Fishermans Brew American Amber Lager
62 Blade Chainsaw
Fishermans brew is an American Amber Lager brewed by the Cape Ann Brewing Company in Gloucester, Massachusetts. It is made with Two-Row Barley imported from Belgium, England and Munich for an alcohol content of 5.5% ABV.
Cape Ann Brewing Company is a family owned award-winning microbrewery that celebrates the hard work and camaraderie of the North Atlantic fishing fleet sailors.
The illustration demonstrates that celebration, and the labels look hand-glued to the bottle, giving it a very personal feel.
Onto The Method
8.5/10 Blades – The Classic
1.5 – Appearance – Rich walnut amber brown with spotty carbonation throughout the serve, forming an attractive head that clears quickly leaving very little lacing.
1.0 – Aroma – Subdued bread malt aromas with a definite roasted malt fragrance and very little hop definition.
2.0 – Taste – Full flavor with multiple dimensions including a surprising bitter hop sting at the roof of the mouth, the expected roasted malt, and a complex and mysterious character hidden deep in the back end of the flavor.
2.0 – Palate – The full body approaches heavy but respectfully avoids it, maintaining its pleasant and mature disposition.
2.0 – Overall – Some complex and bold flavors over a classy body make for an incredibly flavorful beer. It calls itself American amber, but is it insulting itself, or raising the bar for this class of brew?
7.0/10 Blades – The Hammer – the booze –Nice and strong power for an amber lager, and one that works well within its structure and dignity.
6.0/10 Blades- The Knife –digestibility – This knife is fair at cutting through, but it is a full body and therefore requires some effort. However, it is not painful work at all.
6.5/10 Blades – The Spider – the lift –The lift comes on strong very quickly; the first brew in fact. The excitement of the rush inspired me to continuously pound these brews, but the buzz left rather quickly and didn’t return until later in the evening.
4.0/10 Blades – The Motor –can you handle it? – This machine is unpredictable, but some of that may have been my fault as I finished them with powerful ambition and ultimately relied on another strong brew for continuance which hit me hard at the end of the night: It was lights out!
30.0/50 Blades – the buzz – Fishermans brew is a strong American amber lager with a highly flavorful and complex disposition. The body gets in the way of the alcohol’s delivery, but it is one fine beer which inspires ease of drink and overconsumption. The rush came on organically and quickly during the first brew, but it was gone even after continued pounding. After the fifth Fishermans brew, there was some intoxication but little of that nice buzz during the first onset, and I continued with another brew to continue the night. I had not counted on the fact the my body was still processing these drinks, and the combination of the complete six pack and additional brews put me out fast. But I see potential here, a bit slow on the consumption and savoring and this brew will certainly deliver a good buzz.