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RATINGS: 342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Fire & Blood is a 6.8% ABV Red ale, brewed with pilsner, Cara-60, Midnight Wheat, flaked rye and spelt. Assertive hopping includes CTZ, Styrian Golding and German Tettnang hops. Spiced with de-seeded Ancho chilies. Fire & Blood has a deep, dark red hue with a persistent, creamy, off-white head. Aromas of ripe fruit, raisins, malt & slight spice, followed by a slightly floral and spicy hop character. A fruity, sweetish malt taste gives way to faint drying provided by the hops & rye.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3539) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 10, 2014
750 ml bottle from Whole Foods in Lake Grove, NY. Pours a lightly hazed amber with a large off-white head that lasted until mid-glass and left partial lace. Pleasant aroma of caramel and mild niuts a long with a bit of fruity Belgian yeast. The flavor is caramel, lightly sweet, with some fruity Belgian yeast, and mild nuts. I never picked up any characteristics from the peppers, Mild-moderate bitterness at the finish. Fairly heavily carbonated. Medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8993) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2014
C&C 750 mL bottle from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Pours a very dark brown color with a large foamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of peppers, earth, nuts,raisin, caramel. The taste is earth, smoke, raisin, fruity peppers, caramel. Medium bodied, spritzy carbonation, just a faint bit of heat from the peppers. Could be a little brighter, but a solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcane7 (1668) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2014
Bottle while watching the Season 4 premiere. Pours a deep reddish amber with long lasting, lumpy, thick, bubbly beige head and seafoam lace. Aroma of clove, pepper, brown sugar, dried fruit. Medium to medium full. Taste is dominated by spice, mostly clove, some caramel, raisin. High carbonation and assertive bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dhunter151 (577) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 8, 2014
750mL bottle. Pours a reddish brown with a white head. Sweet, malty, caramel, spice, esters. I did not get any chili at all though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikeB311 (14) - Texas, USA - APR 8, 2014
On draft at world of beer. You can pick up on the chiles in the aroma but they have a very light presence in the taste. Really easy to drink with smooth maltiness. Full body and I would say medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NotoriousJ (39) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2014
Nice lacing. Slight over carbonation in my opinion weird for Amber ale. The chiles are good but I wish there was a bit more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1348) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 8, 2014
Probably the best of the series so far. Has a spicy kick. Malts are ever present, but this is a hoppy beer. As a red ale itís definitely on the better side.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (4097) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2014
Location: 750 ml bottle from Central Market, 4/7/14, Iím a day late, but Iím drinking this while I watch the Season 4 premiere

Aroma: The nose has some rye malts, nutty notes, spice, and a good amount of fruit
Appearance: It pours a murky brownish-orange color with an average, fizzy beige head
Flavor: The taste is much the same, lightly sweet, with a rye malt flavor, and some light-mid spice
Palate: The body is medium, it has a tingly, somewhat fizzy feel, and a dry, peppery finish
Overall Impression: Finally watching this premiere after UConnís win. This one is fairly balanced and solidly made, but it isnít an amazing beer. Overall though, I thought it was pretty good. It remains nicely balanced, and the pepper, which mostly come through in the end palate, isnít overpowering.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (1990) - Arkansas, USA - APR 7, 2014
Pours a reddish brown with a huge off white head. Aroma is malty and spicy with some wheat and a lot of yeastiness. Flavor has some dark fruits. Very bitter. A bit over the top. Overall an interesting beer. More of a Belgian dark strong though. But nice overall.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
milewide (1580) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2014
Plus: Fine Belgium aroma and taste. Minus: No chili contribution. Brown rather than red color. Hokey pop culture tie in detracts from brew. Think Russian River NASCAR.


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