Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...

Fisherman's Brew | Cape Ann Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Fisherman's BrewFisherman's Brew
237 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by WanderingFool on 07-20-2004

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 237 |  Reviews: 111
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.

 997 characters

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...

78 characters

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.

 150 characters

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%

Photo of Samp01
3.16/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a coppery amber with a medium off white head. Aroma of light caramel malt some grains and light fruity notes. Taste same as aroma with mild bitter notes. Palate is a medium body with mild carbonation. Finish is light caramel malt and grains, light bitterness and fruity notes, and a mild nutty ending. Overall not a very robust brew in flavor and aroma, just an ok brew.

 376 characters

Photo of Duhast500
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Shipyard Pumpkinhead pint glass.

The color is a slightly hazy light orange/gold with two fingers of foamy white head a slight touch of lacing.

The smell has candy-like aroma that has a touch of cane sugar with a bread dough. There is also a slight toffee aroma in the background that is quite faint but comes out just slightly in the nose.

The taste is mostly malts at first with a hint of maple and sweet peanut brittle flavor that seems to land on the front part of the tongue and the move backward till there is a slight bitterness that comes out late.

The feel of this beer is medium bodied and nicely drinkable. There is the standard smooth feel that is easy going down and leaves just a slight after taste that hangs a bit longer then is needed but does not take anything off the experience.

 835 characters

Photo of BeerMen
5/5  rDev +40.4%

Photo of TomTC
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Barleycorn
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of heerboth
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Jame515
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Tarps68
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of nkelley77
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of braican
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of diehlio
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%

Fisherman's Brew from Cape Ann Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 237 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.