RATINGS: 3035   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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   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, its fairly common/easy to find, damn good with a cigarette. Outside of that its got a good woodsy feel and taste about, unfortunately I probably wouldnt 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, its a statement. The beer is saying yeah Im ornamental and maybe not as woodsy as I should be but thats the taste. Its unabashed and therefore just like a Blue Moon its a perfect guilty pleasure. Finally... I think Ill 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
laminarman (18) - - JAN 20, 2017
Beautiful copper colored beer with a nice head and good lacing. Malty notes of toast, bread and caramel and lightly buttressed with resinous hop notes. Sweet palate with a nice finish and good overall balance. Could drink this all day long.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rex_Remes (158) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - JAN 20, 2017
(12oz bottle) AROMA: toast, leather, roasted. APPEARANCE: off white nead, medium ale color, good looking. TASTE: roasted malt, burnt vegetables, hint of sweet, bit of coffee, warm, veggie, green. PALATE: well balanced, medium body, crisp, warm, round. OVERALL: nice beer, enjoy the balance, hearty beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (14380) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2017
Hytte 130816. Deep golden color with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hop, caramel. flavor is fruit, malt, hop, apple, nuts, caramel. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaCanard (104) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 10, 2017
Belle bire rose orang au got fruit qui fait peu de mousse. Agrable dgustation. Belle dcouverte.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (1435) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Draft Pint in March 2015 - Amber in colour. Malty; biscuity malts, caramel. Fruity; slight fruitiness. Hoppy; very little hops. Sweet malty and slightly fruity throughout. A pleasant enough easy drinking amber ale. (2015-03)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chadhami (53) - - JAN 1, 2017
A medium beer, medium in every way. Medium in color, flavor. Is it good? Its medium

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maris (1427) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2016
From a 355ml bottle on 29/12/2015. Pours a deep golden with a small head. The nose is sweet with toffee and butterscotch featuring. The flavour is malty, with more toffee and caramel, butterscotch, and some biscuit and nuts, followed by a very mild bitterness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A slight but enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
circinus (287) - SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2016
Can 33 cl from Systembolaget. Clear amber/orange with a offwhite thin head. Fudge, butterscotch, vanilla, hints of orange. Creamy, mild sweetness. Light/medium body, low/medium carbonation, creamy finish. Interesting, and nice with these aromas without the overly sweet taste that other similar beers can have.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franzen (519) - SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2016
Bit nutty (macademia) and creamy aroma with some butterscotch. Not as sweet as expected from aroma, it has a nice breadiness and background bitterness. Bit creamy texture. It is kind of mild in aroma and taste which can be nice sometimes. In the finish I get some taste of malt grains

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ronritter (225) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2016
12oz bottle pours amber with medium white head, light lacing smell is sweet malt, flavor was the same with a touch of carmel kinda sweet for me but still good.

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