DrnkMcDermott (2899) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Samples provided for review. Malty smell when open, with a little Scotch malt in the bargain. Light brown body puts out a nice fluffy head. Crystal and caramel malts can easily be picked up. ops have a bit of grassiness at the IBU delivery system, but there’s also some pine resin in the edge. I catch a little peat from the malts, some dried fig and just a note of milk chocolate. Finishes with a lingering bit of bitterness.
ronaldtheriot (1503) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
superspak (3334) - Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, chocolate, light nuttiness, light citrus, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light citrus hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, chocolate, light nuttiness, light citrus, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Light earthy hop and roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, chocolate, light citrus, herbal, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light citrus hop flavors; with no cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with very smooth, fairly creamy, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good brown ale(labeled as an amber ale on this site though). All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light citrus hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
miyauchi38 (707) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
kaser (4005) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red with white head. Malty and fruity. Decent. Had this poured in small glass from draft at the American Beer Classic 2015.
Idiosynkrasie (4824) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 26, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
355ml bottle. Clear, darkest copper colour with small, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Caramel malty aroma. Taste is caramel malty, hints of peach ice tea. Absolutely monotonous.
Onslow (1257) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
drjay44 (2938) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, light ivory head, over a clear dark Amber (SRM 20) body.....nose is toasted malts with biscuit, baked bread, herbal hops, balanced....taste is slightly sweet, with toasted malts, mild hop bitterness, balance to the malts......mouth feel, light of medium body, no alcohol, fizzy carbonation. This is a simple, mild beer. It is well made, but almost utterly boring. BJCP 5/3/13/4/6
Stuu666 (6189) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear deep amber, nose is toffee, light fruit, taste is dry, sweet, light citrus.
cgarvieuk (17022) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home... Deep brown... Small tan head... Soft sweet toffee fruit.. Soft malts nose.. Dark malts.. Dark roast.. Dark malts... Light bitter chocolate... Dark malts.. Bitter herbal roast
nuplastikk (5035) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. Filtered deep amber-copper body. Creamy,steady beige head. Not enjoyable caramel amber malt aroma. Thick and syrupy, with lots of underlying. Pretty bad. Amateur hour factory crap.