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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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 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 (5174) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11612) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2009
Pours a light brown with a thin white head. Aroma is some caramel a little bit of malt. Flavor is also a bit of caramel, but this beer is very watery, Not a whole lot going on in the palate. Thin slight malt flavors. This is 8%? Why bother? Sobriety waster.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (3991) - - MAR 17, 2009
clear light brown color with a white head. malty caramel aroma. flavors of mostly caramel. medium bodied. needs some complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4565) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Appearance: Pours a clear, deep, dark amber body with a smallish, white head. Smell: Lightly sweet-smelling nose of bready malts and, to a lesser degree, caramel with dark fruit notes of a nose-tingling waft of alcohol. Taste: Toasted, multi-grain bread slathered in sweetish dark caramel sauce. Raisin and plum fruitiness. Tiny bit of hop bitterness. Some unrestrained, peppery fusels roaming free throughout the taste. In the tailed, there’s a rebound of toasted malt that develops into a growing, somewhat harsh graininess that dominates the drying finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: It’s not exactly the most graceful, adroit dopplebock on the dopple block. The slightly astringent graininess in the latter half mars the overall experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2657) - New York, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Draft. Pours a watery brown. Aroma is pretty light for a DB. Some hoppyness inthe finish. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3498) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2009
pours a filtered brown-ruby color with a thin light tan head. aroma is of roasty caramel with light cocoa. very balanced flavor has hints of chocolate, light peat, and spicy hops. mouthfeel is medium and finish is long and roasty.

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