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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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DeezGunz14

California

3/5  rDev -0.7%

08-07-2012 05:22:44 | More by DeezGunz14
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yesno1011

Taiwan

3/5  rDev -0.7%

06-13-2014 11:17:54 | More by yesno1011
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mlklein27

Illinois

3/5  rDev -0.7%

04-17-2014 00:51:07 | More by mlklein27
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kmk1503

California

3/5  rDev -0.7%

06-06-2013 20:05:16 | More by kmk1503
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Medium amber and ruby color. Quick head with a ring of residual foam.

Toasty malt aroma and maybe a little earthen hop aroma.

Flavor is simple toasted malts with some bread crust and biscuit malt flavors. Maybe a hint of grassy hops for balance. Palate is sweet and a little crisp.

This is a simple, straight forward red ale. Not a bad session beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 15:10:24 | More by scruffwhor
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AWolfAtTheDoor

California

3.03/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My step mom's brother is a fireman, so we had a couple of six packs in his honor at thanksgiving.

Poured copper into a fluted glass. Not a lot of head nor lacing.

Smells quite malty.

Wow, full malt bomb on the mouth. Sweet and biscuity. Unfortunately quite watered down as well.

Mouthfeel is light, the beer is pretty dang wattery. Interesting mix of watery and malty.

It's fairly drinkable since it goes down easy? Pretty lacking in the taste department. Won't be buying another 6er of this.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2010 08:51:57 | More by AWolfAtTheDoor
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theopholis

California

3.05/5  rDev +1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2010 01:58:17 | More by theopholis
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev +1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 06:46:34 | More by TMoney2591
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a semi-clear dark amber-copper color with a 2 inch light tan head that fades to a thin film. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of caramel malt, malted milk, and slight toffee. Taste is of toasted malt, slight caramel/toffee, and some stale hop flavors. There is a roasty bitterness that lingers on the palate after each sip. This beer has a decent level of carbonation with a creamy and slightly bubbly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer in all categories. I got this as a gift from my brother-in-law and I am sure I will be sharing these back with him.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2011 00:38:51 | More by UCLABrewN84
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zeff80

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-28-2014 23:07:46 | More by zeff80
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emwild12

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

04-02-2014 13:09:21 | More by emwild12
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Hohnbaum

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

06-15-2014 01:36:57 | More by Hohnbaum
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mschrei

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

07-11-2014 04:33:09 | More by mschrei
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imperialking

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

05-06-2013 19:25:12 | More by imperialking
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.36/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2014 21:24:39 | More by Fatehunter
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.45/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a real generic American red ale, on the sweet side. this has a rich malty nose of dry red malts and sweet amber ones, the sugar being dominant, and a light toast on everything. tastes like it could have some oatmeal, fuller bodied and smooth in texture. copper and dusty flavors challenge the sweetness unsuccessfully, while the vibrant carbonation percolates on the tongue. the bright feel of this beer is a contrast to its robust sweetness, sort of an odd match, but with a little fuller fermentation, I think this beer would be quite good. for now, its an American red ive had before, and one that does very little for me as it stands. I like the kiss of honey flavor, and the touch of smoke, but the sweetness is just insurmountable for me. overall I really like the cause, but im only so so on the beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 20:17:34 | More by StonedTrippin
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DbbC

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

05-29-2014 21:00:32 | More by DbbC
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foghornleghorn22

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

02-07-2014 03:26:20 | More by foghornleghorn22
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tswater

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

06-07-2013 20:10:06 | More by tswater
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

09-26-2012 22:56:17 | More by t0rin0
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Cleaver35

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

07-26-2013 23:55:29 | More by Cleaver35
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Auraan

Arizona

3.53/5  rDev +16.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2013 06:47:40 | More by Auraan
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.64/5  rDev +20.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 02:24:37 | More by WoodBrew
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PintOHops

California

3.7/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Glass - Nonic

A - Copper colored brew with medium-clarity and moderate-high visible carbonation. It produced a 2-finger off white head that looked a little creamy and held well. I got a splash left on my glass.

S - I get a semi bright floral and citrus hop characteristic that doesn't dominate the malty undertones. I pick up caramel, biscuit, toasted bread, and soft peanut brittle like notes. It's a bit dry with dark fruit like alcoholic characteristics as well.

T - This first thing that comes to mind is a Brown Ale. Upfront I pick up herbal, rind like and citrus hop flavors, it quickly unfolds into semi rich tasting malts. I get lots of caramel and biscuit, brown sugar, a touch of toffee, coffee, and almond. It finishes dry with soft bitterness and cloying malt flavors.

M - Medium-full bodied with a smooth and kinda chewy feel to it. Medium crispness.

O - Overall it's kinda like a Brown Ale to me, which isn't a bad thing I guess. I liked the beer's flavorful malt profile, but I didn't like that it was cloying. The beer looked great to me and it smelled very inviting. I would buy it again because it's cheap and tastes good, but I don't think this is a solid representation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 23:49:23 | More by PintOHops
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krome

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +24.2%

05-13-2014 20:32:47 | More by krome
Fireman's Brew Redhead Ale from Fireman's Brew, Inc.
72 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.