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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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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

01-16-2013 20:35:21 | More by Budinetz
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zeff80

Missouri

3.88/5  rDev +3.2%

Beside a fire on Christmas night.

A - Poured out a murky, copper color with a one-finger, off-white head of foam. It left some sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of bacon and other smoked meats. Some caramel, too.

T - It tasted fairly smokey, but not overdone. Good roastiness with just a touch of sweet caramel.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a nice smoked beer. Anther good brew from Weyerbacher.

01-06-2013 21:04:18 | More by zeff80
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

12-31-2012 04:09:03 | More by ejimhof
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

12-07-2012 23:22:38 | More by Damian74Shensky
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Bighorn

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

11-22-2012 22:26:52 | More by Bighorn
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

11-11-2012 13:10:42 | More by kbuzz
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SadMachine

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

11-10-2012 17:59:00 | More by SadMachine
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -19.4%

I poured this beer into a pint glass, it has a rich brownish color body and no head or lace to it. The smell has a aroma of dark fruits and a little smokeyness to it. The taste is of like tart dark fruits with some sweetness to it. The smokeyness comes on the back of tongue, it isn't very strong but just there to let you know its there. The mouth feel is good and overall this is a ok beer. I would not buy this again.

10-31-2012 01:56:07 | More by chefhatt
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Minkybut

Virginia

3.48/5  rDev -7.4%

I poured this nice beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was kinda coke (brown) colored. It poured a beautiful tan head unfortunately though it went away really fast. There was a hint of smoke in the smell and the taste but it was not too powerful. The beer has a tiny bit of a sweet finish but not too bad. I would buy this beer again for sure.

10-17-2012 22:39:11 | More by Minkybut
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

Poured from a 12 ouncer into a pint glass.

Pours dark brown with some reddish tints - not much foam to speak of. Subtle smokiness in a malty nose. Some burnt embers. Taste is sweet - caramel, maltiness, plus liquid smoke that evolves into a medium firm hop. Nice bite at the close that brings it all together. Smoky. (I know, right?)

09-29-2012 10:09:32 | More by KTCamm
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

09-26-2012 03:00:25 | More by hockeyfighter19
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -7.4%

A - dark amber with a soft, short layer of off white head that has decent retention

S - sweet, baked apples; some caramel

T - baked apple, smoke, earthy woody

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

I'm not a big fan of this one. It comes across as a Dubbel with a huge smoky presence. The malt and smoke are at odds. There is little balance. I won't pick this up again.

09-18-2012 08:31:08 | More by tdm168
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jp312

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

09-03-2012 23:13:49 | More by jp312
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-21-2012 21:18:17 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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jsanford

Georgia

3.1/5  rDev -17.6%

Pours dark mahogany with a dense ivory head that settles to a thick cap, leaving behind streaky lacing. Sweet and malty aromas of baked bread, caramel, brown sugar, and just a touch of meaty smoke. Taste is similarly malt-forward, with notes of chocolate, caramel, toffee, and more mild smokiness. I'd definitely like to see the smoke amped up a bit, but not too bad overall. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, with a medium-full body and good carbonation. Pretty decent beer overall, but gimme more smoke!

07-23-2012 21:42:45 | More by jsanford
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GTB

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

07-21-2012 11:16:42 | More by GTB
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RyanGoodman

Bolivia

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-20-2012 01:15:13 | More by RyanGoodman
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57md

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-19-2012 05:06:35 | More by 57md
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TeamAlphaDoG

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -73.4%

07-10-2012 01:27:19 | More by TeamAlphaDoG
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

07-07-2012 10:27:34 | More by jbaker67
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Gww1864

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

06-01-2012 18:20:29 | More by Gww1864
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jtierney89

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Nice deep mahogony color. Brown around the edges, deep ruby in the center. Thin grey head. Great looking beer for winter time.

Subtle smoke, underlying notes of roasted malt and dark fruit. Thinner body then expected. Subtle round flavors throughout.

Sweet dark fruit upfront followed by roasted Malts and finishes dry with subtle smoke flavor. Really nice for winter, nice layers of flavor. Long finish that lingers. Pretty good

05-17-2012 02:02:27 | More by jtierney89
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-12-2012 02:30:20 | More by Chugs13
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

2.88/5  rDev -23.4%

12oz bottle served in a basic shaker pint.

pours a deep amber tone with some ruby highlights; yields a smallish head, less than a finger that demonstrates middling retention and leaves lacing in spots.

in the nose i get malt, smoke (though not as much as i was expecting), and a sweetness i can't quite place - nothing too spectacular. taste is ok, as it warms i pick out caramel and a nip of peat. smokey, though not as much as you'd expect from a smoked beer, and somewhat astringent. decent, creamy mouthfeel. overall it's not terrible by a long shot but it is disappointing. will not seek out a revisit.

disclaimer: 6 pack was on sale at the (albeit historically solid) liquor store, possibly calling freshness into question.

original review on: 07-25-2010 04:21:06

05-09-2012 22:46:20 | More by BostonHops
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olympicgatorade

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-03-2012 00:20:08 | More by olympicgatorade
Fireside Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 363 ratings.