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Schell's FireBrick - August Schell Brewing Company

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83
good

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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ryanocerus

Iowa

4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I thought this beer was better than most beer advocates did. The appearance was hazy copper with a short lasting head. The aroma was big malt, then faint spicy hops. The flavor was spiced malt, with a hop presence that was appealing. The beer was smooth with a long lasting flavor. Pretty good, though I don't have much experience with this style.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2002 09:49:42 | More by ryanocerus
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cyclonece09

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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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

07-09-2014 03:03:59 | More by TeamSeinfeld
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KAF

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

07-07-2014 01:24:55 | More by KAF
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-02-2014 18:39:48 | More by DaftPatrick
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vette2006c5r

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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Carb-Overlord

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-30-2014 21:11:42 | More by Carb-Overlord
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Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

06-18-2014 04:18:09 | More by Fr0stb1te
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Texas

4/5  rDev +9%

06-09-2014 17:35:42 | More by TX-Badger
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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

06-08-2014 14:28:18 | More by MooseBoose
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sanford_and_son

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-19-2014 23:16:10 | More by sanford_and_son
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Kenai4

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

05-19-2014 22:16:03 | More by Kenai4
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CrowElam

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

05-17-2014 21:10:22 | More by CrowElam
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Swordborn

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

05-14-2014 01:23:29 | More by Swordborn
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mfl620ks

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

05-14-2014 01:09:31 | More by mfl620ks
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KindaFondaGoozah

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

05-13-2014 00:28:09 | More by thugherman
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-10-2014 08:03:44 | More by zestar
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jmkoscie

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9%

04-26-2014 04:35:20 | More by jmkoscie
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NODAK

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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PickwickHopz

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -18.3%

04-13-2014 17:37:44 | More by PickwickHopz
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Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

03-21-2014 23:19:39 | More by Scott17taylor
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New York

3/5  rDev -18.3%

03-20-2014 21:53:48 | More by monkeybeerbelly
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Minnesota

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03-20-2014 03:43:45 | More by Beerlover
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9%

03-16-2014 20:00:37 | More by richaa01
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Schell's FireBrick from August Schell Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 363 ratings.