Schell's FireBrick - August Schell Brewing Company
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3.98/5 rDev +8.4%
Serving type: bottle chilled to ~40F. poured into hefeweizen glass
Appearance: Well as the name suggests, it has a deep red color with maybe a bit of orange. A very conservative pour produces a half-finger sudsy white head that quickly goes down to lace. Lacing is moderate
Smell: sweet, lightly roasted and delicious malts. I could be wrong, but it reminds me a bit of red ale. Not much going on with hops.
Taste: I guess the best I can describe it is rich, flavorful lager. There’s some iron in the aftertaste, which reminds me of the water from the northern MN iron range. The first time I tried it the thought of bread came to mind. This wasn’t white bread, but hearty whole grain.
Mouthfeel: Moderate, it adds a good amount of heft to this lager and makes it really enjoyable.
Overall: Schell’s did a good job with this malt extravaganza. If you’re looking for something else from the hop-forward IPA’s that characterize craft beer, this is a good change of pace. FireBrick is a nice, very approachable beer to introduce to your non-BA friends.
08-08-2014 04:49:00 | More by enjambed
2.13/5 rDev -42%
Night 3 of my birthday gift sampler pack. Tonight I will be reviewing firebrick in a 12 oz bottle.
Appearance - big lacing when poured that sticks and remains like a the cream of a root beer float. Mmmmm.
Smell - toasted barley, bitter sour pilsner grains. Blueberry syrup. Spice.
Lots of character! I honestly get an image of "firebrick" in my head when I smell it.
Taste - Ok. Bitter and sour. "Eye-twitching" bitter. Really not used to the style. Can tell you off the cuff I am not a fan here. I'll try to describe beyond that : grass, dirt, wine vinegar. Starting to sound like a Tide commercial. Some yeasty barley.
Mouthfeel - moderate fizz with a full body.
Overall - Gross? I won't be trying this again. I'm sure this beer is great for its style (300 beer reviewers can't be wrong?), however it is definitely not one I'll be coming back for. Drain. Pour. Tonight I'm gonna save my sobriety and calories for a beer ill enjoy. At least I can say I've "beer there, done that".
07-20-2014 04:41:53 | More by The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.58/5 rDev -2.5%
Poured on tap at a rochester honkers game. Pours reddish amber with a small white head. Smells of some dark roasted malt but not much else. Tastes of some dark roasted malt with a slight berry aftertaste. Beer is light bodied nice carbonation very crisp. Overall, an above average beer.
07-10-2014 00:30:43 | More by cyclonece09
2.88/5 rDev -21.5%
FireBrick pours a dark reddish color with a decent sized head. The aroma is non-existent. The taste has a harsh malt backbone and finishes with a very grainy taste. Nice body, unusual flavors. Overall its a bit harsh, and has some adjunct like flavors.
07-01-2014 02:22:29 | More by vette2006c5r
Schell's FireBrick from August Schell Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 374 ratings.