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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 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7696) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2006
Turbid coppery pour with aroma of hops, caramel malt, some fruit and brown sugar. Tastes caramel malty, with some bready notes, some hops, honey, and fruit. Very complex and extremely well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2006
Bottled 22. Iíve had this for well over a year and a half if not longer in my cellar because I had it before but wanted to wait. Iím glad I did. Aroma was a bit metallic but still some hops. Poured a nice copper amber with a off white head. Flavor is just a nice balance of caramel malts and piney hops with a subtle peppery twist. Palate is nice, not too bubbly or flat seems almost just right. Overall I enjoyed this bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 26, 2006
Draught pint at redbones 7/26/06. Pours a light copper color with a small off white head. Nose is very fresh fruity hops. Palate is crisp and very refreshing. Flavor is full flavorful hops. Lots of fruit and freshness with a very light malt backround. Very easy drinking and crisp but lacks any complexity as hops dominate everything.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (2896) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2006
Hazy amber-orangeish hue, with a frothy beige head, with nice lacing, the nose is one of floral hops, with a peachy fruitiness accent, and some leafy, piney notes, with caramelized malt in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, smooth caramelized malt character coming first, with flowery hops, some herbal notes, a peach fruitiness, leading towards a leafy bitterness finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4459) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2006
(22oz bottle) Purchased at Winooski Beverage in Winooski, VT. Pours a clouded, deep amber body with a medium, white, frothy head. Nose of English malts with a mild orange hop undertone. The flavour is of an old-style English Amber - thick on malts with a subtle orange peel bitterness and slight spices. Very impressed that the McNeill bottling is so much better this year... and the selection at Winooski Bev.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
willblake (2645) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2006
03.12.06 Bomber via trade with TURDFERGUSON, thanks Sam. Well, itís as unpredictable as might be expected for a McNeills brew, but certainly not terrible. Harsh and dry, bitingly bitter, perhaps overly so. Very nice hop aroma is clean, earthy, twiggy, and seasonal. More bitterness. Itís brutal, maybe others are into this sort of punishment. Lingering dms. Itís a mess.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2006
From 22oz. bottle. Pours a dull orange, with nice white head and great lacing. Nose has citrus and some malt. Flavor has a lemon bite upfront, moves into a decent malt body and a clean bitter finish. Not bad, but not real well put together.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Courtesy of gputty. Hazy, dark orange/amber, white head. Citrusy nose. Awesome lacing! Nice carbo. Pretty good.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 19, 2006
Pours caramelly with a thin white head and some visable carbonation. Tastes chewy and caramelly with some peppery notes and a bitter finish. No discernable aromas to speak of.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (8354) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2005
Amber colour body with abundantsoap bubble transparent head. Hops and malt in aroma. Hoppy brew with thin head. Hoppy like a good English pale. Quite drinkable as thirsty. Went well with fish, I believe its 5.2% alcohol, so just over the session beer bar. Enjoyable and serviceable even though not a big beer, but would not go out of way to get it again.


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