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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
802CATAMOUNT (3) - gastonia, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2010 does not count
this still one of best beer i have ever tasted i have been drinking it for 12 years ... ray and his brewers sucessfully made this beer awesome every batch......you should try this beer

5
   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

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kenk99 (168) - Leonia, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2001
Best beer I’ve ever had!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2003
Terrific ale! Lovely cloudy amber appearance with an average head. Well hopped with a nice bitter finish. Highly recommended!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 31, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2004 22 OZ bottle: Pours dark orange with a huge head, that breaks down from within leaving only a shell of foam. Be more careful than I was. Wonderful fresh aroma of hops. The taste is much more balanced than the aroma would suggest. Very nice malt backbone. The 'American Amber Ale' style type is a little baffling (or maybe I've only had bad examples). I only wish there was less foam.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2002
Nice hop aroma. Good hop flavor balanced by a slight maltiness. A great beer from a great brewery.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2003
On draft. Deep amber/copper, slightly hazy with thin head and lace. Nose of caramel, citrusy/resiny hops, brown sugar and others. Huge caramel malt base with loads of resiny hops, the sweetness balances perfectly making this a damn drinkable brew. Will have to try again for I did not take notes.

3.9
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5194) - Spring Mount, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2341) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2005
Thin frothy head. Creamy on top. Low carbonation. Nice hoppy aroma. Citrus, caramel and malts. Color is a dark orange/amber. Flavor is smooth and malty with a bit of roasted grains and more hops. Not complex but just very good. Nice long roasted finish. Slight hop bitterness. Very well balanced brew. I really like this stuff!


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