Fisherman's Sunrise Saison | Cape Ann Brewing Company

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Fisherman's Sunrise SaisonFisherman's Sunrise Saison

Brewed by:
Cape Ann Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Summer

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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of WoostaBia
4.46/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beautifully made beer. Tart taste of noticeable rhubarb and strawberry finish. Dry finish that requires another taste. A well made saison that embraces it's farmhouse origin as the fruits are well blended in.

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Photo of JakerLou
4.35/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I originally rated this beer a 3.75 in Sept of 2013. It just came out again and I bought a 4 pack on May 13th 2015. This version of the beer has an ABV of 4.5 (the original is listed at 6.5). So I assume the recipe has been modified.

I love this beer. Subtle hint of strawberry and rhubarb with a very dry finish that makes me want to take another sip immediately. It's refreshing with a little sweetness and just a touch of funk on the finish. I can see myself drinking a lot of these over the summer, if I can continue to find it. Kudos to Cape Ann for making this a really good beer, or to me for my improved palate :-).

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Photo of BeerMeister8
4.35/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mynie
4.31/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery.

Think this was a new recipe. It was only 4.5% ABV and brewed with a ton of Strawberries and Rhubarb.

Pours spritely, but cloudy for the style. Smells tart and fruity with mild spice complexities. Tastes very sweet, mildly tart, yet still a discernible saison. Starts out like sweet strawberry rhubarb pie, getting more yeasty near the middle, ending on dry nodes of white pepper and coriander. Wonderfully complex, but never as tart or funky as what some might expect out of a contemporary sour saison.

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Photo of pisano
4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: pours a slightly hazy golden amber color with half finger white foamy head that doesn't stick around too long. Not quite the hazy straw yellow I expect with a saison but I don't mind that.

s: dried apricots, malt, saison yeast, not much hop aroma to speak of

t: malt sweetness up front, then apricot and peach dominate with a bitter, dry finish and some breadiness as well

m: light to medium mouthfeel with good carbonation

o: a solid saison, unlike any I've had. I really enjoy the strong apricot notes.

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Photo of jlindros
4.29/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Redo years later, original review from 2012 below.

Pours a decent fluffy creamy 2 finger head that fades semi slowly, nice messy lacing, slight hazy sunrise orange yellow color.

Nose gristy wheat, toasted grassy malts, hay, mild yeasty with fruity esters, quickly into fresh strawberry, juicy strawberry jam, and mild tart rhubarb.

Taste light malts, very little malt, gristy wheat with straw hay like notes, but very light. Big strawberry flesh, fresh jam, and tart slightly bitter rhubarb, quite a lot of fruit. Bitter rhubarb finish, tart with lingering strawberry seed and flesh, dry, little yeasty note.

Mouth is med lighter bod, crisp and refreshing with nice popping carb.

Overall quite nice, delivers strawberry and rhubarb nicely with flashes of nice saison. Great summer beer. Obviously they've improved a bunch, perhaps the canning helped, but glad to see them improving.

An aggressive pour still only yields a light fizzy head covering that fades fairly quickly and forgets to leave lacing, over a semi hazy nectar darker orange colored beer. 3.5

NOse is a little weird, it has some saison aromas, light wheat like and almost hay malts, hint of saison spices, but quickly turns to fruity aromas, blood orange, little fruit punch, clementine, strawberries actually kinda fresh, a light rhubarb too, but it has a syrupy fruit syrup like aroma as well which gives it that candy like. 4

Taste brings tons of strawberry, fresh strawberry, a little juice, again syrupy strawberry candy, a light tart bitter rhubarb, fairly fruity, a light clementine citrus again I think from the saison this time, light saison spices which actually go well with the fruit and the bitter tangy rhubarb, light wheat and malts, fluffy, and a light but decent bitterness I think mostly from the rhubarb. Finish is a bit sweet and sticky, little syrupy still, more candy flavors, a little fruit but that mostly dries up, little strawberry syrup sticks to the sides of the mouth. 3.5

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, little sticky and syrupy, carb on the lighter side. 3.5

Overall OK, I hate to say it but more of a "girly" like beer. It has some nice flavors, but they seemed to get sweet and more candy like for the fruits. The rhubarb adds a nice interesting bitterness and some tangy flavors, but not much, and the saison is mostly gone if it was there to begin with. However, still not a bad beer. 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of u2carew
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

13.25 oz tulip glass. Served on tap at Cambridge Common.
a) poured with a finger thick head. Hazy body. Orange red in color. Thin and sticky lacing.
S) fresh strawberries. Subtle caramel aroma.
T) Carries some of the tartness of a saison or maybe that is the rhubarb shining through. The strawberries add a pleasant spin to the taste. Sharp flavors up front then a mellow finish with some earthy tones and a slight bitter bite.
M) Smooth. Medium body. Dry in the finish.
D) A delicious saison. I might just order another one.

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Photo of SebastianOwl
4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My beer can was labeled 4.5%, not 6.5%. I think, based on the other ratings and my own, that this was a positive recipe change as the recent ratings are much higher than the older ones.

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Photo of Brew_42
4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy orange and gold with a thin white head

Smells citrusy with some strawberry

Tastes start up front giving way to some strawberry sweetness.

Mf light and crisp

Overall refreshing summer beer

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Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the New World Tavern Plymouth, MA

Appearance: minimal head, orange-brown in color, cloudy, low carbonation

Smell: strawberries and hay

Taste: big strawberries at the start--light rhubarb and hay, then a big wheaty middle, light pepper and Belgian spices at the end.

Mouthfeel: light carbonation, medium-light bodied, slightly sweet and funky

Overall: A pleasant and different take on the saison style. Almost like a strawberry wheat crossed a saison. I really like this. Could not drink it all day, but very refreshing.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Fisherman's Sunrise Saison from Cape Ann Brewing Company
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