RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
First brewed to commemorate the efforts of firefighters during the Geysers fires, now brewed to acknowledge the heroism of all of Californias firefighters. Brewed with lager yeast at ale temperatures, and copper colored.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2008
Tap at Blind Tiger. Hazy pale amber beer with a thin white head. Aroma is pretty nice. Lightly bready maltiness with just a touch of light fruitiness. A bit of earthy bitterness on the back with just a touch of orange peel. Simple but well-made.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bb (8971) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 28, 2008
Draft. Amber beer with an off-white head. Light malt, light mineral aroma. light malt flavor with mineral. light citric, and earth tones. Medium body. Light malt and light mineral tones linger.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Ordered this at Hollingshead instead of a Pliny the Younger. Idiot. For some reason I assumed this would be a smoked, which I have really been enjoying recently. Perhaps it was the name that might have tipped me off... The aroma is kind of fruity with hints of caramel and crisp hops. I guess it might have been a little vegetal too. Poured amber with a thin head. Mild sweetness, caramel, floral earthy finish. Nothing going on here really, would have much rather had a PTY. Fuck.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 19, 2008
On tap at Liar’s club. Clear golden with a creamy white head. Sweet floral nectar aroma. Malty taste, watery palate, with a smokey finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (5130) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 20, 2008
On draft at the Bear Republic Brewpub in Healdsburg, CA this pour came a cloudy yellow to amber color with a small white head typical for a pub pour that left excellent lacing rings The nose on this is the caramel malts and gassy malts typical of a pilsener. Mouthfeel is very clean. Flavor is malts and flowers, and this finish is somewhat bitter. This is a very tasty and easy to drink beer and tastes almost like a good European pils.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Tap at the Blind Tiger. Dull orange pour, fairly cloudy, with a small ring of a head. Frangrant, floral aroma, leafy greens and mushroom. Flavor has a light mineraliness, straw, earth. Easy drinking but sharp carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 6, 2009
On tap at Hollingshead Deli in Orange, CA, this is a dark yellow pour with a white head. Its flavors are subdued, its a session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nickls (2498) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2010
(Old BA rate -tap) Lightish orange color with a bit of haze. Thin white head. Subdued aromas, and nothing really sticks out beyond the malt aromas which were faint. Really basic and balanced. Pleasant flavors with some fruitiness coupled with the malts. No real hop presence. Thinner MF, not a substantial body. Subtle carbonation. Pretty drinkable. Basic, decently rounded brew. Overall, this wasnt bad, but nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2008
on tap at Toronado in San Diego, not sure why it’s called what it is because it doesn’t resemble a smoke beer at all. Light visual, light aroma, light on taste. Alright on flavor but lacked much palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oscbert (1281) - Lincoln, California, USA - AUG 4, 2008
~Pours a light reddish yellow color. ~Has a sweet light scent. Hard to get the scent because it was so faint. ~Sweet wheaty taste. ~Light feel, strange aftertaste. ~Its similar to their Oso de Oro, but quite a bit better.

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