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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Firehouse is an immensely drinkable amber that has served as McNeill’s 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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PattyBat (59) - - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
shigadeyo (2964) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

6/17/2010: McNeill’s 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mtdewa1 (211) - rome, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Dark amber pour. Light medium body. Smooth taste, nothing overbearing. Decent not great

3.8
   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 McNeil’s in Brattleboro Vt. Poured a dark amber with a tan head. Medium body nice balance of malt and hops. Enjoyable beer, very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnmike (994) - Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2013
Bottle pour. Caramel is heavy in this amber that lacked an appropriate amount of head formation for me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bnielsen13 (221) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2013
On tap. Reddish-orange pour. Carmel, malt aroma and caramel malt flavor. Okay beer.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Maverick34 (2062) - New York, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Draught from Habitat. Orange amber. Some caramel malts and hops. Pretty meh overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (7127) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose/taste of malt, citrus rind and caramel. Taste is a little on the sweet side. Lighter side of Medium body. Slight sour apple finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesewelch (35) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 23, 2012
On tap at Brattleboro’s Marina Restaurant. Aroma is malty with a bit of caramel. Appearance is an amber red with off white head. Taste is very drinkable, but nothing special jumps out. Light bodied. Overall, nothing exciting, but a solid drinkable amber ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
annunz123 (809) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Wood, nut, and citrus in the aroma. Flavor starts slightly sour and fruity. Finish is a little sweet and dry, with a little peppery spice. Not what I expected, but not bad.


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