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Schell's FireBrick - August Schell Brewing Company

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83
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363 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 363
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 19
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
FireBrick was introduced in 1999, and is named after the bricks that line Schell's old boilers. It is the culmination of an effort to bridge the gap between the "popular-tasting" beers and the heartier, hand-crafted ones.
FireBrick is a refreshing all-malt lager with an amber-red hue that reflects the feeling of the brewery itself.

It has been described by Ted Marti as having a "subtle maltiness combined with a hint of hoppy taste that creates a mild, pleasantly drinkable beer." It is made with four specialty malts, along with Vanguard, Chinook and Hallertau hops.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-17-2002)
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PaleAlien2

Nebraska

3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep copper color with very little head. Minimal ring of foam remains at the top of the glass.

Smells of sweet creamy malt and biscuit.

Has a sweetness to it mixed with an almost metallic flavor in the finish. Detect the slightest hint of bananas in the finish as well. Interesting beer.

Mouthfeel is just right. Nice and creamy, leaves an interesting, though not unpleasant, residue feeling on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2009 03:33:16 | More by PaleAlien2
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Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-10-2014 00:30:43 | More by cyclonece09
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Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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South Dakota

2.88/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2014 02:22:29 | More by vette2006c5r
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Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-30-2014 21:11:42 | More by Carb-Overlord
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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Minnesota

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Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-13-2014 01:22:13 | More by KindaFondaGoozah
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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Ontario (Canada)

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Tennessee

3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma was a bit of roasted malts, mildly sweet....maybe earthy. Not bad. More interesting than most lagers.

Taste had an initial sweetness to it....perhaps a bit of caramel....followed by some tea and mild roasted notes as well. Hops are mild but present on the backend, of a herbal nature.

Pretty good lager here, as Schell's is known for. I hadn't had any of their beers in a while, and this makes me want to try more.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 01:03:55 | More by NODAK
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Minnesota

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New York

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Schell's FireBrick from August Schell Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 363 ratings.