kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 16, 2010
Tasted from growler at beer judging school. Slight almond aroma. Looks like the color of a Well-worn saddle. Drying palate, sweet flavor, roasted malt. bpreo (2943) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2011
A lot better than I expected, since I am not typically a fan of Vienna’s. Surprised me, I guess. uglyblond1 (177) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 8, 2009
New brew, not the ESB. A really good deep red lager. A brisk and bright lager with a hint of fruit and good hop bitterness that is well balanced. Smooth but a slight grape aftertaste. One of the better efforts at Upstream. User37895 (3085) - - AUG 4, 2014
On draft with a red pour and a white colored head and decent lacing. Aroma of floral hops and bready grains. Flavor of bready grains, some floral and piney hops. Mouthfeel is moderately to heavily carbonated and it finishes quite dry. Rated as a red lager and nothing Vienna like. A nice full flavored but lightly drinking lager. Would put it in my fridge for an every day brew as an alternate to the regular IPA. Nice one. troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2011
[Tap] Ruby red pour and thin beige head. Sweet aroma is mainly toffee and toasted bread. Hazelnut, caramel, sweet grains and dry toffee in the taste. Better than expected mouthfeel, with a rich and creamy palate. Light citrus hop finish. A pretty tasty beer.
BelgianBeerGal (4156) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Draught at the brewpub. Nice red-brown pour with a tan head and nice lacing. Dusty, malty aroma. Pleasant dry, roasted malt palate. Very well crafted. bth122 (1641) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Draft sampler. Clear. Color was a nice amber. Notes of caramel, bread, grains. Not bad. daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Reddish/light amber pour with a nice off white head. Flavors of roasted grain, some light bread, a touch of floral hopping adds a nice element to the beer. Enjoyable. edgallow (4476) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Draft sampler pours Amber with a white head. Aroma and taste is malts and caramel. MetalNHopHead (2190) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Firehouse Red Lager is about as mild-mannered and approachable as beer can get. Deep red pour with cream-colored suds. Malty aromas of toasted barley. Flavors like caramel and toffee. There’s some biscuit, too. A subtle tea-like fruitiness from the hops. Hardly any bitterness. Smooth and balanced. This’ll work with about anything.