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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A smooth, rich red ale without the bite (5.5% alcohol). This 3-time gold medal winner is a combination of 5 different styles of malts, and several different Yakima Valley hops. The use of ""crystal malt"" in the brewing process imparts a rich caramel flavor. This combination creates a flavor packed red ale like you’ve never had before!


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onslow (1265) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Clear reddish brown brew with tan head. Aroma of sweet malts, some herbal hops, toffee. Taste is all about the sweet malts - caramel, toffee with a little light toast and bread. A little hops at the end though the sweet malt runs through to the end. Nice enough brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (5534) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2011
A dark brown, almost black pour with a late forming light tan thick head. The aroma is a bit swampy and funky, even a bit smoky. It also has some pleasant malt. Flavor is grassy and funky. There is some light fruit and in general this beer is sour. Actually, it is the closest to a sour style as any Amber Ale I have had. Certainly not what I expected but it was fun.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (13245) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Pours a clear amber color with an off-white head. Caramel and toffee malts with a lot of toast and bread on the nose. Creamy sweetness, minimal hop profile, just a bit of a floral note. The flavor is a touch watery, but decently sweet and malty. Some toffee, caramel, and toasted bread. A hint of metal on the finish. A bit of grass, too. Surprisingly decent.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (3935) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 5, 2014
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 Decent amer ale, on tap at the los angeles beer festival, caramel, delightful, medium amber pour, small white head, sweet caramel smell, caramel finish indeed.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ronaldtheriot (1524) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Fireman’s Brew Redhead Ale has a thin, off-white head, a mostly clear, rust-red appearance, and minimal lacing left on the glass. The aroma is muted, but one can, with deep inhalation, pick up sweet, roasted malt. Taste is of the same, with mild hop bitterness and brown bread crust. Mouthfeel is mostly on the light and watery side, and Fireman’s Brew Redhead finishes fairly crisp and highly drinkable. RJT

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Bottle claims this is bottled by Indian Wells Brewing Co. Appearance: Pours a clear dark amber with noticeable carbonation, but almost no head to be found. Aroma: Caramel and a light whiff of banana and other sugars. Taste: Caramel and sweet bread, with small twang and a mild bitter hop finish. Mouthfeel: Softly carbonated, thin mouthfeel. Overall: Not offensive, but nothing I would purchase or seek out again.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Sampled on 8/13/2010. This amber ale pours a medium to dark reddish brown color from a 12oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied red/amber ale. The malts are caramel and sweet. The hops are citrusy and herbal. Decent carbonation. A touch sweet at the finish. Decent ‘red’ ale. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
J_man (790) - Tustin, California, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Wood and root beer aromas follow directly into the taste (especially the root beer). Clear medium amber with an off-white head. A light dark caramel sweetness balances the dry woody character well along with a little creaminess in the body which is a bit thin overall. The root beer component (which is not bad) shows up again at the end with some lasting sweetness. A decent red ale, this would be a good pizza beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (1647) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Pours a half finger of head on a clear, but dark red colored body. The aroma is a nice wet grain smell. The taste is big on the malt side, though not too sweet. There’s some caramel and mild lemon bitterness. Nicely balanced. The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation. It’s a easy drinking brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2014
I never expect anything special from this style (Amber Ale), but I have an open mind (read "loose"), so I’ll give it my fairest shot. It pours a dark amber/brown body with a modest tan head. The aroma is sweet and caramelly with a touch of floral notes. The flavor is more of a dirty caramel/toffee taste, a touch of pome fruit, and a solid earthy bitterness. It won’t be a "go to" beer for me, but it’s an okay drink.


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