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Fireside Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Fireside AleFireside Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

366 Ratings
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Ratings: 366
Reviews: 273
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 21
Gots: 9 | 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:
Beer added by: yourefragile on 01-09-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of zeff80
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of chefhatt
3.03/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of Minkybut
3.47/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of KTCamm
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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?)

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of tdm168
3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of jsanford
3.11/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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!

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Fireside Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.