DetailsThis popular Belgian Ale comes from one of the most respected breweries in the mountain states. This rich, nutty ale is bottled conditioned with a blend of hops that impart a fresh aroma and a smooth texture.
Ingredients: 9 lbs. Domestic 2-Row barley, 8 oz. Special B, 8 oz. Caramel 120L, 8 oz. Bonlander Munich, 2 oz. of hops, priming sugar, and yeast.
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4.7 / 5.09 Reviewsflat tireVery cheap kit and flavor is very close to fat tire. So, I saved a lot of money buying this kit. Results were good, very close to fat tire. Not perfect, but close enough for me! I will make this one again!August 17, 2013Not QuiteClose, but not quite Fat Tire. I feel the grain bill was pretty close, but yeast wasn't quite right. After it cold conditioned for a couple of weeks, it did get very good, so I have no real complaints.March 7, 2014Good, but not "Fat Tire"Not quite a Fat Tire clone. More like an over bitter, lower alcohol dubbel. Did not deliver the nutty, bisquit flavors. I beleive some Belgian bisquit and/or Victory malt would be beneficial. Or maybe Amber or Special Roast. Also, the IBU's are a bit high for Fat Tire (I think 16-20 might be more in the ballpark). A less estery yeast would help too (fermented at 66*and allowed to rise to 72*). I made this beer for the 1214 yeast cake for a higher gravity dubbel. The 5 gal. of beer is a bonus. I also did not expect this beer to be Fat Tire, and I enjoy it for what it is.December 15, 2011Use the liquid yeastNot quite a Flat Tire clone, but still very good._x000D_For Belgian beers don't use the dry yeast._x000D_Good biscuty flavor. You can smell the cloves.December 28, 2012Great BeerI have made about 4 or 5 kits and this is by far my favorite. The hop flavor is almost fruity in taste and the beer has a great taste. It was well received and liked by many others.July 10, 2010Fantastic Amber Ale, Not Quite Fat TireI LOVE this beer. I've always been a big fan of amber & red ales, and this one does not dissapoint. It comes out with a beautiful color, very balanced, though malt-leaning, taste, good head retention. It's everything you want while relaxing after work._x000D__x000D_As the other reviewers said, it's not quite a side-by-side clone. The style, look and feel are there, but it's not quite right for a true Fat Tire; I have to personally think most of the difference is in the yeast. That may be simply due to the fact that I always keg-condition with priming sugar...and I know that always allows the beer flavors to change._x000D__x000D_But, overall, a fantastic beer that will leave any amber-fan more than pleased. I will be cooking this one again!November 27, 2012another ringerI purchaced this for my buddy to intorduce him to brewing. He enjoys fat tire so i figgured this would be a good selection. It tastes great although not quite a fat tire. Its a bit on the bitter side to be fat tire but everyone loved it. The keg was gone in 2 days of family and friends visiting.February 20, 2013Flat tireBeer is still in fermenter so I can't comment on how it turned out. The order however was shipped and received promptly. The grind appears perfectJanuary 21, 2016Did not turn outI was really excited to brew this clone but it did not turn out as I hoped. It ended up tasting like a bubble gum beer which is not what I was looking for. I think this was caused by the yeast. Looking at the other reviews it seems that this mess up was 100% my fault in some way. My main message is to be careful brewing this beer. I feel it is very delicate and the correct yeast plays a large roll. I will definitely try this beer again. Hopefully with better results.March 19, 2013
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