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Old 10-31-2008, 10:34 PM   #1
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I am about to brew a clone batch I got from AHS and I have never tried the original. I read some reviews that its really good so I decided to give it a try. Just how good is it?


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Old 10-31-2008, 10:36 PM   #2
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What do you normally drink?


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Old 10-31-2008, 10:39 PM   #3
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I like Sierra Nevada pale ale, Rogue Dead Guy and Mocha Porter, Belgian Wits and Bavarian Hefes. Dazed and Infused was a little heavy on the hops for me. It was good but not a session beer for me. There havnt been many beers I dont like but I dont have a wide variety to choose from either.
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Hazed and Infused is what I meant!!
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You should be ok. I'm not a huge fat tire fan, but I am a total snob. It is a good beer for your tastes though, and I assume the clone will actually taste better than the original.
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It's an alright amber ale. I find it's a lot better on tap than in bottles. Had some bottles that really aren't that good.
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Well the reviews of this recipe kit on AHS website the people said it tastes like Fat Tire 7 years ago.. Im guessing the brewery got bigger and their product lost some of its fantasticalness. And yeah since its homebrew it probably will be better.
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Well the reviews of this recipe kit on AHS website the people said it tastes like Fat Tire 7 years ago.. Im guessing the brewery got bigger and their product lost some of its fantasticalness. And yeah since its homebrew it probably will be better.
It'll be diifferent, at least. New Belgium is a fantastic brewery, but Fat Tire is the beer that shouldn't have gotten popular and somehow did. But you either like it or you don't.
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It'll be diifferent, at least. New Belgium is a fantastic brewery, but Fat Tire is the beer that shouldn't have gotten popular and somehow did. But you either like it or you don't.

I agree.The same can be said about New Glarus Brewing. They have so many awesome beers out there, yet Spotted Cow, their worst brew, is all you'll find in the taverns.

Fat Tire is just OK. Believe it or not, I actually like Budweiser American Ale better than Fat Tire.
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I've had Fat Tire both in bottle and tap. Tap was better. IMO it's a good beer. Not too hoppy or strong in flavor but seemed balanced. I'm sure the HB will be better.


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