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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2014
Pours a light amber color with a medium off-white pillowy head. Aroma is raisin, rye, biscuit malt. Taste is much the same.......smooth, nice dark fruit flavors, nice malt bill. Was pleasantly surprised.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2108) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2014
Draft at railroad. Pours reddish amber with a small tan head. The aroma has a lot of rye bread, some floral notes. The taste is light bitter with a rye spice.. Semi bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 6, 2014
This is the first beer I’ve had that has chiles in it that I would have again. They are very fInt and provide just a hint of heat. The body is nice, the beer isn’t too sweet and overall is quite tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StefanSD (2131) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 6, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a reddish brown color with a big sudsy beige head that has very good retention. The aroma is dominated by perfumy-floral Belgian yeasts. The taste, like the aroma, is dominated by the Belgian yeasts. There is a nice underlying complexity that is subtly spicy and the malt base is nutty. The palate is full and smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes medium in duration. Overall: This come across as a Belgian style ale more than anything else. Paired nicely with some Basque sheeps milk cheese.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - APR 6, 2014
This poured a murky and darker brown with a stream of effervescence and a fat tan head of foam that fell slowly and left lace. Nose is a bit confused. There is a brief hint of banana, some lasting cherry, fig and some faint raisin. The yeast is there and it’s light and a bit woody. There is also a nice light caramel. This drinks a bit flatly as the spelt seems to have muted the rye in the drink. The caramel is light, the yeast is belgian, the beer is dry. The cherry is the most forward fruit with the raisin and fig in the background. The ancho chile pepper tastes dry and seedy and very tame. It does impart a warmth to the throat as you swallow. This leaves a bit bitter and that lingers a little sharply as it really had nothing to contrast or offset it. The flavors were all weak and a bit jumbled.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1065) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2014
On tap at Cloverleaf. Pours a dark amber color with an off white foam head. Aroma of pepper, candi sugar, earthiness. A sweet caramel taste with candi sugar and breadiness. Sort of like a malty amber or red ale with the chili showing up as it warms. Decent one off.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2187) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 5, 2014
Amber but blackish with a thick head. Spicy with cloves and rye. Very interesting and complex. Need to try it again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (2579) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2014
Pours dark amber with a black hue, truly black and red! Aroma is subtle, dry pepper and some Belgian candi sugar sweetness. Flavor pleasant roasted malts and a creamy body, chiles are subtle in the background.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fitwitchik (310) - USA - APR 5, 2014
Poured from a bomber into a snifter a dark amber red with a thick light beige head. Aroma is dark fruits, slight hops, spice. Flavor is straight up clove on the get go. If you don’t like cloves don’t drink this puppy. A bit floral slight hops. Think I am getting some raisin here and perhaps some rye but nothing spectacular. I like reds but this one was pretty much average. No chili heat here but not sure if that was intended. Carbonation was a bit high. LOVE the book series of Game of Thrones. This brew is way less than that...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5408) - Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2014
Draft at Dutch’s. Pours a clear orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel and toasted bready malts, fruit, a nice peppery spice, mild heat, earthy bitterness, some floral character more in the flavor, a touch of the spicy rye. Interesting, but better to get a draft sample than a bottle.


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