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

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88 Ratings

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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 18.18%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | 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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Whit2017, Oct 22, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours nearly opaque dark brown color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, milk chocolate, cocoa, dark bread, brown sugar, raisin, plum, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and yeast ester notes; with decent strength. Taste of caramel, toffee, toast, milk chocolate, cocoa, dark bread, brown sugar, raisin, plum, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Minimal herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, milk chocolate, cocoa, dark bread, brown sugar, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, balance, and robustness of dark/roast/bready malt and moderate yeast ester flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice doppelbock. Good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and moderate yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A bit too dark/roasty for the style, but nicely enjoyable otherwise.

superspak, Oct 17, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Brutaltruth, Jul 02, 2014
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3.46/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

TheSixthRing, Jun 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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