RATINGS: 3056   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Parket (586) - Bruges, - MAY 31, 2013
bottled, poured in a glass. Bought in LA and I think its a popular Belgian style beer in California. Brown-reddish colour with nice foamy head. Smell: fruity, malty and some sweetness. Taste: Plums, dried fruits and far too sweet. A little boring beer with some malty notes. Not my cup of tea. Reminds me a bit on the bruine leffe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (3160) - Gray, Maine, USA - APR 18, 2017
Welcome to Maine New Belgium. 12z Pours a medium golden with a finger of eggshell foam. Nose is light toasted biscuit, hint of citrus and grass. Palate is malt yet clean with focused grain upfront, doughy biscuit, woodchips, light caramel and a balanced lingering bitterness with notes of light citrus and grass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ANZUShophunter (400) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2017
From can in tapered shaker. Pours clear amber with two-finger frothy head and aroma of fruit bread underpinned by earthy hops. A nice malt-driven ale...I still remember my first one 20 years ago stood out at a time where lagers dominated the US market. Not surprisingly, this has survived the Pacific journey in better shape than the bottled version.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosskyle (627) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2017
On tap at United Club at DIA. Clear orange color with a white head. Pennies and malt aroma. Sweet malt metal upfront with a bitter finish. Medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Japalo (1874) - DENMARK - APR 8, 2017
[email protected] House Hotel. Amber Near clear. Small head. Floral notes. NOT that impressive aromas. Light body. Low bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Westy1130 (37) - - APR 3, 2017
Light clear amber color. Sweet malty biscuity aroma, with a slight floral scent. Taste: bready sweet on the palate with a wheat and barley after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (5812) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 2, 2017
Pours clear Amber into a shaker. Off-white head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Sweet caramel aromas. Soft with clove and caram upfront turning to mild licorice in the medium length finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MacBoost (1846) - Victor, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2017
Pours a light amber. Aroma is muted but consists of bread and light florals. Taste is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Its very average, but still probably the best thing ever to come out of Colorado.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrjaxson (547) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2017
Underamped alcoholically (are those words?) but otherwise a solid amber ale. The bready malt aroma and sweet taste make Fat Tire easy going for multiple glasses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopper8 (123) - Holland, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2017
It isnt a bad Amber ale, its really drinkable, and it is enjoyable to drink. There is a nice amount of nut, the hops add balance, and the malt is wonderful to smell. Its just a really easy drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Piw (1039) - Rsselsheim, GERMANY - MAR 20, 2017
355ml Dose. Klar und dunkelgolden mit kleiner Schaumkrone. Malzig und hopfig. Erdt slich dann herb im Geschmack.

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