The flames are advancing to the water edge, and you can almost taste the toasted wood. Build from this by adding caramel and toffee flavors and you will just have had the Fire Break Irish Red Ale. The color is deep fire red, the nose has caramel with a hint of chocolate (bittersweet), and the flavor; oh well, the flavor. . . Complex and rich – toffee and caramel, chocolate and roast, you WILL need a break from this fire once you’ve tried it. Live for the Break be warmed by the Fire. For every keg of Fire Break Irish Red Ale sold, American River Brewing Company will make a donation to a Firefighters charity.
krumbum (595) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A red that lives up to its name. Clear deep red color. Rich malty smells the malts come on first then the hops come on to balance it out.. Amazingly refreshing for how full the flavor is. Light and enjoyable aftertaste.
vvesside (256) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Cullen’s Pub in Benicia, CA. Pretty good amber ale with some good maltiness.
marcus (7142) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours reddish amber with a foamy off-white head and a bready aroma. There is a medium-bodied smoked malt flavor with a nice raspy finish that sticks to the palate.
bhensonb (11979) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Capital Beerfest 2013. Pours ruddy amber with some beige bubbles. Med body. Sharp carb. Flavor is malty and hoppy. Tasty, but hard to pick out hop type.
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