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RATINGS: 83   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3905) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3178) - 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."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3685) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8103) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (9276) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiver29 (1036) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4750) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - 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.

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