anders37 (12738) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ Coronado Firehouse Bar and Grill, Coronado, CA. Pours a pale yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity malty grainy aroma. Fruity malty grainy bready flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy finish.
dwyerpg (4067) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 22, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
This smells and looks like a cheap lager and it mostly tases like one too. Some funk a bit heavy. Not good.
wlajwl (2904) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is sweetish malts, spices and medium perfumed. The flavor is grainy malts, mild fruit and a smooth/tart finish.
DrnkMcDermott (2621) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Admission: I was sent the bottle for review. And these sat in my fridge for a while before I could get to them to note their availability in Illinois. But the pilsener here came through okay. I caught a slight note of oxidation in the nose, but that came with the slight pepper of noble hops. A light slightly biscuity malt flavor, clearly no adjuncts. Hop bitterness trickles down the back of my palate and hovers for just a minute or so. A decently done pilsener that hews to the style rather than over-hopping.
adnielsen (6195) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Foco. Pours a touch hazy, dull golden appearance with a slightly off white head. Light, a touch lemon fruity, straw, light estery, grassy aroma. Slightly tangy, lemon, a bit yeasty, straw, slightly sweet flavor. Carbonation is a bit harsh. Pretty easy to drink and almost more like a wheat or light Belgian ale than a Pils.
Ernest (5623) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium to dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), with notes of lime/lemon zest.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
In a blind tasting I would swear this is an American Wheat. It’s tart and lemon-limey. The label almost doesn’t even commit to what it is..."blonde beer" says nothing at all, although the current label says "Pilsner Lager" where it used to say "Extinguish Your Thirst". So, maybe it’s really a lager, maybe it isn’t. Either way it’s inoffensive but bland and simple. The funniest thing is they forgot the apostrophe in the ***name of the company***. It makes me smile to imagine how many people this must have slipped past during the process of creating the company and its marketing materials. It’s certainly possible they intentionally left it off because they thought the character would somehow impair the flow of the gorgeous blocky all-caps font they used for the word "firemans". And the name is kinda sexist, that’s cool too...Firefighter’s Brew sounds stupid, right? This beer is for MEN, dammit. I also just noticed the background says "The Original". Whew, that’s a relief...thankfully I’m not drinking some imitation fireperson company’s product. All right, all right, I’ll stop being a jerk-off, the company supposedly donates an (unspecified) portion to charity, but come on, this is just so gimmicky. It begs to be teased.
beersearcher (1956) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
My favorite of the three Fireman brews. This pilsner pours a slightly hazy yellow and has a nice clean grain taste to it. Very quaffable and a major improvement on BMC lagers.
thegreenrooster (2807) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 3, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour is a cloudy yellow with an average white head. Aroma is a dry malt and a minor lemon. Flavor is more dry pils malt with a little bittnerness toward the end. Not great but woulden’t turn it down if it was free.
Strykzone (3814) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Not sure where it came from. Pour is an opaque golden. The nose matches the flavor with soft fruit and some tangerine. Caramel is even lighter. Light grain, too. This is generally sweet and easy to drink. Uncomplicated and pleasant.
drowland (4992) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
6/13/11. 12oz bottle. Slightly hazy golden pour with a small creamy head that fades fast. Plain grainy aroma with butter and corn. Plain flavor of grain, butter, and seltzer water. Bleh.