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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Our winter seasonal, the Fisherman’s Navigator is a German-style doppel-bock of exceptional quality, flavors and body. With a toasty biscuit-like malt backbone, it’s unlike any beer you’ve had while managing to remain strictly within a centuries old style.

This years Doppelbock style lager has no spices as it did last year but offers a spectacular mouthful of flavor. EXCEPTIONAL!! Ready Nov 1st

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (4947) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 19, 2011
From a draft pour at the Cape Ann brewpub. Pours a clear ruby color with an off-white head and light lacing. Nose is caramel malts and dark ripe fruit. Medium body with smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is a good balance of malts and hops. Fish is dry and biter. Very easy drinking and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40837) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2011
From tap at Jacob Wirth. Pours hazy dark orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is roasted malty, slight breadish and mild caramelish. Roasted malty flavoured, slight sweetness and with a solid level of bitterness coming through. Ends dry and bitter, dark roasted malty into the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
robgibbens (431) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Cape Ann Fisherman’s Navigator pours a nice amber. The aroma is a bready chocolate. Taste is slightly bitter with a chocolatey aftertaste. Seems a little chalky on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1871) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2011
tap at barcade - dry caramel malts, some must. brown sugar. woody, some smoke and roast. well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
A- Body is a slightly murky uniformly translucent brown hue. Pours with no head. S- Milk chocolate, caramel, alcohol astringency, molasses. Nose is much more sweet than boozy-but both are there. T-Taste is pretty bland initially, a hint of cheap milk chocolate and a hint of alcohol-and well, thats pretty much it. A hint of caramel sweetness comes through in the middle with more mild alcohol. The finish is fairly clean and dry with the slightest hint of alcohol-a mild chocolate presence lingers. M- Medium to high carbonation and medium weight, thin, somewhat watery body. D- This brew fits the bill for dopplebock-but its a pretty mediocre one-and an above average brew overall. The alcohol isnt powerful in this brew-it just stands out because there isnt much flavor there. Still cool to try this local. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-11-2010 03:55:38

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Tap @ Barcade. Brown/amber with a bit of haze and a touch of off white head. Woody aroma with some smoke and coffee. Taste is woody, malty, dry with a light bitterness. Easy drinking but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Amber pour with small watery head and lace. Caramel malt and light dried fruit. Sweet caramel malt and raisins. Medium bodied and a hint watery but good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2010
Bottle at Chriso’ Blue Mountains of Virginia tasting. Some syrup. Not a great double bock. Some syrup and milk choc flavours. Dryness on finish. It’s ok, but not the greatest

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22351) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2010
22nd May 2010. ChrisOs ’Blue Ridge Mountains Of Virginia’ tasting! Clear amber beer. Semi dry palate. Light chocolate in the sweet malt. Pretty decent sweet malty beer - even a little port in there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (14167) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Bottle from Half Time. Pours a clear ruby tinted color with a slight off-white head. Aroma is sweet and darkly fruity. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Flavor is not very sweet, a little grapey, and a fair amount hoppy. Finishes towards astringent and dry, but doesn’t quite get there. Pretty tasteful brew. Oh. There is malt through out, and it is nicely roasted. It just isn’t so dominant as in many doppelbocks.

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