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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Firehouse is an immensely drinkable amber that has served as McNeill’s 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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2.9
nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2010
The aroma is malty with grassy hops but it’s also meaty and yeasty. The appearance is hazy amber with lots of floating particles. The head is foamy. The palate is thin but smooth. Overall this is not too bad but it still has problems.

3.3
alexsdad06 (10471) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2010
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a hazy amber color with a large off white head. The aroma has mild floral notes, sweet malts, caramel, and citrus. The flavor has a slightly tart citrus, caramel and floral notes. There is a bit of a tingle at the back of the tongue. Medium-light body, just average.

3.8
illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 29, 2010
Bottle from Midtown. Pours a deep mahogany with a light beige head. Aroma of doughy malts and floral hops. Lighter side of medium bodied, but with a nice earthy mouthfeel. Flavor or caramel and toffee countered by a spicy bitterness. Dry and hoppy finish, perhaps a tad too dry as it conveys a slight soapy or hairspray note from the hops. Overall, pretty darn good. Amber like in body, but IPA in bitterness. I sort of dig that.

3.4
Tmoney99 (14599) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2010
Bottle. Poured a clear dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting and had good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and earthy hop aroma. Medium body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet smooth flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good brew that met my expectations.

3.4
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 25, 2010
She pours semi-hazy amber with a lively tight white foam that leaves a nice lace on the glass. The aroma comes through with a nice caramel-biscuit malt with an interesting hop character that presents in the form of tropical fruit, grass, and fresh cut hay. Not overly complex or special, but nice for what it is. The flavor comes through with a juicy fruit hop character that is nicely complemented by caramel and toffee notes as well as some spicy orchid. The flavor finishes off with a resinous hop lingering. The palate is full for the style with a supple smooth mouthfeel, low to medium effervescence, and a sticky resinous finish. Perhaps its the 200 degree weather and 200% humidity, but I quite enjoyed this.

3.5
nearbeer (5450) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 16, 2010
650 ml. Hazy copper with a small, creamy head. Aroma is a well-blended melange of orange-grapefruit, pine resin and caramel. Light-medium body is creamy at first but becomes almost explosive. Lightly tingly, with a nice balance between sweet and dry. Flavor is hoppier than the aroma, with orange blossom, resin, soap, and caramel on the front. Long finish of bitter dried wood and pecan shells.

3.2
Drake (13934) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2010
22 ounce bottle from the Libation Station in Johnson City, TN. Pours a hazy brown color with a medium sized head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malts and leafy hops. Taste is citrus hop notes with a nutty finish. Medium bodied.

3.8
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Its, uh, amber orange with a tight smooth off white foam. Lumpy stick lacing. Aroma is apples, caramels, honey, sweet, some hops. Taste is nice, biting apples, caramels, bitter, fruity, citrus, spicy and pine.

3.4
Suttree (6415) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Orange, big white head. Sweetish aroma at first - brown sugar, some caramel. Some tat notes, as well. Flavor is - my notes say amber, so, y;know, whatever that means. Nice mix of malty sweet and a crisp, slightly bitter finish. Bomber, Union Jacks.

3.2
SanfordBrewer (1577) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2009
(drought at McNeill’s Tavern)

very creamy texture, fruity T1 sour T2 hoppy T3.


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