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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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (14964) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesewelch (259) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
annunz123 (948) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ben4321 (5714) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 9/20/12

Aroma: The nose is heavy on dark fruit/raisin, some toasted malts, and a little earthy hops
Appearance: A mostly clear reddish-orange color with a an inch of off-white head and sticky, heavy lace
Flavor: The taste is caramel malts, some bread, a little fruit, and some (unintentionally?) tart/sour yeast
Palate: The body is medium, it has an average-to-lively carbonation, and a mildly astringent finish
Overall Impression: I don’t what they were shooting for here, but it didn’t really work for me. This beer is not terrible, but, for me, it just felt like a miss all the way around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (21449) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Draft. Hazy golden amber color, medium white head. Aroma if lightly spiced caramel. Taste is slightly peppery caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12883) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2012
A golden amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, pleasant caramel malt with light British hops, clover, nice. In mouth, a nice biscuit malt with nice grassy British hops, smooth. On tap at Farmhouse Tap and Grill, April 7, 2012.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KlextonGaze (60) - Franklinville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Pint to pint, cloudy ginger orange sporting airy foam reducing quickly to near transparent lid. Immediate yeasty citris rind come to the fore, some toffee rounding tangy edge. Through to finish retaining substantial sourdough bitterness. Expected tad more malt but still flavorful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5686) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Great deep amber coloured body with a copper glow and a perfect, three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, strong hops and a touch of alcohol. Medium-bodied; Assertive malt flavour with some light fruits, a lot of hops and a good fresh herbal flavour. Aftertaste is a great balance of the hops and malt, a touch nutty and a little caramel sweetness at the end - a decent amount of body on the finish too. Overall, a very nice beer - especially for the style, definitely worth trying if you can find it! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Oliver’s Beverage in Albany, New York on18-November-2011 for US$4.49 sampled at home in Washington on 25-February-2012.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jenafly75 (10) - Sea Bright, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Nice change of pace for me, a perfectly balanced Amber Ale and incredibly full of all sorts of my favorite flavors

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2011
Pours a dark golden orange color that’s almost completely opaque except for bright golden orange edges. Half finger off white head that quickly settles into thin ring. Sporadic spots of lace left behind. Slightly earthy aroma with spicy hop notes, pine needle and subtle citrus fruit. Countered by sweet malt notes and bready yeast. Medium bodied and fuller than expected with a blast of juicy hops up front that linger over the sweet malt backbone into a slightly bitter dry finish. Subtle floral quality with some dry piney character but the hops are mostly citrus flavored with hints of mango, orange peel and grapefruit. Sweet malt backbone with hints of caramel and biscuit with alcohol heat toward finish. Decently balanced but sweetness from alcohol and malt take away from the hops a bit.

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