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.
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.
jmagnus87 (1385) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A 12oz bottle from a friend traded for Firemans Redhead. Poured into a Shaker.
Average amount of frothy white head that dissipates rather quickly with not much lacing. Hazy gold in appearance.
Slight aroma of grassy hops and bready malt. Smells very fresh.
Taste is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. I can taste some sweet malt. Also, something a little bit fruity. Very crisp.
Medium bodied with a medium-thin texture. Very lively carbonation but not much of a finish or aftertaste.
Overall, it’s a pretty good beer. Would be perfect for sitting outside on a hot summer day and drinking a whole six-pack. Not very complex, but if that’s what I wanted I wouldn’t buy a pilsner. And, as always with this type of marketing, they get brownie points in my book for donating part of their profits to firemen charities.
can8ianben (1229) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Last beer sampled at the LA Beer Fest...
Oh man, i was way buzzed by this point, and my palate was shot, but I do remember that it was crisp and refreshing, and not much else.
RedSox2004 (977) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAY 28, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden yellow with the slightest bit of haze, a full bright white head that retained well and left nice lacing. Slight grassy hops and earthiness on the nose, some wheat and hay as well. Flavors mirrored the aroma, featuring bright hoppy notes. Light bodied, very lively carbonation, but misses the soft mouthfeel of a true pilsener. Extra points for the worthy cause.
Finhead (914) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hazy, yellow pour with a small, white head. It has a grassy aroma with some wheat mixed in. The light body has a watery texture with average carbonation. The taste is mildly bitter with a little bit of cardboard.
Barreras (608) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - NOV 8, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a blonde yellow in color. Taste of mild sweetness and hops. Aroma of corn and hops. This beer is very simple in taste. No aftertaste and very boring.
Em (102) - USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very light tasting. I smell caramel and strawberries. A pretty decent beer. Drank from a 12 oz.
beermanusa (77) - California, USA - DEC 11, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Contract brewed by Indian Wells Brewery. 12 oz brown bottle. Slight fizzle to the head but it stays around, yellow color. Light bodied. Smells better than it tastes. Gets overly sweet as it warms up.
Nothing great. Would do on a hot summer, if really thirsty and can’t find cold water.