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Schell's FireBrick - August Schell Brewing Company

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83
good

386 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 386
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 19
Gots: 11 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

KAF, Jul 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

DaftPatrick, Jul 02, 2014
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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.

vette2006c5r, Jul 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

sanford_and_son, May 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Kenai4, May 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

CrowElam, May 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Swordborn, May 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

mfl620ks, May 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

KindaFondaGoozah, May 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

thugherman, May 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

zestar, May 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

jmkoscie, Apr 26, 2014
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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.

NODAK, Apr 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

PickwickHopz, Apr 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

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TIMMA87698, Mar 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Bear1964, Feb 23, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A: brownish brick red in color, clear with a finger tip of white head, no noticeable lacing.

S: Like most light lagers, not a lot to smell here but there are noticeable malty toasted scents.

T: This is a pretty malty brew, sweet, soft but hoppy notes at the finish. Leaves a sweet, mildly bitter after taste.

M: Light bodied, medium to high carbonation, which confirms the smell and taste.

Overall: Good solid light bodied malty style lager, though may not be right for those who do not enjoy the malty sweetness.

mcrow24, Feb 20, 2014
Schell's FireBrick from August Schell Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 386 ratings.