American River Fire Break
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (12222) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 18, 2013
On tap @ American River. Pours dark red/brick color with an off-white head. Aromas of caramel, toast, and bread. Notes of grass and perfumey hops, maybe some orange peel. Nice caramel and toasted bread sweetness up front. Some bitterness of grassy hops. Floral and perfume notes, orange peel, and, cocoa powder.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11908) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7085) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Labeled as an Irish red at their brewery, not as an amber ale as listed in places. I found this brewer to be completely underwhelming. This beer was true to the style, which was more than I can say for a few of the others, but utterly forgettable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (1478) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Poured a finger of head on a clear, caramel colored body. The aroma is nice, but interesting for a red ale: chocolate and milk. The taste is balanced: mild sweet caramel and mild bitterness. Quite drinkable. The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation. Pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFunGuy (799) - California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
This beautiful amber colored beer has a pleasing caramel aroma. It has a smokey flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle from Nugget in Davis, CA. Pours a dark amber color. Tastes of caramel and spice, with a hint of hop. Solid beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayOfBeer (672) - El Cerrito, California, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Tap: dark amber pour with a small tan head. Aroma is soft with malt, a light toast and a liytle grain. Flavor is lightly sweet with malt turning into a tart grass hoppiness, bread and a grainy, yeast bitter finish. I like it with my meal, nice flavors but kind of filling.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dodgrblu (653) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
22 ounce bottle from Total Wine Sacramento, pour is extremely dark red, caramel/chocolate flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (581) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 19, 2013
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.

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