Fisherman's Ale | Cape Ann Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by WanderingFool on 04-17-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
115
Reviews:
56
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
12.47%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 115 |  Reviews: 56
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes. Most of the time this was poured into a pint glass but twice it was poured into a stange. There wasn’t any difference between the two. The appearance had a gentle hazy golden color with a light transparency about it. There was a small white head that left some trickling lacing. The smell had some light sweet German malts along with a light underscore of lemon and a touch of sweet corn. The taste was mainly sweet through the previously mentioned flavors. On the palate, this one sat fairly light and had a good sessionability about it. The carbonation finishes somewhat harsh. Overall, I say it holds itself to being a good American styled kolsch worthy of having again.

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Photo of 2ellas
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of edthehead
3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kvgomps
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of PJCarnell
3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shiltone
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mynie
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Kinda stunning to realize that just ten short years ago, it was commercially viable for a brewery to make a Kolsch their flagship.

Sampled at the brewery. Pours dark gold, filtered, with a nice white head. Smells of dry noble hops and fresh hay.

Tastes quite good--bold for the style and excellently balanced. Starts with pronounced light barley, bready and sweet, moving into a middle that's a nice balance of bright fruit and saaz hops.

This is one of the best American Kolsches I've ever had, and not because it was super fresh. Lots of American iterations of the style have straw or earthen nodes that lend an unpleasant dryness to the beer. This beer is fresh and spritely with a noticeable hop presence.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Gra1164
3.2/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of bark
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

The colour is cold golden (6 EBC), the liquid got some passing chill haze. The finger thick white head quickly dissolves into nothing.

The light smell is sweet and a bit frowsy. Some bitter hops and cellar notes.

The taste is hoppy with German notes of hay and dried flowers. Stale metal and cellar flavours. Light body. The aftertaste is better with hay and a subtle bitterness. Short metal finish.

The carbonation is fresh and mild. Small short-lived bubbles. Dry mid-smooth liquid.

Not a very good Kölsch. As a homebrew judge, I have seen a few homebrews in the style with the same problems, it seems quite hard to make a good Kölsch.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of ColdOneKev
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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Fisherman's Ale from Cape Ann Brewing Company
3.69 out of 5 based on 115 ratings.
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