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Firehouse (CA) Leatherhead Brown Ale

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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 2.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (2948) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2009
From the tap poured brown with a fair amount of head. Nice sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (4553) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2009
On tap at Wahoo’s Tacos in La Jolla. Like everyone else who’s rated this beer previously the color and nose on this beer fool you. Nose is sweet, honey, malty, slightly bready. Poured a transparent, brown amber with a frothy white head. Flavor was fine, nothing wrong just thin. Nuts, bread, grains, a little grass. The finish is watery with a weird minerality. Drinkable for forgettable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dalekliz (855) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2009
Tap at Porter’s Pub, UCSD. Pours a clear amber-brown with a small white head. Aroma of malt, grass, and a hint of something sweeter. Sharp taste, starts with a lot of burnt malt then more grassy, wood, herbal tastes come in. Lingering sharpness that ends watery. Drinkable.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
can8ianben (1315) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2009
Meh. Much like the previous rater, I think the color and aroma do more for this beer than what little flavor is present. I sampled this at the LA Beer Fest and it was a drain pour for me. Too much other good stuff to try.

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DubC5000 (304) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 1, 2009
Amazing honey-slash-malt aroma, with a terrific potential for a spicy, woody hop flavor to develop, except that it doesn’t. It ends up too watered down to be really flavorful. Color was also too light to be "brown." As the aroma was this beer’s most redeeming value, I spent more time smelling it than actually drinking.


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