Nuffield (3858) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2003
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Golden amber, thin trace of head. Cool orange can. From a foot away I started getting the dusty aroma. Semi-flat and dull.
jazz88 (2613) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 28, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can (a nice orange can, bought in St. Paul, MN). Golden color with a white head. Musty lager aroma but more malts than I would have expected in the flavor.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I would have to say this is a light amber color,small fast fading head.Malty,corny aroma with a very faint hint of hops.Malty taste with a definate side plate of corn,mildly hopped and lightly sweet in taste.The after taste is mostly mild malt lots of corn and the hops just went A.W.O.L. it kind of reminds me of Totally Dirt Cheap Beer.It is middle of the road or to say better then some other macro's.The one thing i won't complain about is the price $3.99/12pk can't be beat and it is worth that much.
celogan (202) - Oroville, California, USA - AUG 21, 2003
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2003 OK Just to set the record straight, Fat Cat is no longer brewed by MN Brewing since they are out of business. The liquor stor clerk said it was now made in Chicago, but on the can it says Brewed and Canned by MDI, Monroe, WI. If you dig around on the internet, you may find as I have, that the only brewer in Monroe is Huber. UPDATE: This has been Verified By Huber, yes they do contract brew it. I don't know who ownes FC but here's the rating.
It IS pretty decent beer for cheap stuff. Poured with a nice orange hue and good head which didn't last lont. Not much lacing to speak of. Good carbonation and mouth feel. Not complex by any means but far better than the BMC swill. At 6.99 on sale you can't go wrong. Don't think just because it is in a can that it's crap. It isn't crap, It Isn't Great, but it is fairly good for what you pay for it.
TrinityRoseFae (11) - san mateo, California, USA - APR 13, 2003
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
got it in a mystery box @ the bevMo. Not really any complaints. The nose is pleasurable. I wouldn't consider it to be a lager tho. Much more burnt orange like an ale and actually quite thick with fine particles. Don't be frieghtend by the tin can.
666seth (229) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours in with a nice head, light amber in color with some notes of malts and hops in aroma. Very decent version of an american standard. nd for 5.99 a case(12 cans) definately worth it!
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - OCT 15, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Slightly darker shade of gold than I’m used to seeing in an american standard. Nice, actually attractive head in the duvel tulip (how the fat cat was supposed to be sampled, right?) Perfumey hops are present only untill tasting and then they are gone like they were a figment of my imagination. Malt flavor is not objectionable,definitelysome corn, but for an average lager out of a can, very decent.
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 11, 2002
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Medium gold color, medium head. Slightly hoppy, not very malty. Some flavor to this beer. For a cheap and superficial beer, this stuff is not to bad. But it is a cheap and superficial beer Finish is clean. Aftertaste is neutral, no bitterness. Tastes OK out on the fishin’ boat on a hot day. BTB (Better Than Bud)
adam99 (6) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 6, 2002 does not count
2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cheap swill in a funny can. I did actually taste a little hops in it though, and wasen’t totally appalled by the taste, which reminds me of the strohs I snuck from my dad on fishing trips.
thehire99 (2) - USA - JAN 23, 2002 does not count
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
While this beer may not stand up compared to ’quality’ beers, compared to other beers in it’s price category, it’s great. I typically pay $5 or $6 for a 12 pack. It also comes in the most unique can I’ve ever seen. Not willing to risk a whole $5 or $6 to sample it? Then pay $2.50, pick up a 6 pack, invite some friends over and try it out.