RATINGS: 2836   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnstone (3460) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Cant believe this one escaped my ratings this long, and now Im entering in 3-yr old notes! Light amber color. Pretty much a typical amber with a solid malt backbone. Fairly sweet aroma. Notes: Brewery visit during ’09 GABF

bbbeer (852) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2017
Clearish orange, small off white head. Aroma yeast and caramel. Light body. Fairly dry for the most part. Flavor malt and a touch of yeast. Not bad.

higgsbison (256) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2017
Very Dry, effervescent carbonation that really hits the tongue. definite Notes of raw dough. More sour than bitter. I let it warm up but found no improvement. Not bad but definitely not impressive. it would be OK to drink if nothing better is on tap, I certainly wouldn't buy a six pack of it Second tasting I thought it was pretty good. Didn't think it was so dry. Didn't think it was so effervescent. Didn't notice the sourness. Went down easy and I wanted another one ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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.

tntracey (92) - 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!

StoutBeerReviews (208) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2017
Mild sweet lingering malts but somehow disconnected and watered down. Decent.

Johnstledger8 (1255) - 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.

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

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.

balloonbuffoon (484) - - 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.

twindadplus2 (728) - 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.

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