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Fisherman's Brew - Cape Ann Brewing Company

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Fisherman's Brew
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81
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210 Ratings
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.39%
Wants: 4
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cape Ann Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WanderingFool on 07-20-2004)
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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5/5  rDev +40.8%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of jb413
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Nice amber pour. Some rising bubbles, a small off-white, large bubble head with little retention. Some good lacing on the way down.

S - Lightly toasted maltiness.

T - Good malty profile in the front. Smooth and slightly sweet. A bit of hop bitterness underlies and brings a solid finish. A good mix of sweet, bitter, and some earthy notes as well.

MF - Smooth with good carbonation. Light-medium in the body, a pretty easy drinker. Good feel overall.

O - A well-done, tasty amber. Would buy again.

Photo of paulmcm
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Lawnboy33
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of metter98
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear copper and amber in color with a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a thin yet dense off white head that has good retention properties and hardly died down at all.
S: There are sweet aromas of caramel, toasted malts and toffee in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has a moderate amount of malty sweetness in the initial taste; there is a slight amount of bitterness and flavors of spices in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied, smooth and somewhat creamy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite malty and has associated sweetness, but this doesn’t really get in the way of the drinkability.

Photo of jneiswender
3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at Jasper whites summer shack in dedham. Served in a chilled pint glass. Cold.

A. Head killed with chilled glass. Brown topaz body.

S. Pine grass

T. Nutty and a very nice piney floral balance

M. Medium

D. Okay. I would drink this again

Photo of Sensaray
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours small off white head with a murky light brown red body.

Smells grainy bready sweet, little hops.

Has nice flavors with a mix of english hops, grains, yeast, bread, some caramel sweetness. Decent bitter finish. Drinkable.

Smooth light medium body.

Overall decent easy drinking amber lager.

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Pours more amber than red. When held up to the light, there is only an orange hue. A very thin head is unremarkable at best. Laces well, but do I really care about how much lacing any beer leaves?

S-Smell is a bit earthy and caramel malts. Pretty mild and somewhat difficult to describe. Well, I guess that means its time to drink.

T-This beer is very similar to the nose but a bit more attractive. A bunch of sweet caramel malts and a hit of cracker. Sweet is not the best way to describe it, but I struggle to find a better simple description. Would love a little hop balance. But for a lager, not bad.

M-Lighter body. Moderate carbonation. Not much aftertaste or a drying quality.

O/D-Brewed close to home. But this is one of those lower-tier six-pack beers for me. I could spend the same amount of money and get an Ipswich sixer, or even a Finest Kind IPA or some Leatherlips. Just not cutting it.

Photo of SuperSpy
3.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Amber and somewhat cloudy. A small and disappointing one-finger head but it leaves foam all over thr sides of the glass as you drink it down.

Some slightly sweet malt in the nose, but it's barely detectable.

Medium bodied, malty and spicy. Bready with some brown sugar sweetness, but its quickly balanced out with spicy and slightly bitter hops that lend to a dry and refreshing finish that leaves you craving more. A good session beer.

Photo of ranger60
4.35/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On draft at Barcade in Jersey City, NJ.

Did not expect to be impressed with this beer, when the bartender advised it was in the same style as Yuengling. but I loved the tast he gave me, and ended up drinking more...

Appearance: Reddish, copper color. Cleimed to be unfiltered; slightly less than transparent; no sediment. Moderate head.
Smell: Malty, sweet
Taste: Sweet and malty but mildly hoppy. Had good flavor and aftertaste, and this was after switching over from stouts...
Mouthfeel: Good; mild carbonation. Was served very cold
Drinkability: Very easily drinkable

Photo of DrJay
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear, tawny colour with a short, slightly rocky cap. Good head retention with a bit of clumpy lace. Aromas of malt, brown sugar, bread, slight fruitiness. Caramel and mild citrus in the flavour, mild to moderate bitterness, a bit toasty and bready, light floral hops. The texture was alright, but a little coarse. Dry, medium to light bodied, moderate carbonation. Decent overall, some nice flavours with good balance.

Photo of KajII
3.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Lager glass]

Poured a hazy medium amber with a very small off white fizzy head that was fully diminishing and had no lacing to speak of. The aroma was very light of roasted bread malts, a flowery hop and a leathery yeast with hints of caramel and dried fruit. It tasted sweetly bitter and a little acidic from start to finish with the end having a mild notes of caramel and a slight hint of some fruitiness. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and oily in texture with a lively carbonation. Overall a nice tasting and refreshing brew.

Photo of Nascartailgatefa
4.3/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle at Durgin Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Pours a cloudy honey color with a minor head and almost no lacing. Nice aroma of hoppiness with a touch of citrus, not too overwhelming but certinly present.

Sweet and slightly spicy in taste, very enjoyable. Average mouthfeel of a lager, good drinkability. A very good session beer. Also my girlfriend's instant favorite this weekend.

Photo of Kanyon22
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured all of the 12oz. into my Shiner tumbler glass. I've been kinda looking to try the other brews from Cape ann for some time, i've only had the fisherman ale last summer and found it to be a great kolsch. Oh well on to their Amber Lager. Oh on a side note bought this in January and as the seasonal had the pumpkin stout here's hoping the flavors have held up since its been around for 5 or so months I'm guessing. Wish the company would tell what seasonal was in it, not just a generic title called seasonal brew. I would of never brought this variety pack home.

A: Pours a well carbonated Amber orange color with a white big soapy bubbled head here. Also transparent. Don't know why but was expecting a more bold red lager on this one, but appearence isn't why we came to he table here.

S: Kinda boring has a grain, German mustiness with a tart wheat kinda smell going on. Kinda smells like a munich helles here, not much caramel or sweetness going on. No hops at all must be from the age on this one.

T: Hum, um well, lets take another sip here, Actually kinda complex. First your hit with smooth cleanness with a quick hop bite. Then it transfer to a sweet Irish Red kinda flavor which I find has toasted malts with a sweet licorice notes with in. Then your palate gets hit with an ample amount of earthy hop character in the back end. I would rename it an Irish Red Lager here.

M: I'm leaning towards the lighter side of medium here, with a drying sensation throughout.

D: Kinda low for me was hoping for more of a traditional American amber here but was giving a sorta mishmash of styles, but overall the beer did its job with easy. A nice safe lager here which gives you more the the big guys, but not more than anything you could ever remember.

I'm hoping that time has not been kind to this beer at all cause I kinda had high hopes for this one, but if I come across a fresh bottle will definitely give it another far shot.

Fisherman's Brew from Cape Ann Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.