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RATINGS: 337   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoR (536) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy amber colour with small white head. Aroma is spices, malts. Taste is malts, spices, some caramel. Pretty good!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1809) - - OCT 13, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-26-14- Poured from bottle into a tulip glass Appearance – The beer pours a deep copper-mahogany color with a massive and thick foamy cream colored head. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a great level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – A big aroma of yeast and spice greets the nose. The spice is a blend of clove, coriander, and nutmeg with a bit hot chili pepper there as well. Along with these aromas is a decently strong toasted bready smell with some graininess and rye aromas mixed within. With a rather moderately strong showing of dark fruit aromas of cherry and fig, the smell is very reminiscent of a Belgian strong dark with a little less fruit, a little more hot spice, and a bit more grain. Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter stone fruit and caramel flavor with a nice rye and bready taste mixed within. The darker fruit flavors intensify with more cherry and plum growing as the taste moves on. A yeasty taste, while somewhat lighter right at the start, gets stronger as the flavor moves to the middle and the end, bringing with it spice of coriander and clove. While almost absent from the start of the taste, as the flavor moves forward more and more chili taste comes to the tongue. It never becomes too powerful and just adds a nice bit of chili pepper to the taste, which actually complements the increase in the sweeter flavors of the stone fruits rather well. While the fruit flavors increase, they eventually decrease again more toward the finish of the taste, with their loss really allowing the bready and some newly arrived grassy and floral flavors to show a bit more. With the tastes that are left at the finish of the flavor profile, one is left with a somewhat crisp, darker fruit, bready, and nicely spiced (both chili and otherwise) and hopped flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly lighter side for a brew of 6.8 % with a carbonation level that is a bit more on the effervescent side. The body and carbonation are rather nice for the dark fruit, chili, and spice flavors of the brew, but all the while still having enough of a body to upholding the bready and malty flavors well. Overall it was rather nice. Overall – A tasty brew overall. The light chili spice flavor combines with the stone fruits, hop, and the bready and grainy flavors nicely. While at ~ $10 for a bottle it wouldn’t become one I would go to frequently in light their flagships, it was a very interesting and fun brew to try none the less.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
outlawskies (446) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie does not like malt is strong. Julie thinks it's to strong. Julie give a. 2.5 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10039) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle at home. Aroma is toast, earthy and spicy rye malt, dates, leaves and light smoke with earthy hops. Pours clear brown with a large, creamy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Flavor is crisp spicy and earthy rye malt, earthy and spicy hops, medium bitterness, light smoke, dates and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1333) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
Pours a dark amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, dark dried fruits, spicy Belgian yeast and fruity phenols. Taste is caramel, light spicy rye malt, Belgian yeasty spice, dark dried fruits and toffee. Excellent complex red/Belgian/specialty beer!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass. The label has a nice description of the beer and it lists the abv at 6.8%. Appearance: The body has a dark garnet red color with a light haze and a tall light tan head. The head builds up quickly and settles slowly. The head also makes some nice glass lacing. Smell: Overall the nose is fairly light but I get some light malt with mild Belgian yeast notes. It’s mild fruity and funky come out more as it warms. I also pick up some mineral notes and some spicy vegetable like spicy notes from the Ancho chillies. Taste / Palate: Up front I get mildly sweet maltiness bring bready and fruity notes across the tongue. Apple, red pears and plums stand out here. Mild spicy notes as well as yeast notes move in and add some dryness. The finish has more dry spice as well as some light hop bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle @ RBESG 2014 Sunday Tasting. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11421) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
RBESG 2014, Sunday tasting at Craft Clerkenwell, London. Hazy golden/amber beer with a decent offwhite head. Yeasty fruit aroma, spicy, grpaes, citrus, bready, some floral notes. Yeasty floral flavor, citrus, grapes, dandelions, some bread. Decent beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle, from the Gibsons LDB.
Murky dark red. Aroma has more fruity acid notes than you’d expect. Malty, caramel mostly with some fruity character, and just a touch of ancho. Not entirely cohesive.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rustyham (1732) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Cinnamon, red, pepper. Not spicy, more of a floral hop bitterness in the bite, but the bite is more of a nibble.


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