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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
This fantastic brew began its life as "Charlie", the third installment of the Brewer’s Select Series. It is now part of our seasonal lineup and will be released in the month of January. It is an intricate dark ale with a touch of smokiness. The rich malt flavor, crisp bitterness and smoke reach perfect equilibrium in this brew. At 7.5% abv, Fireside Ale will warm you up as the temperature drops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (6025) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle. Copper pour with a tall, foamy tan head. Aroma is sweet and smoky with caramel notes, malt, hints of fruit and smoked malt. Taste is smoked wood, toasted malt, caramel, fruit notes and faint hops. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more smoked malt, toasted malt, burnt wood, caramel and fruit notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Billicus (291) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2012
aroma, smokey deep maltness, color, medium warm body, lacing head, taste, some hop bitterness mingles nicey with the malt profile, finish is smokey, and crisp, overall, pretty good, not as smokey as I would like though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmm635 (994) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Poured light brown with a thin khaki head. Sweet malty aroma with subtle smoke. Sweet flavor with a long sweet malt finish. Not enough smoke flavor. Rare miss from Weyerbacher.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Voodoo (569) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Poured a cola color with very thin head. Very malty, little bittering with a slightly sour aftertaste as if it’s a Belgian yeast. After a few mouthfuls the sour taste begins to tail off and a crisper malt taste comes through, but I discerned no "smokiness".

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cheekybaby (12) - - JAN 28, 2012
The smoky dark goodness of this beer makes me one happy lady. It keeps my heart warm in the cold winter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (4199) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2012
On tap at the Knick. Sweet plum and mild smoke with some barley and roasted grain. Light hop notes and a bit of Twizzlers. Dark coppery brown clear with thin head. Medium body with pretty vigorous carbonation. Start medium sweet with Twizzlers, roasted barely and smoke. Decent meaty-smoky notes, not overpowering but pleasant. Light acidity and smoky finish with sweet but bitter after.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Bottle at marmont steakhouse. Amber pour, light lacing. Heavy smoked aroma. Caramel malt, burnt hops. Decent but not my style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle:   Deep caramel, muddy hues, moderate frothy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Pale smoked malt nose, very slight cardboard and bandaid.   Malty, a little peat, but the cardboard persists.   Luckily no ashtray, but moreso that German smoked malt albeit very light.   Decent malt base, smooth, but not heavy.   Lingering smoked malts on the exit.   Light, not overly smoked, a little peat and campfire.   Its like a Scotch Ale without all the malts, thinner than that.   Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamP01 (658) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Pours a dark caramel hue with a nice tan lasting head. Aroma of dark smoked caramel malts, some cacao, needs a bit more smokiness. Taste is smoked toasted caramel malts with some sweet bitter cacao, some dark fruit. Palate is med to full body with an oily texture and moderate carbonation. Finish is smokey roasted malts with some bitter cacao and a dark fruity notes. Aroma and flavor seem a bit weak for the style. Overall a good easy drinking brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint. Appearance: Medium brown that looks more mahogany in the light. Thin off-white head and almost no lacing. Aroma: English hops, cherry and other dark fruits. Fairly mild and only notice a hint of smoke. Taste: Malt driven, with caramel, cherry, and dark fruits. There is a light layer of smokiness enveloping everything, but this is certainly more malty and sweet than smoky. Finishes with some light bitterness from the spicy English hops. Palate: Moderate carbonation, medium body, semi-dry finish. Overall: Mostly comes across as a mild dark English Ale. Needs more body, more smoke, more complexity, more something.

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