mouthfeel is a bit watery and on the low end of medium bodied with a quick piney finish. Not a bad beer at all.

3.9
camay1997 (69) - patton, California, USA - AUG 27, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2017 Thin white head on top of a nigh clear amber body. It smells sweet, like molasses or taffy. There's more substance to the taste than that Newcastle I just had. It tastes sweet. The label says it's past it's prime, but I like more than I remember. Who's to say why...

3
Grumbo (3451) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2017
Bottle, from US. Backlog entry. Entering my historic scores for US beers whilst visiting New York. No tasting notes kept, just rating.


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