RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.65/5   ABV: -
The Fire Station 5 beers are brewed by Portland Brewing exclusively for the Fred Meyer grocery store chain. Brewed from only malted grains to produce a rich, deep bronze ale with a pleasing round flavor and just a hint of fruit.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

themorningzoo's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
themorningzoo (49) - Fairbanks, USA - JUL 26, 2003
Nice and fruity for an amber... maybe a little too much??? naw... had the rich color of an amber and finished very smooth. the fruity flavor did make me step make and taste it again though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear darker amber color with a moderate light tan head on it. Nose is definitely malty, with some caramel and bread notes coming through. Taste is a little too sweet and malty for me. Not very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 1, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours amber/red with off-white foam. Smells sweet of hazelnuts. Tastes sweet, nutty with hints of grape.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2012
12oz bottle thanks to my Summer Secret Santa 2012. Pours amber with about a half finger of white head. Aroma of nutty caramel with just a hint of citrus hops. Taste is light bitter and light sweet. Caramel and light citrus. Medium bodied with lively carbonation and a decently long finish. Overall, I would love to drink it again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - OCT 19, 2011
slight red tinge - malty sweet with some light hopping (not enough for the malt) but it seems to be a somewhat complex hop profile - lingering sugarey sweet taste - again a litle thin on the palate (similar to other Firestation5 beers I guess)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TomTiedemann (250) - Levittown, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2011
accidental purchase. I typically do my food shopping now at fred meyer and never bought beer here. I hit the traditional 22 oz section to find some NW hops, and figured I try this anyway. my ratings say it all. not much taste, tastes like a malty red bud light.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sleeper (91) - Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2010
I’ve had better beers, i’ve had worse beers. This is a mediocre beer for me. Nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DuffMan (10148) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 3, 2010
Bottle, shared with parksy. Pours a surprisigly pale amber, honey colored. Aroma and palate are simple sweet barley candy. Too sweet for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2010 Fire Station 5 Brewing Company--Fire Boat Amber Ale--2002 Release--12 oz. Bottle--5.00% ABV? (4.0 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Clear thin bright dark copper amber color. Toasted mild floral hop front. Crisp smooth mild toasted biscuit light fruit sweet caramel malt body. Lingering toasty malt light hop end. Light head & lace. Sampled 7/13/2002. Fire Station 5 Brewing Company--Portland Brewing Company--Pyramid Breweries, Inc.--Fire Boat Amber Ale--2008 Release--22 oz. Bottle--5.50% ABV--21 IBU’s. (3.25 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Lacy creamy mild white head. Clear thin bright dark gold color. Mild hop front. Thin crisp mild CO2 tangy dry sweet light crusty caramel fruit hint body. Refreshing easy dry clean mild hop citrus end. Weak Amberish Brew. Thin but crisp. Sampled 12/11/2008. $2.79 Each. Fire Station 5--Olympia, WA--Fred Meyer. Inc.-Fire Boat Amber Ale--Diligence--ABV On Label--2010 Release--22 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV--20 IBU’s? (2.75 / 5.0) Amber Ale. No sediment. Thin fizzy no lace white head disappears rapidly. Clear pretty bright thin amber red color. Weak hop fruit ester front. Mild sweet thin caramel fruit earthy toast hint weak amber ale body. Refreshing clean but bland mild hop fruit end. Disappointing. Sampled 2/14/2010. $2.79 Each.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Beerdrinker79 (2185) - Idaho, USA - SEP 29, 2009
22 oz. bottle- No head, malty, not a very good beer. Amber ales are not my style and this one is the worst that i’ve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
poisoneddwarf (2495) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - SEP 26, 2009
22 oz bottle. Smells of caramel, malt. Pours a medium head which disappears fairly quickly. Pretty hoppy for an amber. The unpleasant metallic flavor I tasted in the blonde is present here as well. Ends poorly with no head and turns watery. Tastes a little like a wet dog. Below average amber.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5