Fisherman's Brew | Cape Ann Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cape Ann Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
capeannbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by WanderingFool on 07-20-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,771
Reviews:
112
Ratings:
243
pDev:
12.64%
Bros Score:
3.63
 
 
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Photo of JohnofUpton
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arrowsmith_
3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Canalfisher22
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Paoloboston
3.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Finicky_Phineas
4.36/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

On my many visits through Massachusetts and various New England hamlets I made a trip to Gloucester with my wife who must play the film "The Perfect Storm" at least twice a year. We happened upon the Crow's Nest which is a small dark tavern (from the film) close to the harbor full of colorful locals and memorabilia.
They had Fisherman's Brew on tap which had a nice color and a small bit of flavorable foam which stuck to the glass the way rural, hand-made beers are suppose to. Full of body, not bitter, and pleasant to the senses made me have another and then, another. My wife, who is not a beer drinker, had a few herself and remarked how well made and flavorable this was. She had a new favorite, but sadly, found that it was not available in Texas or anywhere remotely close to us. I do not remember a Sam Adams ever capturing the senses quite like the Fisherman's Brew.
Impressionable, which, upon our next trip to Cape Cod, we hope to consume several more. This local favorite is on my recommend list of "must try" when you are in area that it is available. Have salt water and breezy air close by.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass, the appearance was a slightly dark yet clear red body with a decent transparency. One finger white foamy head softly dissipated to leave some sliding mild lace.
The aroma had some caramel malts up front, light dose of earthy hops.
The flavor was mainly sweet with the same sort of aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied, seemed to sit just a touch under. Had a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, pretty good red lager easy to come back to and easy to take down.

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Photo of Walkinbeauty
4.16/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave1999
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of I3eer
3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucoli
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of frykid
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

enjoyed it from the tap, poured into pint glass

nice amber color. good, malt taste; hops was good, not too strong

overall - a good drinking beer; I would get this again.

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Photo of jeschaefer
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of antman27
2.88/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Joel7797
4.79/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Nice smooth taste with a slight bitter back end.

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Photo of CayseyW
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I think that I picked this up during one of my many forays up to New England. I have a number of friends up there & it usually does not take much to get me to come up, especially for a weekend.

From the CAN: "Amber Lager"; "Fisherman's Brew is an American Amber Lager, brewed by the docks of America's oldest seaport, Gloucester, Massachusetts, from the finest 2-row barley imported from Munich, Belgium and England. At 5.5% ABV and a well balanced 30 IBU's [sic], this smooth lager offers a roasty malt flavor followed by a dry, hoppy finish."

The Crack! revealed a brimful craft CAN by giving me a spray across my fingertips. I CANducted a gentle Glug, followed by an in-glass swirl, which raised a brief finger of tawny head before falling back to wisps. Color was Amber to Deep Amber/Light Copper (SRM = > 9, < 13) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a malty sweetness, kind of like freshly mown hay and lightly roasted barley. I was reminded of Grape-Nuts, actually. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was very malty with notes of caramel, a light nuttiness and a toasted breadiness. Finish was likewise sweet with a lingering taste of mown grass or hay and toasted bread. It was at the upper limit of what I CAN tolerate in terms of sweetness. I did not dislike it, but neither was it going to replace my local Yuengling Lager.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerMeister8
3.34/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of let8it8grow
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.36/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2.25/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of PJCarnell
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BostonJustin
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Fisherman's Brew from Cape Ann Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 243 ratings