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Fireside Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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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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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

01-26-2012 23:30:12 | More by RoryOMoore
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dbossman

Nebraska

3.95/5  rDev +5.1%

A: Mahogany brown with a solid cream-colored head; good retention and wonderful lacing

S: Nutty and malty with a brown sugar and caramel sweetness--some smokiness on back end

T: Smokey roasted malts--but not over smoked; also quite nutty with a pleasant caramel and toffee sweetness

F: Good carbonation with a bit of creaminess but also a tad thin on back end

O: This is a solid beer with just a touch of smoke

01-22-2012 04:51:30 | More by dbossman
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mycatsissy

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-16-2012 23:26:23 | More by mycatsissy
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SLeffler27

New York

4.1/5  rDev +9%

A big, rocky, manila head slowly turns creamy over a dark, copper-amber beer with some carbonation. Ruby highlights below a head that drops sea-foam lace.

Sam Adams Perfect Pint enhances the spicy pepper and caramel malt while a light smoke lays across the top as advertised. A refreshing change from the overly smoky beers. Light fruitiness reveals some plum.

The flavor follows the nose allowing pepper to take a more dominant role. Hops are barely noticeable in a lingering, mild finish. There is also a hint of sweetness.

Fireside has a medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. I was surprised to find this to be a 7.5% ABV.

A great party beer with lots of flavor, Fireside is a welcome change from the normal. This one will also stand up to food, perhaps a hearty lunch more so than a big dinner.

01-15-2012 21:14:00 | More by SLeffler27
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bkbergen

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -46.8%

01-15-2012 03:54:25 | More by bkbergen
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bonbini26

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20.2%

01-12-2012 17:19:37 | More by bonbini26
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zapahoppa

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.2%

01-07-2012 20:32:26 | More by zapahoppa
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XanderCruz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

01-06-2012 19:47:45 | More by XanderCruz
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-04-2012 02:21:57 | More by IdrinkGas
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

01-03-2012 06:16:50 | More by shockrocker65
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microbrewlover

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -2.1%

This is a dark winter warmer, like the name says, it is good to drink by the fire's side.

The brew pours dark with a quickly dissapating head and a little lacing.

The smell is nutty and a little 'smoky'

The taste is nutty, I can't say whaty type, and 'smoky'. There might be some coffee, chocolate and carmel in the brew as well.

The mouthfeel is filling, tasty, almost as if you could 'chew' this beer. (if that makes any sense to you).

This beer has a strong alchohol finish, not at all unpleasant but you do taste the alchohol after the brew goes down leaving the drinker with a warm buzz.

Recommend for a cold winter night.

01-02-2012 23:43:03 | More by microbrewlover
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GrabMeAnAbbey

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12-31-2011 04:35:38 | More by GrabMeAnAbbey
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -20.2%

12-29-2011 05:25:43 | More by JAHMUR
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kmwilson76

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-27-2011 14:35:39 | More by kmwilson76
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20.2%

12-26-2011 20:22:44 | More by acurtis
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jophish17

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12-24-2011 07:20:21 | More by jophish17
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.83/5  rDev +1.9%

12 oz bottle pours a dark brown color with a creamy cap of tan head. Retention is pretty good, not much lacing.

Nose is sweet and nutty with a nice chocolaty malt background. Smokiness probably wouldnt be noticed without seeing it mentioned on the label.

Tastes kinda like an English Brown ale, has a nice nutty presence and the malts are lightly toasty but mostly sweet, light chocolate. Nice little hop grab on the tail end. There is a bit of fruitness in here, muscat grapes and plums. Smoke is very light, if noticeable at all which is a bit disappointing. Otherwise, I thought this was a pretty enjoyable little brew. Id probably pick up a sixer each year if I lived up North.

12-18-2011 18:15:17 | More by twiggamortis420
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rab53

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-10-2011 03:58:49 | More by rab53
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-05-2011 02:34:29 | More by tclapper
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BedetheVenerable

Missouri

3.65/5  rDev -2.9%

Presentation: Huge thanks to Alewatcher for throwing this in as one of (MANY) extras! No date that I can see on the bottle, but I'm asuming this was from last winter.

Appearance: Poured into a snifter this brew pours a sienna hue with lots of small sediment in suspension (whoops). A light-tan head shows nice retention.

Smell: Nice toasty bread and rich caramel up front, with hints of meaty smoke in the background as well. Touch of chocolate malt. Really pretty pleasant.

Taste: Dark fruitiness up front, hints of dark bread, very mild (and I do mean very) smoke of the Rauchmalt variety. Dry, roasty bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied

Conclusion: Overall, a pretty nice beer. It's nice to see a light hand used here with the smoked malts. It's also kinda cool that this is an unusual smoked beer: not a true Rauchbier, not a smoked sout, etc. I have no idea how much this costs, but if it was 8-9 a sixer, I might pick it up once a season or so.

12-04-2011 03:15:41 | More by BedetheVenerable
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-02-2011 18:43:31 | More by Rochefort10nh
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-26-2011 15:05:50 | More by mdillon86
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-26-2011 03:43:09 | More by Exiled
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doof116

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-23-2011 19:29:51 | More by doof116
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

11-23-2011 05:21:47 | More by deapokid
Fireside Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 363 ratings.