Brewed by Greene King
Style: Bitter
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Bottle: Filtered.
Ruby in colour; robust and refreshing in taste, Fireside is a fantastic winter warmer. Citrus hops leave a mellow, fruity linger on the palate balanced with malty overtones. Savour Fireside alone or enjoy with friends, the perfect winter ale.
Sterile filtered from May 2006.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3854) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2007
Bottle, from Sainsburys. Deep amber, thin but lasting white head and moderate condition. Initial chewy toffee, caramel and banana aromas subsiding to earthy hop oils, quite thin in the mouth with a slight tinniness with more fruity banana and a slight toffee sweetness, lingering oily hop notes in the finish with a lingering fruity hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2007
Yup, its a deep, brownish dark red. Bubbly head shrinks back fast and theres not much to look at besides the colour. The aroma gets stronger as the head recedes, though, and is mostly fruity malts. Something there I cant pinpoint, perhaps some metallic notes. Not a plus but doesnt really do any damage, either. The taste is flatter though and mouthfeel and palate are hardly exciting. The taste of the malts hints at chewiness, but it doesnt quite get there. If not for some fairly decent hops to end it with the taste would be bland. Along with the colour (nice, but not something that makes me a repeat customer) the hops just manage to keep this beer a notch above mediocrity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stopherbomber (111) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 11, 2007
a good head, malty flavour that i found a touch strong. probably wont drink again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haukur (1903) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - FEB 2, 2007
almost like a brown ale in looks. The commercial description seems it pretty much up, nice citrus hops balanced well with the malty overtones, easy drinking and refreshing, yet a nice session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10477) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 28, 2007
Dark amber with quite a short head. Sweet fruity and malty aroma with toasty caramel. Flavour is lovely fruity, good hoppiness, roasted malt and caramel, nice biiterness. A good bitter winter ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (10157) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2007
Bottle picked up at local Sainsburys. Ruby red in colour as it states, with a tasty slightly nutty and malty flavour. The aroma gives off sweetish notes along with the malt there is some hops detected in both nose and taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
davegore (223) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2007
500ml bottle from sainsburys, pours a lightish ruby red colour, hints of malt and some fruit on the nose and pretty much the same in the mouth, slightly metallic taste in the mouth too, dry finish, nothing to make me want to try it again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (6328) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2007
Bottle: pours a chestnut-red colour with a beige head; rich fruity aroma; medium jammy body with fruit and malt, and just the right amount of bitterness; citrus hops give a clean aftertaste, but it still feels quite sticky in the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (9919) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2006
Fireside Full-bodied Ale of Green King.
Bottle at Bishops Arms Vxj, Sweden.
Brownish-red color with a light beige head. Fresh hoppy scent, but also a bit metallic. Medium bitterness and body. Hoppy taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (36180) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2006
An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel, while the flavor is sweet with primary notes of straw, combined with slight hints of acidity, leading to a hoppy end.

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