Fireman's Brew Brunette Beer - Fireman's Brew, Inc.
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3.64/5 rDev +2%
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.
07-02-2014 20:57:39 | More by Brutaltruth
3.46/5 rDev -3.1%
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.
06-24-2014 02:55:22 | More by TheSixthRing
3.44/5 rDev -3.6%
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.
04-19-2014 02:53:08 | More by metter98
Fireman's Brew Brunette Beer from Fireman's Brew, Inc.
81 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.