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Schell's FireBrick - August Schell Brewing Company

Schell's FireBrickSchell's FireBrick

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345 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 345
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.17%


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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andrewmartin

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Vienna lagers are not very common, so I was fired up to try this one.

A: Pours a clear amber with solid head

S: Clean carmel malt notes dominate

T: Malty sweetness dominates the palate, though not unpleasently so.

M: Surprsingly creamy

D: This is an excellent sessions beer or one to enjoy with most foods.

This beer isn't going to blow you away with its complexity, but it is damn drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2007 03:22:29 | More by andrewmartin
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Schell's FireBrick from August Schell Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 345 ratings.