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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Fisherman’s Ale is a German-style Kolsch Ale that is crisp and refreshing. A style Invented in Cologne, Germany in the early 20th century. It is an easy drinking beer with a touch of noble hops and a light malt sweetness. The perfect accompaniment to a full day reeling ‘em in or watching the game.
Malts: Pale, Heidelberg
Hops: Nugget, Czech Saaz

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oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 2, 2010
[email protected] Twist, Stockholm. Golden colour, not much head. Aroma is caramel malts, fudge, some mild wooden and earthcellary notes as well. Flavour is rather much the same.

2.9
omhper (25119) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2009
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. (brewed by Olde Saratoga Brewing.) Hazy golden, small head. Fruity cereal aroma. Dry, almost crisp. Lightly salty with a bit of grassy hops. Low bitterness. A straightfoeard drinkable beer.

3.7
Travlr (24759) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2010
Very nice IPA, on the mild side, but decent pine aromas an flavors. Shared with two dudes from the Federal Reserve Bank. I just hope they don’t raise interest rates.

2.6
fiulijn (20493) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2009
Draught at Barcade, New York
Cloudy blond color. Golden ale without special features; light hop in the aroma; too light malt flavor; reasonable bitterness.

2.7
rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle. Slightly hazy golden beer wit a decent offwhite head. Malty bready aroma, dough notes, fruity, some citrus. bready dough flavor, caramel ,citrus, hay, some spicy notes. Malty dough finish with some fruits.

3.1
Drake (13737) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2009
12 ounce bottle from Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg, VA. Pours a clear golden yellow color with a medium frothy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, grain, grass and a bit of corn. Taste is sweet malts, grain and a grassy finish. Medium bodied.

2.9
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2009
12oz bottle-pours a dissipating off white head and hazy amber color. Aroma is bready/sweet light malt, light fruit, hint of herbal hops. Taste is herbal hops comes out first, then some spice hops with backbone of bready/light malt. Finish is herbal hops. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for picking this out.

3.2
j12601 (11941) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2009
On tap at Barcade. Pours a clear golden amber with a thin white. head. Light malt, mostly empty. Medium, light malt, light citrus. Finishes with a slight dry bitterness.

2.5
rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2009
355 ml bottle. From the US (H). Pale amber colour with thin off-white head. Some caramel and citrus but also ginger in aroma. Fruity tea-like flavour with some bitterness. Quite light and almost no carbonation. Very easy to drink but it feels more like ice tea than ale. 6% couldn’t be noticed.

2.5
MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2009
My Bottom Line:
This pseudo-Kölsch’s beany nose and lax carbonation mar the leafy hops and dim biscuity cereals for a relatively unsatisfying quencher.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the hazy dark orange golden.
-Oxidation and staleness are not synonyms of freshness. And good Kölsches are supposed to exude freshness, right?
-The leafy hop bitterness is slightly more intense than the flavor profile itself.
-This is still drinkable, don’t get me wrong, but this bottle had lots of loose ends.

Bottle.


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