Fire Break - American River Brewing Company
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3.81/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Called an Irish Red Ale but actually an american ESB that's more like a malty pale ale with a twist.
Appearance is dark, reddish brown.
Taste is pleasantly surprising since not a huge ESB fan. Refreshing ESB quality but still has a strong backbone.
pretty decent, worth a try.
Serving type: on-tap
06-01-2013 23:06:57 | More by sansho
3.69/5 rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured a finger of head on a clear, caramel colored body.
The aroma is nice, but interesting for a red ale: chocolate and milk.
The taste is balanced: mild sweet caramel and mild bitterness. Quite drinkable.
The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation.
Serving type: bottle
09-21-2013 01:22:11 | More by Fatehunter
3.71/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance - Pours a dark but clear auburn red with a light tan 2 finger head. Good retention, leads to a firm layer of suds across the surface. Lacing is fair to spotty with good stick.
Smell - Caramel malt hits the nose first, followed by more subtle notes of roast and mocha. Hops are there but hard to distinguish.
Taste - Nice balance; malty upfront but with a solid hop presence near the finish. Malts hit on caramel, with lesser but noticeable notes of chocolate and faint coffee roast. Hops come in with a general grass-like bitterness, a hint of citrus peel and with a touch of spice.
Mouthfeel - More medium than light in body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, then a semi-dry finish.
Overall - One of the more roasty reds I've had to date. It nearly delves into brown territory; in fact it's quite reminiscent of their Coloma Brown, but lighter. This is good, but I prefer the Coloma which, in my opinion, is World Class.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2013 01:06:05 | More by TheSixthRing
Fire Break from American River Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.