Brewed by Fat Cat (UK)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Norwich, England


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
NOTE: Different hops and grain bill to the original Honey Cat.
A golden coloured ale, combining the full flavour of English pale and crystal malts with Norfolk honey, giving a sweetish, yet full-flavoured ale. The spicy notes of Atlas hops combine well with the honey to give a smooth finish, with a notable, hoppy bite.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (17944) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2016
Cask at the Fat Cat Brewery Tap, Norwich, 20/11/16. Clear golden blonde with a decent off white head. Nose is straw, grass, light cereal, honey, pale malts. Taste comprises soft bread, honey drizzle, light citric rinds, grains, straw. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close. Average golde affair.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (13312) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Cask at Fat Cat, Colchester. It pours clear dark gold with minimal head. The aroma is rich, sweet, oily, cereal and honey. The taste is sweet, oily, honey cake, toasted grain, cereal and porridge with a dryish sort of finish. Medium body and limited carbonation. A bit flat and sweet. Fair.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (8943) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2014
Cask @ Navigation Tavern Beer Festival, Mirfield. Bright golden-yellow with a thick creamy head. Has a spicy-malt nose with the honey just evident in a very light textured ale with a very small sweetness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5603) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
Fat Cat & Canary, Norwich. OK. Clean and drinkable with some dirty hay flavours, and a noble hop bitterness in the finish. Perhaps a little lacking in character. A bit like a lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ricka (1) - Lowestoft, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014 does not count
Lovely honey ale with bitter aftertaste. Enville ale Simpkiss-esque Black Country boy at heart

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnRMurdoch (4568) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2012
Cask @ The Fat Cat, Norwich. Rich golden amber colour, reasonable head. Mild cereal resin aroma. Grain & resin flavour, quite smooth. A bit bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25723) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2011
[email protected] Fat Cat Pub, Norwich. Golden colour, small off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts, floral hops and some mild wooden notes. Flavour is wood, mild honey, sweet malts as well as some bitterness. Could have a bit more honey, as it was extremely mild sweet traces of it only.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2011
Cask Conditioned handpump Wig & Pen Northampton. A golden beer with a white head and lacing. A biscuity taste with reasonable balancing and not overpowering honey. Theres more honey in the nose than the mouth. Im not usually a fan of honey beers but this was pretty nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (6950) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2011
Cask at The Harp, London, as The Fat Cat Honey Ale. Deep golden to amber colour, moderate white head. Moderate aroma of honey, hints of toffee. The flavour has moderate notes of honey, but is not too sweet. Smooth to drink, with a decent hoppy bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (1700) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2010
Gravity cask runner, The Fat Cat, Colchester. Excellent white lacing, perfume, grass, grapefruit and honey on aroma. Grapefruit, sweet malts, caramel, honey and a nice descent succulent hop bite which holds. Some grapefruit and citrus in the mix. This is a local brewery in Colchester. This is a session ale which should be seasonable to May as I reckon it is an ideal spring beer. Great stuff either way.

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