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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Firehouse is an immensely drinkable amber that has served as McNeills flagship beer for fifteen years. A citrus nose blends with notes of caramel and raisins to make this stand out beer with a full red color.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (3363) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2003
Bottle: Sourdough, citrus,orange and grapefruit, some skunk and tea leaves. Clean reddish orange color. little head, but plenty of bubbles in glass. Sweet and bitter, carmel and grapefruit. Big dry bitterness, thin body, very drinkable. Great beer, great brewer. You have to get to Brattleboro

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 7, 2003
Caramel sweet aroma, touch of NW hops. Nice caramel malt flavor with a good touch of astringency and a dryish hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9617) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2003
High flying, resinous hop darts giving a ride to a few chile peppers...A peaceful, cask-like feel smothered in caramel oranges smoothens the hops' initial belligerence...A light, quaffable hop juice to warm the heart and tongue...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2003
Pours a golden amber, slightly transparent with a clean, thin, lingering head. Malting floor aroma with some sweet candy malt as well as a thin whisp of hops. Flavours include some piney malt, white grapes and toasted wheat. Grainy palate that has texture but doesn't last. Some interesting things here, but I am not sure if they are working together to make a great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MaBeer1972 (1919) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 21, 2003
Poured very nice out of the bottle with a lovely frothy head. The first few sips were fine, but then things settled down a bit and it began to look like a stagnant Amber lagoon. Loads of yeast in suspension. This one has a very bitter finish, and is not very sweet at all. Not what I was expecting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2003
On draft. Deep amber/copper, slightly hazy with thin head and lace. Nose of caramel, citrusy/resiny hops, brown sugar and others. Huge caramel malt base with loads of resiny hops, the sweetness balances perfectly making this a damn drinkable brew. Will have to try again for I did not take notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2003
Terrific ale! Lovely cloudy amber appearance with an average head. Well hopped with a nice bitter finish. Highly recommended!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2003
Hazy, clouded amber hue. Frothy beige head. Malty, floral nose. Sweet first, light-footed, acidic, caramel, finishes with a neatly hopped, herbal, neutral bitter. Very nice balance in another tremendous offering from Southern VT.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2002
really wasnt impressed with this beer. too sweet, too citrusy, not enough hops. overall, pretty lame.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2002
I ordered this on tap and im not 100% convinced they didnt mess up and give me a magic hat #9. Tasted quite similar. Decently hopped with fairly strong fruit undertones, not bad, but I wasnt too impressed.

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