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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (3756) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2009
Bottle in Northfield, MA. Amber body with slight head. Orange and citrus nose. Flavours of fruits, orange, grapefruit and citrus. Hoppy. Some spiciness in the finish. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (1893) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Refrehing spicy aroma lightly minty. Cloudy amber color with a large off white head. Moderate to mild sweet malt beginning with a tangy finish. Light palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - DEC 9, 2008
(Bottle). Nice citrus orange aroma. Cloudy dark orange body, off-white head. Medium sweet flavor, mild grapefruit, malt, some toasty nuts. Very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2008
(Draught) Pours an amber body with a small white head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, light floral, and nuts. Flavor of nuts, caramel, breadiness, mild hops, and toasted malt.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6122) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2008
Objectively speaking: A rather hoppy amber ale that was not as clean as I could have hoped.
I like: Generous toasty aspirations. Interesting dried fruits sweetness. Drying out rapidly.
I dislike: Rather soapy hop character undermines the earthy, sweet and caramelized malt qualities. Quite a fruity ale, but not very clean with an oldish yeast feel that feels metallic and.. mushroomy?.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4443) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Pours a hazy amber with a large foamy/bubbly off white head that left lacing. Aroma of caramel, mixed citrus, sugary malt, floral notes and other mixed fruits. Flavors of caramelt malt, nuts, mixed fruit, some light hop bitterness, honey, citrus and hop flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2584) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Sampled at brewery. Pours a hazy amber with a off white head. Aroma of caramel malts, grains, citrus and a hint of brown sugar. Flavor is a nice balanced of caramel malts and fruity hops with a clean bitter finish. a decent brew

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (2368) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2007
22 oz bomber, best before December (what year, I have no idea). Poured into my tulip glass with an incredible (edible) hulk type head. Starts to make me suspicious, just too big. However, when I taste the head it’s very hoppy. The color is very very muddy and thick dark copper. Its like someone just threw in a bunch of sand into an amber. Aroma is a citrus-y (lime mixed with tangerine), light and airy, caramel. There is a moldy (even light isopropanol) aroma in there, which makes me even more suspicions. The taste definitely confirms my suspicions of a slight infection. There is a lightly sour moldiness flavor that actually overtakes the hops thus make the beer lose its, umm, hoppiness, do you get it? Which leads to a flavor of fruity maltiness but you know its really just a weird interaction of the infection and its really hops and malt and not just a weird kind of maltiness. Finishes light and slightly sweet.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2007
On tap at some place in Boston. Watery, light, crisp hops. Bitter finish fades into caramel. Fairly typical amber, thankfully not too caramelly.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4315) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Pours a hazy amber into a shaker. Significant fluffy conglomerate head does not recede but peaks above the rim and continues to top hat. Refreshing pine and citrus aromas. Dy, crisp and tingly with upfront citrus which briefly changes to malt and a bitter resin finish.


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