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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbill (3540) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy brown that allows light to pass through with a moderate tan head that lasts through the first third of the glass and leaves a coating of spots and patches with each sip. Pleasant aroma of malt with a bit of earthiness to it along with a few vapors of alcohol. The flavor is malty and again a bit earthy, but at the same time it tastes watered down and lacks depth. Despite the alcohol detected in the aroma, it is well hidden in the flavor. Overall, a bit weak, but not a bad beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eaglefan538 (2911) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Bottle from SL, no where else, baby! Pour is dark brown with some head. The Cowboys SUCK! The aroma is bubblegum, roast, chocolate. The flavor is roast, chocolate, black patent malt, licorice, nice stuff. The mouthfeel is full, some carbonation, very well done doppelbock! Mouthfeel is big and carbonated. Good stuff!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - JAN 1, 2010
2009 Tap at the Cape Ann Brewery in Gloucester, MA. This offering lacked the wallop that I’ve come to expect from my dopplebocks on cold winter evenings. Aroma of molasses and caramel sugars. Appears dark copper brown with little to no head. Very smooth and one doesn’t notice the alcohol flavors, though you can taste the caramel and malts. It resembles the original microbrew Fishersman’s Brew before it went into a larger production scale (outside the Northshore of Boston). Not bad, but not a great dopplebock.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2009
12 oz bottle served in a clear pint glass. Pour was muddy brown with an inch of quickly dissipating tan head. Nose is yeast, malt, earth, and caramel. Taste is right on par, however there is an odd metallic taste that appears and lingers throughout the finish. I really enjoyed this brew and was pleasantly surprised. If not for the metallic finish, I would rated this higher and consider putting this on tap in my home. Excellent dopplebock!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
keepersj12 (2761) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Not much aroma was present from a muddy brown pour with a quickly diminishing head. Nice malty toasty flavor fairly well balanced. A little watery at the finish. Average at best.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (4100) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Weak fig aroma. Brown pour, murky due to the abundance of fine floaties, no head. Balance is good, but flavor is not very intense. Malty wood and grass are detectable but not obvious. Pecan finish. Alcohol not noticeable. Weak doublebock, but a decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2009
12oz bottle. Poured a deeper amberish/copperish color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, earthiness, nutty and some chocolate. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, lighter earthiness, and toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2743) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a one finger beigh head. Aroma of caramel, toffee and some earthyness. Flavor was moderately sweet with dark caramel, molasses, raisins and a bit of toffee with a smooth medium body and has a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5347) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Bottle. Ruby brown with a tall, fluffy tan head. Aroma is caramel, cereal grains, spicy hops, and nuts. Taste is sweet malts, caramel, subtle nuttiness, earthy hops, light cocoa, and soft fruit. Body is light-medium and has a delicate carbonation. Leaves a pretty, spotty lacing on the glass as well. Ends with more caramel, sweet malts, earthy hops, light spicy hops and nuts. Not too bad. Sort of a sweeter American style nut brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3847) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2009
12 oz. Clear deep red-brown with a small ring of bubbles. Aromas of chocolate, grain and caramel apple. Flavors are the same on the front, with some coffee, raisins, earthy spiciness and light smoke on the finish. Medium body is watery and finishes nicely dry.

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