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Fisherman's Brew | Cape Ann Brewing Company

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3.56/5
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239 Ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by WanderingFool on 07-20-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,705
Reviews:
112
Ratings:
239
pDev:
12.64%
Bros Score:
3.63
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
36
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 239 |  Reviews: 112
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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Photo of xungmound98
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

Photo of alexworsnip
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

Photo of RobDB
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

Photo of hopley
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of papposilenus
3.01/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. can into a cool teardrop glass - decent foamy head subsides quickly leaving minimal lacing. L: clear, copper, light, big-bubbled carbonation. S: malt and malt again, citrus and... peanut butter? Really? T: I was recently reading another reviewer explaining how some beer tasted like cat pee and how that wasn't necessarily a bad thing. So. The dominant taste is somewhat-sweet malt, followed quickly by cat pee and peanut butter. First reaction is to retrieve the can and look for a date - none found. But you know what? It's not bad. A little off-putting, maybe, but I bought a six-pack and damned if I won't drink the whole thing. F: nice mouthfeel, creamy-smooth with light carbonation, it's best feature and, here, it really makes a big difference in the beer's drinkability, what with the peanut butter and cat pee which, incidentally, becomes more pronounced as the beer warms up. O: It really wasn't bad. How enthusiastic does that sound? It would be better really, really cold.

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Photo of Neorebel
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent amber ale for everyday drinking- it has a nice malty sweetness to it...

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Photo of Totalpackage411
4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this beer in Boston, it was fairly light and had a good amber taste. Not the greatest beer in the world but cheap good beer to enjoy with dinner.

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Photo of WoostaBia
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Djbennett29
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of TheHip-HopMobBarley
3.47/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of misternebbie
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of TWStandley
3.24/5  rDev -9%

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Bwalkertxranger
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of camartin27
3.56/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Fisherman's Brew from Cape Ann Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 239 ratings
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