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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Fisherman’s Ale is a German-style Kolsch Ale that is crisp and refreshing. A style Invented in Cologne, Germany in the early 20th century. It is an easy drinking beer with a touch of noble hops and a light malt sweetness. The perfect accompaniment to a full day reeling ‘em in or watching the game.
Malts: Pale, Heidelberg
Hops: Nugget, Czech Saaz


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
chrissy (122) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Bottle: Dry with a hint of citrus. Not what I was expecting from an ale. This was ok, but not impressive.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (2421) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2008
I feel it is a bit deceiving for a brewer whose flagship beer is a lager to make an "ale" that is actually a Kölsch. Pours a bit flat looking actually, with just a small head, and a dark, dull golden, completely clear color. Just does not look all that interesting. Aroma is syrupy straw, slightly spoiled fruitiness and a bit gaseous (can I describe a spell as being gaseous). Taste is a bit like cold Lipton tea with sugar and crackers. Its got that cheek drying mouthfeel that cold tea can sometimes give you. Yeah, its not as bad as this score indicates but I wont be paying for this again. 12oz bottle, Melbourne Bros glass.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
blipp (6111) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Bottle (exploded). Hazy gold with a white head. Light grainy malt aroma. The flavor is stale crackers and light hops. Not that good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2008
Growler from the brewery, shared by a friend (Thanks Carolina! "Hi!") Pours a slightly hazy orange with a dense white head that fades to a ring. The aroma has some fresh British malts- biscuit-like qualities, orange subtleties from American hop varieties, grassy hints and some nondescript fruity esters. Nice palate- mildly carbonated and velvety. Has a real British feel to it; does not seem at all like a Kolsh. The flavor has some biscuity malts, softly bready with a crackery dryness throughout. There’s just the slightest touch of citrus (orange peel), which is followed by a flowery hop character (again, British-like) Not really true to style. If this were supposed to be an English Pale Ale it’d get a couple more points. Overall, it’s a pretty nice spring-time Ale

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4396) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Pours deep amber into a Kolsch. Fluffy white head with good retention leaves spots as it recedes. Hoppy aromas. Crisp with upfront fruity caramel and a lasting peppery hop finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Date: 07,28/08 12 oz. bottle

Aroma - Faintly fruity aroma, some hay and grass

Appearance - C;ear yellow gold, small white head and sparse lace

Flavor - Delicate fruity sweetness, and more of a hop profile with some floral thanthe usual Kolshc, with floral and spice flavors that accompany a soft bitterness

Palate - Light body, medium carbonation, clean, lightly dry finish

Overall - Not bad, hoppier than I expected, and somewhat bolder flavors than I would expect for a Kolsch

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 25, 2008
12oz brown bottle from Tiger Town in Gardiner. Pours a hazy dark golden color with a thin film of foam. Smells like caramel, toffee, grass, and a bit of pepper... Tastes biscuity and caramelly, with a tinge of fruit and pepper toward the finish. Light both in body and in carbonation. Less drinkable than expected... An okay beer overall, but a Kolsh it is not...

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
eaglefan538 (2892) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Pour was typical for the style, pale golden yellow, ok carbonation and head. The aroma was grainy malty, slight off-notes typical of a green bottle import. The flavor was too heavy on the malts, overly hopped as well. Depth in both of an altbier, but just didn’t work within this lighter style. Flavors were only ok and it lacked anything like a crisp, clean finish.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
kurtkosher (144) - USA - APR 30, 2008
i wasnt very impressed a bit too bitter for my taste. too much malt overall ive definitely had things i like better

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2008
Tap at Barcade. Kolsch? I don’t think so... in fact, it’s not even close. Too much malt and too much hoppiness for that. Anyway, hazy golden amber with a thick white head. Aroma is nice, soft UK type malts, crackery and biscuity with a soft woody/spicy type of hop aroma as well. A touch of marmalade and a bit of sulfur as well. Flavour is lovely, soft and crisp with a fresh minerally bitterness. Crisp pale malt and touch of earthiness. It’s a nice English Pale ale... but it’s definitely not a kolsch. Excellent session ale, FWIW.


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