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Fisherman's Tea Party - Cape Ann Brewing Company

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Fisherman's Tea Party
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very good

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 15.28%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cape Ann Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pnkermiz on 12-20-2007)
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-13-2012 12:48:32 | More by PorterBoy14
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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thin head but it does leave an initial thick ring of lace. The liquid is solidly amber and nearly clear.

Earthy and rich malty sweetness. A little medicinal to the nose.

Very rich with a large dollop of slightly sweet pale malt. Strong band-aide flavor that I find very distracting. The swallow has an alcohol bite to it. A bit thin for the style but the low carbonation helps balance the beer.

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taez555

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4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Holy crap!

A smoked American Barleywine.

I decided to order this after two Amazing Belgian Golden Ales at the Pub, and the first smell absolutely floored me.

SMOKE!!

I've never smelled smoke from a barleywine before, and I've reviewed nearly 1000 beers over the past 10 years on this website.

Really quite something and a shock.

Taste ended up being very similar to the nose. Very smoke heavy. Very reminiscent of a German Rauch beir actually. It's not a peat smoke at all. The 9% is absolutely hidden in this beer. Mouthfeel is so light I honestly thought it was maybe 6 or 7 percent, tops. Although to be fair, most barelywines are 10%+, so maybe I'm just more of a lush than most. :-)

Anyway... Grain is nice and clean. Not really any distinct malt flavors or hops. Just a nice sipping big smoked beer.

Well folks. Cape Ann continues to raise the roof with their specialty beers. I thought the Imperial Pumpkin Stout was Amazing, then the Chili Stout blew the doors off that, now with a smoked barleywine? I honestly can't understand why they don't release these smaller batches to the public. This is quite possibly the most interesting and tasty beer I've had this year.

Although I got a growler of the Tea Party for the road, I will definitely be back here often. CA's beers just keep getting better and better.

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4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
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Took my father to the Cape Ann Brewing Company for father's day and selected this beer. 10 ozs, served on tap in a goblet. Medium-Low carbonation, with a nice, full body taste. It was toffee/caramel flavored with a hint of hops, it was a very interesting taste. The beer appeared to have an amberish/orange color, the taste and appearance reminded me of Unibroue Maudite. I would definitely buy this beer again, it went great with my fried haddock.

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A: Pours a slightly hazy golden orange in color with a thin off-white head that reduces to patches of bubbles and a ring at the edge of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: Lots of smokiness along with some grassy + earthy hops. There is a bit of underlying toffee sweetness and some hints of tea.

T: Smoked tea, toffee, and hints of the sweetness. Starts kind of toffee/caramel sweet and the the smoke and tea flavors come out and linger.

M: Medium to full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Very interesting and unique flavor for this beer - and a very surprising flavor for this style. Similar to lapsang souchong tea with the smoke and tea flavors. Considering the three teas as ingredients in the beer, it does not disappoint and you definitely get to experience them. Very nice sipping beer and one I got a second pouring of...

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Fisherman's Tea Party from Cape Ann Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.