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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Fisherman’s Brew is an American Amber Lager, brewed by the docks of America’s oldest seaport, Gloucester, Massachusetts, from the finest 2-row barley imported from Munich, Belgium and England. At 5.5% ABV and a well balanced 30 IBU’s, this smooth lager offers a toasty malt flavor followed by a dry, hoppy finish.
Malts: Pilsner, Munich Dark, Crystal 70-80 LB, Cara-pils
Hops: Nugget, Liberty

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JAN 21, 2006
(Bottle) Cloudy amber with off-white head. Rotten egg aroma. Some sloppy lacing. Dryish mouthfeel. Tastes fairly bitter up front, then some maltiness. Not really objectionable but pretty mediocre.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (8247) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2005
On tap at The Great Lost Bear in Portland, ME:
Interesting caramel maltiness coalesces with the peachy fruitiness...The hops’ soapiness detract from their citrusy fruitiness...Well-rounded, with a low but prickly carbonation, a simple, run-of-the-mill amber ale...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 16, 2005
I admit that amber ale isn’t my favorite style, and I suppose this was par for the course. Nice color, subdued malt sweetness, subdued hoppiness. Nothing to hate, but not a lot to get excited about. Like every other amber ale I’ve ever tried.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - NOV 14, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2006 Light brownish-amber color with a cream-colored head. Sweet, mallty with slightly cereal flavor. MIld aroma of malt and hops. Mildly hoppy finish. Slight amount of yeast flocuation at the bottom of the glass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rastacouere (6145) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2005
Deep orange with a slight haze, faint white head. Straightforward sweet and grainy malts completed by a racy floral hop touch. Quite bitter, certainly dry, brings forth slight nutty oiliness, but remains tame in all its componenents. Light bodied, crisp texture. From average to average.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 19, 2005
Thanks to DavidP for sharing this. Pours a clear light amber color, no head. Aroma is stale and cheesy, some caramel as well. Flavor is bitter, dark fruits and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5134) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 17, 2005
Poured a medium orange with a thin head. The aroma was Colby cheese with some old toffee. There was also a hint of butterscotch. The taste had some funky cardboard and old tobacco. There was also some light orange peel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Clear amber body. Slightly roasty cyrstal malt aroma. Bitter start to the flavor (noble hops) leading to average caramel. Unripe raspberry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2005
Gentle hiss as the cap comes off, pouring a semi-hazy and dull glowing copper color. Icy, graying head. Aroma has honeyed hops, sugary pecans, sweet nectar, some spruce, orange sprits, caramel and campfires. Bright and dry flavor. Hops bitter in their intention with scant sweetening for support. It’s as if carbonated orange seltzer water is overriding all other characteristics. Sandpaper palate met by hops and carbonation centered points of origin. Finishes like steel, caramel and subdued hop pellets. Thanks for the bottle, Thaichile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Had this beer in bottle and on tap at Blackburn’s on Gloucester several times. I feel that this is more of an amber, gold-red color. Delicious, somewhat fruity flavor. Hope to see more beers from Cape Ann Brewing.

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