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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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3156) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 6, 2009
Pours a deep coppery amber with a good-sized, persistent, light tan head. Sweet nutty malt aroma. Rich and malty, a touch of hop bitterness at the very end just when you thought there might be none at all. Rich and smooth.Sweet & dangerous, the kind of Doppelbock that they speak of when they say "You can’t judge the strength of a good Doppelbock until you try and get up from the table."

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3444) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 18, 2009
Pours a light brownish color and has an off-white head that leaves a syrupy residue. Smells like caramel and a modicum of booziness. Taste is pretty smooth, with alcohol mostly concealed. Sweet and full of caramel and toffee malts. Lightly hopped but noticeable. Not to bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7912) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2009
Pours deep copper toward brown with creamy, off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, toffee, hops, nuts. Tastes malty, with nuts, hops, slight spicy and peaty notes, and a rich smooth, complex palate. Give me this any time.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009

Name: Fisherman’s Navigator
Date: March 14, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: clear brown, wispy beige head
Aroma: dark caramel malt aroma, light earthyness, just a hint of earthyness
Flavor: dark caramel malt flavor, any hope of sweetness is mostly covered by the earthyness, drying bitterness, dry malt finish
Overall: needs sweetness to pull out the caramel malt
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2009
12 ounce bottle from Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg. Pours a clear dark red color with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee and dark fruits. Taste is raisins, caramel, roasted malts and anise. Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. I like this quite a bit.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiver29 (1035) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Bottle pours dark red/amber color with off white head. Aroma is biscuit flavor. Flavor is more biscuit with not much else. Pretty one dimensional.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4565) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2009
12oz bottle. Ruby brown-amber color with a respectable head. Sweet, fresh, and malty aroma. Sweet and smooth, a pretty well-executed Dopplebock, though it lacks some of the fruity/pungent yeast nuances found in some German examples. Creamy, with a balanced bitter edge. Really covers the alcohol well. Full flavored, but completely sessionable. Good stuff, way underrated.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Bottle from Once Upon a Vine - South on 02/21/2009. Clear deep cherry body with ruby highnights and a medium creamy off-white head. Sweet caramel and fruit aroma. Sweet caramel and light molassas flavor with some bready notes. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Pours a transparent copper amber with a thin, wispy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet doughy caramel malts and a touch of light fruit. Starts fairly full and sweet with some light carbonation and some mild bittering hop presence before a thinner, weaker finish. Could use more body and complexity, but still has good drinkability.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11105) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2009
12oz bottle-pours a dissipating light tan head and reddish copper color. Aroma is medium/dark malt, husky-toffee, medium fruit, some earthy/spicy hops, some alcohol. Taste is medium/dark malt, drying, husky-toffee, medium fruit, some earthy hops. Thanks jwc215 for sharing this one.


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