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Fisherman's Bavarian Wheat | Cape Ann Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Spring

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Added by pnkermiz on 10-17-2008

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Reviews:
34
Ratings:
45
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
15.62%
 
 
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Reviews: 34 | Ratings: 45
Photo of chinabeergeek
3.48/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. no date. tasted in late april/early may 2009

cloudy amber honey straw w brown orange tones. creamy, foamy white head, fades to constant thin layer. thin, but solid and consistent lacing down the glass.

aroma: banana, pear, apple and clove. toasted malty bread and yeast. noble hop whiffs.

taste: malt and bread with wheat tang, and some typical weizen banana and clove with some pear. a bit on the tart and phenolic/fusel side, with a noble hop bitterness that is slightly more than expected. not great, but i suppose acceptable. the problem though, is that the flavors are all just a tad "flat" and straightforward, almost "empty", and lacking in robustness.

medium body, smooth with some substance and texture, esp. with acidity. carbonation is a bit fizzy.

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Photo of BeerSox
3.6/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into nonic.

Hazy honey color, relatively clear for the style (although I didn't try hard to get the sediment into the glass). A two finger off-white head slowly settles to a thick even cap.

A slight amount of banana and clove, and a little bit of orange peel. Some light citrusy hops are in the background.

More orange peel in the flavor, with some citrus, and a very creamy banana flavor. The carbonation is on the higher end, full bodied. The wheat malts add a little tart toastiness.

Actually an okay American Pale Wheat Ale that has some glimmers of something a little more Bavarian. Recommended.

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Photo of albern
3.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer looks really good and smells really good, but it is a tad disappointing in the taste department. The beer pours a nice clear coppery amber color with tons of carbonation and a very thick creamy white head that billows and laces like crazy. The nose is fruity clove bubblegum, florals, and tons of sweet malts, banana too. Its a very enticing nose on the beer. But alas, the taste is quite bland, quite watery, very insubstantial. The beer is refreshing mind you, very harmless, inoffensive, but it really lacks body, substance or character. It is just too thin. There is the wheaty graininess in the beer, there is a touch of a floral snap, a touch of the soury rind notes, but the beer doesn't offer much more. The mouthfeel is very light and there is little if anything beyond maybe a lime rind in the aftertaste.

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Photo of kshankar
3.6/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber (where is everyone else getting this "golden" from?). Head is good with decent retention..fluffy. Recedes to a layer of foam at the top. I can see lots of carbonation rising to the top as well

Aroma: Yeast profile is good, spice notes, clove, banana...on the milder side

Taste: Good yeast start..some banana following with the spices and clove..to a slightly bitter finish, but not too much

Mouthfeel: Light and refreshing

Drinkable hefeweizen..not one of the best, but its one I would have again.

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Photo of tempest
3.83/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a bottle at Liberty St. Tavern for $3.50. This beer immediately reminds me of Weihenstephaner. It's a very smooth orange-banana and vanilla yeast character with minimal spice. Very drinkable with a creamy wheat malt profile. This is a great summer beer and good recreation of the German hefe.

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Photo of EPICAC
3.77/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This hefeweizen pours a surprisingly clear, golden color. There's a touch of cloudiness, but nothing approaching what you would expect for the style. Clarity aside, it's topped by a thick, bright white head that retains fairly well.

While the appearance may be off, the aroma is that of a classic German hefeweizen. There are nice fruity notes of bananas and citrus, as well as a bit of clove spiciness and yeastiness.

Bavarian Wheat is initially sweet with hints of citrus. The initial sweetness continues through the center where banana flavors come to the fore. As the banana fruitiness fades a bit of spiciness emerges, particularly notes of pepper and clove. The finish has a light citric twang and a mild, grassy bitterness. This beer is light-bodied and crisp with a nice dose of carbonation.

A solid hefeweizen, I'd definitely have it again.

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Photo of auxiliary
4.14/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

appearance - Hazy golden color, poured a nice head but settled to a small white pond. Some lace left on the glass.

smell - Yeast, spices, banana.

taste - Reals spicey Hefe.

mouthfeel - Medium body

drinkability - decent heffe, pretty darn spicey though.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
4.05/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy deep gold with a nice frothy white head, some lacing.

Some dusty wheat aromas, some tropical fruit, and yeast. Aromas are present in good strength.

Nice up-front yeast and sweet wheat flavors, with some lemon tartness and tropical fruit and spice notes. Has a little husk bitterness to it, but this harsh edge works as another dimension. Intensity of the flavors is what sells this one for me. Not over the top, but enough there to keep this one from being watery.

Enough carbonation to keep the head going to some degree, as well as enough to clear the palate and keep this one very drinkable. I must say that I wish I bought a 6. Not the best hefe I've had, but a good domestic representation from Cape Ann.

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Photo of Amalak
2.77/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I had a pint of this at Barcade in Brooklyn. It had an opaque, red/orange color to it with a limited head. It's scent was very wheaty.

The taste, though, had a very dry wheat flavor to it. To be honest, for a hefe, it is too dry and the after taste is kind of like toothpaste. There are better.

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Fisherman's Bavarian Wheat from Cape Ann Brewing Company
3.33 out of 5 based on 45 ratings.
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