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RATINGS: 3053   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SNAKEFOOD89 (4) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2009
"Medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, vinegar, paper napkin, amber, clear, aminimal head, white foam, woody, soy sauce, smoke, butterscotch, banana, vanilla, barnyard, dough, light body, sticky, lively, long finish." My first review so I used the ’ole standards. Honestly enjoyed the beer. It goes down easy, it’s fairly common/easy to find, damn good with a cigarette. Outside of that it’s got a good woodsy feel and taste about, unfortunately I probably wouldn’t take it camping with me. Not manly enough in taste. Actually the taste comes across as a bit contrived, less outdoorsman more mythical Narnia - with all the childish trappings. Love the bottle and pretty ornamental decorations. Ornamental decorations are what you need on a beer like this, it’s a statement. The beer is saying yeah I’m ornamental and maybe not as woodsy as I should be but that’s the taste. It’s unabashed and therefore just like a Blue Moon it’s a perfect guilty pleasure. Finally... I think I’ll have another. Hope this helped, and happy drinking! I look forward to writing more reviews and hopefully becoming more knowledgeable in the timeless are of beer guzzling. Cheers!


3.3
beer-yum (1710) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 16, 2017
Funky floral farmhouse aroma in an amber copper pour. Slightly tart taste to start with mix of spice, bread, and bubblegum in the body. Restrained finish is fresh but a little watery.

2.7
JohananaV2 (155) - - JUL 10, 2017
I don't go crazy over fat tire, but it was definitely one of the older craft beers I had when I first started getting into the mm. No complaints, but nothing spectacular here ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
seehaferb23 (270) - - JUL 2, 2017
Tasted by Cannery Row Beer Club. This was $3.39 at Grocery Outlet. First beer. Cheers! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
 (5) - , Connecticut, USA - JUN 18, 2017 does not count
One of the better ambers out there. I enjoy this beer. Can taste the hint of caramel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
rayaron (1836) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JUN 17, 2017
Can. Clear golden with beige head. The aroma has notes of caramel, honey, a bit metallic. Bitterish flavor with notes of caramel, honey, some graininess and some citrus. Medium-bodied.

2.9
zvsn (2092) - ISRAEL - JUN 17, 2017
Can. Hazy orange off white head. Caramel, honey, yeast, floral aroma. Sweetish, fruity, caramel, honey, bread, light bitterness. Medium bodied.

2.1
Fisler (544) - Bamberg, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2017
Ordentliche Perlung, stabiler Schaum, in der Nase Malz. Im Trunk süß, Malz, etwas schwach. Hat für meinen Geschmack etwas zu wenig Charakter.

3.6
lmojoh (776) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2017
Boks 33cl på Solid. Aroma røsted malt, karamell, nøtter. Utseende klar gylden mot brun med offwhite skum. Smak karamell, vanilje, røsted malt. En mild og lettdrikkelig øl. ---

2.5
pachecoweld (15) - California, USA - JUN 2, 2017
Sampled this for the first time, I was a bit disappointed with this one. It has a nice Amber color, malty scent, light carbonation. The taste is mostly rich roasty malt with a little bit of hop presence but not much. It has a very abrupt bitter finish that lacks much excitement. I would compare this to a Samuel Adams Boston lager but much less flavor and a lot more bitter. It wasn’t terrible, just hoping for more with reviews I’ve read on it.

2.9
Voodoo (666) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2017
Pours a copper color with a fair white head which lingers......aroma of bread, touch of caramel.....taste is biscuit, disappears quickly, fades to a rough bittering and quick finish.


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