Fireman's Brew Blonde - Fireman's Brew, Inc.
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2.25/5 rDev -22.9%
Appearance - This poured a hazy orangish-yellow in color with a nice, full, white head that showed good retention and left a film on the inside of my glass.
Smell - This is a soft aroma of light malt with some orange-like grain.
Taste - The orange sweetness that I picked up at the smell gagged me at the taste. The malt is absent and this doesn't even seem like a beer.
Mouthfeel - This is light to medium-bodied with some healthy carbonation.
Sinkability - This was putrid. It was overly sweet, lacked any real malt flavor, and tasted rotten.
11-21-2010 01:13:59 | More by RoyalT
3.13/5 rDev +7.2%
12oz brown bottle.
Slight fizzle to the head but it stays around, faintly chill hazed yellow color. Lemony, yeasty, grainy aroma though clean for the most part. Ale-like body / mouth feel with a slick crispness. Lemony and grainy throughout, spicy hop bitterness to balance. Yeast goes nutty and actually compliments the grain. Relatively clean after taste.
Not half bad, not as clean or crisp as I would like to see in this lager but again ... not half bad.
09-08-2010 02:26:45 | More by Jason
3.5/5 rDev +19.9%
Appearance:bright, clear with a long lasting head. The lacing however, fell rather quickly.
Aroma: Rather low grain aroma, no DMS or sweetness present, no real hop aroma.
Taste: no real maltyness presence, no real hop presence, balanced between hops and malt. has a yeasty finish (which i enjoy)
Mouthfeel: on the thinner side but still enough. higher in carbonation. not really creamy.
Drinkability: I enjoyed this beer a bunch. I will be purchasing this again soon.
09-16-2010 00:57:25 | More by LycraCladChamp
2.73/5 rDev -6.5%
Appearance- Body is a fairly clear apple juice color. Continually effervesces, but has a very, very small head (despite an aggressive pour). Lacing is also very short lived. .
Smell- Very nice malt sweetness, with hints of hay, and just enough corn to make it interesting. Very crisp when it's first poured, but starts to get overly sweet and cloying as it warms. Very inviting however.
Taste- Tastes nothing like it smells like. Some malt sweetness comes through in the taste, but a more more vegetative flavor predominates. Flavor is quite thin. A slightly sour after-taste.
Mouthfeel- Light body. Maybe a tad over-carbonated. Probably causes the thin taste.
Drinkability- Ehhh....not awful, but not a great blond either.
07-03-2010 01:31:08 | More by theopholis
3.48/5 rDev +19.2%
12oz. brown longneck with bottling code printed on bottle below the label. Pours a slightly hazy light amber gold with a 1/2" of white bubbley head that retains well. A small amount of lace sticks as the head eventually recedes.
The smell is sweet and fruity malt with some grassy hop notes and some bubblegum as well.
The flavor is much like the smell with a fairly sweet maltiness upfront, followed by a mild grassy hop that just balances the brew. As it warms a bit, the bubblegum flavor becomes more pronounced and lingers some in the aftertaste. The strange thing about this bubblegum like flavor is that some bottles out of the six-pack had it, a couple of them didn't. The ones that didn't had a wheat type flavor instead...not nearly as sweet.
Nice carbonation with a fairly light body lead to a pleasantly smooth mouthfeel...quite drinkable and mild in the alcohol. Their slogan "Extinguish your thirst" is quite appropriate for this beer. I liked this much better than their Redhead Ale.
09-06-2009 09:00:44 | More by scottoale
2.83/5 rDev -3.1%
A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a thin collar of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of biscuit malts, pale malts, and sweetness are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is mostly dominated by flavors of pale malts and has some sweetness. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather sweet compared to other beers in the style but isn't overly difficult to drink given its lighter bodied mouthfeel. Nonetheless, it still seems to be bland.
03-28-2014 23:35:57 | More by metter98
2.68/5 rDev -8.2%
There is nothing bad about this beer except that it is completely unremarkable. I reminds me of a pseudo-craft beer produced by MillerCoors, InBEV, or those Australian blokes. Light body, light smell, average taste -- definitely one notch above factory beers but way below the bar set by craft brewers featured within BeerAdvocate.
One thing that really bothers me -- the Fireman's Brew company does not disclose on its website that it does NOT make its own beer. Their beers are contract brewed for them by Ukiah Brewing. Yet, their website touts their fireman "heritage" and even has a solicitation to buy common stock!
I wonder if this company is more about a marketing scheme than about craft brewing. In fact, I am still waiting on an email response from them about that very question!
08-03-2014 01:42:48 | More by DoctorQ9
3.46/5 rDev +18.5%
Picked this up as a single 12oz bottle from Total Wine in McLean VA. Can't find a bottle date so here it goes.
Has a very nice appearance for a pilsner. Lots of carbonation and nice head with good retention.
I really like the scent. Bready, malty & grassy. Not much hop presence but overall a really nice smelling brew.
The taste is a little weird. It's easy to drink with a crisp finish. Has a cheap adjunct taste to it though. Not much of the noble hop varieties are coming through in the taste. I'm really just getting an AAL type of taste out of this beer, and not a great one either.
It surprisingly has a very rich mouthfeel. Not fizzy or watery at all.
Well its not a beer I'd really go after again. It was fine for a sampling, but I really wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Just doesn't have much purpose at all.
05-15-2014 23:33:55 | More by bubseymour
2.48/5 rDev -15.1%
Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.
Moving from my buxom redhead to the foxy blonde. This stuff pours a clear golden-straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises wheat malt, very light grass, incredibly light lemon peel, and a smidgen of sweet flowers. The taste holds notes of funky wheat, really hard water, old grass, and aging flowers. The body is a hefty light, with a moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, a pretty insipid "pilsner", one that resembles a badly knocked-off Becks clone or something.
11-12-2012 06:56:58 | More by TMoney2591
2.38/5 rDev -18.5%
12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Bottle acquired as part of the variety box at a local Ralph's market. Reviewed live. Expectations are a bit below average.
Served slightly warmer than refrigerator cold. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
A: Pours a half finger head of no real cream, light thickness, and terrible (~<10 second) retention. Colour is a transparent blonde. Standard fare for the style. Neither unique nor special. Business as usual. No floating yeast particles are visible. Quite yeastless indeed.
Sm: Straw, creamed barley, dog saliva, and stale malted barley. A mild strength aroma. Not appealing or inviting.
T: Clean creamed barley with clean malts. Evocative of straw. A bit stale; certainly not fresh. Very bland, boring, and dull. Balanced, but built without inspiration.
Mf: Smooth and wet. A bit crisp. Perhaps a bit flat. Dull. Doesn't really complement the flavours of the body. Could be so much better. Needs more crispness and vibrance.
Dr: Drinkable but boring and stale. I wouldn't have it again, nor would I recommend it to friends. Dull and bland. Leave this one on the shelf, lads.
03-17-2012 02:23:59 | More by kojevergas
2.23/5 rDev -23.6%
Appearance- slightly hazy yellow - not sparkling. lots of fizz and 2 fingers of white foam. some lacing
Aroma- wet cardboard, corn some skunk
Taste- thin on the palette metallic watery corn. watered down herbal hops at the end.
Mouthfeel- dry thin fizzy
Overall- not that impressed, not even for a lawnmower beer. It is very watered down almost to the point of an american light lager.
01-27-2013 07:58:25 | More by Uncle_Jimmy
Fireman's Brew Blonde from Fireman's Brew, Inc.
71 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.