Cape Ann Fisherman’s Brew (365 Day 29)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer on Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Cape Ann Brewing Company Fisherman's Brew

Fisherman’s Brew by Cape Ann Brewing is one of those American craft beers that I look forward to like going to the dentist. Why? First, it is an American Amber Lagers that, to me, is just a junk category for beer, similar to on the ale side. I have never really had much from that category that has overly sparked my interest. They seem to be geared towards the I made a beer and don’t know what to do with and/or for trying to convert macro beer drinkers to the American craft beer world. Second, I had one of their other offerings and I was unimpressed. Seemingly these small breweries follow the same M.O. for most of their beers. Finally, this time of the year I really appreciate my stouts and other similar large beers.

Rant over. Time to talk about the actual review of the beer.

Poured clear, with little foam, retention, or lacing: typical for the style. The aroma was a little slight but some toasted malt did come through, as it did in the taste. Not surprising on either front. A nice, clean bittering hop help to cut through the sweetness in the taste, giving a crisp finish. Medium body is helped by a crisp helping of carbonation. All combined a easy drinking beer that was a bit better than I expected, so it was a win. Enjoy!

Aroma: 6, Taste: 7, Look: 8, Drinkability: 9, Overall: 7.6

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