RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
The Fire Station 5 beers are brewed by Portland Brewing exclusively for the Fred Meyer grocery store chain. The king of wheat beers! Ours has a rich, spicy palate and complex flavors with a full finish. Refresh yourself!

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boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2008
Bottle... Poured an unfiltered orange with a beige head that faded quickly. Aroma of grains and citrus hops. Lots of carbonation with flavors of estery fruit and lemon, wheat, and some hops. Finish of spices and citrus.

jimhilt (2611) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 12, 2008
Pours a four finger off-white head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a little lace. Cloudy amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Yeasty lemon nose. Flavor is wheat, yeast and lemon with a lemon finish. $1.25 for a 12oz bottle from John’s Marketplace Portland, OR.

bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Bottle. Pours clear light gold with a lacy white head. But says its unfiltered - maybe a lot finings? Anyway I shook up the last half ounce and poured it into my beer to get an almost appropriately hazy appearance. Not a lot going on in the nose, seems dusty, with a little bit of lemon. Medium-light body and moderate carbonation. A bit of fruit, spice and wheat in the taste and the lightly sour finish.

Brigadier (3695) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2008
12 oz bottle

I picked this up at Party Source along with a few other random beers. It looked interesting but looks can be decieving. This is a run of the mill average release - better than most macros but not as good as many of the craft beers. In the end I could drink it again but would be likely to turn it down unless there was a good reason.

Aroma / Appearance - The two finger khaki colored head billowed above the top of my glass before settling to something more reasonable. Underneath was a caramel colored body which was fluid and lively. The scent of rye banana bread mingled with grain and wheat to form a combination which gave the right idea but didn’t execute well. In the end I felt indifferent about it.

Flavor / Palate - The tartness kicks off a pretty predictable experience. Overcooked banana bread mixes with a slighy funkiness and some wheatiness. Nothing really stood out at all. If I had to summarize it in one word that would be ’meh’.

BeerloverEJ21 (131) - Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2007
Poured a dark pale orange, with a thick 1" head. Smelled fresh of wheat, bread, grain. I thought it had a very pleasant and refreshing taste. Full bodied but not too bitter. Left a long aftertaste, which was good. Overall, the only thing I didnt like about this beer was the carbonation, there was just a little too much of it. I gave the beer a sharp taste that didnt appeal to my palate. Im pretty sure this was a new bottle, because it didnt have any skunky or stale characteristics whatsoever. Overall, good beer. I really like their Pyramid heffeweisen.

riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Cloudy orange gold with lots of yeast floating around. Aroma is very wheaty with touches of lemon and cereal grains. Flavor is exactly the same with a light citrus finish. Finishes light and refreshing. Personally I thought this was pretty good for a supermarket beer.

robforbes (2246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2007
pour is a cloudy lemon yellow with no head. smell is wheat, some hops, and grass. taste is wheat with a touch of citrus.

kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Fire Hydrant Hefeweizen
Date: 07/03/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip

hazy gold, fine white head, light sweet banana and clove aroma, very light wheat flavor, just the lightest hint of any clove or banana,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 7/20
Rating: 2.2/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *+/4

Palidor19 (3189) - Brandon, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2007
this is all carbonation and no taste. their is hardly anything positive about this beer

Cybercat (5878) - Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2007
It pours a golden, slightly cloudy amber with a thick head, darker than most hefeweissens I have sampled. Aroma is strongly hoppy and has a tingly bite to it. Flavor is richly malty with a touch of hops and citrus hints. There is no thinness or wateriness, just good wheaty flavor. A very pleasant brew.

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