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Fisherman's Ale - Cape Ann Brewing Company

Fisherman's AleFisherman's Ale

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99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.91%


Brewed by:
Cape Ann Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WanderingFool on 04-17-2007)
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Reviews by glid02:
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glid02

Georgia

3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Bukowski’s in Cambridge.

Pours a clear amber color with a slightly off-white head that leaves decent lacing, the color was surprisingly dark for the style.

Smells of muted light malts with good amounts of earthy hops and smaller amounts of medium fruits. Also present are slight hints of breadiness.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Somewhat muddled light malts up front are joined quickly by hints of breadiness and medium fruits. Midway through leafy hops come into play, carrying through to a moderately bitter ending. Mouthfeel is good, with solid carbonation.

Overall this beer didn’t fit very well into the style and wasn’t nearly as clean as it should be. Not a bad beer, but not a good kolsch.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2011 21:13:15 | More by glid02
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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

The colour is cold golden (6 EBC), the liquid got some passing chill haze. The finger thick white head quickly dissolves into nothing.

The light smell is sweet and a bit frowsy. Some bitter hops and cellar notes.

The taste is hoppy with German notes of hay and dried flowers. Stale metal and cellar flavours. Light body. The aftertaste is better with hay and a subtle bitterness. Short metal finish.

The carbonation is fresh and mild. Small short-lived bubbles. Dry mid-smooth liquid.

Not a very good Kölsch. As a homebrew judge, I have seen a few homebrews in the style with the same problems, it seems quite hard to make a good Kölsch.

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Served in a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

I know this beer's from Massachusetts, but it reminds me of the whole Chesapeake scene. (You've gotta give me some leeway here, I'm from the Midwest...) Anyway, this stuff pours a mostly clear brass topped by a half-finger of relatively short-lived off-white foam. The nose comprises mild white bread, slight melon, flowers, and a bit of lemon zest. The taste brings in more of the same, the bread enveloping the melon/lemon mixture while flowers rain down upon the proceedings. The body straddles the border between hefty light and light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid, nearly slick feel. Overall, a nice-enough kolsch, one that embraces the subtlety of the style, but one that stills leaves me wanting a bit.

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Fisherman's Ale from Cape Ann Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.