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Fireside Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Fireside AleFireside Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

363 Ratings
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Ratings: 363
Reviews: 273
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 23
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: yourefragile on 01-09-2009)
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Foxman

New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a hazy cocoa brown with honey amber margins. A finger of pithy off-white head ebbs to thin surface fizz. Paisley lacing pops along the inside of the glass.

The aroma brings roasted malt along with caramel and muted chocolate. Smoke is present but light, like a distant fire in the wind. A dark fruitiness pushes, then slips back.

Upon tasting, malt is roasted and earthy, with caramel and dates, but just barely sweet. An intimation of raw maple syrup comes before a mellow, wood chip smokiness that seems reticent to really step forward. Alcohol is present and accounted for. Baked biscuit crustiness crisps residual dark fruit before a low-level bitterness carries into a moderate finish. It's tasty, but a wisp more smoke, it's self-professed trademark, wouldn't hurt.

Medium bodied, it feels round and creamy on the palate, and the clean fade is a nice touch.

It strikes me as less a smoked ale than as an ale that happens to claim a touch of smoke. It has a pleasant overall profile, but there's no significant hook. The ABV is north of average, but it plays well with others. It goes down well, but without any assertive character to give it separation. That's OK, because it's nothing to sniff at.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2009 14:00:39 | More by Foxman
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Fireside Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 363 ratings.