Brewed by Greene King
Style: Bitter
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Bottle: Filtered.
Ruby in colour; robust and refreshing in taste, Fireside is a fantastic winter warmer. Citrus hops leave a mellow, fruity linger on the palate balanced with malty overtones. Savour Fireside alone or enjoy with friends, the perfect winter ale.
Sterile filtered from May 2006.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2008
Bottle 500ml. Has a kind of musty aroma. Pours a reddish amber with a bit of froth for a head. Background taste of cod liver oil: foreground taste of ... well, not a lot really. Lable describes it as full bodied - ’er, I think not! Very thin on the palate. Overall, a limp excuse of a brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2008
Dark red, the colour of a pissheads blood. Head went in seconds. Citrus hops evident, nice enough but not overly beating my bishop about it. My appreciation for this faded, kind of like pro wrestling as a child.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2008
What a beauty! Quite sweet/toffe/malty, but enough bitter and hops there. This is a real melt in the mouth taste. Great quality picture of the bottle adjacent too!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (1907) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2008
Bottle. A clear amber bitter with a small, off-white head that endures a fair while before disappearing. This brew’s predominant character is caramel with the occasional fruity and yeasty notes coming through in the flavour and a nutty, barely bitter finish to round it off.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maria (10205) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2007
Fynske Øldage 2005, Odense. It’s a beautiful warm amber color and a nice head. The aroma has notes of fruit just like the flavour, that is smooth with clear notes of citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7686) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2007
Bottle. Brown-red with slight head. Fruity aroma followed by a sweet malt flavour with some hops in the finish. Unremarkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotty (1131) - SCOTLAND - MAR 24, 2007
Bottle from Sainsburys, this was actually ok! Well hopped, with good malt characters. The 4.5% alcohol, while normally sufficient, doesn’t put this in the "winter warmer" bracket for me, I prefer my winter ales with a bit more clout. That said, I did enjoy this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2007
Rubyish pour with thinning cream suds. Robustly earthy, fruity hopsack aroma. Turkish Delight cloaked in dark chocolate malty-hoppy. One of the better seasonal winter offerings from UK supermarkets. Only really let down by its total headlessness after five swigs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2007
Bottled. Amber with a full beige head. Moderate bitter aroma, clean and unconfused. Distinct ’Green King’ bitter balance. Tastes very similar to the IPA. Slight tickle on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 27, 2007
Bottle, pours a clear brown with a touch of carbonation and foamy beige head. An interesting aroma, definitely malty, but with citrus fruits and pineapple. Malty flavours at first, and then the fruits comes through on a sharper palate. OK, but wouldn’t put it in the category of a winter warmer.

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