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, 2012Did 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, 2013Great 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, 2016
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