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Fireman's Brew Blonde - Fireman's Brew, Inc.

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BA SCORE
71
okay

34 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 2.9
pDev: 21.38%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fireman's Brew, Inc. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scottoale on 09-06-2009)
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +37.9%

09-26-2012 22:55:36 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.11/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy light orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some grassy or hay aromas. Taste is much the same with sugary and grassy flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is drinkable but pretty sweet flavor wise.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 02:15:34 | More by UCLABrewN84
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metter98

New York

2.83/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 23:35:57 | More by metter98
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jaydoc

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

03-14-2014 00:57:39 | More by jaydoc
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.48/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 06:56:58 | More by TMoney2591
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

1.5/5  rDev -48.3%

01-23-2013 02:09:37 | More by JAHMUR
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.13/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2010 02:26:45 | More by Jason
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SocalKicks

California

2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

07-29-2014 16:23:20 | More by SocalKicks
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kojevergas

Texas

2.38/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

D+

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 02:23:59 | More by kojevergas
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imperialking

Illinois

3/5  rDev +3.4%

05-06-2013 19:26:09 | More by imperialking
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

12-01-2013 04:50:53 | More by Rhettroactive
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RoyalT

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2010 01:13:59 | More by RoyalT
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mhaugo

California

2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

08-05-2013 15:58:53 | More by mhaugo
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev +3.4%

01-25-2014 22:38:33 | More by smartassboiler
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bubseymour

Maryland

3.46/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2014 23:33:55 | More by bubseymour
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev +12.1%

05-22-2014 23:08:51 | More by Kahlerbock
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

3/5  rDev +3.4%

04-29-2013 14:54:08 | More by OregonGrown7
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dertyd

California

1/5  rDev -65.5%

04-26-2014 09:35:44 | More by dertyd
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scottoale

California

3.48/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2009 09:00:44 | More by scottoale
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Irrationalist

California

3.75/5  rDev +29.3%

06-29-2014 21:55:55 | More by Irrationalist
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

3/5  rDev +3.4%

10-20-2012 02:22:17 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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theopholis

California

2.73/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2010 01:31:08 | More by theopholis
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Hohnbaum

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

06-15-2014 01:37:12 | More by Hohnbaum
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PintOHops

California

3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

01-08-2012 02:15:39 | More by PintOHops
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LuckyJohn

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

02-07-2014 01:01:47 | More by LuckyJohn
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Fireman's Brew Blonde from Fireman's Brew, Inc.
71 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.