Fireman's Brew Blonde - Fireman's Brew, Inc.
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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
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
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
2.25/5 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
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.