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RATINGS: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2010
lots of rich malty sweetness, roasted chocolate malt, and just a hint of smoke.

4.5
   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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Bottle->lager glass: Pours a large, rocky, off-white, but lasting head that exhibits good lacing atop a clear, brown body. Aroma of burnt sugar. The body is medium with soft carbonation. The flavor’s duration is long, being moderately sweet and bitter. There is also a piney/cedar taste in this beer which I enjoyed, thought was unique and hence the slightly higher-than-average rating on my part.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ARMed (602) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2009
This is truly a fantastic brew. The aroma is a subtle sweet caramel candle smell with a hint of a malty porter flavor but much more subtle. Yes, there is a hint of smokiness but almost invisible. This is a warming fireside brew, but I would also be opt to drink this one just about anywhere anytime. Excellent beer with a great balance of alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GigaHz (7) - Clinton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2008 does not count
When I first tasted this, i tought I was drinking bacon. This has a very smokey taste to it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brucebruce81 (254) - Wyoming, USA - SEP 12, 2009
This beer is a light brown color, light smoke flavor smell taste is mild oak flavor

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bth122 (1267) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Clear copper color, decent head retention. Aroma of caramel, nuts, roasted malts. Med-lite sweetness, lite bitter. Med body, creamy texture, ave carbonation. Subtle smoked wood flavor in the taste with caramel and hazelnut in there. Well done again Weyerbacher.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HardingG (76) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2012 I am having this on a cool spring evening..... so that may skew the rating - it is infact better suited for winter. Aroma is sweet malt / molasses and a hint of smokiness. I love ’em dark..... great appearance. Taste and palate are pleasant and sweet. It reminds me of the aftertaste one gets when exiting a humidor. Overall, great..... just wrong season.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2525) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2009
Draft at Redlight Redlight. 1st beer in a smoked horizontal draft selection. Nice smokiness with a rich maltiness in the nose. Deep ruby color, smallish head with sparse lacing. Light smoke flavor again with a good maltiness. Tingly finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (1708) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAR 4, 2009
On tap at Rattle n Hum a couple weeks ago (from scribbled notes). Called "Charlie". Dark brown with lasting head and lace. Mild smoky brown sugar bready aroma. Medium smoky caramel brown sugar ripe fruity aleness with mild bitter finish and lingering smoke. Well blended with noticeable smoke. Enjoyable despite the fruity mid-section. Nice effort.


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