Fisherman's Navigator Doppel Bock - Cape Ann Brewing Company

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Reviews: 82
Hads: 140
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 8.91%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Cape Ann Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 10-20-2005

Had been 7.5% ABV
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Reviews: 82 | Hads: 140
Photo of bgildea
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Nice dark amber red color. Little head with little lacing.

S: Smells of sweet fruits and nuts.

T: Tastes fruitier than expected. Slight malt after taste.

M: Relatively little chew.

D: One or two are drinkable, but after that the sweetness will get to me.

Overall: Overall, it was a decent beer. If you like fruity/nutty beers than this is one you might like. Personally, I found it too fruity but one or two can be enjoyable. (434 characters)

Photo of jstilwell
3.97/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Double Bock Fans, wanna try a new spin on the style? Here's a slightly Hoppy double Bock that's worth a try.

A: Amber, Chestnut, opaque

S: Some smoke and Malt, but more spicey

T: Slightly sweet Malt battles with Hops for your attention. This is a relatively high alcohol brew but the alcohol does not completely dominate. The hops is faintly reminiscent of the hoppy CAB IPA (which I like a lot), and works well. Aftertaste is a bit bitter and the alcohol lingers just a little on the palate.

M: Mouthfeel is thin to medium, a little more carbonated than I prefer but fairly smooth.

D: These are good for one or two, very drinkable for a 7.5% brew.

I look forward to more offerings from this fine brewery. (711 characters)

Photo of Abilow33
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Went to the brewery and tried this beer. Light in color and weak in smell. Color a little towards the red side. But the taste was very good. Beer from the tap always tastes much better. I also had the chilli stout which was great. The brew pub had good food and the city had a great port city feel. (298 characters)

Photo of GolgiIPAratus
4.18/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled: 12.28.05

The beer was had at the Sunset Grill & Tap in Allston, MA and is slightly clearer than cider, but a similar color brown. A barely there thin head rested on top and faded as it was being set on the table; obviously due to the pour and the bartender filling it to the brim (can’t argue with that). Moderate lacing trailed the brew to the finish.

The smell was malt dominated and spicy with cloves and cinnamon. Nice, but little evidence as to the flavor that was to follow. This was a crispy cold pour, so some aromas may have been lost on me in its temperature.

The flavor was big and fruity at first. Tart and light fruits, not the expected darker variety. Star fruit & red plum came to mind immediately. The malty notes and the spiciness came behind that. The beer finished with a nice touch of dark cocoa bitterness. It was full in the mouth and carbonation was moderately light. This brew wasn’t the bready, dark malt monster I’ve come to know in my short recent foray into the world of Doppelbocks, but it was really good in and of itself. Different than anything I can remember tasting. While I was initially a little weirded out by that star fruit flavor at first, my palate got used to it and I ended up very impressed.

All around this was very drinkable. My first pucker at the fruitiness made think it was going to be a battle to get through, but after warming up to it, I seriously enjoyed the hell out of this beer. I recommend the draught version at the SG&T as I’ve yet to try a bottle. (1,533 characters)

Photo of nelnutter
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured 12oz. bottle into Sam Adams pint glass.

A: Poured a nice ruby brown with decent off-white head of foam that left small patches of lacing here and there.

S: Sweet malts and some roasted malt aroma for the most part. Definitely sweet-smelling.

T: The smell held true to my expectations: very sweet. Mostly caramel and a little bit of roasted malts, toffee. A surprisingly nice earthy hop bitterness comes in late and ends slightly bitter. A little more may have helped balance out the sweetness a bit better in my opinion, but it was still a nice blend.

M: On the heavier-side of medium, slightly chewy, very little carbonation.

D: Overall, I really liked this brew. Especially for a cold New England winter day, where I could definitely enjoy some of these. (768 characters)

Photo of markb33
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Stein.

A--Pours a reddish brown with great clarity. A hard pour generates a two finger tan head which dissipates quickly, leaving very little lacing.

S--Sweet with a hint of toffee to start. Fruity esters take over toward the finish.

T--Overall very smooth. Sweet and nutty at the nose. Fruity through the finish (I can't quite put my finger on it, maybe a little ripe plum). Very good for a winter beer, but I wish there was more of a snap to it, just to make it interesting.

M--Fairly thick, but not chewy. Its body is good, but it leaves a bit of slickness on the tongue.

D--Good for winters up here in Maine. I like the nuttiness, but its just a bit sweet. Overall, its a pretty solid beer. (720 characters)

Photo of MeadMardigan
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: root beer brown in appearance; non-existent head, clings in small rings

S: warm brown sugar, Tootsie Roll chocolate with some alkaline

T: tastes like it smells; sweetness at the beginning with an earthy metallic cloud at the end

M: crisp carbonation with a thin syrup feel

D: very satisfying; could drink 2 or 3 happily (326 characters)

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Fisherman's Navigator Doppel Bock from Cape Ann Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.