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Fisherman's Brew | Cape Ann Brewing Company

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Fisherman's BrewFisherman's Brew

Brewed by:
Cape Ann Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

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

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2/5  rDev -43.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.07/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From an undated 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on July 9, 2012. It pours a medium to dark amber that could also be classified as golden bronze with a smallish head that fades after a few moments. The aroma oozes sweetness with dark malts, nuts, and a low profile hop ester. The body is medium and smooth. The taste is of sweet caramel upfront with a low to medium bitterness taking up the tail. The bitterness seems to evolve as the beer warms. This was an easy to drink, likable beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into tulip. Pours a copper amber color with a foamy head, dissapears quick with some lacing.
Really nice malty dried fruit aromas...almost "bock" like. Taste is just like it smells..malty, dried fruit and bock flavors. Its actually really nice.
Heavy mouthfeel, smooth, and good aftertaste. Slightly macro tease, but overall a nice brew.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a sturdy, well made, no-frills amber lager that is similar in stature and yet more approachable than a Sam Adams Boston Lager. Beautiful, clear, amber color, warm malt flavors and a slight hoppy finish are a fitting tribute to the storied fishermen of "Glostah". Overall, this is a nice beer and deserves a spot in any New England beer collection.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not much to say about this overall beer. Pours a decent looking clear amber with only a 1/4 inch of head that quickly turns to nothing. Smells of caramel, grain and a touch of grain. Pretty much yuengling lager only less skunky grain but not much better. Overall it's a pretty nice amber mostly lager beer but nothing I would seek out again.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass
No born on date or other distinguishing numbers

Pours a nice amber with subtle red hues.  Very good clarity with a fair amount of carbonation bubbles rising to the top.  There's 1/2 fingers width of off white colored head which quickly dissipates to almost nothing and leaves no appreciable lacing.  Aromas of sweet malts including caramel and sweet bread, a hint of spice and a floral character.  Quite good for the style.  Taste follows the nose with a sweet character of caramel malts, a bready presence, and a decent amount of spice.  Again, for the style, this is quite good.  Medium bodied with an appropriate level of carbonation and a crisp feel.  A rather unremarkable mouthfeel, but drinkability is good.  Overall,  a good example of a style that never really lights the world on fire.  A sessionable beer, and a reasonable selection if you are looking for a crisp refreshing beer with more flavor than your average lager.  

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Received this beer as part of my Amazing Clubs beer of the month my wife got me for Christmas of 2011. This was in the March Collection.

A - Pours and amber almost copper tone with a sliver of white head. Decent stick to the glass that quickly disappears.

S - Nothing overpowering - a bit of fresh bread, some malty notes.

T - This is a crisp and refreshing american lager. Its well balanced with a malty and rich flavor with a twang of hoppiness for the finish.

O - This beer is solid. Not spectacular, not bad...Solid. I would get it again.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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