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Weyerbacher Fireside Ale



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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle 12fl.oz.
Clear medium to dark amber color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, cold coffee, overripped berry - fruit, smoke - rubber plastic notes. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, and a light smoked - plastic finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20091122]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
12 fl oz bottle. Pours slight hazy dark brown to deep orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is roasted malty and vague spiced. Sweet malty flavoured with a nice smoke note from back of the tongue. Vague baconish touch. Ends slight sweet and subdued smoked into a lingering mild finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2009
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of TheCheeseMan. Pours a light brown with a beige head. Aroma has roasted malts with a distinct whiff of peaty smoke. Body is fairly solid, base has roast and toffee but it’s the peaty smoke that dominates working as an enticing spice. Finish is vaguely hoppy but it’s the smoke that follows you all the way through. 221109

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
omhper (23728) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2010
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear mahonagy colour, faint head. Sugary nose. Sweet with clean, hard mouthfeel and medium body. Evidently smokey, but with hard, sloppy simplistic malt profile. Sugary with peppery alcohol and resiny bitterness. A complete mess.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23393) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Sweetish malty smoky caramel aroma. Has a sweetish malty smoky caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty smoky bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21684) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle. Clear deep dark amber color, small beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of relatively subtle smouldering embers. Taste is burnt and smokey caramel and nutella on dark toast. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19385) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2010
Bottle from New Beer Distributors, New York
Dark color, amber brown and red. Dusty aroma, some sweet wood, very light smoke and cacao; sweetish, a bit perfumy. Caramel flavor, with enough residual sweetness, light smoke, light vegetables touch; so far not so impressive; but then there is light fruitness. The final is a bit dry. Strange Smoked, not too bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 16, 2010
A: Fireside Ale pours a dark, copper/amber color with a very thin layer of off-white foam. S: This thing smells like a campfire. A lot of smoke, some mild caramel sweetness, and maybe a bit of roasted malt. T: An interesting combination of sweet caramel and smoke. The sweetness is the initial flavor sensation, but the smoke quickly takes over and dominates the rest of the sip. A slight bit of roasted malt flavor comes through on the finish. M: The carbonation is medium and so is the body. D: This is quite a smokey beer, but I suppose that’s the point. I’m a bit unsure as to whether I really like it, but it’s certainly an interesting style and beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2009
Golden-brown with some chill haze. The aroma is smokey, nutty and a lightly chocolatey. Chewy malts are not very bright, but have a nice, soft caramel character nonetheless. The smoke is mellow, but keeps to the palate, never becoming understated. The earthy, chewy character continues through the finish with the smoke falling out slightly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2010
Reddish brown pour. Woody floral nose. Taste is initial malt with long fire wood barbecue finish.

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