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Beale St. Brown Ale - The Fat Cat Beer Company

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15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Fat Cat Beer Company
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Erice78 on 06-26-2013)
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Photo of woodychandler
3.5/5  rDev +2%

My recent forays to NorVA and WASDC have enabled me to stop in at Total Wine & More stores in those areas, which is where this stray Fat Cat followed me home from. I told him that he may play his guitar and chase both kitties and mice, but the stogie has to stay outside.

From the CAN: “’Put On Your Blue Suede Shoes And Board A Plane’”; “We ain’t serious about a lotta things, but beer ain’t one of ‘em! ™”

This CAN of Cat was Phat on the Crack! The cool Cat was happy to see me and he leapt out of his CAN to lick my fingers. I grabbed him by the tail and turned him upside down for an inverted Glug. There was a magnificent pseudo-cascade which settled into two fingers of dense, light-tan head with good retention. Color was Brown to Dark Brown (SRM = > 22, < 27) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a nutty sweetness. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium. The taste had notes of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, nuts, light chocolate, almost CANdy-like in its sweetness and yet, I was enjoying it. Sticky lacing began to line the glass. The finish was semi-sweet as an off-setting dryness began to set in on the swallow. In most instances, it would not have been my bag, but after wrestling with scrap metal earlier, this tasted really good. If sweet AmeriCAN Brown Ales are your thing, I would definitely recommend picking up some Fat Cats.

woodychandler, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of Ron3
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Ron3, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of hophugger
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

hophugger, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of jazzer
3.5/5  rDev +2%

jazzer, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Cloaked_Phantom, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of JCE1993
5/5  rDev +45.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I like this beer because it is tastes good and comes in a convenient 12 oz can. I like brown ales more than other flavors of beer so that explains my high rating. It's the only local brown ale I know of that comes in 12 oz cans. I like the guitar as part of the logo. Rock on!

JCE1993, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of user785335
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

user785335, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of kylehay2004
3/5  rDev -12.5%

kylehay2004, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of dmk91
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

dmk91, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of ZachKelly
3/5  rDev -12.5%

ZachKelly, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of Keith_R
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Keith_R, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of nmann08
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

nmann08, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Zach136, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of justinm4bama
3.5/5  rDev +2%

justinm4bama, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of Erice78
3.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Serving 12 oz can from Tuckers Southside package Lakeland Fl

Appearance: Beautiful see through light brown with a nice creamy head

Smell: Nice fragrance coming from this one including hints of chocolate and toffee.

Taste: Not the best tasting brown ale I have ever had but will definitely be enjoying this beer again.

Mouthfeel: Kinda light for my preference but very drinkable.

Overall: I was pleased that I tried this beer an am looking forward to trying some of the other Fat Cat brews.

Erice78, Jun 26, 2013
Beale St. Brown Ale from The Fat Cat Beer Company
80 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.