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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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
billdrinksbeer (18) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Draft at RFD. Lots of peat and smoke in the aroma. Thin palette, some malt on the finish. Dark brown with no head. Pretty smooth. A good fireside sipper, almost tastes like it’s barrel-aged, but it isn’t. Good contextually, I’d like to sit by the fire and enjoy some of these.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreatDane1632 (1155) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Rated based on notes taken 24 Feb 2012 -- Tasted at a sampling, and this was a highlight. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (2263) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours a semi murky brown with a tight soapy foamy off white head that slowly settles to a thin creamy spotty film and lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel toffee and roasted smoked malt. Taste has a nice smokiness and mild sweetness with toffee caramel roasted malt and has a lingering bitterness. Palate is medium and slightly slick with a dry finish. Very nice and smooth! I should of bought a 4 pack!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lenusik (119) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2013
A brownish copper coloured beer that had little head. The aroma is nutty malt, smoke, and a hint of coffee. The flavour is ’blah’. Some weak malt and smoke hints give way to an overly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (4291) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber color with a moderate white head. Nose is quite smokey with just a hint of malt character poking through underneath. Taste has a good deal of smoke coming through and just a hint of caramel sweetness. Very easy drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (6195) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2013
Bottle. Brown and still. Looks like an American brown ale of any other ilk. The aroma is muted as well. There is a nicely interwoven and subtle woodsy smokiness interlaced in what otherwise might be classified a roasted malty brew. Good for the fireside, indeed. (#4994, 4/21/2013)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12360) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2013
A hazed brown ale with a thick brown head. In aroma, sweet berry malt with faint smoked notes. In mouth, a good vinous malt with light peated notes, licorice, a bit thin, but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1857) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Pours a red brown with a light tan head and aroma of roasted malt, spices, and smoke. Taste is sweet, of roasted malt, smokey notes, with light fruit and spices notes and a medium, smokey finish. Solid, enjoyable brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1924) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Pours a reddish rusty orange brown color, making it an eventful pour. Nose is malty and smoky with some peat and dark fruit. Taste is smoky with dark cherries and quite flavorful. Finish is fruity and sweet as well, and very drinkable. Quaff Score 7 / 10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GandGKevin (933) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Year old. Found in the fridge. Sweet malty aromas. Smoky malty flavors. Overall it’s above average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (19881) - Washington, Washington DC, 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.

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