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

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Fireman's Brew Redhead AleFireman's Brew Redhead Ale

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BA SCORE
72
okay

55 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 19.21%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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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Miami66

Nebraska

1/5  rDev -66.9%

01-26-2014 18:36:49 | More by Miami66
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

1.25/5  rDev -58.6%

02-25-2013 14:22:09 | More by JAHMUR
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specksofdust

California

1.75/5  rDev -42.1%

06-02-2013 04:53:06 | More by specksofdust
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crobinso

Colorado

2.25/5  rDev -25.5%

09-21-2012 02:03:13 | More by crobinso
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SShelly

Oregon

2.28/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Went into this with an open mind, not knowing what to expect.

Pours nice enough, crystal clear dark amber with poofy white head.

Aroma is where this beer takes a strong turn for the worse, straight up diacetyl bomb, and i mean from about 12" away that is all i can smell.

Flavor is even more bizarre, really this tastes like a gram cracker, lots of butter and sweet malt mixing in with some hopless mess behind.

The only reason im not giving this an F is because the flavor was a little more palatable than the aroma, but overall a giant mess of a beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2010 15:06:34 | More by SShelly
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lamergod

Singapore

2.3/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served:Bottle with minimal descriptions on it,not even ABV

Appearance:Dark,copper red with a finger head with yellow colour,somewhat like a yellow teeth with loads of carbonation

Smell-Malts and slight hops

Taste-Pretty carbonated,tasted sweet .Had a very unique aftertaste(In a bad way)In my opinion it tasted like the smell of burnt plastic which was evident in the smell halfway drinking and the taste was damn nasty

Mouthfeel-Watery,mellow even though it's carbonated

Drinkability-I didn't finish the whole beer,I left about 2/5 of the mug because the taste of the burnt plastic was horrible .You're better off with a Carlsberg or something

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2009 18:23:52 | More by lamergod
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Rihup

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

08-09-2013 23:39:24 | More by Rihup
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kojevergas

Texas

2.58/5  rDev -14.6%
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-

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 06:28:52 | More by kojevergas
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DoubleJ

California

2.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Contract brewed by the infamous Indian Wells Brewery, on to the beer:

Very dark amber in color, could qualify as marron. The head doesn't form very high, and the retention is a little subpar. The nose is shallow, but does have a little straight up maltiness. Notes of dates and grapes emerge.

Tolerable flavor, but it does have its flaws. The taste seasaws between sweet fruity esters and rough astringent grain. There's a bready dark malt flavor which is pleasant, though inconsistent with the flow of the beer. The body is a litte light, I was expecing a little more meat on the bones.

Redhead Ale is not your typical red ale. Unfortunately, in this context, it's not for the better. But fortuntaely, if by chance this is your first ever red ale, you'll be glad to know there are hundreds of better ones on the market.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2010 00:21:10 | More by DoubleJ
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JosiahS

California

2.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

glass: nonic

a: Dark brown copper body with tinges of red. Fluffy and creamy 1-finger head. Splashy lacing. Looks nice.

s: Cereal grain, roasted coffee and cocoa nibs, sharp overtones of citric hops and tart cherry.

t: again, lots of cereal grain in the taste. Mild overall. Citric hops, a touch of chocolate, some date, molasses and cherry. Slightly astringent.

m: A bit watery, tries to make up for it in carbonation. The result is a mid-pallete collapse.

o: Not very good..

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 23:41:44 | More by JosiahS
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armock

New York

2.7/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured an amber color with a tan head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is pretty light only slight caramel malt with a touch of hops come through

T - Like the nose light caramel malt very mild hopping comes through

M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it

D - Sure this beer is a little lacking but its still better than drinking an American Lager theres plenty of other beers out there that are with picking up before this one

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2010 01:50:40 | More by armock
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

2.73/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2010 21:45:22 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Chuffbomb

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

07-23-2014 15:42:20 | More by Chuffbomb
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Mrbseward

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

07-14-2014 00:23:59 | More by Mrbseward
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Haybeerman

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

04-28-2013 23:38:05 | More by Haybeerman
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

2.86/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Sampled on 11/22/13 from a 12 ounce bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and pored into a pilsner glass.

Pours a nice dark red amber in color with a very small off white head. Lots of bubbles from the high carbonation. Some spotty lacing was seen but not a lot. The aroma was of some malts with citrus and floral. The taste was close to the aroma but had a bitter aftertaste that lingered around for a bit. A tad on the 'watery' side. It's really not one of the better red ales I have had.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 15:19:55 | More by BeerWithMike
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scottoale

California

2.9/5  rDev -4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2009 07:06:27 | More by scottoale
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metter98

New York

2.93/5  rDev -3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 01:57:58 | More by metter98
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MrBoz21

Colorado

2.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured brownish red with no head. Thin white ring and skiff on surface. Dark in center.
Aroma: Caramel malt. Diacetyl.
Taste: Plum raisin and molasses with mossy hops.
Mouthfeel: Moderate, malty but watery.
Overall: Once I got the diacetyl, it was hard to notice other dimensions of character. Seems like it could be a drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 05:12:30 | More by MrBoz21
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jaydoc

Kansas

3/5  rDev -0.7%

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enelson

Illinois

3/5  rDev -0.7%

10-28-2013 01:45:57 | More by enelson
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JBoyne1970


3/5  rDev -0.7%

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khall

California

3/5  rDev -0.7%

09-17-2012 08:11:11 | More by khall
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -0.7%

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Latarnik

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -0.7%

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Fireman's Brew Redhead Ale from Fireman's Brew, Inc.
72 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.