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Fireman's Brew Redhead Ale - Fireman's Brew, Inc.

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BA SCORE
73
okay

66 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 19.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fireman's Brew, Inc. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scottoale on 08-23-2009)
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4/5  rDev +30.3%

sizemorer, Jul 03, 2014
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2.73/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #33 (Oct 2009):

A contract-brewed brand where a portion of the proceeds go to a charity. Brewed with pure Indian Wells Spring Water. OK, go figure.

Hazy reddish amber view; decent lacing does not stay around for long. Nose is a little husky and citric with a faint bubble gum or medicinal note. Slick, snappy body made us almost grimace as the snap ended with a near astringent collision with the taste buds. Hops come across a bit coarse with the backside of American hop flavor of watery citric and grassy flavors. Grainy with a dirty toasted husk flavor in the puckering finish.

A bit pedestrian, lackluster and somewhat out of whack. Not horrible, but hardly a something to quaff back. Perhaps someone needs to make a call to the contract brewer on this one.

BeerAdvocate, Nov 15, 2010
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3.53/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a deep amber red with a thin ring of head that disappeared quickly. Standard for a red ale. Scents of toasted grain, a slight hint of roast malt and some toffee aromas. Pretty good, but nothing spectacular. The taste was mostly toasted malt, with some slight toffee and nutty flavors and a grain husk finish. There was also a slight sourness to it. Not bad, but I've had better red ales. Mouthfeel was medium bodied, with low carbonation. It drank well enough. Overall it's an okay red ale, though I'd go with Marble's any day.

Auraan, Jul 22, 2013
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3.64/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I like the Fireman's Redhead ale....its got a great malty caramel base that is lightly balance by hops. The beer pours a clear rich amber with thin white head that is not lacing much. The smell is mostly malty....with hints of sweetness. The mouthfeel is ligh to medium inbody with good carbontation. Overall its a nice session ale...not the best red I've ever had, but decent.

WoodBrew, Feb 19, 2013
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3.36/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a half finger of head on a clear, but dark red colored body.
The aroma is a nice wet grain smell.
The taste is big on the malt side, though not too sweet. There's some caramel and mild lemon bitterness. Nicely balanced.
The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation.
It's a easy drinking brew.

Fatehunter, May 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +14%

Chris7482, Jul 31, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Rickus, Sep 06, 2014
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3.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance- Body is a crystal clear, dark,copper red or ruby with practically not head.

Smell- Decent malt background with a pleasing coffee rostiness and a hint of toastiness.

Taste- Hints of malt, roasted malts, hint of malt sweetness. Taste is quite thin for this style. To bad, because what taste is there is quite nice.

Mouthfeel- A tad thin and over-carbonated.

Drinkability- I'll give it another shot in a couple of years.

theopholis, Jul 03, 2010
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

jaydoc, Mar 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

enelson, Oct 28, 2013
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2.9/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. brown longneck with no freshness date, but an inked bottling code on the bottle below the label. It pours a darkish coppery-red with a short lived, ivory colored finger of foamy head. Good carbonation is evident, but the brew has no head or lace whatsoever after less than ten minutes.

The smell is faintly sweet malts with a dose of insecticides? Not really sure what this smell is but it reminds me of a Holiday fogger...very strange. This is the third bottle out of a six-pack, I don't recall the first bottle having this strange of a smell or flavor for that matter, but it was consumed out of the bottle, not poured into a glass. The flavor is somewhat balanced but leans a little towards the malts. Not a whole lot going on in the flavor dept. really. Let's just say that it looks much better than it tastes for sure.

Pretty watery mouthfeel, might just be desireable if your truly parched after fightin fires though. Drinkability is average at best, that's all I got. I will give the Blonde a try for comparison's sake.

Note: This ale is contract brewed by Indian Wells Brewing Company. That's all folks.

scottoale, Aug 23, 2009
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2.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear but dark reddish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high beige colored head that died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of sweet toasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of toasted malts and malt extracts with slight hints of associated sweetness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, a little thin and somewhat smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: While this beer is easy to drink, the smell and taste aren't very interesting and seem like they could both use complexity and hops.

metter98, Aug 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

JBoyne1970, Jul 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

khall, Sep 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +30.3%

ThomasGorman, Sep 17, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -26.7%

crobinso, Sep 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

krome, May 13, 2014
Photo of TMoney2591
3.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Starting the Fireman's series with the redhead (c'mon, like I'm the only guy goin' after the redhead, right?). This stuff pours a sunset amber-topaz topped by a finger of dusty off-cream foam. The nose comprises lightly-toasted biscuit, light orange zest, and a touch of vague greens way in the background. The taste brings in more of the same, with the biscuit, now covered in plenty of honey, taking center stage and chewing every bit of scenery it can find. The body is a very light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a pretty boring amber, one that goes way too far with the apparently lightly-toasted malts for its own good.

TMoney2591, Nov 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

Not a bad little red... Brown with hints of red mixed in, less than a fingers worth of head that settles to a small ring with no lacing to speak of. Very much on the malt side with hints of caramel and a very light earthy hops. Mid bodied with a light clean finish. If you are looking for a malty red this one is worth giving a try.

mralphabet, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Beermazter310, Nov 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

DrunkinYogi, Jan 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

Hellpop65, Monday at 12:37 AM
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3.56/5  rDev +16%

yifany, Aug 24, 2014
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2.58/5  rDev -16%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a nonical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are average. Acquired as part of a variety pack at a local Ralph's market.

Served refrigerator cold. Side-poured.

A: Pours a two finger head, quite thin, with no cream at all, and abysmal retention (about 15 seconds). Colour is a dark amber-black. Not much to look at.

Sm: Amber hops, some caramelized malt, and sharp carbonation (it actually penetrates me nose!). A moderate strength aroma.

T: Amber hops, some light caramelization, light toasted malts, and carbonation - on a bothersome level. Decently built, but poorly balanced. Feels like they used an amber extract to brew this. Very mundane. No alcohol or yeast comes through. Approaches a medicinal character (though I think 'medicinal' is thrown around too much).

Mf: Smooth and wet. A bit undercarbonated (in contrast to its overdone taste). Too thin. Lame. Doesn't suit the flavours well.

Dr: Drinkable but boring and unremarkable. I wouldn't have this again, except maybe on draught (assuming that'd fix the carbonation issues). It's okay. Merely below average.

C-

kojevergas, Mar 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

jgunther71, May 15, 2014
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Fireman's Brew Redhead Ale from Fireman's Brew, Inc.
73 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.