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McNeills Firehouse Amber



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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Firehouse is an immensely drinkable amber that has served as McNeillís flagship beer for fifteen years. A citrus nose blends with notes of caramel and raisins to make this stand out beer with a full red color.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Bulk_Carrier (3862) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - OCT 20, 2016
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a murky semi-dark burnt amber to red color. Quickly dissipating fingerís worth of bubbly (with slight foam), and no lace. The aroma had some sweet cooked corn edged with sharp burnt cake batter, weird. The flavor was sharp burnt sweet cake batter with an extremely soapy aftertaste and finish. Got extremely hard to put the rest down my throat. On the palate, not as sessionable as one would like for an amber ale, that soapy feel is smooth - Iíll give it that, but who wants spaciness to smooth out a beer. Low carbonation. Overall, wow, what an awful beer. Really think McNeilís should toss in the towel. Canít hang in this state anymore and nor the business.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcclainc50 (217) - New York, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Pours a nice amber color with a medium white head. Mild hoppy aroma somewhat resiny. Malty at the front with a well balanced hoppiness leaving a nice hoppy aftertaste. Def a good canned beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
veronneaupy (241) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
Beau nez houblonné résineux avec un corps soutenue et une finale amère et bien balancée. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
AdamChandler (4540) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Dark orange. No nose. Very corn forward. Milk sweet mouthfeel. Oaky finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PattyBat (82) - - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle from Vermont poured into pint glass. Poured hazy amber color with little head. Smelled of hops, citrus and caramel. Smooth taste, mostly caramel, but nothing really stands out much. Decent beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

6/17/2010: McNeillís Firehouse Amber... Aroma: Light and weak. Appearance: Golden amber color; lasting beige head; average level of visible carbonation. Flavor: Mild; slightly fruity and floral; balanced. Palate: Medium-light body; high carbonation feel in the mouth. Overall: Only so-so...

1 pint 6 fl. oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #129 for this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Dark amber pour. Light medium body. Smooth taste, nothing overbearing. Decent not great

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
berniecarbo (148) - Holliston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 17, 2013
On tap at McNeilís in Brattleboro Vt. Poured a dark amber with a tan head. Medium body nice balance of malt and hops. Enjoyable beer, very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnmike (1084) - Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2013
Bottle pour. Caramel is heavy in this amber that lacked an appropriate amount of head formation for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bnielsen13 (261) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2013
On tap. Reddish-orange pour. Carmel, malt aroma and caramel malt flavor. Okay beer.

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