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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2004
Strong fruity hop aroma with some underlying caramel malty character. Clear copper coloured body with decent tan head that recedes to cover. Grapefruit hop flavour and mild butterscotch diacetyl. Creamy, smooth texture with mild effervescence. Bottle enjoyed with Enkerli and others.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClarkVV (5781) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2005 2004 bomber. Pours a vibrant reddish-amber with a big off-white foamy head. Huge fruity aroma, tons of yeast, apples, raspberries, plums, nectarines, strawberries. Wow. Lightly dry toasted malt. Little sweetness. Flavor seems to echo the aroma. There is a hugely dry yeast presence adding a spectacular amount of fruity ester characteristics. The dry toasted malt seems to only make this more papery/astringent and dry. I appreciate that this is high quality stuff, bottle conditioned and all, but it just needs more sweetness and body. The fruitiness gets boring as I finish off the 22. Highly floral bitterness, good zesty carbonation and smooth medium body as typical.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (6101) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2004
Poured a reddish copper color with a small bubbly off white head and no real lacing. Aroma is full of floral and citrus hops, quite nice. More bitter hops than malts here, which is a nice change. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2004
Bottle - Pours a very dark brown/amber with a foamy light tan head. Aroma is of citrus/grapefruit hops and some malty sweetness. Floral hints as well. Flavor is definitely full of hops; both citrus/grapefruit and quite floral. Good amount of hop bitterness along with some hop sweetness, particularly in the finish. Finish is fairly long and full of floral hoppiness. Good stuff...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2004
Very malty, and yes, citrusy, and at the end of the long flavor was a wonderful flower petal sweet bitterness a little like the pale ale from Tuckermans. Very good. Thanks, Barry. I really think McNeills is underrated on this site, even if they crack the top 50 they would still be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 26, 2004
Hazy amber in color with a small off-white head. Toasted malty and earthy hop aroma with a touch of grapefruit and tangerines. Citrus hop flavor with a mild toasted malt character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2004
Bottle. Clear amber color with smallish light head. Definate grapefruit aroma. Taste right up front has a nice hoppy bitterness to it (which I love about McNeills beers). This Amber is a bit more on the hop side as opposed to most NE beers, which are way too malty for my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ukoolaid (579) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 19, 2004
On tap. Slightly coudy amber color with nice white head. Aroma of citrus (grapefruit?) with both hops and malt. Taste starts with a sweet malt and finishs citrusy with the hops. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13231) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2004
Medium-large tan head atop a floatie-filled, opaque copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, bread. Taste is medium sweet, bready up top, before turning medium orange/citrus bitter. Medium body. Nice balanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (3238) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2003
Bottle: Sourdough, citrus,orange and grapefruit, some skunk and tea leaves. Clean reddish orange color. little head, but plenty of bubbles in glass. Sweet and bitter, carmel and grapefruit. Big dry bitterness, thin body, very drinkable. Great beer, great brewer. You have to get to Brattleboro

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