Fletcher Street Brewing Company Reviews




badnewsbeers
2.9
Fletcher Street Pioneer Maple Porter
this is a distint rating taken during michigan winter beer festival, 2008...unfortunately, notes were not taken on most of these beers, but numbers are accurate.
Friday, October 30, 2009

chriso
2.7
Fletcher Street Alpena Wheat Ale
Bottle, April 2008 tasting. Obviously pretty rare so thanks to whoever brought it along. Didnít really make much of an impression. Pale gold colour. Light mouthfeel. Touches of citrus. Slightly grainy. Middle of the road and inoffensive.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009

daknole
3.4
Fletcher Street Thunder Bay Bock
Orangish pour. Light head. Malty aroma and flavor. A bit sweet and bready. A few spices on the tongue as well. Interesting but not great.
Monday, October 05, 2009

bgburdman9
2.9
Fletcher Street Thunder Bay Bock
Bottle thanks to dmschefke. Pours a cloudy orange light brown color with a small white head. Aroma was raisiny and malty with a light hop profile. Flavor had some raisin and bread flavor. A unique flavor.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009

jsquire
2.5
Fletcher Street Thunder Bay Bock
Flat orange amber color with a modest off white head. Strong nose of alcohol, fermenting orange peels and melted caramel. Brown sugar and molasses sweetness with some raisen bread and roasted malts. There is a honey thickness to this and the sweet flavors really seem disjointed in this messy beer.
Saturday, February 21, 2009

jsquire
2.6
Fletcher Street Paper Maker Pilsner
Flat murky gold color out of the bottle with a large, rocky white head. Light, fruity nose with some citrus and a slight sour note. As the description says, crisp and clean flavor of cracker and bread with a floral hop finish. I wonder how old this bottle is. There is what could be the beginning of a little unwanted funk growing. Not a bad beer, and if Iím ever in Alpena, I would like to try it at the source.
Saturday, February 21, 2009

jsquire
2.4
Fletcher Street Lumber Lager Red
Reddish copper color out of the bottle with thin, foamy tan head. Grainy malt nose with some lactic sour notes. Sweet white sugar water flavor with some nuttiness, burnt caramel and a little bit of that off sour tang. A little thin and too sweet for me.
Saturday, February 21, 2009

Dogbrick
3
Fletcher Street Lumber Lager Red
This brew pours a dark amber color with a medium and somewhat fizzy tan head that burns away steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Roasted nuts and malt in the nose. Medium, smooth body with flavors of roasted malt, caramel and nuts. Mild hops at times too. The finish is mostly sweet malt with a touch of hops. Pretty average overall.
Monday, February 09, 2009

jsquire
3
Fletcher Street Paper Maker Light
Odd greenish gold color with a stiff white head like beaten egg whites. Very effervescent beer. Wet, grainy nose with noticable, almost lime, hop notes. This is a flavorful pale lager, with some lightly toasted grains and hints of citrus. There is a little soap in here to, but all and all, not bad for a brewery’s light option or for a bottle I bought at a gas station in Mackinaw City.
Wednesday, January 07, 2009

dmtroyer
3.7
Fletcher Street Thunder Bay Bock
12oz. Dark orange pour with a white head that quickly dissipates. Some orange peel in the nose, not terribly aromatic. Body is exquisite! Palate is soaked in crisp caramel malt which evolves in the mouth to a raisin feel, finishing with strong honey and citrus fruit hop presence. Palate is perfectly carbonated, mouth coating but not too coy or overwhelming. Many domestic breweries could do their customers a service by looking to this beer for some notes on making dunkler bock, it is simply lacking many traits I (often) find horrid in the style.
Sunday, September 21, 2008

johnnyoski
3.1
Fletcher Street Thunder Bay Bock
12oz bottle: Light-copper color. Little to no-head. Aroma of malt and some caramel. Very watery initial taste, eventually some caramel and roasted malt make their way. Slightly hoppy and dry finish. Light to medium body with lively carbonation. Not bad, but not very interesting either.
Friday, September 19, 2008

SpudClampDawg
2.3
Fletcher Street Thunder Bay Bock
12oz bottle: I found this single in a small bottle shop in Roscommon, MI over the summer. It has been in the back of the fridge, so hopefully it has held up. Pous a clear amber, almost red, with a pillowing head that settles and remains throughout the beer. The nose is really light and hard to pick apart. Some garbled rye-like note lays atop a soft punch of sugary sweetness. The body opens up slightly more, displaying a broader range of caramel malts. Drinks easy enough, but there just anything here to keep me interesting. A bland bock indeed.
Sunday, September 14, 2008

Tmoney99
3.2
Fletcher Street Fletcher Helles
Draft sample at MBGF Summer08. Poured clear amber with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate spruce hoppy aroma. Medium body. Moderate bitter flavor with a medium smooth bittersweet finish of moderate duration. A good drinkable beer.
Saturday, August 23, 2008

heemer77
3.1
Fletcher Street Thunder Bay Bock
Bottle. Deep amber body that has some copper tints. The thin off white head is lightly khaki and yellow. The aroma has some light notes of plums and bread. There is some caramel. The taste has some light notes of iced tea and caramel. Very sweet, this is pretty good for a bock brew. However, it is just too sweet overall for my taste.
Friday, July 04, 2008

Ethereal
2.7
Fletcher Street Alpena Wheat Ale
Bottle at Chris_Oís 19th April 2008 tasting. Gold colour with a very light aroma. Sweet on the tongue with a hint of wheatiness. Not impressive.
Tuesday, July 01, 2008

heemer77
2.7
Fletcher Street Lumber Lager Red
Bottle. Dark copper body that approaches brown. It has a light khaki head. The aroma has some light roasted peanuts with a some toffee. The taste has some rich peanuts and caramel. There is a decent roasted finish. A little bit of a tangy finish that is almost like some old orange juice. Bland more than anything.
Sunday, June 22, 2008

auerbrau
2.8
Fletcher Street Pioneer Maple Porter
12oz Bottle. Noses with a bit of NyQuil drizzled over chocolate roast malt. Somewhat medicinal. Somewhat yeasty. Some light maple sugar tang marries with porter roast and a lick of sourness. Confused. Pours a red-tinted mahogany, with a good rim of coffee foam head. Flavor edges vacuous. Seltzer water carries a harsh, astrigent edge of ashy roast. I think of wood stoves and old paper. Much too charred and burnt for any respectable porter. Seemingly hot, too. A touch of gummy hopness adds to this mess. Not good. Astringent. The roast character in this beer is just off. Faintess bit of Maple candy finally shows in the smack, but itís too late.
Friday, June 13, 2008

jeffwilliams11
3.3
Fletcher Street Alpena Wheat Ale
shockingly clear for a wheat beer, almost see thru. flavor and aroma are lightly hoppy and mostly malty. nice session beer.
Monday, May 26, 2008

harrisoni
2.7
Fletcher Street Alpena Wheat Ale
Bottle at Chris_oís The Wolf tasting. Gold colour with thin white head. Itís a little tasteless, but has some decent lemon on the finish.
Friday, April 25, 2008

MesandSim
2.5
Fletcher Street Alpena Wheat Ale
A Mes rate: Bottle at Chris_Oís Ha Ha Ha Ha Gimme the Cheese Tasting.
Dark gold with a thin white head. Very wheaty with some slight pukey malt. Too sweet, too thin, my work is done here.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

thewolf
2.1
Fletcher Street Alpena Wheat Ale
Bottle @ Chris_o.
Pours light hazy golden with a small film head. Aroma is sweet, lightly doughy and bready. Slight spices. Light and a bit thin mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet and chewy with almost no hops. Disappointing.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

iowaherkeye
2.5
Fletcher Street Lumber Lager Red
12oz bottle, no date. Clear orange red with a one finger yellowish white head, fair retention. Toasted malts and cereal grain up front with hints of vanilla. Flavor was mainly corn with some papery oxidation. A bit of toasted malts is still in there. Semi dry finish with minimal bitterness. Low carbonation with a light body. Add another stinker for tonight.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008

iowaherkeye
2.3
Fletcher Street Pioneer Maple Porter
12oz bottle, no date. Black with a small tan head, fading to a ring within seconds. Burnt malts, maple and hazelnuts next, and hints of cocoa in the background. Also a bit of soy. Flavor is watered down ash and wet paper. Some roast is present in the mildly bitter finish, but there really is nothing else. There is no maple sweetness, just paper and burned things. Thin body with low creamy carbonation. Not a good beer.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Tmoney99
2.9
Fletcher Street Pioneer Maple Porter
MBG Winter Fest 2008. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy light brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and maple aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Medium sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

MI2CA
3.2
Fletcher Street Pioneer Maple Porter
12oz - Aroma is mild roasted chocolate malt and maple syrup. Pours black with a small head and decent lacing. Flavor matches aroma. Palate is thin and clean. After the bock I was expecting a bit more. Maybe the "porter" in the name tricked me a little as I was expecting more roasted malt. Not offensive, just nothing special.
Monday, December 31, 2007

MI2CA
3.6
Fletcher Street Thunder Bay Bock
12oz - Aroma is toasted caramel malt, toffee and earthy hops. Pours transparent red-brown with a small head and decent lacing. Flavor matches aroma. Palate is sticky and smooth. A good example of the style and an overall good brew. I like it when a random single turns into a winner. Keep it up guys.
Monday, December 31, 2007

polomagnifico
2.1
Fletcher Street Pioneer Maple Porter
Wow, aroma had notes of catbox for crying out loud, gross. Looked good though with a black/brown body and brown head. Really nice smoke flavors and I did detect a little maple syrup but there was a noticeable funk that just threw everything off. Palate was watery. I had this at a tasting and Iím hoping that this was just a bad growler. The guy serving was a volunteer and knew nothing about beer so Iíd like to see what others think of this brew. Will try again if I can find it on tap or in a 12oz.
Sunday, October 28, 2007

Darkover
3.7
Fletcher Street Thunder Bay Bock
Hazy red color with a small off-white head. Aroma of bready malts and some caramel. Flavor of sweet toasted malts. Full bodied. Thanks Dogbrick.
Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Tmoney99
3
Fletcher Street Sunrise Wit
Draft sample at MBGF07. Poured hazy yellow color with an average frothy white head that diminished slowly and produced good lacing. Moderate sweet wheat and spice aroma. Light to medium body. Moderate sweet citrus and spicy flavor with a smooth medium sweet & sour finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
Sunday, August 12, 2007

Tmoney99
3.2
Fletcher Street Alpena Wheat Ale
Draft sample at MBGF07. Poured clear copper with an average frothy white head that diminished slowly and produced good lacing. Moderate sweet wheat and spice aroma. Medium body. Moderate bitter citrus and spicy flavor with a smooth medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
Saturday, August 04, 2007

Tmoney99
3.1
Fletcher Street Lumber Lager Red
Draft sample at MBGF07. Poured clear copper color with a medium fizzy off-white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Moderate sweet earthy aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew.
Thursday, August 02, 2007

Tmoney99
3.5
Fletcher Street Thunder Bay Bock
Draft sample at MBGF07. Poured clear dark brown with an average frothy white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Solid balanced toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Moderate balanced smooth flavor with a medium sweet malty finish of average duration. My expectations were met.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007

jvmiller
3.1
Fletcher Street Pewabic Pale Ale
Very mild, almost buttery, a weak IPA. I wouldnít say its bad though, it has some bitterness, some malt, no citrus though. Very smooth, but doesnít have much punch to it. It just could use some more of that zest that I like from an IPA.
Sunday, May 20, 2007

Dogbrick
3.8
Fletcher Street Thunder Bay Bock
This beer pours a lovely clear reddish-orange color with a medium thin bone white head that sticks around. Stringy lacing. Toasted malt, caramel and hops in the nose. Medium-bodied and clean with sweet caramel malt, hops and light sweet fruit flavors. The finish is sweet up front and leaves a nice hoppy aftertaste. Overall this was a pleasant surprise, especially considering I am pretty unfamiliar with the style.
Sunday, April 29, 2007

POD
4
Fletcher Street Thunder Bay Bock
Complimentary bottles from Dogbrick. Beautiful red beer. Strong sweet rich aroma of caramel and malt. Creamy vanilla head melts with every sip. Not much lacing evident. Mouthfeel is silky smooth. Flavor is robust sweet malt with just a hint of hops coming through. The alchohol is well hidden with zero burn. The barley comes through a bit in the aftertaste combined with more sweet malts and maybe even a hint of brown sugar. All in all this Bock Rocks! Very nice.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007

blkitson
3.3
Fletcher Street Thunder Bay Bock
Wow, what a head - poured about a half of a pilsner glass full and the head almost overflowed the glass. This has a beautiful reddish copper color. A very nice flavor and a very smooth taste. Two thumbs up
Tuesday, April 24, 2007

daboskabouter
2.7
Fletcher Street Paper Maker Pilsner
A light golden pilsner with a fruity nose and a slightly fruity body and a nice touch of hops in the finish. Not a bad pilsner, albeit somewhat generic. But drinkable.
Sunday, July 30, 2006