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.
DrnkMcDermott (2737) - 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.
jmagnus87 (2183) - 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, itís 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 thatís what I wanted I wouldnít 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.
Ibrew2or3 (6436) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours with a clear gold body that supports a sad looking weak near white head of bubbles. The aroma offers up some sugary malt sweetened graininess, a doughy sort of smell, more sweetness and hops that are vaguely Noble in variety. The taste starts sugary sweet with thin rivers of apples juice and pear juice and then it gets into a mild Noble hop flavor that attains almost no hop bitterness. It gets a tad grainy here and there as well. Not all that bad as it manages to stay away from being overly sweet that is a pitfall of this style in my opinion.
NielsenRatings (8096) - 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 Wilburís 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.
beersearcher (2268) - 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.
wlajwl (3470) - 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.
bhensonb (10173) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Gold color with a white head. Floral aroma. Medium body and fizzy carbonation. Sweet malt and light fruit flavors. Finishes far less than dry.
Finhead (1087) - 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.
Strykzone (4383) - 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.