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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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A portion of the proceeds from Fire Chief Ale will go to the local fire departments or like charities in each Rock Bottom community and the FDNY Widows’ and Children’s Fund via the Rock Bottom Foundation. Editor’s note: This beer is a Rock Bottom standard and can be found at several locations (as Irish or Amber ales around 5% ABV).


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Draught (Chicago Brewpub), 2005 version: clear, dark orange color with a decent white head. Fresh, hop laden aroma with a nice bit of sweet malts and caramel. Flavours were better than I expected with a good pairing of hops to malt, too often ambers forget that the hops should play a part as well, this one allows both to play. Overall a decent brew and one that I could have a couple in one sitting, though there are plenty others I would rather have…

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Chicago, 2005. Clear, amber body with a thin, off-white head. The aroma is niceky balanced between whole grains and nuts from the malt side and pine resin on the hoppy side. The body is nothing outstanding--fairly full but also lacking any sort of creaminess. The flavors are good and fairly well balanced. The malt and hops interact well and create satisfaction for the tongue. Certainly not the best beer from Rock Bottom, but not a terrible one considering it’s being marketed to anyone and everyone.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2005
KoP near Philly: A decent amber that didn’t impress nor did it depress. On Nitro it was uncommonly smooth.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2004
Had this years ago at Rock Bottom in Milwaukee. Poured a copper-red, with nice tan head. Smelled of hops and bittering agents - very alive. Smooth, but with a bite. A solid red ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2004
Pours coppery/reddish. Aroma of malt, slight caramel and cabernet. Tastes malty, similar to Killians, with a crisp, malty finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2004
Draft, RB Chicago. Here it was presented as an Irish red ale, and I don’t think any of us has many great expectations from this style. Still, there are some nice roasty malt notes, and a noticable hop profile in an attractive red body. A decent enough session ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - APR 19, 2004
A smooth, somewhat grainy beer, with an hop aftershock of some medium strength. However, pours and drinks smoothly, with an inviting medium-light color for its hoppiness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DarkElf (3028) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 30, 2004
(Draft: Rock Bottom in La Jolla, CA) Balanced beer that is pretty much just an ordinary amber ale; Pleasant but mild hoppiness adds a modest bitterness; Malt is pleasant enough, but could be more bold; The beer is consistent in flavor and balance from start to finish; Not much nose, perhaps lightly hoppy; True amber color; Off white head fades to a thin sheen quickly and leaves significant lacing; Notes seem skimpy and non-descript because the beer is skimpy and non-descript, but it's a worthy cause, especially here in San Diego

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2004
From the Pittsburgh location. Not a bad beer but not especially fantastic but not especially bad. A bit of malt, a bit of chocolate. You could have a few and not feel too bad. On a side note, they donate a portion of the money from this to a very worthy cause so I would suggest that EVERYONE try one.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2003
Nice beer. Pittsburgh,PA location. Decent flavor a little bitter with a slight hop flavor.


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