tightslice (1309) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 11, 2017 DrnkMcDermott (3099) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Samples provided for review. Malty smell when open, with a little Scotch malt in the bargain. Light brown body puts out a nice fluffy head. Crystal and caramel malts can easily be picked up. ops have a bit of grassiness at the IBU delivery system, but there’s also some pine resin in the edge. I catch a little peat from the malts, some dried fig and just a note of milk chocolate. Finishes with a lingering bit of bitterness.
Bottle from World Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is caramel, sorghum, lozenges. Taste is caramel with some thin metallic notes that finishes with bitterish herbal lozenges. Not too bad for an Amber Ale. altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Bottle from Total Wine & More, McLean. Dark amber body with thin head. Nose is malty, caramel, sweet. Taste is of caramel up front, brown sugar, malts and cinnamon and spices. Decent. SudsMcDuff (8429) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2016
12 ounce bottle .. . i have an aversion to ambers, but this was solid .. . malty sweetness is on point, very little hop bitterness .. mouth is mild but not scared .. a pretty boring beer but a solid amber .. . . The hero is commonly the simplest and obscurest of men. rougeau13 (3014) - Richmond, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2016
Sparkling City on Tap festival in Corpus Christi. Reddish colored with a thin head. Aroma of sweet malt, grass, and a touch of metal. Taste is the same. Pretty light bodied and thin. BlackHaddock (7329) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2016
12oz bottle on my daughters patio on 21st May 2016, into a Corsendonk tulip glass. Dark mahogany body, off-white wisp and collar. Malty blend with semi-sweet molasses ruling the nose and taste. Decent, but a bit ’one dimensional’.
joshvong (7) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2015 does not count
This was really good, not to strong. Color was great, taste was smooth. Definitely can’t wait to try more. cheap (5858) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2015
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From a bottle, very dark for an amber. First taste is rather malty fer sure. So, mendocino it is! Metallic aroma. Probably shouldah cooled it more. Yes, lots of flavor. Alky is apparent. Finish leaves you wishing for more carbonation. burg326 (5482) - Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Poured a caramel red color with aromas of caramel and malt a touch of grass. Flavors are the same with caramel and Light hops. Decent amber ale with some decent flavor. ronaldtheriot (1934) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Fireman’s Brew Redhead Ale has a thin, off-white head, a mostly clear, rust-red appearance, and minimal lacing left on the glass. The aroma is muted, but one can, with deep inhalation, pick up sweet, roasted malt. Taste is of the same, with mild hop bitterness and brown bread crust. Mouthfeel is mostly on the light and watery side, and Fireman’s Brew Redhead finishes fairly crisp and highly drinkable. RJT
superspak (5592) - Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2015
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, chocolate, light nuttiness, light citrus, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light citrus hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, chocolate, light nuttiness, light citrus, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Light earthy hop and roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, chocolate, light citrus, herbal, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light citrus hop flavors; with no cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with very smooth, fairly creamy, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good brown ale(labeled as an amber ale on this site though). All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light citrus hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.