Fisherman's Sunrise Saison | Cape Ann Brewing Company

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Fisherman's Sunrise SaisonFisherman's Sunrise Saison
BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by morebeergood on 08-26-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
97
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
14.4%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 97 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of metter98
3.29/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On-tap at Barcade, Jersey City, NJ

A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head.
S: Light aromas of yeast and malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of yeast and nondescript malts—no spices are noticeable.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems a little too malty compared to other beers in the style and lacks any dryness. It definitely doesn't taste refreshing compared to most other saisons.

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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.


Original:
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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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 4/25/2012 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, strawberries, Belgian yeast, bananas, some spice and some hops.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of strawberries, bananas and spices. Then some bready flavors of wheat, Belgian yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character come in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sweet.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a decent beer to drink for a while.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.27/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on-tap at Barcade in Jersey City, NJ

A: Pours a hazy pale yellow in color with light amounts of visible carbonation and some faint lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall sudsy white head that reduces to a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of pale malts with some light to moderate aromas of peppery yeast and light hints of lemon.

T: The taste of this beer is primarily of malts but not just pale malts, perhaps pale malts with some hint of adjuncts. The peppery yeast that is present in the aroma is lacking in the taste. Minimal amounts of bitterness are present but fade quickly.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: I was a little surprised by the lack of dryness in this saison as it seemed a little atypical of the style. I was also disappointed that the spicy yeasts did not come through in the flavors and it lacked the refreshing qualities I expect from a saison.

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Photo of smcolw
3.39/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Small head but it does leave an initial ring of lace then some spots afterwards. Cloudy amber color.

Sour with a combination of rinds from lemons and oranges.

Very tart like unsweetened lemonade. Almost like a lambic. The carbonation is low but I wouldn't describe the body as rich. This is a one-trick pony of a beer--there's little else to describe.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Savor 2016

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Photo of Duff27
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nichols33
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of puboflyons
3.49/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From the 16 oz. can. Sampled on September 25, 2015.

Light amber colored pour with a modest, short-lasting head and a slight cloudy appearance.

I get those Belgian toasted malt characters minus the spice along with a more vibrant fruity note and especially strawberries.

Medium body.

Big fruitiness to talk about in the taste too. Some of the characteristics are there but it was missing something.

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Photo of PEIhop
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a hazy orange color with a subtle pinkish undertone. Head is of normal stature. Head is off-white and retains pretty well.

S-Smells of the rhubarb/strawberry combo. However, underneath the fruity notes is a pretty nice Saison nose. Yeasty and spicy with light grass. Smells quite interesting.

T-The rhubarb and strawberries are more of an accent to the Saison flavors. Belgian yeast and spice with some bread and light grass. The juicy fruit sweetness is there all along but not obnoxiously stressed on the palate.

M-Medium body with a smooth feel. Carbonation is a bit mild. Juicy feel as well.

O/D-A cool beer. Worth a try. The fruits are set to the right pitch. It isn't one of those beers that is one-sided and only tastes of artificial fruit flavors. Pretty nice and a tad refreshing.

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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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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bark
3.21/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

The colour is gold (10 EBC), the liquid got some passing chill haze. The finger thick head is off-white, it sinks slowly leaving no lacing.

The smell is sweet with lots of strawberry jam and other red berries. Hints of cinnamon and some clean bitter flavours.

The taste is bitter-sweet with some tart notes in the background. Lots of strawberry jam and red fruit syrup. Some phenolic yeast notes. Medium body. The aftertaste is a bit tart with clean strawberry flavours. Hints of salt and lots of fruits in the finish.

The carbonation is strong, the big bubbles are long-lived. The liquid is semi-smooth.

Too much fruits for my taste.

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Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of egrace84
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 Sound_Explorer
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kvgomps
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PatGreer
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of trevorpost
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of jfcaa193
4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Fisherman's Sunrise Saison from Cape Ann Brewing Company
3.75 out of 5 based on 97 ratings.
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