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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2005 22oz bottle, best before the end of October. Poured a medium and cloudy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, burnt nuts, flowers and some citrus. Tastes of caramel, oranges and flowers. Creamy body that was a little on the weak side.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 27, 2005
Thanks to EyeDrinkAle for this one. POurs a clear golden color with a small head. It’s a bit overcarbonated, but has a nice flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2493) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2005
shared from Blake. Thanks. a dark orange color w/ a huge tall thick head w/ some nice sticky lacing. Smells really good lots of sweet carmel and oranges nothing like any amber i’ve smelled. Palate is almost over carbonated very light well coated. Flavor tastes nothing like an amber more like an IPA a big dry grassy hop front w/ some hints of citrus and weak carmel a bit sticky/oily. A pretty good beer but a bit odd in the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3283) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2005
Traded with EyeDrinkAle and got this. It pours to a slightly hazy golden amber body with a glowing characteristic. The body has tons of visible carbonation. The beer has a huge fully lasting creamy off-white head. Dense foamy lacing. The aroma is sweet caramel malts and orange rind. The flavor is smoothly hoppy and bitter. Light caramel malts. Light floral hops, strong orange and hop oils. The palate has a bright kick from hop oils yet is watery. Excellent carbonation. Quite possibly the best "Amber Ale" I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yimbot (2) - Northport, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2005 does not count
golden amber color, slightly smoothly bitter taste complements hoppy aura. could drink it al night, but not a standout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2005
Sparkling orange, creamy light tan head. Great nose with hints of toasty caramel, grains, florals, and toffee, with lighter notes of orange peel and chocolate. Flavor is similar with a light floral hoppiness up front, but a near perfect backing of sweet caramel playing out late. Some light fruity tones arrive at room temp. Light to medium bodied, prickly carbonation, dry, bittersweet finish. Tasty and even somewhat complex for a lower ABV ale. Really liked it...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ericnixon (737) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2005
It has a nice amber color with oh so faint traces of head on the edges of the glass. Malty aroma. Malty/hoppy taste with the bitterness eventually winning in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Bottle. Amber pour. Big caramel malt aroma. Caramel malts, with some nuttiness. Slight bitterness, that doesnt detract from the caramel malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CamdenD (1056) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 17, 2005
Very surprising amber ale! Subdued and classy, like McNeill’s is, but a very interesting and compelling grassy aroma to this beer. Very impressive and very drinkable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2005
Du poivre et du poivre. Des arômes biens subtils en saveurs, mais présents en finale et long en bouche. Belle couleur ambrée avec une mousse en dentelle qui tient toujours. Malt bien présent et bien soutenu par le houblon.

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