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Fireman's Brew Brunette Beer - Fireman's Brew, Inc.

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BA SCORE
81
good

97 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 17.56%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fireman's Brew, Inc. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-01-2009)
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Reviews by BeerBob:
Photo of BeerBob
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Fireman's Brew Brunette Beer from Fireman's Brew, Inc. pours a midnight red from a 12 fl. oz. dark amber brown glass bottle with a pry off crown. Head went to about 2 fingers of light tanish brown fine foam bubbles that settled out to a full ring with islands and lacing of before mentioned foam.

Nose is of fig and plumb with a touch of roasted walnut and the vapors of alcohol.

I was not expecting a citrus sour note at all, but there was a distinct sour up front. The sour was not untoward, but unexpected. Sweet roasted malt with fig follow.

Aftertaste is a lingering subtle dry sour with a mix of sundry fruits.

Not a bad brew, but not Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.2/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz brown bottle.

Fizzy head, thin ring of lacing and as dark as brown can get. Hint of chicory and over-toasted bread in the nose with a fume of alcohol. Smooth and creamy with a slick full body. Malt character is pretty big, roasted flavors are held to a minimum though there is a mocha thing going on here. Hops? not much here ... sweetness and some alcohol play it out. Soon the malt leaves and the alcohol warms for a semi-dry finish.

A bit roasty for the style, an OK flavor over all just not the best example.

Photo of aquazr1
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.4/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - Pours a dark cola brown with a slight reddish tinge. Half finger light tan head that dissipates almost instantaneously, leaving a barren, flat surface and a miniscule ring of suds around the edge of the glass. Almost no lacing to be found.

Smell - Toasted malt with caramel and some brown sugar/molasses sweetness. Faint cocoa notes.

Taste - Follows the nose. Molasses and some caramel sweetness, giving it a very cola-like flavor. Faint touches of cocoa come through near the finish, along with a very light grassy hop presence. Aftertaste leaves a fair toffee sweetness and just a touch of alcohol warmth, especially as the brew reaches room temp.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with tingly, almost biting carbonation. Very smooth; I wouldn't guess this to be 8% if I hadn't read the bottle.

Overall - Doppelbock? Hmmm. Has the ABV, but not quite the full flavor to go with. Decent, but I've had much, much better.

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2.36/5  rDev -33.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My first Fireman's brew is rather pleasant. Dark brunette reddish tinged brew with a thick beaded tan head that dies down to leave a light foam and light lacing on the glass. Nose of toffee, chocolate, and sweet malts. Great mouthfeel with toffee and caramel up front, chocolate on the back and sweet malts to the side with mild corbonation. Alcohol is well hidden in this one, that said it does not remind me of many dopplebocks, yet a solid brew in it's own right. More of a sweet brown with some alcohol kick. Cheers.

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3.72/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of metter98
3.44/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is very close to being black in color—faint traces of reddish brown are visible near the corner of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a thin tan head that quickly faded away, leaving only a small patch of bubbles in the center of the glass and a thin collar around the edge.
S: Light aromas of dark malts are present in the nose along with equal hints of roasted malts and sweetness.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell, except no roasted flavors are present and there is a slight bit of sweetness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seemed rather light in body for a doppelbock and seemed more to me like a beer from the schwartzbier style.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.04/5  rDev +14.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +34.6%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

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Fireman's Brew Brunette Beer from Fireman's Brew, Inc.
81 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.